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Extensis Adds Automated File Delivery to Preflight Online

Press release from the issuing company

PORTLAND, OR - April 9, 2001 - Extensis Products Group today announced that it has integrated FTP file delivery into Extensis Preflight Online, its patent-pending online preflighting service. The new file transfer features, available immediately to all Preflight Online subscribers, make it possible for users to preflight, collect, and compress all the files needed for a print job-and then send them directly to their printer, service bureau, or publisher using only a web browser. As with all of Preflight Online's services, the collection and uploading of jobs is performed within the web browser environment, without the need for desktop software. This new file transfer capability is now available for no additional charge and is included as part of the core Preflight Online service. The addition of file transfer features expands Preflight Online into a complete file submission solution for service providers, handling all the tasks associated with helping customers submit complete, print-ready jobs over the Internet. With this new service addition, Preflight Online users now have the option to either collect their job files locally for later transfer or immediately upload them directly to a printer's FTP server after they pass through a Preflight Online error check. Service providers can offer any number of different FTP delivery destinations through their Preflight Online account. "Preflight Online is the only purely web-based solution that for one subscription price includes file inspection, an integrated help system, built-in collection and file compression, and seamless file delivery," says Senior Product Manager Joseph Schorr. "While many printers currently host FTP servers, getting customers to install, configure and use FTP software is a challenge. Preflight Online removes this obstacle by making file submission as simple as clicking a 'Send' button."

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