Agfa Graphics launches Version 2.3 of Apogee StoreFront

agfastorefront-inThis newest release of Agfa StoreFront, its open web-to-print solution, adds electronic document distribution to help commercial and wide-format printers extend their offerings with complementary web services. Designed for the commercial printing and display/signage markets, StoreFront 2.3 can be used by any printer to market new services and products to business customers of any size. With StoreFront, in addition to their traditional print products, users can sell electronic products like images, PDFs, ePub files or website banners.

“As a cloud-based product, StoreFront offers print service providers a faster and more affordable way to enter the web-to-print market. Tight integration with our production workflow systems saves time and avoids double-data entry,” said Andy Grant, Global Head of Software, Agfa Graphics. “Printers increasingly want and need to offer additional services to their customers. While print is an essential part of today’s communication mix, StoreFront is the perfect tool for print service providers of all kinds to add document creation and distribution into their product offerings, making them more essential to their customers as a complete, one-stop communications provider.”

StoreFront v2.3 also makes payment by bank transfer or cheque easy and convenient. As an alternative to online payment with a credit or debit card, printers can now offer payment by wire transfer. This is useful in various markets, such as government or non-profit organizations that are not allowed to pay online using credit cards. A new invoicing module makes sure that buyers receive a comprehensive invoice for all of their orders. The statements are stored as PDF files for easy printing and archiving.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.