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Avanti's Print MIS receives JDF Certification

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

TORONTO, October 21, 2008 – Avanti Computer Systems Limited, a leading provider of Print MIS solutions to the graphic communications industry, today announced that their core product has been JDF certified by the CIP4 Organization (International Cooperation for the Integration of the Processes in Prepress, Press and Postpress Organization)

The Avanti Print MIS software has passed CIP4's stringent Job Definition Format (JDF) testing by PIA/GATF (Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation), the official certification body for CIP4. Having passed these rigorous standards for JDF product certification, Avanti's Print MIS is now certified to create and accept updated job details as the job is running, via JDF/JMF (Job Messaging Format). 

Avanti's award winning JDF framework gives print shops the ability to send automated JDF job instructions directly to the prepress department; and subsequently, to the digital and litho presses as well as finishing equipment.  Upon completion, the job costing and accounting information is automatically passed back to Avanti using JMF messaging. This saves time and eliminates the risk of data entry errors.

"By using JDF certified solutions, print providers can be confident that their entire workflow will run smoothly from Prepress to Press and onto Postpress.  Avanti continues to be a leading supporter of JDF and we are pleased to have them participate in our initiative," says Dr. Mark Bohan, Vice President, Research and Technology, PIA/GATF.

Automate the Unbillable

"Avanti is proud to receive the JDF certification for our Print MIS," says Patrick Bolan, Avanti's President & CEO. "This achievement is part of our vision to provide Print Shops with seamless integration of the prepress, press and finishing departments. All printers are looking for ways to eliminate touchpoints in the workflow that will reduce turnaround times and decrease unbillable costs associated with a job. Avanti continues to be committed to JDF and CIP4 and we are very pleased our efforts have resulted in this certification."

Bolan adds, "Why is this certification important? Avanti spent a lot of time and money to achieve this certification so that customers have a 'Quality Assurance stamp' to ensure that the different applications they count on to run their shop, can work together. We aren't just talking about integration; we're delivering on the promise."

At Graph Expo, people will have the opportunity to see JDF in action at the Print Shop Live booth where vendors including Adobe, Avanti, Kodak, FOLDrite and Duplo will show how streamlined a fully automated workflow, including web-to-print, digital printing, automated post-press, web-to-print and JDF technologies, can be.
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