HP SmartStream Production Pro Print Server

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HP SmartStream Print Servers are reliable, high-performance solutions that meet each customer’s current and future needs, growing with business volume, production, and application complexity to maximize productivity from HP Indigo digital presses. 
A combination of a wide portfolio with a scalable and modular architecture supports efficient customer growth while protecting existing investment. 
The HP SmartStream Production Pro is especially beneficial for PSP specializing in direct mail, publications, and photo products, GCPs specialized in digital printing, or providers with hybrid offset/digital workflows. 

High performance 
Ability to process thousands of job on a daily basis through advanced automations, scalable RIP farm, split jobs across multiple RIPs and more. 

Application versatility 
The servers optimize printing for any volume of any application from the simplest to the most sophisticated. Enables and optimizes production of any printed product market including marketing collateral, direct and personalized mail, books and magazines, and photo products. 

Openness 
Via multiple HP Indigo complimentary SDKs, including JDF and JMF integrations to job submission and finishing systems. 

Single point of control 
One server operates an unlimited cluster of presses running at full speed.

Configurators

HP Digital Front End JDF Control

Available for JDF features supported for HP SmartStream Production Pro print server versions 3.5 and later.

Allows you to create and send JDF tickets to the HP SmartStream Production Pro digital front ends.

Example flows

Send JDF MIME package over HTTP

The HP JDF Configurators have the ability to output content as a MIME package.  This combines a JDF ticket and asset file in one self-contained package to simplify submission to the HP SmartStream applications.  This flow further simplifies this process by submitting the MIME package over HTTP to the SmartStream server.  This removes any issues with file sharing/access rights between the Enfocus Switch server and HP SmartStream server.

Send JMF Query and capture response as MetadataSolution

This flow will let you send various JMF queries to find out status of current jobs, attached devices or resources.  The flow will capture the JMF response as an XML file that can then be picked up in a JDF/XML pickup element and used to drive automation downstream.  Note that this flow requires you to configure the JMF URL to point to your SmartStream application.  Please reference our JDF SDK kits for further information on JMF capabilities.

HP SmartStream Designer - end to end VDP and Imposition

In this flow, files are first sorted by file type and then activate the relevant HP SmartStream configurator. If the files are database files (CSV or TXT), the HP SmartStream Designer VDP configurator receives the database file, connects it to a pre-defined template and creates an output file. If the files are PDF files, Switch sorts the files by their page width and height, and then the HP SmartStream Designer Imposition configurator automatically imposes them using matching imposition templates and outputs imposed PDF files Optionally, the flow can then use the HP Digital Front End JDF Control configurator to create a job ticket which is then sent to the HP DFE.