Sierra Adobe Workflow

Sierra is built on Adobe’s PDF Print Engine (APPE) with cross media functionality in mind. It’s equally productive in commercial, digital, and hybrid applications with a strong feature set that includes Adobe in-RIP trapping, PDF preflighting, dynamic imposition, and advanced soft proofing in both 2D, and 3D formats.


Sierra’s client-server architecture provides a simple user interface for both Mac and PC workstations, allowing operators quick access to jobs and status as they move through each step of job preparation towards final output. Imposition functionality is available to each operator without restriction, offering an economical alternative to separate seat-license applications. From 4-up to VLF output formats, Sierra handles complex job requirements with ease, resulting in fewer mistakes and increased productivity.


Able to output to over 250 different output devices on today’s market, Sierra offers true prepress independence® in a scalable, affordable, and complete package. Sierra workflows have proven themselves in over 300 installations worldwide and the user base continues to grow.


Advantages at a glance

  • Cross media workflow
  • Adobe PDF print engine
  • PDF preflighting
  • Fully integrated, dynamic imposition
  • Adobe In-RIP trapping
  • Advanced soft proofing
  • Client-server architecture
  • Ink remapping
  • Output support


Product Information

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Input Formats: PDF, PDF/X1A, PDF/X-3, PDF/X-4, Outline PDF, Composite PostScript, 1-Bit TIFF, EPS, PS
Output Formats: PDF, Raster PDF, 1-Bit TIFF, 8-Bit TIFF, Contone TIFF, Multi-channel TIFF, CIP4 PPF (Optional) JDF, JPEG, Contone EPS, Java (3D Export), PNG
Supported OS: Server: Windows® 7/8
Client: Windows® 7/8, MAC 10.8
Options: CIP4
Inkjet proofing drivers
Slave RIP
Multi-client packs