Inkcups launches automated artwork preparation software for digital printing

Compatible with all Inkcups digital machines, ArtPrep has files ready to print in seconds

DANVERS, Mass. — Inkcups, a global print industry leader, announces the launch of ArtPrep, automated software for preparing artwork for digital printing that will dramatically reduce the time and labor associated with manual preparation methods.

ArtPrep automatically prepares artwork for digital printing through a flexible user interface that adapts to any workflow. The software easily integrates with all Inkcups digital printers and workflows and accepts PNG files directly through any user’s art department or automatically through an API connection. ArtPrep adds the layers you want, including customizable trapping, and can manipulate image placement and size as well as make image adjustments.

By reducing image preparation time, ArtPrep improves the overall productivity of Inkcups’ established digital printer workflows. This innovative new software has a unique ability to seamlessly manage variable data, naming deletions, difficult gradients and highlights, while providing maximum control over ink usage and production costs.

“We are delighted to launch our first model preparation software, ArtPrep. This new capability will further enhance the Inkcups customer experience by providing significant time savings over manually preparing artwork for print. Our main priority is to make sure our customers can easily and quickly create high-quality artwork, while saving them time and labor,” said Ben Adner, CEO of Inkcups.

ArtPrep is a huge cost and efficiency saver for businesses managing any volume of artwork files for printing on Inkcups digital machines. The software is compatible with all Inkcups cylinder and flatbed printers including: Helix®, Helix Hi-Fi®, Double Helix®, Revolution®, X360, X2®, X5®, X5-T, XJET and XJET800. ArtPrep is particularly suitable for print-on-demand businesses handling one-off prints.

Inkcups will offer two versions of the software: ArtPrep and ArtPrep Pro. ArtPrep is now available worldwide and will be available in Europe from Spring 2022.