Crawford introduces Review and Release

Crawford Technologies (Toronto), a provider of document solutions that streamline, improve and manage customer communications, has announced the general availability of Review and Release – “a solution designed to solve one of the biggest challenges in a transactional print environment,” said the company. A standalone solution, Review and Release automates and simplifies the process of removing specific files from a print stream before printing. Developed for in-plant print shops, print service providers and enterprises sending output to third-party providers, Review and Release makes it possible to examine and remove unwanted documents within a high-volume print stream before it goes to a production printer or an inkjet press. Locating documents within a print file that need to be removed from production for various reasons has traditionally been a highly manual and costly process. Often referred to as “holds and pulls,” it’s a common production challenge for companies producing high-volume transactional documents. With Review and Release, users can selectively identify and put on hold documents that sit in the middle of a print file, saving unnecessary printing and reducing waste. Additional benefits include the elimination of costly manual work involved in searching for offending documents and reducing the risk of inaccurate communications being sent through the mailstream.

Ernie Crawford.
Ernie Crawford.

“We’re excited to introduce this time-saving solution to the marketplace,” said Ernie Crawford, President and CEO of Crawford Technologies. “Review and Release puts control in the hands of the user closest to the customer, giving them the ability to remove documents that should not be produced. Having an automated layer of review ensures customers receive business-critical communications that are accurate and properly formatted fully supports a company’s promise of an exceptional customer experience.” Crawford will demonstrate Review and Release in booth 454 at Print 17, September 10-14 in Chicago.


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.