Software automates repetitive tasks from creation through printing and finishing
MALVERN, PA, – Ricoh Americas Corporation today unveiled RICOH TotalFlow® 2.0, a production print management software to help print service providers streamline pre-print tasks. It directly addresses the needs of small and medium-sized print service providers in both commercial and in-plant settings who need to move swiftly through their ever-expanding schedules of increasingly complex print jobs.
Automating a host of repetitive tasks, TotalFlow 2.0 mobilizes information from job creation through printing and finishing. The three-part solution includes TotalFlow Prep software for fast, accurate print setup, TotalFlow PrintManager to optimize printing efficiency, and TotalFlow ProductionManager for advanced print management capabilities.
“As a services company, we’re committed to helping our customers work as productively as possible with our production printers,” said Tim Vellek, Vice President, Production Printing Business Group, Ricoh Americas Corporation. “That’s why we’re giving our small and medium-sized business customers software with powerful capabilities that are still proportional to the work they do every day. Too often, they have been forced to overinvest in capabilities they’ll never use. TotalFlow is the right solution to help them meet their most important business objectives.”
TotalFlow Prep helps print service providers create print jobs, quickly combining multiple files of different formats into one printable PDF file. They can perform simple edits, select the right media and choose finishing options matched to each printer. Visual ticketing lets operators quickly check key details before printing.
TotalFlow PrintManager, supporting up to five printers, automates many previously manual tasks, including job ticketing, scheduling, reporting and finishing. The software prioritizes important jobs and directs them to the devices that will deliver the best and most affordable results based on client needs. Providers can produce a variety of reports on printer usage and performance to help further optimize the operation.