22 June 2020 — Solimar Systems, Inc., provider of leading workflow solutions for print production and digital communications, today launches Solimar ReadyPDF® Prepress Server (TM) 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.
ReadyPDF Prepress Server is a PDF-centric production print manager that features a host of invaluable file cleansing and optimization capabilities including font embedding, consolidation, and replacement (including subsets). The server leverages Solimar’s nearly 30 years of experience in output management and distribution. This solution enables increased color space control and ICC profile application. It also enables easy removal or optimized inclusion of XObjects and improved document structure to overcome downstream processes or device issues.
Jonathan Malone-McGrew, Senior Director of Engagement, Solimar Systems, explains, “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, optimizes, 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, saving 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 GDPR, the California Data Protection Act, and other 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,” says 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 optimization 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 optimizing 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 optimize print files for e-delivery, enabling printers to provide their customers with a flexible service. Reducing file sizes also minimizes 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 says. “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 optimization 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.”