ReadyPDF Prepress Server is a PDF-centric production print manager that features a host of invaluable file cleansing and optimisation capabilities including font embedding, consolidation and replacement (including subsets).
This intuitive, pioneering solution enables users to overcome numerous production inefficiencies associated with PDF files, and benefit from increased automation, enhanced quality control and a more streamlined, profitable production process.
This solution enables increased colour space control and ICC profile application. It also enables easy removal or optimised inclusion of XObjects and improved document structure to overcome downstream processes or device issues.
Jonathan Malone-McGrew, Senior Director of Engagement, Solimar Systems, explained, ‘PDF files are one of the most popular print file formats, but the file is often not well-formed when the printer receives it. Our ReadyPDF solution effectively identifies, optimises and fixes many of these typical issues, enabling a smoother, faster and more cost-efficient production workflow. We know customers can reduce job onboarding from 20 minutes to 20 seconds using our solutions and, therefore, save many valuable hours of processing time every day.’
Additional system highlights include the ability to downsample and cache image resources, control transparencies and flatten layers. What’s more, a new obfuscation feature allows users to jumble all text content in the PDF. This capability allows businesses to conceal confidential data and ensure adherence to data protection guidelines when sending files to third parties for review or testing.
‘The launch of ReadyPDF Prepress Server could not have come at a better time for the industry,’ said Mary Ann Rowan, Chief Experience Officer, Solimar Systems. ‘During the Covid-19 crisis, businesses are facing significant limitations on staffing their print facilities and automation is, therefore, key to production continuity. Our ReadyPDF solution has a templated approach to PDF optimisation and correction enabling printers to automate onboarding of production work.’
As many blue-chip brands and multinational corporations are increasing their digital communication to improve responsiveness and decrease environmental impact, the ReadyPDF solution provides timely help with optimising file sizes by reducing font and other resource volume and downsampling images to lower resolutions typical in electronic presentation.
‘ReadyPDF server can be used to optimise print files for e-delivery, enabling printers to provide their customers with a flexible service. Reducing file sizes also minimises storage costs, and ReadyPDF server can simultaneously create an archive and a print version of a PDF. This makes the process of storing and locating archived files more efficient,’ Rowan said. ‘The benefits that ReadyPDF server provides are numerous, and at a time when businesses need to streamline their operations to increase profitability and competitiveness, it’s an ideal tool. As such, we are offering free trials of PDF optimisation and other solutions in our portfolio to enable more printers to evaluate their workflow and make the necessary improvements to future-proof their businesses for continued success.’
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