Modules

A suite of powerful modules combine to make tilia Phoenix the fastest and most versatile cross-platform planning and imposition solution available.

Pick and choose your own dream solution

Because you may not need every advantage immediately but you’re definitely going places, Phoenix has a range of mix and match components. These allow you to tailor your solution for what you want right now while providing potential to extend over time. From full automation to XXL, step and repeat to maximum firepower, whichever modules are selected, there’s always more to grow into. And since we research and develop continually, even if you go for all the bells and whistles, you can rest easy we’ve got your next steps mapped out.

Imposition AI

The beating heart of tilia Phoenix,
Imposition AI brings the industry’s
first and smartest artificially
intelligent planning and ganging
algorithm to your fingertips.

Comprising four tools – Plan, Optimize, Impose, and Populate – Imposition AI heuristically finds the most cost-effective way to combine print products by evaluating millions of possibilities in seconds. Digital printers are able to leverage ‘Just In Time’ planning to reduce waste and human intervention with shorter runs. Conventional printers can find combination layouts on-the-fly to reduce plates, makereadies, press time, material, and waste to print more profitably than ever before.

Products Plus

A powerful option for the busiest operations, Products Plus increases Phoenix’s capacity for simultaneous planning and ganging from 50 up to 2000 products.

CAD

Essential for step-and-repeat workflows, CAD makes Phoenix the fastest and most advanced CAD-based step-and-repeat (imposition) application in the industry.

Featuring its unique auto-alignment algorithm, Phoenix uses AI to Autosnap artwork to the multi-out die and provide instant feedback when a mismatch occurs between the artwork and die. The net result is hours of saved preproduction time per day. Supported formats include CFF2, DXF, DDES 2/3, and Structural PDF.

Barcodes

For print providers using barcoded product tracking right through fulfillment, this module adds support to generate dynamic data-driven barcodes featuring vector precision for accurate scanning.

Supported formats include UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-13, EAN-8, Codabar, Code 128, Code 39, Interleaved 2 of 5, and QR Code.

Braille

A specialized capability that generates dynamic data-driven braille with ADA compliance including hardcoded size and spacing.

The default alphabet is set to US English Grade 2. Supported languages include US English Grade 1, US English Grade 2, UK English Grade 1, UK English Grade 2, Unified English Grade 1, Unified English Grade 2, Unified French Grade 2, German Grade 1, German Grade 2, and Spanish.

Grand Format

Indispensable for those offering a large-format print service, Grand Format increases the maximum export size from 3.5 x 3.5 m to 10 x 10 m

Scripting

Gain access to powerful scripting features to draw customized marks, set properties, automate processes, and much more. This module exposes much of the core architecture allowing for unprecedented customization and automation.

Automate

Phoenix Automation offers an open API platform allowing integration with any external system. Automation options include REST Web Service, Switch Connector, Scriptable Hot Folders, and MIS Connectors.

Production Max

Adds an additional 30,000 maximum layouts, 10,000 m2 maximum export area, and 10,000 maximum Imposition AI sessions.

What our customers say

Arturo Benjumeda

“Griffin has saved us a massive amount of time because we used to manually impose to save as much material as we could.”

Artwork Department Manager, The Big Display Company

Arturo Benjumeda

“Griffin gives us quick and smart layouts, and simplifies the cutting machine cut files from any print device.”

Artwork Department Manager, The Big Display Company

Diego Diaz

“Tilia Labs’ willingness to listen, learn and develop the system in line with our needs far surpassed anything we had experienced before. They truly embraced stepping out of the box with us.”

Solutions Architect for Workflow and Print Systems with the Bernard Group

Diego Diaz

“Most imposition systems we had looked at were entirely template based, meaning our hands were tied. We needed something that we could script and continue to scale up as we went along”

Solutions Architect for Workflow and Print Systems with the Bernard Group

Diego Diaz

“Phoenix is genuinely cross-platform. It does what it does really, really well for large format and small format, on HP Indigo, Fuji J-Press, Vutek, and on all our presses and finishing equipment.”

Solutions Architect for Workflow and Print Systems with the Bernard Group

Diego Diaz

“We can dynamically multiple up books smaller than a 4½-inch (114-mm) spine to avoid costly manual imposition setup or even more costly hand-stitching.”

Solutions Architect for Workflow and Print Systems with the Bernard Group

Diego Diaz

“We’re now ganging in the region of 30 percent of our jobs, which as well as being more efficient and cost-effective, increases the overall production capacity of our equipment.”

Solutions Architect for Workflow and Print Systems with the Bernard Group

Geert Van Damme

“We tested several different offerings and options with a number of customers and tilia Phoenix came out way ahead in every respect. Its speed was the first thing to impress everyone.”

Managing Director, Cerm

Geert Van Damme

“Phoenix offers an extensive set of preferences, allowing the print shop to align the system with its routine production habits. The user can make any number of changes to the chosen option and even save it as a template for the future.”

Managing Director, Cerm

Geert Van Damme

“The system is very intuitive – for usability it couldn’t be matched.”

Managing Director, Cerm