Reflecting its continuing collaboration with HP, SA International (SAi) has introduced a new interface for large format print providers to operate the HP WallArt 3.0 custom wallcovering application.
WallArt 3.0 helps large format print providers with HP Latex Printers, wallcovering manufacturers and designers to work more closely with interior decoration stores and eCommerce sites. Creation of wallpaper designs can be made from any location via the cloud-based HP WallArt application. Customers and designers can place images and patterns to create custom wallcoverings that accommodate doors, windows and other architectural features of individual rooms. Designs are uploaded to the Cloud from where large format print providers download PDF files for printing on their large format printers. WallArt 3.0 is free of charge for HP Latex printer owners.
SAi Flexi interface enhances job processing and manageability
Once a new wallcovering design is uploaded, large format print providers log on to the HP WallArt dashboard where they review and download jobs for printing. This process is now simplified and accelerated through the power of SAi Flexi’s user-friendly new interface. Jobs are now displayed with a preview in the Production Manager tool, a dashboard where the operator manages the queue and output device(s), checks job status and selects the order of files for printing. As is usual with SAi Flexi, the new interface uses JDF workflow to handle HP WallArt jobs easily and efficiently.
“The SAi Flexi interface delivers fast, easy workflow management with the assurance of smooth, high-speed RIPing for WallArt users,” said Gudrun Bonte, Product Director, SAi. “The interface is the latest solution of our continued collaboration with HP to provide outstanding software for integration with its large-format printers.”
SAi’s new workflow-enhancing HP WallArt interface can be accessed by any customers with branded SAi Flexi software running Version 11, Service Pack 6. Large format print providers should contact SAi for activation1. HP Latex Printers with the interface pre-activated in FlexiPRINT HP Edition will be available towards the end of January 2015.