Create print-ready layouts with ease using fine grained item control and a rich set of dynamic marks.
With planning software, imposition is often an afterthought. Phoenix is different.
In fact, Phoenix started out as an imposition solution and has one of the most comprehensive set of imposition tools on the market with every tool you need to get layouts ready for print quickly.
We have taken a fresh approach to each imposition task facing printers,
developing smarter tools that do the heavy lifting while still letting you drill into
each item for precise control.
Whether you do seamless repeats, square-cut or nested layouts directly from artwork, or work with existing CAD layouts, Phoenix has the right tool for you to create print-ready layouts in no time.
Single click grid-based repeats with smart Step & Repeat
Auto fill for single sheet or roll-fed seamless repeats
World's most advanced artwork to die snapping tool
Import and preserve all die line types
Intuitive artboard for creating manual layouts
Fine Tuning Layouts
Once a layout is created in Phoenix you should be ready to go, but for the cases where adjustments are needed Phoenix gives you pinpoint control over all aspects of the layout.
View and select any item in the layout in the Items panel
Control Z-order with fast drag and drop in item list
Product View for editing individual 1-ups in the job
Alignment tool with key object alignment, distribute, and more
Select any die lines in two items to move relative positions
Hot keys for item swapping, duplication, and grouping
Sheet and Plate Marks
Precise sheet and plate marks are critical for production and post-press. Phoenix has a rich set of dynamic sheet and plate marks designed to go in the right place with the right inks and text every time.
PDF-based marks with dynamic ink and keyword mappings
Dynamic barcodes with 16 supported symbologies
Automatic camera marks supporting all cutting table vendors
Text marks supporting over 200 dynamic keywords
Ink eaters with options to avoid product regions
Crop marks, bearer bars, eyelet marks, and more!
Item and Group Marks
Phoenix marks are equally powerful at the group and item level. Smart marks are applied once and propagated throughout the layout, updating automatically when content changes.
Station number marks and numbering tool
Dieshape marks for die knockout or underprint
Corner and center registration marks
Color patch marks
Product marks synchronized across all instances in job
Artwork Bleed Masking
Controlling artwork bleed is another important step when getting layouts ready to print. Phoenix has a number of tools for creating bleed masks and quickly resolving bleed overlaps.
Auto-generated rectangular or contour-based bleed masks
Find and resolve dozens of overlaps in a single click
Extend and split bleeds to use existing marks in artwork
Bisect any overlap region to resolve portions differently
Split all overlaps in one step
See for yourself the power and flexibility of Phoenix
Our staff will be happy hear your pain points and show how it can all get better with Phoenix.