Here are some commonly used terms and abbreviations and their meaning:
W2P = Web-to-Print, refers to doing print e-commerce business via the web for commercial users or general consumers online
AOD = Art-on-Demand, also known as Print-on-Demand is a variant of web-to-Print where selling high value art prints can be achieved securely and safely online by streaming the images for prints without the need to pass original hi-res mages to the printing entity
POD = Print-on-Demand, process of printing when requested on demand immediately without having to pre-print stock or wait for prints to be delivered.
B2B = Business-to-Business, suggestion the solution is for businesses offering products to partners and other businesses. generally means not public facing and hence accessed via dedicated portals and login pages.
B2C = Business-to-Consumer, covers most online businesses offering solution to consumers online through publicly accessed websites. The main element of B2C will be an additional payment facility where products are purchased online.
Giclée = Giclée printing is a process that uses fade-resistant, archival inks and archival substrates to print on large format printers with high gamut colour accuracy and prints that are high-fast and not water-soluble.
PSP = Print service Providers, refers to print businesses with sufficient capacity to offer printing services externally.
There are many solutions and configurations achievable and actual pricing depends on what element of the system are deployed and the size and number of sites. have a look at our Pricing page and also contact us with your requirements, we will be happy to send you a personalised proposal and quotation.
As well as ad-hoc reporting facilities allowing various stakeholders to generate activity reports, we have a online live dashboard showing various key parameters of the live system.
As a publisher/Artist/Image Right owner you can monitor the use of images and teh resultant royalties accursed at anytime.
As a print service provider/website owner you can monitor orders, royalty and print costs from orders received online at anytime.
As a publisher, artist, image rights owner if your images are used by other W2P/AOD customers for printing, each print output royalty is calculated per instructions set by yourself at the time of upload. The royalty is calculated per square inch/centimetre and type of media printed. All royalties are accounted and quarterly usage and payment is done to the image rights owner.
if you are using our products as part of your own online solution then any royalties are built into output print price which you will be collecting directly anyway but we still provide reports and usage statistics for your internal use.
Image rights owner sets image royalty costs per square inch/centimetre of output print for each media supported by the system. When users browse and select an Image for printing, the cost of royalty is calculated per size and media type selected and presented. The user can then accept before printing or select another image or size.
Once accepted and paid for, jobs are submitted and images are streamed for printing which can only be printed once per design accepted on the chosen media. No file footprints are left on workstation and all printer hardware caching is disabled disabling reprints outside the system.
Our intelligent printing software communicates bidirectionally with the printer and monitors the status of the job under print. When the job has been successfully printed, the information is relayed back to our cloud centre to initiate royalty charges for the image printed.
When printer reports a failure of output, the print station reports back to our cloud centre to trigger a new print without additional charge being triggered.
We offer connection to all major payment gateways for B2C solution which enables online payments via credit/debit cards and/or PayPal as well as other forms of online payments. For B2B solution the authorised users of the system can purchase against credit/overdraft accounts controlled by system administrator.
Print Streaming is a unique technology developed by us that gives owners of digital images the opportunity to get paid per print without giving customers access to full images. Print Streaming prepares and optimises and streams data securely to printers without the need to pass the original hi-resolution file.
Our Print Streaming technology enables Art-on-Demand data transfer. Ensuring your content is protected from intellectual property theft, that integrity of the image is maintained, and that you get paid per print. Authority to print and print rule instructions can be centrally administered and updated from the cloud tools.