Solimar Systems, Inc., provider of leading workflow software solutions for print production and digital communications, has announced the release of version 9.2 of its award-winning PDF optimization solution, ReadyPDF® Prepress Server™. The new version will be presented at a few of the most prominent upcoming trade shows: Xplor22 in St. Pete’s Beach, Fla., U.S., 13-15th September, The Print Show in the UK, 20th-22nd September (co-located with partners ASL Group, stand no. A10) and PRINTING United in Las Vegas, Nev., U.S., on 19th-21st October.
ReadyPDF 9.2 offers many enhancements to its current features and new additions to boost functionality and improve user experience. These improvements include a streamlined configuration, additional discard object options, ReadyPDF job property variables, expanded optimization settings, pre-defined modes for various activities, greater optimization report functionality, and the addition of a new preflight mode.
With a focus on user experience, ReadyPDF 9.2 includes updates to its user interface that simplify the setup and configuration of jobs. The configuration now has multiple options for users to select pre-configured optimization settings that aid in onboarding new work and boosting productivity.
The new Preflight Mode in ReadyPDF can detect certain characteristics, such as missing or subset fonts, and will apply appropriate optimizations. It also identifies and removes redundant and unnecessary resources, such as empty XObjects, which increases processing speeds and shrinks file sizes.
Another new ReadyPDF 9.2 feature includes a Job Redirection function that detects certain characteristics within a PDF, such as font and color properties, and can reroute those to specific configuration profiles designed to optimize those characteristics.
Also notable is the Discard Objects option in version 9.2. Discard Objects is designed to remove unnecessary information for the presentation or viewing of the document. Additional discardable options have been added to further decrease file sizes and create simpler documents. These objects include unused images, unused forms, invisible text, popup annotations, and more.
One Solimar customer reaping the rewards of these new features is DataProse. By utilizing ReadyPDF among other solutions in the Chemistry™ platform, it has been able to optimize its e-presentment files and reduce sizes dramatically. “With ReadyPDF, we are able to reduce file sizes by 95%, which streamlines our print output but also creates an optimized file for e-presentment online,” shares Brian Ray, Chief Technology Officer, DataProse. In addition to file size reductions and file optimizations, ReadyPDF has increased overall productivity and seen a huge ROI while increasing customer satisfaction.
“We’re thrilled with the benefits our customers realize with the latest version of our ReadyPDF Prepress Server,” says Mary Ann Rowan, Chief Experience Officer at Solimar Systems. “Along with correcting fonts, images, color and structural issues in PDFs, ReadyPDF creates clean live data and detailed before and after optimization reports that can boost overall workflow productivity processes.”