Agfa Graphics has released version two of the cloud-based web-to-print solution, Apogee StoreFront which is now available.
Apogee StoreFront 2.0 features support for variable data processing and documents of different sizes, and a more refined support for business-to-business e-commerce. The tight integration with both Apogee Prepress and the new Asanti Production workflow saves time and avoids double data entry both for commercial printing sites and for wide-format inkjet printers.
Andy Grant, Head of Software, Agfa Graphics said, Apogee StoreFront is a prime example of how Agfa Graphics is taking its know-how in workflow automation and web portals to the wide format printing market. It is the most cost-efficient way for Print Service Providers (PSPs) to take advantage of new technologies and market their services to a wider audience online.
Apogee StoreFront, which was recently honoured as the Best web-to-print solution by the European Digital Press Association, features refined support for B2B e-commerce, including personalised address books and support for custom domain names. Admins can now partially approve or ship orders, an added value that PSPs can offer their business partners.
Variable data processing makes it easier to create batches of personalised documents. By uploading an Excel spreadsheet with contact, pricing or other content data, print buyers can order sets of customised banners, flyers, business cards or other documents.
With this new version, users can define the size of the poster they order, for example, and Apogee StoreFront will calculate its price per square metre or square foot immediately. This offers increased flexibility for online orders in conjunction with Asanti Production for wide-format printers.
As a cloud based service, Apogee StoreFront offers PSPs a fast and affordable entry into the web-to-print market so they can extend their service offering and/or reach new markets.