New Print OS app for ad hoc jobs

HP PrintOS – the app suite for its users – can now also process ad-hoc jobs automatically using arifiQ technology.

The arifiQ estimating engine instantly and automatically creates quotes, job tickets, gang-runs, cost-optimised impositions and production routes for the full variety of print jobs moving through a workflow – including ad-hoc jobs requiring custom quotes.

In the first implementation of the technology in a digital workflow solution, arifiQ is making this capability available to HP PrintOS users, empowering them to take ad-hoc jobs from print customers or the sales team, all the way to the press, without stops. 

The arifiQ technology makes it possible for PrintOS Box and PrintOS Site Flow to receive job tickets and, most importantly, print-ready imposed PDFs – without requiring predefined products. Jobs are quoted and imposed, with printer’s marks included, in arifiQ, with preflighting in the HP PrintOS solution.

HP Print OS was launched at drupa, it is intended to be a platform for third party apps that can enhance the performance of print businesses, including those using Indigo. 

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“This is a breakthrough for the printing industry,” says Eva Rosén, co-founder and chief marketing officer, arifiQ Development.  She says, “arifiQ has already solved the ad-hoc quoting and job-onboarding, and now, with the HP PrintOS integration, we have made it possible to push ad-hoc jobs through any prepress and digital workflow, without predefined products,”

Gershon Alon, HP PrintOS business manager says, "Many print service providers are struggling with quickly onboarding their ad-hoc jobs into production, arifiQ technology is addressing this issue. With the new integration ad-hoc jobs can get quoted and automatically submitted into production within minutes, saving time and money, and reducing errors. I am happy to have arifiQ on board as a new PrintOS partner, and look forward to working together and exploring new applications.”

Hudson Printing is the first print service provider to try the HP PrintOS and arifiQ integration. CEO Paul Hudson says, “At Hudson Printing, we use PrintOS Site Flow effectively for web-to-print catalogue products. We wanted a way to use the power of Site Flow for our ad-hoc digital print jobs, too. Since we were already familiar with the quick and easy arifiQ estimating platform, I suggested that a Site Flow integration with arifiQ would be powerful. I have just had a look at the solution and found it to be just what I hoped for.”

 

He continues, “The combination of arifiQ and Site Flow will allow us to move all digital print jobs from estimating through production faster and easier than ever before.”

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