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Avanti Delivers Streamlined Workflow for NEBS through JDF

Press release from the issuing company

TORONTO, Nov. 10 -- Responding to the challenge of how to integrate workflow from internet submission right to print, Avanti Computer Systems today announced it has developed a JDF-based interface into Creo PREPS software, Kodak's digital imposition tool, for NEBS Canada. NEBS is a provider of stationery, business forms, digital colour and promotional items to large number of small businesses in Canada. Their shop floor includes a full complement of Direct-to-Plate equipment and the workflow to support it. NEBS approached Avanti looking for a more streamlined way of efficiently producing particular types of variable print jobs of customer-provided information that came to them across the internet. Avanti provides a mechanism to extend that automated workflow to the internet and right through to the printing presses and digital printers, all of which accept information from the PREPS(TM) product. "We get 100's of orders per month across the internet and were looking to reduce, and hopefully eliminate, the need to re-enter the information provided to us across the internet and simply make its way through the print shop without any human intervention" says Karianne Robillard of NEBS Canada. The Future of JDF is now "More and more of our customers are allowing their clients to order directly through their websites. There has long been a need for a standard way to make prepress, printing and post- press devices talk to each other. JDF was developed to answer this need and our customers are looking for way to take advantage of the JDF standard." "The advantages of a JDF-compliant workflow are clear: any time you can automate steps in the process, you'll have faster turnaround of jobs and eliminate the chance of transcription errors, both of which increase profitability and increase customer satisfaction" said Patrick Bolan, Avanti's president and chief executive officer.