Datalogics offers customized printing options for efficient print workflow

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PDF2PRINT

Datalogics, a leading provider of enterprise PDF technologies, recently announced the release of  PDF2PRINT  version 1.1 – a versatile scriptable server tool that provides users with full control over the printing process, facilitating batch printing, and seamless integration of manual and automated print workflows.

Available as an annual subscription, version 1.1 adds additional customization options and functionality to provide users with the ability to specify page orientation (portrait, landscape, auto), select specific input paper trays, and merge multiple PDF files into a single print job. Simplifying the print process, these new features allow users to customize a print job quickly and easily. All print settings are seamlessly manageable with commands through the PDF2PRINT tool. Users can streamline print workflow setup and dramatically reduce the time to both implement and execute print jobs. Unlike other tools, PDF2PRINT offers print output just like Adobe  Acrobat  as it’s available on the  Adobe PDF Library. It also has the unique ability to create exceptionally compact spool files for fast transmission speed; it results in faster print output, especially critical for remote/offsite print workflows, saving the user both time and money.

An enterprise-level tool

“In our experience, users with complex print requirements have a tough time managing and automating their print processes. Challenges include implementing varied combinations of settings such as print orientation, paper tray selection, and managing multiple PDF print files and multiple print devices. This is often further compounded by the pressures associated with time-sensitive print requirements. PDF2PRINT is a document print solution for many industries and applications that need print automation. Users will be provided with an assurance that they are getting an enterprise-level tool. The tool will address all their needs, and help facilitate easier integration into their existing processes,” says Vel Genov, senior product manager for PDF2PRINT.

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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