Artwork | Output Types: Explained
OMS supports several 'Output Types' for various fulfilment purposes. The Output Type refers to the format of the generated artwork file once an order is placed. There are 3 primary output solutions:
Output Types are primarily set via the Company section on CPP/OMS, which applies a global output format option for all associated orders that are then accessible in the Order Management System.
Users are able to overwrite the company setting on a per product basis via the Product Details > Output Type dropdown to allow different format files to be generated for specific products, as may be necessary:
Critical: All Output Types function slightly differently, and therefore will not be compatible with all CPP features relating to the configuration of the products.
For more in depth information on each of these Output Types, please access via the following links:
What is a Raster Graphic?
What is a Vector Graphic?
Raster vs Vector
What is RIP Software?
Updated Artwork Output Features
At KornitX we have continued to develop updates for variants and this is due to the fact we pride ourselves on constant evolution and the release of new features and enhancements every week. We have detailed each new variant enhancement below. If you are interested in knowing what features arrive, they will be continually updated within the "Core Platform Feature Updates" Article - CLICK HERE
This will continue to be updated below whenever a new enhancement is rolled out to improve variants, a time stamp will be labelled with each feature
Vector PDF Now Supports Artwork Barcodes
This was added on 07-09-2021
Vector PDF output type now supports the inclusion of artwork barcodes, meaning when generating your artwork you can set this up to include barcodes. This option can be enabled or disabled within the company settings for Vector PDF Artwork generation
Shipping Labels In Artwork
This was added on 27-07-2021
All output types support the inclusion of Shipping Labels within the artwork, meaning you ca generate the artwork and shipping label at the exact same time, cutting the job of generating artwork and getting your shipping information in half. This can be enabled or disabled within the company settings for artwork generation.
Vector | Adding a Vector Artwork Design to Virtual Products
Overview The fastest and simplest way to add a vector design / artwork to your Virtual Product is via a restricted Image Area. This is slightly different to the general approach for adding Raster based artwork where the file is uploaded directly ...
Embroidery | EMB & DST file upload
Overview It is now possible to upload EMB and DST files and apply them directly to Products in the Smartlink. These files will then be accurately previewed, and the file adjusted based on any scale or positional changes. It is also possible to add ...
Embroidery | EMB & PNG Output Files (Advanced)
Overview The Embroidery feature allows you to utilise both Embroidery and standard image previews, and will generate both EMB stitch files and Raster Print files (PNGs) for a single product. Important Note: This article is written on the presumption ...
Artwork | Output Types: Vector
Vector Vector offers a full vector output solution (*as long as all input files are Vector). By default the system delivers a multi-layer PDF file, but this can be changed upon request to deliver a .EPS file via the Company Artwork settings in ...
Vector | Linking Vector Galleries to Virtual Products
Overview The fastest and simplest way to add a range of selectable vector designs to your Virtual Product is via a restricted Image Area. Important Note: This article is written on the presumption that the user has a general understanding of Blank ...