Agfa launches PrintSphere data service

Agfa Graphics has developed a new cloud-based way for print service providers to send and receive files called PrintSphere. It also gives Customer Service Reps (CSR) a dashboard to properly manage their customers and offers an overview of active jobs.

It’s a centralized way that allows printers to handle all their data sharing with, for example, customers, employees, and freelancers. It integrates with Apogee Prepress or Asanti and allows prepress operators to assign users to specific jobs. It can also create archives of previous jobs, available to a select number of customers.

Andy Grant, head of software for Agfa Graphics, commented: “PrintSphere makes it easy to swiftly send and receive files, it has a browser interface and sits in the cloud, not on your own system.” Actually, it sits on Agfa’s own servers, along with its other cloud-based tools like Storefront.

Grant added: “It automates data intake, creates off-site backups of critical production databases, and picks up web-to-print orders to make them available on the local network. That way, it considerably saves time and helps speed up the production cycle.”


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