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33 Things You Can Do with a Print File Besides Printing It - A presentation from Crawford Technologies - http://www.crawfordtech.com/

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  • 1. 33 Things You Can Do with a Print File Besides Printing It
    A presentation fromCrawford Technologies Inc.
    www.crawfordtech.com
    Follow, Like and Join us at
    about.me/CrawfordTechInc
  • 2. Introducing Crawford Technologies
    Founded in 1995 and based in Toronto, CrawfordTech is a privately held global software company
    On PROFIT 100 list of fastest growing companies in Canada
    Core competency is in transaction print stream and document production software, including:
    Automated Document Factory and Integrity solutions
    Document Re-engineering solutions
    Print stream conversions/transform solutions
    Document Archive Solutions
    Document integration/workflow solutions
    Document Accessibility Services
  • 3. Agenda
    • Print Files defined
    • 4. What do you want to do with them?
    • 5. Why would you want to?
    • 6. How to accomplish these 33 objectives?
  • Print Formats
    PCL
    PDF
    PS
    HTML
    XML
    Line Printer Data
    AFP
    IJPDS
    XES
    Xerox LCDS/Metacode
  • 7. Why would you want to do anything other than print these files?
    • Deal with printer obsolescence
    • 8. Extract data from them for integrity and tracking purposes
    • 9. Look at them for proofing purposes
    • 10. Make changes before you print them
    • 11. Transpromo, optimization, barcodes, etc.
    • 12. Save them for the future
    • 13. Mail optimization for cost savings
    • 14. Address document accessibility requirements
    • 15. Multi-channel distribution
  • Printer obsolescence
    Output to new printers
    Distribute print
    Centralize print
    Load balance across multiple printers
    Extend the lifetime of older printers
    Standardize print architecture and printers
    Extend life of legacy applications
  • 16. Print Stream Transforms
    Convert from one print format to another
    Typically automated with spooler or workflow tool
    PCL
    HTML
    PDF
    PS
    XES
    AFP
    Line Printer Data
    XML
    Xerox LCDS/Metacode
    IJPDS
  • 17. Extract data
    Document Integrity tracking and reporting
    Document tracking
    Automated Document Factory
    Intelligent inserters
    Indexing print file
    Reprint
    Archive indexing and management
    Extract for reconstruction
    Recomposition or storage in XML/CSV
  • 18. Document Reengineering
    Add bar codes
    Add QR Codes for multi-channel communications
    Add Intelligent Mail Barcodes
    Postal sorting
    Add finishing information (tray pulls, etc.)
    Index for ADF
    Create print run manifests for file-based inserters & Post Office
  • 19. Document Reengineering
    Means making changes to bills, statements and other mission-critical transactional customer communications post-composition.
    Provides the ultimate in flexibility for the printing and mailing of transactional customer communications that are created using legacy print streams.
  • 20. Automated Document Factory andDocument Integrity Solutions
    Audit
    Automated reprint
    Track for compliance purposes
    Ensure duplicates are not printed and mailed
  • 21. Document Accessibility Services
    Extract content and convert into Alternate Formats:
    Braille
    Large Print
    Audio
    eText
    Accessible PDF
  • 22. Archive Management SolutionsKeep documents for later usage
    • Archive & view
    • 23. Enterprise Content Management (ECM)
    • 24. Report Output Management
    • 25. eDelivery
    • 26. Electronic Envelope
    PCL
    HTML
    PDF
    PS
    XES
    AFP
    Line Printer Data
    XML
    Xerox LCDS/Metacode
    IJPDS
  • 27. Commingling and Combining
    • Combine multiple print files
    • 28. Extract pages and combine with other pages from other print files
    • 29. Commingling
    • 30. House-holding
  • Transpromo Document Re-engineering
    Go from this …
    … to this …
  • 31. Transpromo Document Re-engineering
    • Remove hardcopy-oriented objects for electronic presentation
    • 32. Adding color to legacy black & white applications
    • 33. Detect available white space to apply text and image-based marketing content there
    • 34. Merge PDFs for marketing, regulatory or other informational purposes (Printserts)
    • 35. Add PURLS (personalized URLs)
    • 36. Add QR codes to direct smart-phone savvy customers to relevant offers and info
    • 37. Add color to black & white applications
    Go from this …
    … to this
    for a fraction of the traditional cost
  • 38. Streaming
    Multi Channel Distribution
    Providing documents the way each customer wants them
  • 39. Providing documents the way each customer wants them
    • Print Stream Transforms
    • 40. Document Reengineering
    • 41. eDelivery
    • 42. Document Accessibility Services
    Print & Mail
    Streaming
    Smart Phones
    Streaming
    Streaming
    Online
    Streaming
    Accessibility
  • 43. 33 Things you can do with print files besides printing
    • eDelivery
    • 44. Electronic Envelope
    • 45. Archive & view
    • 46. Store in ECM
    • 47. Report Output Management System
    • 48. Combine multiple print files
    • 49. Extract pages and combine with other pages from other print files
    • 50. Commingling
    • 51. House-holding
    • 52. Redesign/Reformat
    • 53. Compliance formatting and content changes
    • 54. Change to/from duplex/simplex
    • 55. Transpromo
    • 56. Replace white space with 1:1 targeted messages and graphics
    • 57. Convert to color
    • 58. Printserts
    • 59. Multi Channel distribution
    • 60. Providing documents the way the customers want them
    Output to different devices
    Embed pages in other applications
    Extract information for indexing purposes
    Extract information for reconstruction
    Add bar codes
    Add QR Codes for multi-channel communications
    Add Intelligent Mail Barcodes
    Postal Optimization
    Add finishing information (tray pulls, etc.)
    Index for ADF
    Create print run manifests for file-based inserters & Post Office
    Automated reprint
    Track for compliance purposes
    Ensure duplicates are not printed and mailed
    Accessibility
    Alternate formats (Braille, Large Print, Audio, eText, Accessible PDF)
  • 61. Tools and Techniques
    • Print Stream Transforms
    • 62. Operational Document Re-engineering
    • 63. Automated Document Factory/Document Integrity/Production Management Systems
    • 64. Document Accessibility Services
    • 65. Archive Management Systems/ECM Integration
    • 66. Commingling and print file combining software
    • 67. Transpromo Document Re-engineering
    • 68. Streaming
  • Summary
    • In the current economy, successful organizations are leveraging their Print Files to do more with less, and are becoming the shining lights in the industry
    • 69. Using Document Re-engineering and Print Stream Transforms, many organizations are leveraging their Print Streams to achieve many innovative, successful and profitable mileposts with minimal investments
    • 70. This includes leading edge initiatives such as Transpromo, Document Integrity Solutions, Archive, Online Viewing, and Electronic Document Distribution
    • 71. Document Accessibility Services can address the percentage of customers with disabilities allowing you to address 100% of your customers
    • 72. Many critical and even profitable initiatives can be accomplished quickly and easily without the need for massive amounts of capital investment or architecture redesigns
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