With its “Pixel to Output” strategy, OEM Durst (Brixen, Italy) has expanded its software solutions for printers to deliver complete solutions by inking an important alliance with PrintFactory (The Netherlands), an award-winning workflow software specialist in wide-format. PrintFactory’s colour management technology and high-speed, XML-centric RIP-based software connects multi-manufacturer environments seamlessly. The suite of workflow software supports over 2,000 printers and cutters worldwide, and delivers an editor, calibrator and premium layout tool alongside an API-integrated RIP.
“This is a great partnership for us as it confirms our focus on colour quality is the right direction,” said Erik Strik, CEO of Aurelon (the team behind PrintFactory). “With PrintFactory’s VISU colour engine as a part of the workflow, Durst press and printer operators can be confident of not only reducing the time spent achieving colour consistency, but also in reducing ink and media costs.” Michael Deflorian, Business Development Manager for Durst Professional Services, added: “We’ve been looking for workflow-based software that has a robust, scalable API and allows Durst workflow users to drive printers of other manufacturers with the same software. It’s not just about having a smooth workflow, it’s about finding affordable software and hardware that can support a growing business. Our customers choose Durst for the long term. Software that we recommend has to deliver on a promise of quality and reliability, and PrintFactory meets that criteria,” Deflorian added.
The partnership between Durst and PrintFactory will deliver a tight integration between the workflow products. This means more customers can choose Durst printers to work alongside their existing devices – there’s no need to manage print jobs via different systems. Basically, the Durst software ECO system digitizes the e-commerce, prepress and print process. All products offer a browser-based interface for maximum flexibility and an interface to share data with other software solutions. In general, PrintFactory software is delivered via a network of global distributors. It delivers on increased productivity, guarantees lower ink costs without affecting print quality, improves margins thanks to reduced waste, and ensures consistent and repeatable colour.
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