Bytes Document Solutions, authorised Xerox distributor to 24 sub-Saharan countries, is demonstrating M-Photo at Print Expo 2009 at Nasrec, which runs until tomorrow (23 October).
Israeli-developed M-Photo is a comprehensive, vendor-independent, production floor management system, with productivity tools for the photofinishing market.
“M-Photo’s product line includes a powerful back-end system, which is a scalable client/server solution, and a variety of front-end tools which the lab or the print shop custom creates from the back-end system and is allowed to distribute for free to its end customers,” says Tal Schipper, production support manager for central and South Africa at Xerox Middle East Africa.
“Customers can create their own content, such as product types or graphics, using M-Photo special editors, and include them in the front-end tools they create,” says Rami Krispin, MD of M-Photo.
“Orders received at the back-end can be loaded automatically and then the images included in the order can be colour-corrected independently of their appearance in the page composition, using M-Photo’s colour correction tool. It is similar to PhotoShop quality but able to correct multiple images simultaneously or via a third-party image auto enhancement system.”
After rendering final pages, M-Photo can send them to a wide variety of output devices, such as photo, inkjet and digital printers, as JPEG, TIFF or PDF files. M-Photo can also output to the various DFE controllers, such as Xerox DocUSP or EFI, using the respective JDF protocol.
Front-end tools include the Order Maker for regular print orders offered by photo labs, Order Maker Pro for school or sports photography, including variable data, and Album Maker targeted at the consumer and professional photographer market segments, for the creation of photo books, photo albums, calendars, greeting cards, posters, and more.
M-Photo has been adapted to 21 languages and has sold more than 150 systems to customers in 21 countries from North America to South America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, South Asia and the Asia Pacific.