At Dscoop Dallas 2018, HP announced PrintOS Marketplace, a new solutions community for the HP PrintOS cloud-based print production operating system. Designed to help spread knowledge and tools for HP digital printing among HP print service providers, Marketplace will offer production and design tools and services from both HP and third parties.
Opening this summer, Marketplace welcomes any vendor to offer subscription-based apps for PrintOS members that help HP customers automate production, expand offerings and grow business. The Marketplace community concept was presented at Dscoop Unleashing Print – Dallas this week for the first time.
Alon Bar-Shany, general manager, HP Indigo, HP Inc, says, “Our partners have innovative solutions. The PrintOS Marketplace will serve as a platform to spread the innovation and will help customers to adapt faster to the changing print market.”
Today, PrintOS has 5400 PSPs subscribed to the system including owners of HP Indigo, HP PageWide Industrial and HP Scitex presses. PrintOS helps PSPs simplify and automate print production processes and grow digital business. OneFlow System Systems and Hbrid Software are the first two partners enrolled in the PrintOS Marketplace. Pre-release versions of their value-added solutions were demoed in the HP Dscoop showcase.
HP says that OneFlow’s AutoFlow solution automates manual prepress operations including artwork fetching, checking, fixing and manipulation, adding that Hybrid Software’s Packzilizer is an intuitive and easy-to-use cloud-based application to prepare packaging files for production.
Some 20 HP solutions partners have already integrated their solutions with PrintOS with many more coming on board.