New HP PrintOS Cloud-Based Solution for Automating Production-Printing Workflows
HP Inc. today introduced HP PrintOS, a cloud-based operating system that automates production-printing workflow. HP will demonstrate the new solution at the drupa 2016 commercial- and production-printing trade show that will be held May 31-June 10 in Düsseldorf, Germany.
HP also says that, for the first time in the history of the drupa trade show, the HP Graphics Solutions Business is hosting the tradeshow’s largest exhibit in hall 17, and the world’s biggest digital printing showcase for the event. HP will display its latest technology for general commercial printing, as well as new hardware and solutions for printing labels and packaging, as well as for large-format, sign, and display application areas.
HP says PrintOS is an open and secure platform for print-production management, and says PrintOS is a cloud-based operating system ideal for print-service providers (PSPs) in all segments and of all sizes. It’s desgined for use with the HP Indigo, PageWide Web Press, Scitex, and Latex digital-printing systems.
PrintOS features a suite of Web-based and mobile applications, and is designed to help to start printing jobs faster and easier. HP also says cloud connectivity allows customers to monitor print status remotely, as well as track and improve production performance over time.
PrintOS applications include:
- Box, a tool that simplifies print-job onboarding through non-automated channels such as email submission and file-transfer services. The firm says that often, a disproportionate amount of time and effort is invested in handling print jobs prior to printing them. By standardizing processes, HP says Box reduces upfront overhead, increasing capacity.
- Site Flow, which combines automated print-job order submission, pre-press and shop-floor management for PSPs serving the business-to-business and business-to-business-to-consumer markets. HP says the application allows PSPs to offer “attractive costs and higher levels of service” to fulfill hundreds, thousands, or tens of thousands of individual, personalized print orders every day, including direct shipment to customers.
HP Indigo and PageWide Web Press customers can begin using PrintOS on May 31. Many apps will be available without charge to existing customers with a service contract, while certain apps will be subject to monthly subscription and image charges. PrintOS is expected to be available for HP Latex and Scitex users in 2017.
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