Target - DRUPA 2000
By becoming integral and indispensable components in the production stream, these online applications will make it easier than previously imagined for workgroups of all sizes to create, correct, proof, track and produce jobs in a more collaborative way, sharing information online in automated processes.
It is the goal of Vio Worldwide to offer an e-business environment with secure file transfer and online intelligent applications, such as automatic file send and receive, ad delivery, instant online job tracking, remote proofing and digital asset management, that customers can select to put together the value-added services they require for their business success.
Joe Schorr, senior product marketing manager at Extensis, on an innovative approach to document preflighting that allows users to check PDFs for problems earlier.
One of the exciting changes that will affect the prepress market in 2000 is the ability to utilize the tremendous time-saving capabilities offered by the Internet to preflight documents from your desktop. New e-services such as Preflight Online take an innovative approach to document preflighting, allowing users to check their PDF files for potential output problems involving fonts, colors or graphics before they are sent to the printer and costly mistakes are made.
Traditionally, communicating document errors to customers has been an expensive, time-consuming and often difficult proposition for printing organizations. Prepress operators or customer service reps may spend hours trying to reach clients in order to explain show-stopping problems and then spend time negotiating how best to correct them. These situations generally cause deadlines to slip, resulting in frustration for both the printer and the customer.
As a growing number of users increasingly rely on the speed of the Internet to help streamline their workflow processes, industry problems such as these can be eliminated. We have conducted extensive research and interviews with numerous service providers who resoundingly told us that prepress professionals really want a system that catches problems before a job is submitted, before cost estimates have been made and before the files leave the customer's hands.