PDFtoNest

PDFtoNEST

 

Digital textile printing is a booming sector. More and more printer manufacturers respond to the increasing demand for performant production tools. Despite this evolution, the pre-press and RIP software tools remain mostly separated from the post-printing process, which, in most cases, requires cutting the printed content. Another significant problem is that the nesting efficiency of the common imposition software is poor compared to the high efficiency that is usually encountered in textile nesting and cutting.

The cutting of printed fabrics or of other flexible materials raises particular problems and usually requires dedicated algorithms to compensate for the media distortions occurred during printing, transferring or curing.

Since 2011, the Gemini VisionCUT system has been offering a reliable solution for the fabric scanning, processing and cutting, to be applied on any single ply cutter.

In 2016, Gemini CAD systems introduces the PDFtoCUT plugin for Nest Expert, a module capable of performing a simple, but critical job: PDF graphics can be imported and processed as pieces in the classic CAD software workflow, thus benefiting from the high nesting efficiency and being capable of generating two files: one, for the digital printer, the other, for the cutter. Both files incorporate logical elements that will subsequently be used by VisionCUT for automatically scanning and cutting the file.

The capability to nest several PDFs into one large marker, using all typical advantages of an automatic nesting solution for apparel industry, translates into a total automatization of the process, all the way to the cutter.

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The PDF graphical content passes through Gemini Nest Expert undamaged, without any alteration of the quality or of the properties of the original files, the result being a large format PDF, with the same quality level and color properties, which can be sent directly to the printer.

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