Xerox FreeFlow Enhancements Drive Productivity; Accelerate Time from Job Submission to Print



    Digital workflow collection provides quick solutions for print providers

    TORONTO, Sept. 10 /CNW/ - A common challenge facing print providers is
the increasing number of print jobs with shorter page volumes, making the time
from job submission to printing critical for a successful print operation.
Xerox Canada tackles this challenge by automating the labor intensive and
repetitive prepress process with the new FreeFlow(R) Process Manager 8.0.
    FreeFlow Process Manager is software that adapts to print providers'
varying prepress needs by automating both simple and complex tasks. More than
20 pre-configured prepress functions, such as resizing and cropping, are
automated in Process Manager - saving valuable time in prepping basic print
jobs. For example, producing business cards is one of the most cumbersome
tasks in a print shop; they can now be imposed, rotated, cropped and sent to
the digital press with no human touch involved.
    As business needs change and tasks become more demanding, Process Manager
MAX (Manifest Automation from Xerox) supports advanced levels of automation by
integrating with existing database systems. Standard with the software,
Process Manager MAX enables job order details, such as the information in the
bleed area of an imposed document or the number of pages in a book, to be
incorporated seamlessly making post-print operations more efficient.
    Process manager also streamlines the workflow for print providers
handling hundreds of jobs without operator intervention. Using Adobe Acrobat
preflight, as well as interacting with many third-party software tools,
Process Manager keeps jobs running uninterrupted by automatically checking and
correcting problems, such as corrupt files. Additionally, Process Manager
comes standard with 10 built-in Easy Start workflows that incorporate commonly
used prepress workflows to automate production of postcards, books and
manuals.
    "Increasing prepress efficiency helps customers maximize their printing
capacity by doing more in less time," said Deb Cantabene, vice president,
Workflow and Solutions Marketing, Xerox Corporation. "From basic needs to more
advanced automation, Process Manger offers the flexibility to accommodate
print shops of any size and easily adapt to their evolving client requests."

    Additional enhancements to the FreeFlow Digital Workflow Collection
include:

    
    - FreeFlow Express to Print - the premier, light production print
      preparation tool now includes legal and education template kits,
      supporting the Xerox 4112/4127(TM) family of products, to make commonly
      used documents - such as memos, report cards and newsletters - easier
      and faster to prepare for print.

    - VIPP(R) Pro Publisher (part of the Xerox FreeFlow VI Suite) - enhanced
      integration with Adobe InDesign delivers expanded graphic arts
      capabilities. For example, users can now support different text styles
      and wrap variable text around a photo or graphic; improved visual
      displays indicate whether the selected imposition exceeds the sheet
      size.

    - VI Interpreter 8.0 (also part of the Xerox FreeFlow VI suite) - extends
      support for complex variable data print jobs and now provides commands
      for patterned inks, tab processing, customizable crop marks or two-
      layer fluorescent text.
    

    Customer Contact:
    For more information about Xerox production systems and services, visit
http://www.xerox.com/tr/products or call 800-ASK-XEROX.

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For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Bill McKee, Xerox Corporation,
(585) 423-4476, bill.mckee@xerox.com; Tina Quelch, Calador Communications,
(416) 925-6034, tina@calador.ca

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