SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 11 Print 01 in Chicago saw the launch of printanet, httprint's and KBA's new Internet-based front-end solution developed for the KBA 74 Karat press.
The launch comes less than three months after httprint and KBA announced that they had entered a global alliance to develop a front-end solution for the Karat press that would result in the completion of the press's digital workflow through total Web-enablement. With printanet, httprint has taken its own functionality developed in association with industry specialists GretagMacbeth, Markzware and Best Color, and tailored it to the specific requirements of KBA and the 74 Karat press.
The solution provides a faster and more efficient front-end process, while creating a simplified and practical means of dealing with the varied requirements of printers and their customers. printanet was introduced to a select group of industry members and media on Saturday as part of the PrintWriter lecture held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Chicago. Demonstrations of the software are taking place at Print 01 at the KBA booth (Hall A, No. 929.)
"The evolution and adoption of digital workflow continues to grow in line with increasing demand because the advantages are clear -- improved quality, cycle time reduction and accuracy of information. Coupled with digital presses, which can receive files directly, you begin to see how the whole process becomes more streamlined,'' said Mark Porter, president and CEO of httprint. "Coupled with the existing technology of the 74 Karat, printanet delivers an integrated Internet-based workflow, for a faster and more efficient print management process,'' added Porter.
"We believe printanet will demonstrate how the 74 Karat can now provide the eCommerce and color management technology to deliver an integrated, comprehensive and practical workflow for the future,'' said Ralf Sammeck, sales director of KBA Digital Print.
"The market has been demanding color management, pre-flight checking, remote proofing, quality control and file transfer based on Internet technology for some time. httprint will continue to develop these types of modules as demonstration of our ongoing commitment to providing practical solutions that can be tailored to meet every requirement,'' said Porter.
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