The engine of your business is now giving you more horsepower. The new Flexi 12 drives profitability with features geared for better control over your business, more efficient production, and more accuracy and precision. Speed past the competition with the new features in Flexi 12
Flexi’s Latest Features
For a feature comparison between all levels of SAi Flexi.
|Mobile App: The SAi Cloud mobile app gives you on-the-go access to the recent job list, production information and job trends using your iPhone and Android mobile devices, including Apple Watch and Android Wear devices. Click to visit the Apple Store or Google Play Store to download and install the app!|
|Support for Windows 10: Worry-free computer upgrades with Windows 10, 8 and 7 compatibility.|
|New Cut Features|
|View and Change Vinyl Cutting Order: Speed up your cutting with the Cut Order tool. See the pattern in which design objects will be cut, and change the order manually or let Flexi Design optimise for best speed. This tool also optimises the starting point of cutting for each object, which further reduces your production time on complex vinyl cut jobs.|
|Animated Cut Viewer Tool: See exactly how your designs will cut before actually cutting with the new cut preview tool in Flexi Design. The animated preview quickly shows you all blade and cut movements for a single or all vinyl colour layers.|
|New Design Features|
|Contour Cut True Shape Nesting: Maximize media savings for print-and-cut jobs with the new contour cut true shape nesting, which automatically rotates and nests images based on their actual shape. Import multiple bitmaps or vector images into Flexi, add a contour cut path and true shape nest them – all in a matter of seconds. Then send the nest to Flexi Production Manager or conveniently export it to other RIP software.|
|Artwork Approval Tool: Save time and get designs approved quicker using Flexi’s new Artwork Approval tool. Send designs directly to customers so they can review and comment on the artwork through their web browser. Your SAi Cloud account automatically tracks each approval project and revision, as well as notifies you when customers have reviewed or approved artwork.|
|QR and Data Matrix Code Generation: The new QR Code Creator in Flexi Design makes it fast and easy to add interactive elements to your customer’s signage. The new tool automatically converts text into a QR code of the correct type for web links, email addresses, phone numbers and SMS messages. Also create Data Matrix codes for customers needing inventory labels. Both the QR and Data Matrix Code creators work seamlessly with Flexi’s Auto Serialization Tool, allowing fast and easy creation of a series of codes for variable-data print jobs.|
|New Production Manager Features|
|Banner and Canvas Finishing Tools: Dramatically reduce your time finishing pop-up banners, hanging banners and canvas artwork. With these new tools you can prepare all finishing aspects of banners – including grommet marks, folds, stitch marks and bleeds in a matter of seconds. This especially saves you finishing time on longer print runs where you would have manually marked grommets. Also use the auto-bleed and marks for quick preparation of canvas jobs.|
|Quick View in Production Manager: Get a faster view of your jobs in queue with the improved Production Manager interface. Click on a job to see a thumbnail preview along with the job’s details.|
|Job Nesting Alignment Tools: New one-click alignment controls give you fast job nesting placement across roll or sheet-fed media. Nest a group of jobs on the right, center or left of your media. Also align jobs along their edges for faster and easier cutting.|
|Choke and Bleed for Metallic and White Ink Printing: Print with metallic and white inks more easily with new settings to apply Choke or Bleed for each spot ink channel. Save even more time by saving the settings to a Preset that will automatically apply to new print jobs. This eliminates the need for time-consuming spot ink setup in design software.|
|CleanColour for Pure Hue Printing: The new CleanColour setting produces more accurate, vibrant colours when using the Pure Hue feature in Production Manager. Without CleanColour, the Pure Hue feature turns off colour management for single, double and grey ink channel combinations. Using CleanColour gives you prints with more vibrant reds, greens and blues than you would get with colour management alone.|
|Smoother Print Gradients Using Stochastic Dot Pattern: Get smoother gradients when you print with the new “Stochastic 2” dot pattern. Especially notice smoother PDF and Postscript gradients on larger prints, like big vehicle and mural graphics, without decreased RIP speed performance.|
|Automated Job Tiling: Get increased automation and produce tiled print jobs quicker by applying Presets that can now include job tiling settings. You can now save even the most complex tiling setup and apply it to new print jobs automatically.|
|Updated PANTONE+ Spot Colour Library (New Colours): Make your spot colour matching easier with the updated PANTONE COLOuR MATCHING SYSTEM library in Flexi 12. Since 2012, PANTONE has added hundreds of new colours to their library and swatch books, which designers and print buyers expect will match on your wide-format inkjet printers. This library update includes all of these latest colours and works automatically with Production Manager’s spot colour matching feature.
|Cloud Window: SAi Flexi installs locally on your computer, but now has a convenient window full of web-based tools, convenient links and more. Use the descriptions below as your guide. Hide or show the Cloud Window by toggling this button in the main toolbar.|
|Files: Click to see at-a-glance information about the files you have stored in your account on the SAi Cloud. Each account gets 5GB free. Archive files to the Cloud using the “Archive to Cloud” button in the main toolbar.|
|FlexiQuote: FlexiQuote is an online pricing system for new sign jobs that contains pre-loaded materials and pricing that you can customise to meet your shop’s particular needs. Generate a quote in seconds for call-in or walk-in customers.|
|Printer Profiles: ICC profiles provide a cross-platform standard for measuring the colour output of printers. Within each ICC Profile, the colour output capabilities of a specific printer on a specific medium using a specific colour mode are measured using a device-independent colour space. SAi provides these profiles free of charge as a download.|
|Summary Reports: View summary production information including the number of jobs produced and the total area for each. These reports also give you total visibility in your weekly and monthly production trends.
|New Drivers: View and update the latest print driver, cutter or hybrid device drivers. These drivers are organised by make and model and can be downloaded easily onto your PC.
|SAi Store: Shop the SAi Store for Bad Wrap™ vehicle templates, clipart, textures, logos, ready-made safety signs, software training and more. Cut down on design time and browse individual files for immediate download. The convenient links in the Cloud window get you there even faster! Currently available in North America only.
|Support: Quickly access the SAi software Support pages where you can watch video tutorials and troubleshoot support issues, submit an e-support request form, view user forums, read documentation and visit social media pages.
|The Guild: The Guild is a member-led organization dedicated to the business growth and development of its members—sign and print providers.
|Wrap Templates: View hundreds of up-to-date Bad Wrap vehicle templates, each with angles of the front, back, roof and driver and passenger sides.
|Logo Collection: Instantly find and download thousands of vectorised logos from businesses across the globe on The SAi Store.
|Design Collection: Quickly produce banners, door magnets and more with this online library of ready-made design templates.
|Clipart Collection: Browse thousands of Print & Cut-ready vectors and high resolution backgrounds for fast, easy and inexpensive clipart to complete a job of any size.|