Printable Releases JobExpress Ad Hoc Job Submission Module
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Solana Beach, CA – January 13, 2005 – Printable Technologies, Inc., the world leader in e-commerce print workflow and Variable Data Printing (VDP) solutions, today announced the general availability of its JobExpress software, a driver-based PDF-creation and job-submission module that creates and submits jobs from any application. With JobExpress, print service providers – from in-plant operations to digital and quick printers – can offer an integrated Adobe PDF workflow for ad hoc print projects. A configurable client, JobExpress is based on preset file creation parameters and produces a JDF job ticket. The print driver allows end-users to create and submit one-off jobs from any application – including Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel, Publisher, and PowerPoint – by simply selecting the application print function. After the user has reviewed and approved the PDF proof, the file is encrypted and a job submission form is presented to the user for completion. Developed by the print service provider, the job submission form contains all necessary pricing, production, and finishing parameters. The job is then automatically priced and the user can approve the job and proceed to check out where shipping and billing information is completed. Key features include: Reliable PDF job creation File encryption and transfer Customizable job submission screen Automatic job cost calculator Seamless e-commerce integration “JobExpress is a utility that lets our print service providers extend their service offerings to include one-off, ad hoc desktop documents from any application,” said Jim Goode, product marketing manager at Printable. “Now print buyers can purchase all their printed products right from their desktops.” Print service providers offering JobExpress print drivers to their customers can expand the range of acceptable file formats to include documents created with Microsoft Office applications and make it easy for their customers to submit print jobs from desktop applications. Reducing production time and costs through a seamless PDF/JDF web to print workflow with a standardized JDF job ticket drops cost savings right to the bottom line.