Collabria and Profit Control Systems Integrate PrintTalk Interface
Press release from the issuing company
SAN MATEO, CA -- February 9, 2001 -- Collabria, Inc., changing the way business creates, manufactures and delivers print and digital assets, today announced the first implementation of the PrintTalk(tm) interface specification. PrintTalk, a consortium of companies serving the graphic arts industry, was established in June 2000 to define a communications interface that allows job management data to flow freely and openly among all graphic arts products and systems.
PROFIT Control Systems, Inc. (PCS), a provider of advanced Management Information Systems for the print industry, together with Collabria, integrated the PrintTalk interface specification into the PCS C/S Series print management system operating on the Collabria PrintCommerce(tm) service. In the first commercial validation of the PrintTalk specification, Sunset Stationers, Inc., is now implementing the integrated system. Located in Wharton, NJ, Sunset Stationers is a commercial printer specializing in corporate identity products such as business cards and letterhead for companies nationwide.
"Integrating PrintTalk's specification into the Collabria suite of applications via PCS enables us to automate the entire print production -- from receipt of the customer order through notice of shipment delivery," stated Rob Wainer, President of Sunset Stationers. "We can now provide our customers with real-time information management, which is the ultimate goal."
"This end-to-end print production service includes integration with the UPS Online System," explained Ron Berg, Vice President of Sales and Administration at PCS. "Until today, printers needed to manually key in shipping and tracking information, but now it's done automatically. PrintTalk enabled the easy flow of digital information."
PrintTalk supports the use of the proposed Job Definition Format (JDF), which is the emerging standard for the graphic arts domain, and Commercial eXtensible Markup Language (cXML), which is the communication standard of the e-commerce domain. PrintTalk began releasing implementation specifications in September 2000. Both Collabria and PCS are founding members of PrintTalk.
"I am gratified that forward-thinking companies are beginning to deploy the open communications enabled by PrintTalk," stated Steve Hallberg, President of Parsec Corporation and of PrintTalk. "We look forward to the wide adoption of the PrintTalk specification to the benefit of the entire graphic arts industry." hly efficient engine operates at a constant 25 A4 impressions a minute whatever the media. And the short paper path means virtually no paper jams.
WhatTheyThink is the global printing industry's leading independent media organization with both print and digital offerings, including WhatTheyThink.com, PrintingNews.com and WhatTheyThink magazine versioned with a Printing News and Wide-Format & Signage edition. Our mission is to provide cogent news and analysis about trends, technologies, operations, and events in all the markets that comprise today’s printing and sign industries including commercial, in-plant, mailing, finishing, sign, display, textile, industrial, finishing, labels, packaging, marketing technology, software and workflow.