In addition to XMF Workflow, Advanced Color Graphics also installed Fujifilm’s XMF Remote software that allows XMF Workflow users to offer their customers online job supervision. It has since enabled Advanced Color Graphics’ customers to upload, pre-flight, proof and approve jobs online, expediting approvals and streamlining production. One Advanced Color Graphics customer uses XMF Remote to get a magazine to the pressroom as quickly as individual pages are completed, regardless of the time of day. The magazine is a fast-moving project and the customer knows which pages fill a signature for the press. With that knowledge and XMF Remote, full signatures can be ready for plating throughout the process with several changes along the way.
“XMF Remote is an essential part of our production workflow because most of our business is done online in some form and most of our customers upload files and prefer to view electronic proofs over hardcopy proofs,” said Worden. “The proofing stage is now so much smoother and quicker. Our customers can review in detail, request changes, or approve jobs with minimal – if any – assistance from us; it’s very intuitive, and we can see their input immediately. A real ‘wow’ is the feature that compares a revised proof to a previous proof, which we often use for in-house quality control since it is so specific. XMF Remote makes production more efficient for us, and provides a professional experience for our customers as they send files to us and proof their work.”