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EFI Ships New Version of PrintSmith MIS

12 Jun, 2007

EFI Ships New Version of PrintSmith MIS

 EFI is shipping EFI PrintSmith version 8.0, with new product features to improve efficiency and save customers time and money. EFI PrintSmith is a flexible, feature rich print management information system and the market leading solution for print and copy shops. As part of our efforts to expand the devices our clients can support, PrintSmith 8.0 can now help manage roll-fed presses, wide-format and super-wide format printers.

Material calculations for roll-fed presses can be done by weight to support how paper rolls are typically ordered. For wide-format and super-wide format printers, materials and labor calculations can be done as a function of the area being printed, while pricing can be done by run or finished size with multiple calculation methods to determine price (including area). PrintSmith users can define each roll-fed press or wide-format printer within the system, entering machine costs, speed capabilities, minimum/maximum width of rolls, etc. The software also supports finishing capabilities for these processes. These significant enhancements represent a large opportunity for PrintSmith clients to take advantage of this rapidly growing segment of the industry.

Other highlights of 8.0 include a "Quick Access Panel" that enables each user to customize the functions they see in this special window for faster access to commonly used features; paper calculator templates for quicker job set-up; automated security back-up of the software; and full "cost plus" system capabilities. Additionally, a new powerful electronic scheduling module is available for purchase. This module provides information on load factor, downtown, overtime, milestone activities, and more. It has easy to use "drag and drop" functionality, and integrates with the Tracker module, which provides users with real-time shop floor data collection and job costing.

PrintSmith Site enables printers to offer online products and services with complete integration into the PrintSmith system for faster job turnaround and a more streamlined workflow, from the ordering user's desktop through to production. Version 2.5 of PrintSmith Site has a completely redesigned, professional looking, and intuitive user interface that is similar to EFI's Digital StoreFront product, and adds award-winning personalization technology from XMPie.

EFI - 800.875.7117 - www.efi.com

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