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Four Pees Enables Lean Manufacturing with FileTrain

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

Ghent, Belgium – Four Pees, an international distributor for the print and publishing industries is proud to announce its partnership with the Swedish developer Laidback Solutions. As part of the agreement Four Pees will distribute Laidback’s FileTrain product. FileTrain allows for huge cost savings through the automation of repetitive and cumbersome tasks. The product can easily be integrated with 3rd party solutions amongst which some of the other technologies Four Pees distributes such as callas pdfToolbox Server, Elpical Claro Premedia and more.

“While efficiency and automation have become key words in today’s print and publishing environments, many customers still don’t realize to which extend their production can be automated”, comments Tom Peire, CEO at Four Pees. “FileTrain, in combination with the other technologies Four Pees distributes, offers the capability to implement a lean manufacturing process whether that is for a flyer, brochure, book, magazine, banner, or box”.

Make money… Automate! 

In order to grow, printers and publishers need cost-effective automation solutions to help them reduce the time-consuming, repetitive tasks in their daily production. Getting jobs from their various sources, guiding them through all the necessary production preparation processes and communicating any information back to the customer or other systems like an MIS is in many environments still a very manual process. FileTrain is a powerful tool for automating any type of workflow. Besides copy, move, delete, FTP upload/ download and email functions FileTrain also features more advanced capabilities including image processing, XMP-routing and database communication. The resulting workflows easily save days of manual labor. 

Top-notch core-technologies 

Four Pees today distributes a range of state-of-the-art technologies that can handle the core-processing requirements in premedia workflows either manually or with some degree of automation:

  • callas pdfToolbox offers PDF preflighting and automatic correction, conversion to and from PDF, transparency flattening, imposition and more
  • Elpical Claro Premedia implements image quality optimization and standardization
  • The ColorLogic ZePrA solution is key to efficient and high-quality color management
  • axaio’s MadeToPrint standardizes output from InDesign and Quark XPress to print, online or mobile workflows

In addition to file collection and routing, customer communication and database connectivity, FileTrain strings those different processing components into coherent, closely integrated workflows. It effortlessly extends its integration power to additional solutions such as the Global Vision or Tucanna tFlow products and provides the means to integrate MIS, Web-To-Print or other 3rd party tools into its workflows.

Powerful, yet affordable. 

FileTrain has no options, nor add-ons. It’s one product at one price: €2500. A 20% annual support and maintenance contract is available and mandatory for the first year.

For more information, please visit the FileTrain page on the Four Pees website:


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