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Solimar Systems’ ReadyPDF boosts print shop performance: Latest Keypoint Intelligence whitepaper


August 26, 2021
By PrintAction Staff

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Solimar Systems, Inc., provider of workflow solutions for print production and digital communications, announces significant and demonstrable results following a recent Keypoint Intelligence analysis of their PDF optimization solution, ReadyPDF prepress server.

Industry research and analyst consultancy, Keypoint Intelligence, rigorously tested Solimar Systems’ ReadyPDF solution for its PDF file cleansing and optimization capabilities on a variety of job types. The results show reductions in PDF file sizes, decreased processing times and an uncomplicated approach to file optimization.

Keypoint Intelligence tested ReadyPDF as part of its 2.0 testing protocol on nine mixed job types including transactional, direct mail and a 16-page brochure in colour and monochrome. The results show a 40 per cent file reduction. As a further part of the product testing, Keypoint Intelligence ran jobs on five production printers. The time to process each file through the Raster Image Processor (RIP), which transforms the print stream into the format required by the printer, was faster when working with files optimized by ReadyPDF. In production environments, the pressure is on the RIP to maintain recommended print speeds. Optimizing files before sending them to RIP can reduce the file size and complexity, effectively providing RIP with more total output capacity.

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“ReadyPDF really is the ‘easy button’ for PDF optimization,” said David Sweetnam, director of research and lab services at Keypoint Intelligence. “In fact, in the test cases mentioned here, we were using only the default settings built into the solution. Users can further customize these settings to be used as part of specific workflows or for specific purposes. Solimar Systems’ ReadyPDF is a solution that can plug into any existing workflow and deliver instant results to your print shop,” he added.

Jonathan Malone-McGrew, senior director of engagement at Solimar Systems explained, “The optimization of incoming PDF files at the print shop ensures the file contains all necessary elements for printing while streamlining over-complicated components. Ultimately, PDF optimization uses technology and systems to reduce the complexity and volume moving through the print shop processes.”