Fuji’s XMF workflow portfolio has become fully integrated with Tharstern MIS and EFI Pace management information systems (MIS).
The integration with Tharstern enables print companies to benefit from advanced automated production direct from the MIS system into the XMF Workflow.
A key benefit is the ability to deliver additional PDF content attached to a MIS job, with the help of automatic page assignment for future reference purposes - especially beneficial for Web-to-print workflows.
Also, jobs created in the user's MIS are pushed directly into XMF, including the full job description, customer details, product details and imposition requirements. Users can select XMF job templates based on existing templates, which are picked automatically using criteria within the MIS.
The link with EFI Pace provides two-way end-to-end workflow integration. XMF's messaging to EFI Pace automatically handles all pre-press job plan activities in EFI Pace Scheduling. A job can be submitted to XMF directly by EFI, with the jobs then automatically processed in XMF.
John Davies, workflow product group manager, Fujifilm Graphic Systems Europe, said: “We have had the ability to take in print jobs from MIS systems since XMF was first introduced in 2007, but integrating with the Tharstern and EFI Pace MIS systems marks a significant step forward. XMF can now provide customers with the best opportunity to stay ahead of the competition and maximise profit potential, automating processes and giving them full control of the flow of information throughout production."