New Monarch Interface, JDF Certifications Announced at EFI Connect Conference
The Monarch Planner module recently received Job Definition Format certification for "MIS to Finishing" and "MIS to Webpress: Commerical ICS," passing the stringent JDF testing process by Printing Industries of America, the official certification body for CIP4 (the International Cooperation for the Integration of the Processes in Prepress, Press and Postpress). With these new JDF certifications, print providers can increase productivity by significantly reducing machine set-up times and automating the accurate collection of data.
Monarch is one piece of a complete print production workflow on display in the solutions lab at the 11th annual Connect users' conference taking place this week. The workflow takes a job from EFI PrinterSite® Internal to Monarch Foundation then to Monarch Planner. Next the job moves from EFI PrintFlow® to third party pre-press interfaces and/or EFI Auto-Count®, then back to Foundation for costing and status updates.
The new version of Monarch will be available in May. For more information, please visit www.efi.com or contact 1-800-875-7117.
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