Sweden-based ArifiQ has announced that HP PrintOS solutions can now also process ad-hoc jobs automatically using arifiQ technology. This significant move has positive implications for printers and their customers worldwide, said the company. The arifiQ estimating engine instantly and automatically creates quotes, job tickets, gang-runs, cost-optimized impositions and production routes for print jobs moving through a workflow – including ad-hoc jobs requiring custom quotes. Now, in the first implementation of the technology in a digital workflow solution, arifiQ makes 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. “This is a breakthrough for the printing industry,” said Eva Rosén, Co-Founder and CMO of arifiQ Development.
“ArifiQ had already solved the ad-hoc quoting and job-onboarding, and now, with the HP PrintOS integration, we’ve made it possible to push ad-hoc jobs through any prepress and digital workflow without predefined products.”
Gershon Alon, HP PrintOS Business Manager, added: “Many print service providers are struggling with quickly onboarding their ad-hoc jobs into production, and 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’m happy to have arifiQ on board as a new PrintOS partner, and look forward to working together and exploring new applications.”
Hudson Printing (Carlsbad, CA), was the first printer to try the HP PrintOS and arifiQ integration. CEO Paul Hudson concluded: “At Hudson Printing, we use PrintOS Site Flow very 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 very powerful. I’ve just had a look at the solution and found it to be just what I hoped for. The combination of arifiQ and Site Flow will allow us to move all digital print jobs from estimating through to production faster and easier than ever before.”