Fujifilm has developed the Fujifilm Jet Press Connector app for Enfocus Switch, allowing customers to manage printing to the Jet Press directly from Enfocus Switch workflows. The app is available now as a free download from the Enfocus Appstore.
The app will allow customers that use Enfocus Switch to further automate their workflow and send print jobs directly to the Jet Press. The app is compatible with all variations of the Jet Press including the latest Jet Press 750S High Speed model, capable of printing up to 5,400 sheets per hour. Print companies receiving work from various sources, such as web to print, or their own MIS, can channel jobs through Switch to the Jet Press to maximise the throughput.
The new app allows printers to configure many of the Jet Press parameters within the Switch workflow and different sets of parameters can be set depending on the workflow or job type that is printed. The app can also dynamically set the Jet Press parameters by applying scripts within the workflow to translate non-specific job instructions (i.e. ‘B2’ size sheets) into specific parameters to use for printing. Such automation within the workflow increases productivity and reduces the potential for human error.
Fujifilm recognises that it is no longer the case that when new printing equipment is purchased, a new workflow is necessarily also required. While Fujifilm’s XMF Workflow was developed as the primary print production workflow for the Jet Press, many printers have developed in-house, vendor neutral workflow systems that manage print production for all their printing equipment, with all suppliers. Enfocus Switch is often used as the base for such workflows.
John Davies, Product Management and Support Manager for Workflow Products, FUJIFILM Europe “Fujifilm first developed a link between Enfocus Switch and its Jet Press many years ago in the form of a configurator and scripts. To make these capabilities easily available to all Jet Press customers, the original functionality, and more, has been developed as the freely available Enfocus Switch App. This provides customers with easy access to further integrate the Jet Press system into their print operations”
The Fujifilm Jet Press Connector app can be downloaded from the Enfocus Appstore at: https://www.enfocus.com/en/appstore/overview