Toshiba Selects EFI Digital StoreFront as Standard Web-to-Print Solution24 Apr, 2006
Toshiba Selects EFI Digital StoreFront as Standard Web-to-Print Solution
Foster City, CA - EFI, a world
leader in digital controllers, superwide format printers and inks, and print
management solutions, has announced that OEM partner Toshiba America Business
Solutions Inc. (TABS) has selected EFI Digital StoreFront (DSF) as its preferred
web-to-print solution. TABS’ nationwide dealer locations may now offer the
award-winning solution to their customers, ranging from small CRD operations to
large commercial print shops.
Recently awarded a BERTL’s Best Award for Innovation, DSF is EFI’s web-to-print platform providing a digital on-ramp for customers to connect with their preferred printer. DSF eases print job specification and file handling for the customer while automating workflow at the printer. With DSF, printers can provide proactive job status via the Web and customers are given better visibility into the production process via online job tracking.
Said Michael Szot, solutions product manager at TABS: “EFI Digital StoreFront is a product that our dealers can use to penetrate the Central Reproduction Department and Facilities Management markets by providing a Web-based, centralized print-job ordering and management tool. DSF makes it easy for the customers of the CRDs to order printing, keep track of costs, and control their printing tasks. Having DSF in their arsenal allows dealers to provide the complete package from job entry and tracking to printing hardware, supplies and service.”
“In today’s highly competitive marketplace, more CRDs are becoming one-stop solution centers in order to survive. With DSF in its suite of offerings, TABS now enables these CRDs to offer a total print solution through a single e-commerce platform,” said Frank Mallozzi, senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at EFI. “We think the combination of TABS and DSF is a powerful one and look forward to energizing an already successful partnership.”
An interface allows print customers to submit digital files from their PC or Macintosh computers, view PDF proofs of their documents for immediate review and approval, and easily enter their own job specifications for production and finishing. Once that information is entered, DSF creates a production job ticket and the file is automatically submitted into the print center's workflow, billing systems, print servers and output devices.
DSF also provides a integration with EFI’s workflow and MIS solutions – the system creates an “end-to-end” content and commerce workflow from the desktop of the printer’s customer directly to EFI Fiery, Balance and Micropress solutions for digital printing and to EFI’s Hagen, Logic and PSI print management systems.