Tucanna solutions are widely used throughout the printing industry spectrum from traditional offset and flexo to digital and large / wide format printing environments. Belgium-based Enfocus specializes in creating tools to better control the quality of PDF files for print and to automate workflow processes in the graphic arts industry.Tucanna’s addition of Enfocus Switch configurators is the latest step in their drive to evolve automation software and transform the way the graphic communications industry does workflow.
Based on tFLOW’s open architecture and robust REST API, Tucanna has created configurators to integrate tFLOW and extend the capabilities of existing Switch installations. tFLOW’s automated proofing, online collaboration and approval, project management, and preflight/automation, coupled with Switch’s scripting capabilities provides a powerful combination for anyone looking to create custom automated workflows. This also provides a unique opportunity for businesses already using Switch, to add user friendly, customer facing front-end tools to their back-end automated processes.
tFLOW as an Online Proof and Approval system
Files requiring customer approval are routed to tFLOW, which handles email notifications, versioning, and online proofing and approval. Print buyers and service providers can collaborate in real-time to get jobs approved quickly and efficiently. Once approved, files can then continue their progress in the Switch workflow.
tFLOW as Project/Production Management
Orders and jobs are managed in tFLOW (which is usually directly connected to the MIS and/or Web2Print system), and once ready for production, files are sent to Switch workflows for print, layout, or other automated processing steps.
tFLOW makes it easy to output to multiple Switch workflows, in the same manner it works with tFLOW Production connections. Jobs can be pre-configured to automatically output to specified workflows, or users select and send on demand via the tFLOW interface. Given the number of tools available in both systems, the sky (or your creativity) is the limit to what you can create.