Todays multi-functional publishing system has to
be open, versatile, extremely customisable and robust to fulfill its role
of controlling and managing the increasing flow of data produced by today
s fully digital pre-press production environments. printCentre is an open,
multi-tasking, multi-functional, pre-press workflow solution based on
client server architecture offering automation, control, production
management and tracking. printCentres modular approach to workflow
management can incorporate existing applications to be utilised and
enhanced as well as being able to seamlessly integrate with "best of
breed" applications. Because of the great differences in workflow
requirements and in the applications used, there are inherent dangers in
buying-in to workflow systems that dont allow integration with other
components. With printCentre, users can select which options they need
from the system itself, and which tasks are best carried out by
At printCentres core is the Workflow Manager. This uses "hot folder"
technology to progress jobs through the configured workflow. The workflow
server, which is based on Internet and XML technology, is used to monitor
and control the workflow. The components (not client) have been written so
that they can run on WindowsNT or UNIX - both Solaris, Linux - platforms.
In addition, because printCentre uses client/server technology the user
can control the system from any remote workstation connected to the
network by either a LAN or dial up connection.The modular nature of
printCentre allows you to create a system to match your precise needs.
printCentre is extensible. Using a simple API it is possible to add custom
or use pre-written modules supplied with printCentre. With limited
programming skill, users can create their own modules.
printCentre also has been created with redundancy in mind. As an insurance
against server failure all components are installed on all servers within
the workflow - OPI Servers, Distillers, RIPs, etc. This means there is no
reliance on a central server with its inherent single point of failure.
OK, so you want to stamp your document. Maybe you need to give reviewers some advice about the document's status or sensitivity. This tip from author Ted Padova demonstrates how to add stamps with the Stamp Tool along with related comments.