The International Cooperation for the Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press, and Postpress Organization or “CIP4” is a not-for-profit standards association, whose mission is to foster the adoption of process automation in the printing industry. A global organization with representatives from 31 countries, CIP4’s membership is organizational and boasts a diverse membership that includes printers, prepress companies, publishers, vendors of graphic arts systems and software, integrators, distributors, consultants and educators.

Founded in 2005, Dscoop (Digital Solutions Cooperative) is an independent global community of graphic arts business owners and technical professionals who use HP Indigo, Scitex, high-end Latex, and Inkjet equipment and related solutions. Dscoop is focused on educating and connecting its members with each other and with HP to improve members’ business growth, efficiency and profitability.

Also known as the GWG, The Ghent Workgroup is an international organization made up of graphic arts users, associations & developers building best practices for publishing and packaging workflows. The resulting recommendations and specifications make it easy for increasing numbers of professionals around the world to successfully create, process, and exchange graphic arts files for numerous applications.

NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies is a trade association of over 400 companies which manufacture and distribute equipment, systems, software, supplies used in printing, publishing and converting.

thINK is an independent community of Canon Solutions America Production Print customers, solution partners, and print industry experts. Led by some of the most successful inkjet service providers in the country, this dynamic, collaborative community provides a forum to network with peers, share best practices and learn from industry leaders and solution partners.

Ultimate and Aleyant Systems have teamed up to offer our customers a simple and easy integration between Impostrip OnDemand Automation and Pressero web-to-print system. This integration allows users to connect both solutions for automatic file imposition and printing with dynamic barcode placement on printed sheet. The content of the barcode is sent directly by Pressero to Impostrip which in return produces it. Once the job is printed, simply scan the barcode to update the order status in Pressero. 

Avanti's Print MIS (Management Information System) integrates with Ultimate's Impostrip imposition technology and Ultimate Bindery finishing automation software enabling printers to optimize their production workflow from production planning to the prepress and finishing stage. 

B2C Print, the company that offers tools and services to printers to transform their website into a complete online shopping center for printers of all sizes. Together with B2C Print, Ultimate offers the back-end production tool to fully automate and optimize their presses, eliminating all touch points from job validation to finishing the product to be ready to ship.

DigiLabs, in collaboration with Ultimate brings a combined and well integrated photo system using front-end authoring software. Combined with Impostrip On-Demand dynamic automation, validated orders are imposed and sent directly as ready-to-print photo albums, invitations etc., thus delivering efficiency, quality and speed.

Enfocus, the company famous for its PDF Preflighting and Correction solutions called PitStop, also offers Switch, a modular solution for automated receiving, sorting and routing of files. Together with Enfocus Ultimate brings complete synergy between Impostrip® OnDemand Automation, empowering Switch users with the flexibility and dynamic intelligence needed to automate imposition flows to meet today’s demand for shorter runs, varying output sizes, multiple different orders each day and ease of finishing.

Integration is about job productivity and together with EPMS, we developed a well connected workflow eliminating all the steps from quoting to printing including eliminating imposition planning. This integration provides users with the ability to automate the creation of gang run impositions, using the Gang Run Wizard from EPMS now integrated with Impostrip.

Mediaclip is a developer of software solutions for the creation of any personalized product, including photo, business and promotional products. Its open architecture allows it to be either integrated into existing websites (API), partially hosted using the Soft2Print (SaaS) or fully hosted with the USimplyPrint (turn-key) solution. 

OnPrintShop integrates with Impostrip to enable smooth workflow automation, so when an order is placed by end user, the Print Ready Files & Job Ticket are automatically sent (in XML format) in hot folder as per predefined settings. In layman’s language, OnPrintShop and Impostrip make a printer’s life easier by automating the back-end process – from order to printing – and cutting costs in the process.

PrintVis and Ultimate developed JDF connectivity to offer their customers an unprecedented experience of automation using Impostrip OnDemand in a hybrid environment. Automation drives results in printing, and to achieve this, we needed to provide a tight integration for customers.

Prisme Technologies integrates seamlessly with Impostrip to enable smooth workflow automation, from web order to print and finish. Automating jobs through the prepress and print process has been fully automated and become a complete touchless workflow.

Taopix manufactures and sells a phonebook and photo gift software platform that integrates with Impostrip OnDemand Automation to maximize productivity and automation. Together, users can benefit from added value and a level of automation capable to generate real results for customers. Automating photobook orders from the web all the way through imposition to print is the main achievement behind this collaboration.

Canon and Ultimate developed a seamless integration between PRISMAproduction workflow and Impostrip® Scalable for customers in need of high speed PDF imposition. The combined solution is dedicated to automate complex web impositions for any finishing devices. Canon offers integration of Ultimate Bindery JDF finishing server with PRISMAproduction enabling print service providers to fully automate and optimize web-to-finish workflow from production planning to the prepress and finishing stages.

Thanks to a very tight collaboration, C.P. Bourg and Ultimate has completed a new development allowing the synchronization of jobs produced for the C.P. Bourg booklet maker BDFEx and BCMexBMEx. With the latest inclusion of BSF, Ultimate Bindery delivers new performance on the Xerox Print Server automating the flow to the BCMexBMEx and the BDFEx. Our customers can now realize an uninterrupted web2finish manufacturing process or simply from prepress to finished products.

In collaboration with Duplo, Ultimate developed connectivity with Duplo finishing equipment to insure a better ROI on each project, limit paper waste and insure precise registration for quality cutting and folding throughout the entire job. This process is hands-free as Impostrip On-Demand puts the custom barcode to automate the finishing equipment freeing operators for other work. Now available as a JDF automated workflow.

Glunz & Jensen's imposition workflow called i-position is powered by Ultimate's Impostrip technology and graphic interface. Glunz & Jensen includes I-position as part of its line of iCtP solutions to enable customers to achieve the highest ROI by automating the time and labour intensive prepress task of imposing pages, booklets and magazines. Now introducing page-pairing tools for newspapers.

HP, the company that expanded print solution portfolio with the new Indigo 10000 press at Drupa moved to the forefront of the digital transformation with its wide digital inkjet web press portfolio. Together with HP, Ultimate empowers customers to produce higher value pages more efficiently using Impostrip OnDemand scalable imposition leveraging the HP DFE to streamline transpromo and personalized campaigns.

The collaboration between TECNAU - Lasermax Roll and Ultimate allows in-line finishing equipment to be controlled automatically. Ultimate provides an integrated module for the Lasermax Roll JDF finishing controller to insure versatility and accuracy thus eliminating finishing make-ready on jobs produced on the PageReady device providing a complete solution for digital printing.

Muller Martini is the finishing equipment manufacturer that brought you the all-in-one digital book binding line. Together with Muller Martini, Ultimate developed the integration of Impostrip OnDemand Scalable in the Connex System to meet today’s modern book production needs and expectations by delivering the speed required to match the high-speed web inkjet presses for in-line digital on-demand books.

In a joint development effort with Ultimate, Plockmatic-Morgana has introduced its first JDF automated booklet maker with the Plockmatic Pro 30. Leveraging the Ultimate Bindery technology with the new JDF automated booklet maker, customers are able to eliminate finishing make-readies when connected to a digital printer making their short-run booklets more profitable.

Polar is the company that introduced the Polar Compucut JDF system. Polar and Ultimate collaborated to build a simple reliable connectivity allowing bridging any customer JDF prepress with finishing. As a result, Ultimate Bindery today includes a custom driver to automate the high speed Polar 78XT and insures a constant flow to the cutter without any manual intervention.

Together with Ricoh-Infoprint, Ultimate offers its suite of imposition solutions addressing entry-level imposition needs to the most demanding digital prepress requirement. This includes imposition optimization for on-demand digital book production and for commercial on-demand printing.

Horizon offers a wide range of in-line and off-line feeding and finishing solutions. Together with Standard and Horizon, Ultimate developed finishing connectivity to eliminate make-readies. Integrated into Horizon pXnet JDF server, Ultimate Bindery bridges prepress with all finishing equipment.

Together with Xerox, we have integrated our digital suite of imposition solutions to help increasing the level of prepress and finishing automation and benefits. Impostrip OnDemand Automation and Ultimate Bindery offer golden advantages for web2finish production when integrated in AxF workflow.