One of the most comprehensive workflow platforms for managing integrated production, XMF has been designed to meet the production demands of sheetfed, web and digital printing. Based on Adobe’s PDF Print Engine from day one, XMF has led the way in combining the creative depth of Adobe’s Creative Suite applications with efficient and streamlined print production.
XMF Workflow at a glance:
XMF has tools to improve efficiencies throughout your business, handling complex PDFs with ease. Using Fujifilm’s Pure PDF implementation of the latest Adobe PDF Print Engine, XMF ensures that supplied files can be processed extremely quickly. And, because XMF uses the latest Adobe technology, keeping up with applications is easy.
Although easy to use, with a ‘one screen’ production window, XMF provides complete control and flexibility in production. And, with its JDF foundation, XMF is able to link easily to MIS systems, reducing job preparation time as well as providing real time cost data. All the functions you would expect in a workflow are available in XMF – remote submission, preflighting, trapping, and of course colour management, all alongside Fujifilm’s advanced imposition functions.
The XMF suite of solutions 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 automatically applies the appropriate imposition, colour management and screening settings, maintaining data integrity and colour consistency throughout. XMF also allows for sections to be output to digital presses for proofing purposes.
Adding new services is key to retaining and gaining business. XMF 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 standalone 3D virtual proofs to clients. The 3D mock-ups are created from PDF Print Engine 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 XMF Remote module adds powerful web browser-based online job submission, previewing, approval and output control. This enables you to expand the range of remote services you offer your customers, speeding up job hand-off, review, correction and turnaround.
Not only does XMF increase your efficiency, it can actually reduce your costs. Its intuitive, easy-to-use interface requires very little training, saving you time and money. And, its unlimited Mac and PC workflow clients allow unlimited imposition clients without having to pay for numerous individual user licences.
As it’s based solely on APPE (and not slowed down by legacy PostScript applications), XMF is considerably faster, more efficient and far better placed to handle tomorrow’s more complex files. And, as it’s built around the JDF standard, it will deliver JDF-rich communication between applications and fulfil the promise of an information-rich production environment, delivering full visibility of job progress and costs. Add to this the fact that XMF is highly scalable, with the ability to add multiple additional servers, and it’s evident that an investment in XMF today, is an investment in the future.