Inkjet Insight, an online source of objective and detailed information for companies evaluating and using production inkjet, has announced the expansion of its series of Finder Apps to include inkjet-related software. Software Finder is a curated listing of software products that help to drive quality, efficiency and profitability in a production inkjet environment. It’s a free service for registered members of Inkjet Insight that simplifies the process of identifying software solutions – not just to drive a print engine, but for a range of needs including colour management, composition, data security, postal automation, print stream transformation and production planning. “There’s no doubt that software is essential to maximizing the investment into an inkjet solution,” said Elizabeth Gooding, President of Inkjet Insight. “Often, a hardware investment is part of a larger strategy to dramatically improve the efficiency and profitability of an operation – and software can make or break those goals.”
Inkjet Insight recommends doing a thorough analysis of current software tools used by your shop, future requirements, and the availability of new software tools necessary for your environment, applications and inkjet productivity prior to an investment in inkjet. For most operations, the ability to logically organize jobs and group them together for production is the key to keeping a printer up and running, thus avoiding paper waste and maximizing profits. “Software is one of the investment pillars required for successful adoption of inkjet printing in an operation along with hardware and paper,” Inkjet Insight added. “In support of those pillars, Inkjet Insight’s Device Finder offers a consolidation of specifications from production inkjet device OEMs into a single, searchable database – and Paper Finder supports the search of papers verified as production-ready for inkjet devices.” There’s no cost for software companies, OEMs or mills to list their products on the Inkjet Insight website.