Fujifilm’s XMF Workflow system provides end to end print production management from file submission and job approval through to final job layout and print. It is a powerful and flexible production hub, designed to meet the production demands of sheetfed, web and digital print companies. Built around PDF and JDF technologies, it offers a rich set of capabilities in pre-flighting, colour management, imposition and screening.
XMF Workflow provides true cross-media capability. With the ability to prepare a PDF for either CTP or digital output at the click of a mouse, XMF Workflow automatically applies the appropriate imposition, colour management and screening settings, maintaining data integrity and colour consistency throughout. XMF Workflow also allows for sections to be output to digital presses for proofing purposes.
Adding new services is key to retaining and gaining business. XMF Workflow enables you to create 3D digital mock-ups, complete with the ability to turn virtual pages in the viewer, showing the effects of different paper types, and allows you to send these as standalone.
The 3D mock-ups are created from APPE rendered pages and the production imposition scheme and are therefore as close a representation of the printed product as you can get without actually putting ink on paper. Also, the optional XMF Remote module adds powerful web browser-based online job submission, previewing, annotation and approval. This enables you to expand the range of remote services you offer your customers, speeding up job handoff, review, correction and sign-off.
Because XMF Workflow is based on the latest-generation Adobe Mercury Architecture for APPE and using Fujifilm’s ‘Pure PDF’ approach, it is considerably more efficient at handling the increasingly complex PDF files that current and future creative applications will produce. This is complemented by integral JDF support, and when connected to MIS systems delivers enhanced communication between applications, pre-press, press and finishing equipment as part of an information-rich production environment, bringing full visibility of job progress and costs. This approach and investment in core technologies make XMF Workflow a sound investment in the future of your print production.