Packaging Imposition Software & Layout Solution – Metrix

eProductivity Software Metrix is a packaging imposition software and industry-leading award-winning job planning engine. It creates powerful layout plans with AI driven intelligence in seconds, driving more accurate and responsive estimates, and increased utilization on press.

Metrix can be used to plan conventional sheet and roll-fed presses, digital cutsheet devices, roll-to-roll and flatbed inkjet presses, as well as packaging layouts for tag-and-label and folding-carton applications.

Metrix is available in both standalone and integrated configuration for eProductivity Software’s Radius ERP platform or as a component of a 3rd party workflow or MIS.

Powerful Layout Plans with AI-Driven Intelligence


Dynamic scheduling views, real-time production, and schedule status at a glance with drag-and-drop schedule editing and conflict alerts


Smart, automated production planning using the most cost-efficient job path and a highly visual workflow review


A holistic “global” approach, rather than the traditional individual jobs or work centers


Powerful what-if scenarios that let you evaluate the business impact of schedule changes

What is Metrix?

eProductivity Software Metrix is an industry-leading award-winning job planning engine that creates powerful layout plans with AI driven intelligence in seconds, driving more accurate and responsive estimates, and increased utilization on press. Metrix can be used to plan conventional sheet and roll-fed presses, digital cutsheet devices, roll-to-roll and flatbed inkjet presses, as well as packaging layouts for tag-and-label and folding-carton applications.

It dynamically creates layouts based on the conditions in your plant, and models the cost of running that equipment into its calculations. This ensures that you get the best possible layout for your production, with the lowest handling time and costs.  

Metrix has the unique ability to instantly and effectively compare thousands of different layout combinations—and produce the best one. This ensures that you get the best layout and imposition plan for your production, while also reducing prepress labor costs by up to 50%. This makes Metrix the most cost effective and efficient solution on the market, and the perfect choice for optimizing your production. 

Metrix is a purposed-built packaging imposition software.

Packaging Imposition Software with Metrix

Metrix brings a unique blend of automation and cost-driven layout creation to your business. Our software simplifies the print layout process, allowing you to create complex and detailed print layouts in a fraction of the time. With Metrix, you can dynamically determine the optimum layout for each press sheet, figure out the most cost-effective printing method, and even process up to 160 different orders on a single layout.   

Metrix stores centrally important information about your presses, finishing equipment, stocks, folds, user logins and permissions, along with your manufacturing standards. This helps to make sure that all of your data is organized and kept up-to-date, allowing you to quickly access the information you need to produce high-quality prints. 

Metrix packaging imposition software

Pre-Press & Production

For commercial printing, Metrix is available as a standalone application which can also integrate with many leading pre-press workflow solutions such as Kodak® Prinergy, AGFA® Apogee, Heidelberg® Prinect, Fujifilm® XMF to provide automated imposition and layouts. Metrix can produce intent based JDF for 3rd party prepress solutions or fully imposed PDFs making it versatile and adaptable for most applications. Metrix provides time saving automation, and intelligent cost driven imposition, which enables it to dynamically assign jobs to the correct press based on operator, material and equipment operational cost data – unlike traditional imposition tools. This data can be used in the estimation process, to drive more accurate job costing.

Metrix packaging imposition software

Estimating, Planning & Layout Automation

When integrated as part of an eProductivity Software or 3rd party MIS or ERP, Metrix enables you to include production environment data in the planning and layout process, providing a critical link between prepress, planning, estimating and production, eliminating errors, streamlining processes, optimizing manufacturing, lowering costs, and improving quality. In addition, when integrated, Metrix drives improved estimation and scheduling tasks with real-time accurate job costing and planning data.


Metrix automatically and dynamically determines how many press sheets you need, the optimum layout for each press sheet, and even figures out the most cost-effective printing method, press, and sheet size. Automatic, dynamic, and unsurpassed, processing hundreds of different orders (products) on a single layout. Once the layouts are planned, export JDF or imposed PDF to prepress, JDF or CIP4 to finishing, and barcoded information to your shipping department.

Metrix packaging imposition software

Purposed-Built Packaging Imposition Software

When integrated as a component of the eProductivity Software Packaging Suite or as a standalone solution, Metrix delivers highly optimized print change calculations for tag and label printing as well as folding carton production. Built directly into the Radius UX, the Metrix engine can analyze thousands of different layout combinations, selecting the most efficient based on ink and material utilization. This dramatically reduces operational costs, for tasks that are traditionally time and labor intensive.

Built for Wide Format

Metrix’s advanced nesting and step and repeat tools are designed to generate the most cost effective layouts for wide format, sign and display printing and graphics. Where substrate and material represent the biggest cost component of any job, Metrix drives maximum utilization and profit to your operation. Metrix can even correct and realign crop marks, sending data directly to your cutters for full production automation.

As an integrated solution, Metrix works with eProductivity Software’s leading purpose-built technology solutions (including Pace, Radius and Monarch) to deliver a seamless set of planning and layout tools built into the base MIS/ERP platform.

Integrated Edition

Administrators and users access key features within the based MIS/ERP application user interface, which then send data back to Metrix behind the scenes for processing.

Operators don’t need cross-training on a new product and continue to use the MIS/ERP tools they are familiar with.

Provides an integrated solution for combining the layout, planning, and estimation processes.

CSR’s can easily plan a job to a device, creating a layout that provides them with extremely rapid and accurate cost modelling – helping to maintain profitability.

Standalone Edition

The Metrix standalone solution can be used with virtually any pre-press solution including Kodak® Prinergy, AGFA® Apogee, Fuji® System XMF and any workflow solution with a support for the JDF/XML protocol.

Metrix is licensed per desktop client, and enables teams to plan, arrange and generate print ready layouts.

Metrix’s unique proprietary shop floor data based enables users to manage and plan jobs according to equipment specification and cost – something no other solution offers.

Who is Metrix designed for?

Commercial Printing
Quick Print Shops
Display Graphics
Digital & Offset Printing

To learn more about Metrix, check out the brochure and case study.

Always-On Cloud-Ready Services

As an eProductivity Software cloud-managed solution you won’t ever have to worry about MarketDirect server availability or uptime, you can focus on servicing your customers and your business. Our professional services team keeps your solution up to date and running smoothly, alerting you to potential threats and providing 24/7 monitoring.

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