Switch-2019 Spring Release Now Available


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Beginning Spring-2019, Enfocus will be distributing 2-Switch releases per year. This year’s first update brings many new features.

The list includes:
  • Remote Process Element—A flow element that allows routing of Switch jobs out of the flow, remotely process them—using a third-party service—and bring them back into the flow after processing. The Scripting Module is required for this feature.
  • Submit Point—Changes:
    • The ability to submit metadata only, allowing a Switch flow to accept data only, such as a filled form.
    • Allows the clicking of a “send trigger” button to instigate a database query to generate a paper usage report and then send it by email.
    • Managing Submit Point URLs also can be created to direct a user to a specific Submit Point, making it simpler to locate. The direct URLs can also have an expiration date applied. If users have an active Webservices Module license, they can also use a direct link URL to allow public access to a Submit Point.
  • Messages—The view of messages in the Switch activity log has been redesigned with useful filters, timelines and search features.
  • Inject Job Tool— improvements have been made. Inject Job
    • Now has a failed connection option that prevents jobs from going to Problem Jobs as an error when they can be handled by other processes in a Switch flow.
    • The ability to use “single line text with variable” has been added to the Inject Job tool, which expands the options for naming inserted jobs.
  • Dashboard & Job Board—Several improvements have been made.
For full details about the features & what’s new in the Switch 2019 Spring release, visit the link.

Color Optimized?

by Noel Ward, Editor@Large
Color is in demand in all types of documents, making color management a critical part of Digital Printing 5.0. Managing color on one device/press can be an easy task with the correct tools and processes. But managing color to ensure printed pages are consistent and repeatable across the different substrates and color gamuts of toner and inkjet can be a much bigger challenge. Properly implemented color management workflows can help achieve consistent color results across multiple devices. Although many end-customers are claiming satisfaction with “pleasing color,” two challenges are still in play. Link to Article