Imprint-MIS and Intelligent Finishing Systems (IFS) Team up for Printweek Live!
Imprint-MIS are pleased to announce that they have been invited onto the IFS stand at Printweek Live to demonstrate Horizon’s JDF/JMF integration with the Imprint MIS.
More and more Print Service Providers (PSP’s) are asking Imprint and IFS the best way to automate their production. Live data is the only way to accurately assess a job’s profitability and by working with IFS, Imprint can capture live data from the Horizon finishing equipment to populate the cost sheet that Imprint generates with every job and update production control and job status.
Many PSPs are surprised to learn that much of the equipment they use, and their MIS systems are already JDF capable. Sometimes it is just a matter of working with an integrator to connect the interfaces. It is also something that can be implemented in stages; a facility can choose to implement JDF only where it makes sense to automate or job track, and not worry about other roles.
JDF is broken down into logical roles (MIS to prepress, finishing, digital printing, web to print, wide-format etc.) Those roles typically pertain to which segment of work needs to be completed, but the result is a standard way to connect MIS-based job tracking, automation and workflow. This means that Imprint can communicate through JDF technology for job status and much more. Imprint can receive messages about devices, jobs, inventory/stock, and queues, all through JDF technology. It can be used to communicate to order consumables when stock is low, and be used to monitor numerous job parameters for costing and other business process integration.
Imprint-MIS will be demonstrating full system integration at Printweek Live with the Horizon machines and will be showing visitors how best to move away from Estimating jobs and guesstimating profit with the use of a fully automated JDF/JMF workflow.