ECRM’s WorkMates is a digital prepress workflow that offers prepress automation without complication. WorkMates delivers all the basic prepress processes and streamlines your entire production workflow at a cost-effective price. All prepress workflows deal with the same basic processes: handling PDF files, preflight, imposition, proofing, and making plates. While today’s powerful and very expensive digital workflow solutions might seem like the best way to automate repetitive tasks, those solutions can be very complex and are often overkill for many of the day-to-day jobs of small- to medium-sized commercial printers. WorkMates is not a scaled-down version of an existing high-dollar solution. In fact, WorkMates was built from the ground up exclusively for small- to-mid-sized commercial printers who want to save time, reduce errors, improve output quality and lower operating costs.