Xerox® FreeFlow® Core
Eliminate repetitive, time consuming, costly manual processes that bog down print operations with the industry’s most flexible and easy-to-use prepress software.
Manual processes take more time—and reduce potential profit—bogging down your print operation.
Xerox® FreeFlow® Core eliminates time-consuming manual tasks, helping to get jobs done in a fraction of the usual time with automated, rules-based intelligence and super-efficient touchless workflows.
“FreeFlow Core has converted a multi-hour, error prone file processing step into a two-step, drag and drop process that provides all the automation and success verification we, and our customers need.”
David Gardner, Digital Print Manager, Alphagraphics of Sandy, UT
Eliminate and accelerate tasks from file prep to final production
With FreeFlow Core’s intelligent, rules-based automation, you can streamline job production from start to finish by eliminating manual tasks by automating critical prepress, makeready, and job routing steps—giving back time and profit.
Inspect and correct jobs on the fly, without going back to the source material
Maximize RIP and press performance with smart PDF optimization, including image resolution, embedded fonts, transparency adjustment, color management and more
Automate imposition and job routing
Easily add specialty embellishments—metallics, white, clear fluorescents, and Pantones—right from the press, with no designer
Accelerate production with preset workflows
FreeFlow Core comes with a set of ready-to-use Xerox® FreeFlow® Core Engine Accelerators: a set of pre-built workflows and tools designed to leverage printer-specific capabilities and features. These powerful tools are provided free of charge—and can significantly impact production time.
Order Admin Accelerator—Simplify job onboarding, prepress and file archive structures—including touchless job submission and integrated web-to-print workflows.
FreeFlow® Core Accelerator Workflows for Xerox® Iridesse® Presses—Leverage the Beyond CMYK capabilities Iridesse; automatically isolate defined objects in a file and convert to a specialty color with powerful object-based editing.
FreeFlow® Core Accelerator Workflows for PrimeLink® Printers and Versant® Presses—Easy drag-and-drop enhancement of existing CMYK files—and instantly add a Specialty Dry Ink wow factor without the need for a designer.
A modular solution
FreeFlow Core is available in multiple configurations tailored to your shop size and needs. Modular architecture and a browser-based user experience make it easy for any shop from small to enterprise-level to start boosting profit potential today. Additional modules can always be added later as needed:
FreeFlow® Advanced Prepress module provides powerful tools for PDF optimization, color management, document manipulation and annotation.
FreeFlow® Advanced Automation module automates your entire production process by transforming manual steps in your workflow into programmed actions.
FreeFlow® Output Management module adds the ability to implement even smarter decision making regarding when and where your jobs will be printed.
FreeFlow® Variable Data module enables FreeFlow® Core to accept Xerox® Variable Information Production PrintWare (VIPP®) jobs and PDF/VT jobs, delivering benchmark productivity in personalized communication workflows.
“FreeFlow automates imposition for all portal orders, allows CSRs to add bleed, preflight files and impose press sheets—skipping prepress altogether. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
John Taylor, President, Minuteman Press of Nashville, TN
Automatic savings: Let’s do the math
FreeFlow® Core® automation can add up to some serious savings. Each of the examples below are based on data published in InfoTrends 2019 WE and NA Production Software Investment Outlook and assume an average of 400 jobs per month:
$80K Monthly savings just by REMOVING WASTE
$11,320 Monthly savings just by AUTOMATING IMPOSITION
$10,425 Monthly savings just by leveraging ELECTRONIC PROOFING
It’s easy to see how FreeFlow® Core can free up valuable hours so they can be spent on higher-value, revenue-driving outreach and sales.
Contact your Xerox Rep for more information on how these numbers were derived, and see how they’ll add up for you!
“FreeFlow Core has been a great asset—and it’s not only for production. It also frees up the graphics department to do more creative jobs instead of being tied to imposing and setting up for laser cutting.”
Dan Berchtold, Graphic Designer, PIP of Peioria, IL
alphagraphics automates its pre-press workflow with Xerox® FreeFlow® Core
Pre-press steps that once took hours, now take just seconds. Workflow automation is enabling alphagraphics to maximize its efficiency and profitability.
PremCom Increases Print Capacity 70% with Workflow Automation
With the help of Xerox FreeFlow Core, PremCom has increased print capacity 70% and taken what use to be a 3-4 day manual process and shortened it into two hours.
Workflow at its Best Webinar featuring Print Pad
Ben Everest explains how Xerox® FreeFlow® Core eliminated their manual collation process and enabled hospital and physician prescription pads to be personalized and tracked through order and fulfillment.
Up Close and Virtual: Keeping Production Healthy in Difficult Times
Brass Beck shares how Mutual of Omaha — one of the largest in-plants in the Midwest — uses FreeFlow Core to produce high-end customer-facing applications in a completely automated workflow that is fully integrated into their web storefront to create fully optimized print-ready PDFs.
FreeFlow Core in action
Xerox® FreeFlow® Variable Information Suite
FreeFlow® Variable Information Suite offers a powerful portfolio of tools for maximum production efficiency of variable data print and electronic presentment.