AlphaGraphics, a provider of print-related and digital publishing services, have entered into a licensing agreement to incorporate Adobe PDF Transit technology into AG PDF Express.
This means that AlphaGraphics customers can now connect directly to their print shop of choice from their home or office computer over the Internet.
With Adobe PDF Transit, AlphaGraphics is able to extend their print shop services to anyone with an Internet connection, according to CEO Mike Witte. The AG PDF Express software is configured to generate Adobe PDF files that match the particular print shop’s own output devices, “so customers can reliably use AlphaGraphics print services from desktop or laptop computers to print content anytime and anywhere,” he added.
AG PDF Express will be available for free download from the end of May. The solution works with Mac OS 9.x and OS X. AlphaGraphics, which has been around for 30 years, has over 320 franchises in 21 countries.
In a similar announcement, Adobe has also announced a licensing agreement with
Servador, which specializes in Internet printing technology and online auction services. Adobe PDF Transit, an Internet-based document delivery and printing technology, will be matched with Servador’s Webprint services platform to let Servador customers (mainly large-and mid-sized enterprises in the hospitality, manufacturing and financial services industries) submit print jobs directly from a desktop computer, or laptop, to their corporate print centers via the Internet.
Webprint is an enterprise print services platform connecting corporate users to internal print services. Adobe PDF Transit lets end-users submit print-ready files to an on-site print center or an outside commercial printer.
With the addition of PDF Transit, Servador customers can submit a print job — such as a corporate brochure, product catalog or direct mail piece — and the Webprint product will convert the document into an Adobe PDF file. After proofing the document from the customer’s desktop, a print-ready file is sent directly over the Internet to the print center.
The Webprint technology and core software development team was acquired by Servadore just this week.