Why Does John Giles Ignore WebsitesForPrinters.com?

I don’t get it. I don’t understand why John Giles seems to completely ignore WebsitesForPrinters.com when he writes his Digital Original article for Quick Printing magazine. His most recent article, titled Automatic PDF Creation Increases Profitability, doesn’t even give a passing reference to WebsitesForPrinters.com and our implementation of Jaws PDF Courier. All the other players are there, even though they aren’t as good and often cost more.

Here’s the excerpt:

There are a number of companies that offer automatic PDF creation programs. Adobe offers Job Ready. It is available through the PrinterPresence website. Global Graphics offers Jaws PDF Creator. Prismatek offers PrintThat. Enfocus sells Instant PDF. PagePath has one of the longest histories with its automatic PDF creation program called PDF2U. The system is available through PagePath’s MyOrderDesk system. Most of the programs require a minimum licensing fee and a monthly charge. Some offer unlimited “seats” so a printer can provide the driver to a number of customers. Others charge by the number of times used.

So where is WebsitesForPrinters.com? Here are my observations.

Observation #1: Mr. Giles correctly says, “Adobe offers Job Ready. It is available through the PrinterPresence website.” He then goes on to say, “Global Graphics offers Jaws PDF Creator.” Where’s the rest of that sentence? I feel it should read, “Global Graphics offers Jaws PDF Creator, and Jaws PDF Courier through the WebsitesForPrinters.com website.”

Observation #2: If Mr. Giles were to mention the solution provided by WebsitesForPrinters.com he could also mention the automatic preflighting built into our solution. None of the other vendors provide preflighting. It’s the missing link. Just because a customer is able to easily make a PDF doesn’t mean they’ll make it correctly. The preflighting found in a WebsitesForPrinters.com workflow will fix what it can, and warn the printer’s customers about things it can’t fix (such as low-resolution graphics). None of the other vendors provide integrated preflighting. With Mr. Giles’s technical expertise, you’d think he would make mention of such an obvious productivity and profitability enhancer.

I could go on, but you get the point. So why does Mr. Giles ignore WebsitesForPrinters.com? He knows about us. He made a point to stop by our booth at GraphExpo last year. This isn’t the first time he’s let his eye drift past our product. Hopefully his objectivity will improve in the future.

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