The development of a new print platform requires a solid understanding of customer needs. As part of the development process for the Heidelberg Digimaster 9110 Network Imaging System, a strategy of having a common platform for a wide variety of print needs was developed, thus providing customers a great deal of flexibility. Previous solutions had been targeted at either document printing or page printing workflows.To meet the requirements, a total system viewpoint needed to be developed, and a strong understanding of potential trade-offs required to be made in the process. This includes not only front end workflow, but also digital finishing attributes of the system.
Leonard Christopher, "Developing a Common Print Application Architecture" in Proc. IS&T Int'l Conf. on Digital Printing Technologies (NIP17), 2001, pp 275 - 277, https://doi.org/10.2352/ISSN.2169-4451.2001.17.1.art00060_1