Avanti Computer Systems (Booth 861) is showing its Print MIS completely integrated with Ultimate Technographic’s Impostrip OnDemand imposition software. This integration partnership allows printers to achieve zero-touch workflows from “web-to-print-to-finish.”
Jobs submitted across the web are automatically created in Avanti Print MIS. Important job parameters (i.e. job description, customer info, stock, quantity, number of pages etc.) are sent by Avanti directly to Ultimate’s XML Director, where the imposition is created (with all the required elements such as dynamic barcode, marks etc.). Once imposition is completed, XML Director automatically sends the press-ready PDF to the selected press for printing. At the same time, a JDF job ticket is produced and the job parameters are sent to the selected finishing device which is automatically set up with finishing instructions.
With Avanti and Ultimate, printers can eliminate three critical workflow touch-points: Avanti’s Print MIS to Ultimate’s XML Director, Ultimate’s XML Director to the press equipment, and press equipment to the bindery through Ultimate’s Bindery for finishing automation. Absolutely no human intervention is required and true web-to-print-to-finish capability is achieved. Avanti Print MIS closes the loop by having key job information returned automatically for job tracking, job costing as well as inventory and scheduling updates.