Loftware Print Server 11.0 optimizes label print performance

Loftware Print Server 11.0 optimizes label print performance

Loftware, Inc. announced the version 11.0 release of Loftware Print Server (LPS) and Loftware Label Manager (LLM). Extending on industry-leading printing performance, LPS 11.0 introduces Printer Groups that enable customers to optimize printing by allocating system resources to the high-priority printers. This release also reduces design time and label maintenance by introducing a Text Box feature that dynamically sizes text, and offers even more support for color printing by introducing a PCL 5c native driver.

LPS 11.0 includes a new Printer Groups feature that improves performance and eases printer management. Users can specify printer groups to segment high traffic printers apart from low traffic printers and then allocate system resources to the groups that require the most computing power. This offers greater control over the printer landscape, and faster label printing where it’s most needed.

“Many large enterprises depend on Loftware to produce millions of labels every day. Any interruptions or delays in label printing can disrupt the entire supply chain,” said Josh Roffman, Loftware Vice President of Marketing and Product Management. “Loftware designed LPS 11.0 to allow customers to have even greater control over their print performance while offering the world-class reliability they expect from Loftware.”

New Text Box capabilities reduce label design effort by allowing the application to dynamically size fonts for variable text fields where different amounts of text need to be printed within a finite space. This empowers users to avoid the time and expense of creating different labels for each scenario. Vertical alignment, as well as adjustable line and paragraph spacing, can be defined within a easy to use interface further streamlining and saving time in the design process.

Loftware Print Server 11.0 also introduces a native PCL 5c printer driver. The PCL 5c driver supports color label printing to a myriad of inkjet and office printers. With this native driver, LPS 11.0 optimizes performance, minimizes network traffic, and reduces maintenance by eliminating the need to install Windows drivers.

“The need for color printing is becoming more prominent across all industries. The addition of a native PCL 5c drivers is a great addition for customers that are looking to print in color while achieving the performance and centralize management that only Loftware’s native drivers can provide,” stated Loftware Product Manager, Hugh Mercer. “LPS 11.0 helps customers meet regulations and branding requirements without requiring pre-printed label stock,” he added.