Ultimate Technographics will demonstrate the PASS Gate in Booth 4844. This is an automated scalable solution for mid- to high volume photo labs and for digital photo book printers that want to expand their product offering to include photo print services. PASS Gate is a software module that links the print service provider’s ordering system, an AgX job ticketing system or web store-front to a photo production management server called PASS Gate, operating as a back-end engine in order to efficiently manage order components and produce photo streams for digital printing.
PASS Gate module with Impostrip OnDemand Scalable, meets the needs of photo print production by automating the flow of JPG taking into account photo resolution and orientation and providing the processing capacity required creating high-volume PDF print streams. Based on job batching and imposition logic, PASS Gate efficiently organizes orders to produce photo streams to meet the high speed processing and finishing requirements; that can be for cut-sheet or a web press with in-line or off-line finishing equipment. PASS Gate manages the back-side printing process allowing the addition of valuable assets to the back of the photo. PASS Gate is responsible for activating the right imposition on the fly for the press-finisher tandem with eye-marks, dynamic barcode content and tracking identifiers to footpath batch of orders with each customer in a perfect registration to produce precision trimming stacking.
PASS Gate with Impostrip OnDemand Scalable offers a photo print and photo album automated workflow in a box, allowing the grouping of books automatically depending on the finishing plan.