The award-winning EFI Digital StoreFront™ (DSF) delivers a world-class, print-centric e-commerce solution for print service providers. The complete, streamlined Web-to-Print solution addresses the most pressing challenges faced by the print industry today. As the printing process becomes more complicated with shorter runs, quicker turns and complex print products, including personalization and value-added applications, automation becomes essential to profitability. The customizable, familiar and interactive Web experience provides print users and document owners a user interface that they will naturally adopt-increasing print volume while improving profitability.
Open a new front door to business. DSF's unique, customizable shopping platform lets businesses meet customer’s diverse print communication needs by offering them a unique shopping experience. Site visitors can navigate the full suite of print products and services through one easy-to-use storefront, catalog environment - just like consumer e-commerce sites but with print-specific features.
Take advantage of DSF's job submission capabilities and more. Customers can send new documents from their desktop computers from anywhere worldwide, using DSF's automatic PDF conversion capabilities or the solution’s easy-to-use ticketing features to specify how they want their jobs produced. Site visitors can also choose pre-defined jobs from a visual catalog, as well as variable data printing (VDP) and non-print items like advertising specialties, logo merchandise and apparel, and even kits.
Integrate seamlessly with other EFI solutions. DSF creates an end-to-end content and commerce workflow by providing seamless integration with other EFI products such as Fiery®, EFI Balance™, EFI MicroPress, EFI Hagen™ and EFI Logic™. Integration means less re-keying of job data and fewer chances for production errors.
Give customers product visibility with DSF's graphical preview. The solution lets users, who are ordering documents and products, to proof these items on screen as they are produced, including representations of paper colors and finishing options. Letting users see what they will get gives them the confidence to order more sophisticated documents and products.
Support and sell wide and superwide format services. It offers built-in support for large paper and other substrates (e.g., glass, gatorfoam, sintra, etc), roll or sheet media, and different pricing models for individual manufacturing steps to provide unparalleled flexibility. Media, printing, and post-print processes also can all be priced individually by flat cost, area, or quantity. In addition, many shops employing wide and superwide output can produce trade show walls, light boxes, easels, mounting kits, and other items that can be sold online via DSF.
Capitalize on greater VDP power through a rich DSF experience. No matter what DSF version and integrated VDP option they have, whether it's the powerful XMPie personalization technology or the popular FusionPro engine, users won’t be forced into a proprietary document model. Either implementation allows them to offer customers single record (versioning) products, as well as 1:1 personalized products to support applications such as direct marketing -- all via the rich DSF experience.
Choose from several deployment options. DSF is the only Web-to-Print offering that gives businesses a choice between hosting the application or letting EFI host it for them as a managed "Software as a Service" (SaaS).