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Offline YenDor

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How to purchase Preps 7 without Prinergy
« on: January 05, 2016, 10:43:05 AM »
Does anyone know how to purchase Preps 7 ???

We no longer need or use Prinergy since we are transitioning to digital HP SmartStream workflows.  However, we want to keep Preps to edit templates and impose a few random, large format jobs to plate.

I've tried contacting Kodak through the sales contact form on the website and also called.  I'm guessing they won't take the time for a mere 3 or 4 digit sale.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: How to purchase Preps 7 without Prinergy
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2016, 10:53:43 AM »
Kodak is a pain to deal with. Probably the easiest way would be to purchase it through a graphics art supplier such as XPEDX.
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Re: How to purchase Preps 7 without Prinergy
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2016, 10:58:38 AM »
I will assume you don't already have a copy. I'd figure preps 7 (I'm still on 5 here) uses a floating licence instead of a dongle. A band-aid fix would to keep the prinergy server running on the network but isolate from the internet and perps should work.

I don't think Big K is rushing to sell you Preps alone as you can use it and not be tied to their insanely priced service contract. I don't wonder why they bankrupt.
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Re: How to purchase Preps 7 without Prinergy
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2016, 11:15:31 AM »
Preps 7 is a stand alone dongleless application. No need for a dongle or a Prinergy floating license. However if you currently have it running under a Prinergy license Kodak will charge you for a stand alone license before it will run without Prinergy running.
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Re: How to purchase Preps 7 without Prinergy
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2016, 11:19:50 AM »
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Preps 7 is a stand alone dongleless application. No need for a dongle or a Prinergy floating license. However if you currently have it running under a Prinergy license Kodak will charge you for a stand alone license before it will run without Prinergy running.



That is exactly what we want... a stand alone Preps 7 license without Prinergy controlling it.  But Kodak will not tell me how to buy it.

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Re: How to purchase Preps 7 without Prinergy
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2016, 07:29:51 PM »
In the past I have purchased Preps from Agfa/Pitman
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Re: How to purchase Preps 7 without Prinergy
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2016, 08:44:54 AM »
That's were we got it when we had printdrive but I think that changed when Kodak bought Preps.
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Re: How to purchase Preps 7 without Prinergy
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2016, 09:25:10 AM »
We originally bought Preps when we were running Nexus and bought it from Oldham Graphics in Springfield, IL. if you are close to there.
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