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Avanti, Ultimate announce new integration partnership

Jul 8, 2011 12:00 AM


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Avanti Computer Systems Ltd. and Ultimate Technographics Inc. announce their new integration partnership. Avanti’s Print MIS integrates with Ultimate’s Impostrip imposition technology, enabling printers to optimize their production workflow from production planning to prepress and finishing.

The objective of this joint Avanti/Ultimate partnership was to develop a high level of integration that would provide print professionals with a simple to deploy cost effective yet powerful solution, without needing to invest in IT resources or programming.

“As more and more book printers move to print on demand (POD), everyone is looking for ways to streamline the workflow. Historically, sharing information between estimating, prepress and bindery has been very difficult, resulting in the reentry of information which is both redundant and prone to human error,” says Patrick Bolan, President and CEO of Avanti. “Through this integration partnership, we now offer a complete web-to-print-to-finish automation platform which provides an immediate ROI.”

Ultimate’s Impostrip OnDemand Automation solution for digital printing and Impostrip client-server for hybrid printers are both integrated with Avanti. Ultimate’s XML Director triggers the imposition no matter how complex, from the job ticket generated by Avanti’s MIS. Once the job is created in Avanti, the job ticket is consumed automatically by Impostrip┬« XML Director Module, which imposes and creates the final PDF for print with all the elements required such as dynamic barcode, marks, etc. and automatically sends the PDF to the selected press. Simultaneously, and again automatically, a JDF job ticket is produced and sent to the selected finishing device through JMF communication.