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Avanti's Patrick Bolan Appointed to CIP4 Advisory Board

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Press release from the issuing company

Avanti Computer Systems Limited, a leading provider of Print MIS and Web-to-Print solutions today announced that for the second consecutive year, Avanti’s President and CEO, Patrick Bolan, has been appointed to the CIP4 Advisory Board. The Advisory Board is CIP4’s governing body and Mr. Bolan is a representative of the “full” level class of membership which is comprised mainly of systems and software vendors.

CIP4 unites print vendors, consultants, and end-users to foster process automation, to focus on defining the Job Definition Format (JDF) and other relevant standards, and to develop a range of JDF software to test product interoperability for the integration of processes in pre-press, press and post-press.

“Automation has become a critical component of printing and JDF continues to evolve to encompass advances in digital printing, post-press automation, wide-format printing and packaging. MIS systems such as Avanti’s have become the hub of automated printing operations and it is important that CIP4 keep up with the industry and MIS systems,” said CIP4 Executive Director James Harvey. “That’s why Mr. Bolan’s commitment to continue on the CIP4 Advisory Board is important; he brings with him an understanding of what printers need today and in the future. Avanti has been active in CIP4 educational programs as well, and Mr. Bolan’s leadership and input give voice to the need to communicate complex technical advances to printers in a way that is clear and easy to understand,” adds Mr. Harvey.

“Avanti continues to invest in JDF integration and automation as we add more web-to-print, pre-press, press and post-press vendors and technologies to our growing roster of integrations,” says Patrick Bolan, President and CEO of Avanti.

“Avanti customers are seeing a rapid return on their investments in automation projects as they reduce the turnaround time and eliminate touch-points on the job as it makes its way through Production,” adds Mr. Bolan.

Patrick Bolan is responsible for the company’s corporate strategy and business development. Mr. Bolan continues to focus Avanti on growing its automation and integration capabilities to ensure that Avanti is the most open and most flexible system on the market.


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