Hybrid Software announces new cloud-based tool for HP label and packaging customers

Hybrid Software’s new product for the HP PrintOS community is called PACKZalyzer. PACKZalyzer is based on the powerful tools for PDF analysis and correction from Hybrid’s PACKZ PDF Editor, which have been paired with an intuitive and easy-to-use, cloud-based application to better prepare label and packaging files for production. PACKZalyzer will correct common file-related issues that occur in many package designs, and will give the PrintOS community an integrated web-based file-inspection tool for additional areas of concern, such as barcode information. The technology will allow order entry or customer service personnel to receive files from clients and get them ready for production before they enter the prepress department. This is achieved through advanced PDF analysis technology from Hybrid’s PACKZ Native PDF editing software, combined with automated correction of files derived from its Cloudflow workflow system. PACKZalyzer also produces a visual report that can be viewed in a web browser to answer the common questions on whether the files received are ready to print digitally, or require corrections before printing. As an example, supplied barcodes are scanned and information relating to barcodes – such as style, bar width reduction, magnification and number – are shown in an easy-to-view report that links directly from each barcode.

Guido Van der Schueren.
Guido Van der Schueren.

“We’re pleased to see technology from Hybrid’s PACKZ PDF editor being applied in HP’s PrintOS cloud,” said Guido Van der Schueren, Hybrid’s Chairman. “PACKZ has over 2,000 seats in production to date, but through PrintOS, we can reach many more customers with this technology.”

With offices in the U.S., Belgium, Germany and Italy, plus a global partner network, Hybrid Software is a software development company focused on innovative productivity tools for the graphic arts industry. Its Cloudflow workflow, PACKZ editor and integration products offer “a unique set of advantages” that include native PDF workflows, vendor-independent solutions based on industry standards, scalable technology, and low cost of ownership. The products are used by hundreds of customers worldwide in all areas of prepress and print – including labels and packaging, folding cartons, corrugated, wide-format and digital printing.



Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.