Xerox Canada is bringing powerful workflow
software to entry-level production print environments with FreeFlow(R) Express
to Print, the latest addition to its industry-leading portfolio of workflow
With a highly visual graphical user interface, FreeFlow Express to Print
helps perform job ticketing and prepress functions with a simple click, drag
and drop method. Tabs, covers, chapter starts and watermarks are easily added
by clicking and dragging to the desired location within a document. The screen
will immediately show a graphic representation of each page within the job
ensuring it is submitted and printed exactly as desired.
Traditionally, sophisticated workflow capabilities have been designed to
address highly complex, high volume print needs and have been too costly to
implement into smaller production environments. Express to Print, however, is
affordably priced and tailored specifically for entry-level digital print
operations by automating common prepress functions and reducing steps required
to program print jobs such as business cards, brochures, postcards, books and
manuals. With standard and complex tasks now easier to complete, Express to
Print opens new revenue opportunities by enabling more jobs to be printed.
FreeFlow Express to Print brings affordability as well as increased
productivity to the light production space with integrated predefined
templates for trouble-free prepress and file preparation. When jobs are
inserted into a template no operator intervention is required and the file is
automatically prepared and prepress is complete. More than 70 templates will
enable complex tasks such as imposition, page numbering, Bates numbering, bar
codes, watermarks and finishing. In addition, FreeFlow Express to Print
facilitates template customization for customers interested in creating their
own unique workflow templates.
“The previously labor-intensive task of setting up each job individually
from scratch is now eliminated, resulting in faster job preparation, print
times and fewer errors throughout the process,” said Quincy Allen, president,
Xerox Production Systems Group.
FreeFlow Express to Print can be installed in minutes without the need
for a server or complicated programming, allowing customers to use the tool
immediately. Xerox is offering a free trial of FreeFlow Express to Print
downloadable from http://www.xerox.com.