Stefan Meissner, an internationally recognised expert for the JDF standard and efficient processes in print production, has joined PerfectPattern as director application print. With sPrint One, the company offers print businesses a powerful application for automating print planning and calculating printing forms in offset and digital printing. sPrint One uses various methods from the field of artificial intelligence. This leads to significant savings in resources such as paper and printing plates as well as set up and production times.
Stefan Meissner comes from Flyeralarm, one of Europe's leading online printers.
Stefan Meissner has been in touch with PerfectPattern since its beginnings – his brother Robert is one of the founders and is responsible for the product management of sPrint One. The two brothers found their passion for printing early on in their parents' print business.
In his new position, Stefan Meissner will support PerfectPattern's partners – including Cimpress, Kodak and Sappi Europe – in implementing sPrint One into customers' existing environments.
‘The combination of my experience in printing technology with my expertise in information technology has always appealed to me,’ said Stefan. This resulted in a career in software development with a focus on online printing. ‘I am looking forward to leveraging my knowledge to help print businesses increase their competitiveness.’
Stefan also plays a key role in the CIP4 consortium, an association of over 300 companies and organisations from the printing industry in 31 countries. Among other things, the consortium is driving the development of the Exchange Job Definition Format (XJDF) for the exchange of print jobs. Stefan was chairman of the XJDF working group. Since the publication of the first version of the standard early 2018, he is pushing the implementation in the industry.