JDF Promotes Productivity and Profitability
Headquartered in Foster City, Calif., EFI—a leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation—announced its Hagen and Prograph management systems have received JDF certification from PIA/GATF. Prograph and Hagen are among the first management systems to pass the stringent Job Definition Format testing process by PIA/GATF.
The certification process involved a series of tests—ranging from attribute value tests to full-blown JDF job ticket conformance—over several days, conducted in the PIA/GATF’s state-of-the-art facility. Hagen and Prograph passed all the rigorous standards of JDF product certification and are now certified to create and accept updated job details as the job is running via JMF (Job Messaging Format). These systems have efficient two-way communication between capable devices, and the ability to communicate correctly to both prepress and conventional printing workflows.
EFI Prograph delivers a comprehensive workflow planning and management solution for magazine, catalog, book, retail insert and large commercial print operations. The solution offers comprehensive planning capabilities, including versioning, complex imposition, bindery planning and distribution tools, enabling users to make more informed business decisions and streamline their production process.
EFI Hagen is an MIS solution designed to effectively support technology-driven printing operations, from medium-sized commercial printers to multi-plant enterprises. Providing a robust and advanced accounting package with high-end applications for estimating, job management, scheduling, purchasing, inventory and fulfillment, Hagen allows print service providers to collect, share, analyze and respond to information in real-time.
Prograph version 7.0, which began shipping in April, has several product enhancements, most notably a new invoicing module which supports contract billing. This allows print service providers to represent long-term contract pricing they have in place with clients, a common practice for publication printers. The system then helps them generate the invoices based on these contracts using the planning data in Prograph.
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