From invoices and checks, to report cards, permits and patient medical forms; customized printed documents are integral to the successful day-to-day operation of corporations, institutions and government offices of all types and sizes. FormPort® EPS is a small, external hardware solution that delivers new levels of flexibility and efficiency to the customized forms generation process, eliminating the need for pre-printed forms or dedicated printing hardware.
- Hardware-based solution
- Instantly utilize almost any PCL 5 compatible printer or MFP (multi-function) device as both a general-purpose printing device and a fully-featured form printing solution
- Add special fonts, logos, photos, signatures and other graphic elements
- Automatically generate multiple form-type outputs based on the content of the job data
- Respond to changing form printing needs quickly and easily
FormPort EPS Overview
The External Form Generation Solution
FormPort EPS is a small, external hardware solution that takes the plain-text, printer-bound data from legacy applications, automatically converts it into graphics-rich PCL 5 documents and sends that output to a printer or MFP device. Installation is easy. Simply connect FormPort EPS to your network. Using a browser, FormPort EPS can be configured to either send the documents to a LAN/WAN printing device or to a locally-attached, USB capable printing device.
FormPort EPS is now ready to be loaded with a variety of form-definition templates. The templates can be created using our FormPort Designer software, or our Form Design Service. Templates can include data-remapping formulas, incorporate logos, signatures and other graphic elements as well as special fonts including MICR characters. Form templates can also perform mathematical calculations, make conditional-formula decisions and even call other templates.
Using sample ASCII data streams from the enterprise application, an administrator can define the line number, column number and character string that will be used to automatically trigger the specific template that is required to print each particular type of document or form job.
When a print job is directed to the FormPort EPS device, FormPort EPS scans the incoming data and automatically uses the appropriate form template(s) to format the entire print job. No user intervention required! If the input job data does not match a predefined form-trigger, the printer or MFP device will simply receive the unmodified print job as usual.