On Day 1 of Print 18, Chili publish announced four new strategic partnerships in its ongoing efforts to help printers, brands, agencies and label and packaging professionals create, edit and publish omnichannel graphic assets, it explains.
“It is fitting that we announce these partnerships on the first day of Print 18,” says Kevin Goeminne, CEO of Chili publish. “The trends and opportunities that will be discussed at this event clearly demonstrate that the demands of this changing industry cannot be met by one vendor alone. Partnerships like the alliances we have announced here, combined with the new technical enhancements we have made to our technology, ensure the success of both customers and the markets they serve.”
The new partnerships are with Significans Automation, Ink-IT Digital, Apago and PrintIQ.
Based in Toronto, Ont., Significans Automation is a global professional services company that develops custom colour-managed digital production workflows for clients worldwide. Its goal is to deliver sophisticated prepress automation that enables clients to operate unmanned production environments. As a North American integrator, Significans Automation will integrate Chili publisher into the automated workflows it creates for its clients.
“Robotics and artificial intelligence will soon become the norm in the graphic arts industry,” says Marc Raad, President of Significans Automation. “Adopting a customized, automated workflow is the best way for service providers to capitalize on this change. Chili publish and Significans Automation share this vision; that’s why combining our products and approach enables customers to succeed in this new era.”
Related: Spotlight: Marc Raad of Significans Automation
Ink-IT Digital has developed a publishing solution that integrates three powerful technologies: WooCommerce (an e-commerce platform), WordPress and Chili publish. Called Chili Woo, the platform will work with other WordPress themes and plug-ins to give users the resources they need to create a publishing website with robust functionality, Chili explains.
Apago Inc. develops and markets software for the graphic arts and document management industries, including software solutions for the manipulation of PDF, PostScript and other common graphics formats. To better service its customers, Apago has developed a collection of ‘widgets’ for the Chili editor. The widget range consists of text, font, colour, images, pages, variables and proof widgets. Each can be integrated into any web app to bring new features and a refined user experience to any Chili publisher integration. The widget styles can be customized to match the customer’s web app. Custom functionality can be developed by Apago to meet customer’s unique requirements.
PrintIQ is a web-based application in which production-staff manage the factory while customers quote, order and track, all from within the same application, with no software to install, no separate web portal or online ordering system to add on, it explains.
“The expansion of features and functionality in Chili publisher have made it the disruptive technology that we today know as the Universal Graphics Engine,” says Piet Saegeman, Strategic Alliances manager at Chili publish. “To keep this level of disruption going, and to create tailored solutions that meet the demands of all the markets Chili publisher now serves, we rely on the support of innovative partners. Working together keeps Chili publisher and our customers at the forefront of innovation.”