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Tucanna chooses Four Pees to distribute their prepress, print and quality control solutions

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Press release from the issuing company

Ghent - Four Pees is happy to announce it has taken on the international distribution for Tucanna. With the tFlow product-line, PrintControl and RapidCheck, Tucanna offers a disruptive approach to PDF workflows, color management and quality control for digital and conventional printing.

The Tucanna product line is a natural extension for Four Pees. The PrintControl and RapidCheck products complete the color management solutions Four Pees offers with a set of pressroom tools. The tFlow product line is built on and extends the callas pdfToolbox Server product. Four Pees has successfully acted as callas software’s worldwide distribution partner for many years.

Tom Peire, CEO of Four Pees: “The Tucanna products perfectly fit into and extend our existing product portfolio of automation and quality control solutions. In today’s print production environments customers are looking for easy to implement automation solutions that enhance quality while increasing production efficiency. Conventional, digital and large format printers who are looking for an easy and affordable way to automate and optimize their production, will find exactly that in the Tucanna products”.

The Tucanna products in brief

The tFlow product line consists of two main products: tFlow Approval and tFlow Production.

tFlow Approval is a job submission and online collaboration portal. On one hand it allows print providers to prepare an order basket for their customer through which the customer can supply all corresponding files of an order. All files are checked upon submission. On the other hand tFlow Approval also allows for the different stakeholders of that job to provide feedback, submit corrections, approve or reject a job and handling all the communication along the way. tFlow Approval greatly enhances productivity for both the print buyer and for the print providers and ensures transparent communication with the different parties involved.

tFlow Production simplifies and automates the task of preparing jobs for output. Multi-platform and client server-based tFlow Production handles preflighting of incoming jobs and optimizes the files and color for the intended output. Once setup, tFlow Production’s attractive and easy user-interface makes job verification and preparation for any operator a trivial task. In addition to automated preflight, correction, color conversion and impositioning, tFlow Production also allows for basic job routing and metadata-handling, enabling advanced automation through rules-based workflows.

Through the tFlow Connector, a plug-in set for InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator both tFlow Approval and tFlow Production can be driven directly from within the Creative Suite applications. Integration with MIS, ERP and 3rd party production automation systems is also possible.

As part of the agreement Four Pees will also take on international distribution outside of the America’s for PrintControl and RapidCheck. PrintControl achieves high quality color and meets standards requirements in a simple and intuitive way. With PrintControl, getting printing optimized is a question of hours, not days or weeks. RapidCheck controls print quality in seconds for both process as well as spot colors. Simple reporting, troubleshooting advice, job comparison, and trending keep print quality up to the highest standards quickly and efficiently.

“Four Pees understands our products and the market and has a deep knowledge of the technologies they distribute and beyond. This combined with their close relationship with their reseller network brings the added value we were looking for.” Darrian Young, Managing Director at Tucanna concludes.

Availability and pricing

A preview of the tFlow products and a trial download or demo account can be requested throughhttp://www.tucannatflow.com/see_tflow.
More information on tFlow Approval is available here.
Trial versions of PrintControl and RapidCheck are accessible via http://www.printcontrolpro.com.
Pricing is available upon request through sales@fourpees.com.


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