EFI's PrintSmith Site Steamlines PDF Generation
EFI has added a feature to its PrintSmith Site product to make submitting PDFs easier and faster for print-shop clients. EFI's job-submission and e-commerce module for its PrintSmith print-shop management system, PrintSmith Site now incorporates EFI's PrintMessenger PDFgenerating print drivers. These allow for unlimited client licenses and let customers automatically create settings and correct PDF files from their own desktop applications (including Microsoft Power- Point, Publisher, and QuarkXPress).
PrintMessenger creates a "virtual printer" on the customer's PC or Mac where the print shop's name appears in the list of output devices. To send files to the print shop, the customer simply chooses the print-shop name from the list, just like they would a desktop or laser printer. A print-ready PDF file then arrives at the print shop, where it is ready to flow into the print workflow, EFI reports. (EFI:www.efi.com; PrintSmith: www.printsmith.com)