FileMaker has released Print4U, its free print job costing software solution that handles the estimate and quoting process for SRA3 digital print.

The release is part of what will become a range of free FileMaker starter solutions aimed at education, health, and creative professionals.

The software is a 'lite' version of a solution originally created by FileMaker
developer MaJic for Laser Graphics, a digital print and design company based in Milton Keynes. It addresses the estimating/quoting and job costing process for SRA3 digital print.

FileMaker International general manager Tony Speakman said: "Print4U gives you the choice of generating a free form quote for either a digital printing process or any other ancillary service offered by a printer. The digital printing quote will automatically calculate a job and sell-cost, based upon cost parameters for the appropriate printing machine and associated overheads. We believe this free solution will provide immense benefit to the print sector
and will allow people to see how FileMaker generally can be used to deliver high value gains in terms of productivity and efficiency."

Print4U works with FileMaker Pro 7. A 30-day trial version of FileMaker Pro 7 is also available for download.