What's New in Printing Industry Apps?

The following 40 paper and printing industry productivity apps  are currently available from the App Store. On the other pages you will also find apps in the categories Education, Entertainment, Games, Navigation, Photos, Sports, Utilities and Weather.  All apps are compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad:

New!
Decimal to Fraction Converter Plus
This app converts terminating and repeating decimals into fractions, as well as fractions into decimals.


MSI/MSF Calculator

This app estimates how many thousands of square inches and square feet are in a paper roll from given roll weights, basis weights and basic sizes.
https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=675749343&mt=8 


Paper Weight Calculator


This app calculates the weight of paper based on paper classification, basis weight or grammage, size, and sheet quantities.
https://itunes.apple.com/app/paper-weight-calculator/id574035789?mt=8


Font Sizes

This app displays the size of 151 type fonts nearly identical to fonts printed on a physical medium.
Display-type is generated up to 72 points and text-type up to 16 points.
http://itunes.apple.com/app/font-sizes/id555899515?mt=8

Free!
PRINT A-Z


Over 2,400 printing, paper, pre-press, bindery and graphic communications related computer or business terminology definitions. Numerous definitions are supplemented by annotations and high-quality illustrations. The app requires an active Internet connection.
http://itunes.apple.com/app/print-a-z/id534980859?mt=8


Decimal to Fraction Converter

This app converts decimals to fractions and vice versa.
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=507604935&mt=8


2-up Page Imposition

This app generates 2-up imposition diagrams without any page count limitations. Signatures can be imposed according to the two major imposition methods:

1. Sheetwise for perfect or thead-sewn binding.
2. Sheetwise for saddle stitching.

Additionally, the app provides information for the folding machine operator as to which folding units and buckle plates have to be activated for a given signature imposition.
http://itunes.apple.com/app/2-up-page-imposition/id493840797?mt=8


4-up Page Impositions Version 1.1

This app generates 4-up page imposition diagrams without any page count limitations. Signatures can be imposed according the four major imposition methods:

1. Sheetwise for perfect or thread-sewn binding.
2. Sheetwise for saddle-stitching.
3. Work & Turn for perfect or thread-sewn binding.
4. Work & Turn for saddle-stitching.

Version 1.1 has a new Home screen icon and more precisely stated Alert prompts. Page numbers have been moved to the center of the page width and
the app now provides information for the folding machine operator as to which folding units and buckle plates have to be activated for a given signature imposition.
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=449249322&mt=8

8-up Page Impositions

This app generates 8-up imposition diagrams without any page count limitations. Signatures can be imposed according to the four major imposition methods:

1. Sheetwise for perfect or thread-sewn binding.
2. Sheetwise for saddle stitching.
3. Work & Turn for perfect or thread-sewn binding.
4. Work & Turn for saddle stitching.

Additionally, the app provides information for the folding machine operator as to which folding units and buckle plates have to be activated for a given signature imposition.
http://itunes.apple.com/app/8-up-page-impositions/id491154303?mt=8


16-up Page Impositions


This app generates 16-up imposition diagrams without any page count limitations. Signatures are imposed according to the four major imposition methods:

1. Sheetwise for perfect or thread-sewn binding.
2. Sheetwise for saddle stitching.
3. Work & Turn for perfect or thread-sewn binding.
4. Work & Turn for saddle stitching.

Additionally, the app provides information for the folding machine operator as to which folding units and buckle plates have to be activated for a given signature imposition.
http://itunes.apple.com/app/16-up-page-impositions/id492100835?mt=8

Book Thickness Calculator

This app calculates the thickness of books in millimeters from the number of pages, paper weight (GSM), and cover thickness.

The app also features a compensation function for books that have already been printed so that book thickness calculations of re-runs on identical paper stock, but different page counts, will be highly accurate.

http://itunes.apple.com/app/book-thickness-calculator/id459990015?mt=8

BasisWeight5



This app converts the Grammages (GSM) of 8 paper categories to their Basis Weight.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/basisweight5/id421703573?mt=8



Grammage2



This app converts the Basis Weight of 8 paper categories to Grammages (GSM).
http://itunes.apple.com/ar/app/grammage2/id416451122?mt=8



Mweight2
Version 2.0


This app converts the M-Weight of paper to Grammage (GSM).

In Version 2.0 calculations are now triggered from the keyboard's return key or a background tap instead of a button.


M-Weight Calculator



This app converts the Basis weight of 8 paper categories to M-Weight.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/m-weight-calculator/id427808228?mt=8


M-Weight To Basis Weight



This app converts the M-Weight of paper to its basis weight, based on 8 paper categories.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/m-weight-to-basis-weight/id427500575?mt=8


Paper Roll Length



This app calculates the length of a roll in feet, based on 8 paper categories, roll weight, roll width and the paper's basis weight.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/paper-roll-length/id427724293?mt=8



Any Roll Length



This app calculates the linear length of any roll material in feet or meters, based on the material thickness, roll diameter and core diameter.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/any-roll-length/id428087720?mt=8



Roll Weight

This app calculates the weight of a roll from given roll diameter, core diameter and roll width. The weight is calculated in accordance with 9 paper finishes.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/roll-weight/id428260647?mt=8



Paper Roll Volume

This app calculates the volume of a paper roll in cubic feet and meters from given roll diameters and widths.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/paper-roll-volume/id428852505?mt=8

Paper Skid Volume


This app calculates the volume of a paper skid in cubic feet and meters from the length, width and height dimensions of a paper skid.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/paper-skid-volume/id429231770?mt=8


Pre-Press Gray Levels
Version 1.1 

This app calculates the number of achievable gray levels for any output device resolution / halftone screen ruling combination.

Version 1.1 has a new icon and the keyboard was changed to a Number Pad.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pre--press-gray-levels/id429564180?mt=8

Scanning Resolution for Line Art
Version 1.1

This app calculates the necessary scanning resolution for line art to be printed at different scaling percentages and printer resolutions.

Version 1.1 has a new icon and now accepts periods or commas as decimal marks.
http://itunes.apple.com/app/scanning-resolution-for-line/id430382043?mt=8

Scanning Resolution for Halftones
Version 1.1

This app calculates the scanning resolution of halftones according to the scaling percentage, halftone factor and screen ruling used.

Version 1.1 has a new icon and now accepts periods or commas as decimal marks.
http://itunes.apple.com/tw/app/id432332184?mt=8

Maximum Halftone Screen Ruling
Version 1.1

This app calculates the maximum halftone screen ruling that can be used to achieve any desired number of gray levels.

Version 1.1 has a new icon and the keyboard style was changed to a number pad.
http://itunes.apple.com/app/maximum-halftone-screen-ruling/id430430380?mt=8


Required Output Resolution Version 1.1

This app calculates the required Image/Platesetter output resolution for any desired halftone-screen-ruling / gray-level combination.

Version 1.1 has a new icon and the keyboard style was changed to a number pad.
http://itunes.apple.com/app/required-output-resolution/id430494055?mt=8

Halftone Dot Size
Version 1.1

This app calculates the diameter of circular halftone dots from given halftone screen rulings and dot percentages.

In Ver. 1.1 the graphical user interface was redesigned so that all four calculations are obtained with a single button tap. The keyboard was changed to a number pad. The icon was changed to better reflect the apps utility. As well, the user is now alerted if either of the two text fields contain no numeric values.

http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=430932717&mt=8


Pre-Press File Size Version 1.1

This app calculates file sizes according to an original's size and the scanning resolution used. File sizes are calculated for the line copy, gray scale, RGB, and CMYK scanning modes.

Version 1.1 has a new icon and now accepts periods or commas as decimal marks.
http://itunes.apple.com/app/pre-press-file-size/id431285515?mt=8

Points Converter1


This app converts U.S. points to inches, millimeters, Didot points, picas and Agate lines.
http://itunes.apple.com/app/points-converter1/id431625051?mt=8



Points Converter2

This app converts inches to U.S. Points, Didot Points, Picas and Agate Lines.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/points-converter2/id432225236?mt=8

Scaling for Enlargement or Reduction
Version 1.1

This app scales the width and height dimensions of a rectangular area.

Version 1.1 has a new icon and now accepts periods or commas as decimal marks.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scaling-for-enlargement-or/id432451114?mt=8

Scale Factor
Version 1.1

This app
calculates scale factors for proportional reductions or enlargements.

Version 1.1 has a new icon and now accepts periods or commas as decimal marks.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scale-factor/id432619698?mt=8

Equivalent Basis Weights, Version 2.0

This app converts the basis weight of a given paper category to the equivalent basis weight of 7 other paper categories.

Version 2.0  has a redesigned GUI that uses a Picker View instead of buttons. This permits for all possible matching combinations  (86) to be displayed on a single page. Version 2 also has an additional paper category.
http://itunes.apple.com/app/equivalent-basis-weights/id432827592?mt=8

Flexo Plate Distortion Version 2.1


This app calculates the K Factors and percentages of reductions needed when processing flexo plates with different repeat lengths, thicknesses and backing thicknesses.


Version 2.1 has a new icon.

http://itunes.apple.com/app/flexo-plate-distortion/id433508752?mt=8

Diametric Pitch


Given a diametric pitch and an intended repeat length, this app calculates the number of teeth that a flexographic plate cylinder gear requires and the closest possible repeat length.
http://itunes.apple.com/app/diametric-pitch/id435261377?mt=8


Diametric Pitch2

This app calculates the repeat lengths for any diametric pitch/teeth-numbers combination. The app reproduces the values of a gear selector chart for DP geared presses and as such is a perfect replacement for a paper chart.
http://itunes.apple.com/app/diametric-pitch2/id435743336?mt=8



Gate Fold Template Version 1.2

This app helps the prepress technician to plan a gate fold. Simply enter the gate fold's folded size and the desired gap between the gates. Then the app will show the panel sizes and unfolded sheet size on a gate fold imposition diagram.

Version 1.2 has a new icon.
http://itunes.apple.com/app/gate-fold-template/id438000720?mt=8


Creep (push-out) Version 1.1

This app calculates the total creep and the distance that image areas of each page in a saddle-stitched product have to be moved progressively toward the spine, in accordance with their position relative to the center of a book block.

In addition, a "Creep Tweak" function can be used to compensate for variable folding machine adjustments.

Version 1.1 has a new icon and now accepts periods or commas as decimal marks.
http://itunes.apple.com/app/creep-push-out/id437161030?mt=8

Gatefold Maker
Version 1.1

This app calculates the buckle plate adjustments and panel sizes for a four-panel gatefold.
http://itunes.apple.com/app/gatefold-maker/id443756432?mt=8

Version 1.1 has a new icon and now accepts periods or commas as decimal marks.


Folding Machine Output


This app calculates the output of a folding machine from given through-flow, sheet length and gap between sheets.
http://itunes.apple.com/app/folding-machine-output/id445174395?mt=8





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