Today’s print professionals are challenged by the need to use multiple applications and ad hoc tools to complete preflight and make-ready tasks on digital documents.
Every print job you receive comes with its own challenges, yet each also shares many characteristics. For example, lead times are vanishing, brand-accurate colors are required, and jobs are becoming more complex, with mixed media and reliance on multiple analog and digital sources. In addition, fonts and graphics are often missing; documents increasingly contain both color and monochrome pages with complex, in-line finishing; setup may involve costly, manual labor; and, many jobs need to be produced for print, online, and mobile devices. Even initial job submission can prove challenging with files coming in from customers unfamiliar with the demands of digital print engines and electronic distribution. And on top of these issues, the trend to shorter run-lengths and tighter turnarounds demands optimal efficiency—all while controlling costs.