Compiled By Jonathan Katz Irvine, Calif.-based PrintNation.com, an online hub for commercial printers, announced July 24 its next-generation site architecture, which will provide commercial printers with a Java/XML-based infrastructure that will enable PrintNation.com to provide improved supply chain networking. Some of the site's enhancements include:
- Improved supplier integration to better support distribution and manufacturing partners and an enhanced server to link them to PrintNation.com.
- Customer specific catalogs that provide printers a view of the specific supplies and services they require based on the equipment they own.
- A new search engine built specifically for the printing industry, providing faster search results and supporting multiple search options by category, manufacturer, keyword, or product number.
- Enhanced product information with new tools allowing customers to browse product categories and manufacturers, review extensive product detail, and view product availability and shipping data.