Documents as Cloud Printing Objects
12 Jan 2011
I know very little about the Print
industry. As I'm learning I find myself applying my programming and IT background to everything.
Currently I'm prototyping a Cloud Print
platform that provides 2 step commercial Printing
service from top cloud service providers:
When a user comes from one of these cloud providers or provides a link to their document on the Cloud Storage
platform they are bringing their content with them.
I need a print object to apply to that content and create a printable document. So I am created 12 separate documents or cloud print objects to deliver common print properties such as binding, size and color.
Each cloud print object contains the properties most people who are printing from cloud platforms are looking for:
- Magazine Style Binding (Saddle Stitch)
- Book Style Binding (Perfect Bound)
- Reporting Style Binding (Spiral Binding)
- 8.5 X 11 Print Size (Letter)
- 5 X 8 Print Size (A5)
- Color or Black and White
I'm enjoying defining these different objects for use in cloud printing. These are my basic bound document definitions, I will be defining more single sheet, flyer and large format cloud print objects like posters next.