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Time to think ‘Digital First’ about Printing

The traditional EMF based print system has been under threat for many years now, but nearly everywhere you look Printing Software solutions still follow this aging process. EMF based solutions that focus on compressing print data, driver management and secure pull printing are all bound to this process and its dying fate. In truth, there is a very bleak future ahead for these solutions. With Windows 2016 on the horizon which introduces the Type 4 printer driver requirement, these print solutions are already holding their hands up and admitting incompatibility. The traditional Windows Port Monitor found in the old EMF printing process will now no longer be available in the Type 4 printer driver framework. EMF based print solutions have reached EOL…and now, IT’s TRULY TIME TO GO DIGITAL!

So how do you protect yourself from being bound to solutions that are fast reaching their sell-by date and are not able to embrace the impending digital transformation of your environment? UniPrint Infinity is one solution that is not bound by the restrictions of EMF or the Type 4 driver framework. UniPrint allows a user when printing to create the most common digital document type in the entire IT landscape, a PDF. And it’s not just a PDF creator. UniPrint ‘layers’ the digital document with the profile of a printer driver providing the user with the FULL feature list they would expect from a native driver. This is done using UniPrint’s Patented Universal Print Driver which is compatible with both Type 3 and Type 4 drivers. So not only when printing occurs can the user enter into the printing workflow but they can simultaneously enter the document lifecycle of digital archiving and document management. UniPrint doesn’t stop there – it’s the leading vendor of neutral ‘secure pull printing’ technology too. This means you can use 2FA and/or SSO authentication processes via independent access points using RFID or mobile devices with iBeacon location recognition to retrieve your digital print jobs on any print device.

Now let’s take a few steps back here. So, UniPrint offers a digital focused Universal Printer Driver that integrates with document management processes. It layers the digital document with printer features so the print process knows the users output requirements and it integrates with authentication processes and requirements for secure pull printing! So now it’s time to put a price on enablement – how much do you think you are going to save on your print costs when you adopt this modern digital printing solution?  First, let’s highlight the cost saving areas considering print usage, management and your MPS contract spend:-

  • Digital first approach to the Universal Print Driver.
    • Stability, reduced management and uniformity through your user print experience both rich and thin.
    • Major reduction in helpdesk calls.
    • Future proof solution.
  • Out of the box integration opportunity for document management and archiving solutions.
    • Enhance the document lifecycle speed and process through digital printing.
  • Secure pull printing that integrates with 2FA and SSO processes and requirements.
    • This alone reduces print costs by over 40%.
    • Reduces intrusion threats and increases compliance.
  • A software defined print solution owned by IT.
    • You now no longer need to allow 3rd parties like MPS printer vendors/suppliers to have access into your IT environments. Where they will need to have administrative access over your resources to configure, monitor and implement their solutions which would ordinarily impacting on your SLA’s.
    • Owning the UniPrint solution at the IT level increases the ability to adopt and swiftly rollout any MPS deployment strategy you adopt.
    • UniPrint Infinity is the enabler for MPS adoption.

When you look at the overall scope for cost savings when using UniPrint Infinity and then add that to the reduced requirements on an MPS contract and/or print strategy, the ROI is compelling.  There’s really no argument out there that will persuade you to invest in past technologies when the future offers so much more.  Distinguish yourself as being ‘digital first enabled’ by incorporating UniPrint Infinity and the rest of the transformation will logically follow.


Only UniPrint can prepare your environment for Digital Enablement

In today’s digitally enabled world, organisations are seeking ways to deploy desktop transformation but are coming to an abrupt halt with alternate EMF based printing technologies when they realise EMF is reaching EOL in Windows 16.  Digital transformation is one of the largest challenges any IT organisation will embark upon, so it’s critical that the foundation for an underpinning printing solution is in place from day one, to allow users to seamlessly, reliably and securely print.

UniPrint.net are established world leaders in digital first printing solutions. Our Digital PDF-based universal printer driver technology has been streamlining and enhancing printing in Server-based Computing environments for over 15 years.  We continue to push the development boundaries for digital enablement working with enterprises far and wide.


Who we are

We have been at the forefront of embracing digital technologies for over 15 years. In that time, we have pioneered, engineered and patented our award-winning UniPrint Suite to provide a comprehensive range of enhanced-printing solutions for all computing environments in the digital age. UniPrint™ solutions provide IT with optimised printing functionality, reduction of printer management overhead, improved print security and significant reduction of bandwidth consumption. (our customers’ regularly tell us up to 90% bandwidth reduction). Millions of digital users across over 70 countries now enjoy efficient and seamless printing.


What we do: UniPrint provides:-

  • A digital first approach through the Universal Print Driver.
    • Stability, reduced management and uniformity through your user print experience both rich and thin.
    • Major reduction in helpdesk calls.
    • Future proofed solution.
  • Out of the box integration opportunity for document management and archiving solutions.
    • Enhance the document lifecycle speed and process through digital printing.
  • Secure pull printing that integrates with 2FA and SSO processes and requirements.
    • Reduces print costs by over 40%.
    • Reduces intrusion threats and increases compliance.
  • A software defined print solution that is owned by IT and is an enabler for MPS adoption.
    • You now no longer need to allow 3rd parties like MPS printer vendors/suppliers to have access into your IT environments. Take back control of your resources to configure, monitor and implement their solutions which may have impacted your SLA’s in the past.
    • Adopt and swiftly rollout any MPS deployment strategy you adopt.

What to ask your current supplier before you Embark on Digital Transformation?

Question: Are you based on EMF?

Given that Windows 2016’ will feature a Type 4 printer driver requirement, all EMF based print solutions will shortly reach EOL.


How do you protect yourself and prepare for Digital Transformation?

Like every major build project, it’s all about laying proper foundations. UniPrint Infinity is one solution that is not bound by the restrictions of EMF. UniPrint allows a user to create the most common digital printing document type in the entire IT landscape, a PDF. And it’s not just a PDF creator. UniPrint ‘layers’ the digital document with the profile of a printer driver providing the user with the full feature list they would expect from a native driver. This is done using UniPrint’s Patented Universal Print Driver which is compatible with both Type 3 and Type 4 drivers. So not only does the user enter into the printing workflow but they can simultaneously enter the document lifecycle of digital archiving and document management. UniPrint doesn’t stop there – it’s the leading vendor of neutral ‘secure pull printing’ technology too. This means you can use 2FA and/or SSO authentication processes via independent access points using RFID or mobile devices with iBeacon location recognition to retrieve your digital print jobs on any print device.

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