About

PrintPoint was first released in 1992, and is available in both Single User and a fully featured Client-Server system. With hundreds of North American and international clients, our clients include small and medium-sized commercial, in-plant, large format printers and digital printers as well as prepress shops.

Our full suite of software provides Estimating and Quoting, automatic conversion of estimates to jobs, Job Tickets, Job Costing and Tracking (including Author’s Alterations), Data Collection, Purchase Orders, Shipping, Invoicing, links to popular accounting* and/or chargeback systems, and complete Customer History. There is full password control and extensive built-in reporting.

PrintPoint software is cross-platform (it works on Windows and/or Macintosh platforms). PrintPoint is extremely easy to implement and learn (state-of-the-art Wizards minimize or eliminate the need for on-site training), and features extensive online documentation (completely indexed for easy searches).

PrintPoint is particularly proud of our Estimating systems. Litho Estimating lets you access all functions from a single screen! Our system features automatic 3-quantity estimate generation, instant access to Paper, Press, Ink, PrePress, and Post-Press settings, and a Graphical Environment for Job Layouts. PrintPoint's Copy-Digital Module provides the tools you need for quick and efficient turnaround of digital jobs, scanned jobs, and black and white and color copies - the Demand Print marketplace. Our Large Format Module allows you to be competitive in the Large and Wide Format marketplace - calculate prices based on coverage or on your own pricing tables - you can even setup custom pricing tables for specific customers! All systems allow "on-the-fly" additions and modifications to your PrintPoint database, and Estimate Templates and Cloning ensure super-fast and accurate estimate entry. Build Price Lists quickly and easily!

In-plant shops love the flexibility within our built-in Chargeback System. It allows you to select the jobs that are to be reported on, for any designated period, and provides summary and detail reports, and a file which can go directly to your organization's internal billing system. User-definable fields allow you to define your customers' organizational structure (Division, Region, etc.).

PrintPoint is extremely flexible, with a completely customizable user environment, settings that let the user configure everything from on-screen field labels to messages that appear on quote letters, and customizable forms (Estimates, Quote, Confirmation and Change Authorization letters, Job Tickets, Delivery Receipts, Packing Slips, Labels, and Invoices). PrintPoint also includes built-in word processing, email and faxing for Quotes, Confirmation and Change Authorization Letters, and Invoices.

PrintPoint’s language editor allows users to work in different languages, ideal for international users.

*Accounting Package Links for U.S., Canada, and Australia only

 


Meet The Team

Many people have worked on PrintPoint over the years...and we are grateful to all of them. In addition to those of us listed below, we have an additional 4 consultant/programmers working on various aspects, plug-ins and components of the program.


Morrie Brown

Morrie Brown

Owner, Chief PrintPoint Architect and Programmer, Webmaster

I was drawn into the printing world when I invented/patented the MicroGuide. MicroGuide was a small credit-card size device that opened up and included miniaturized maps and graphics inside a “loop style” view box. In order to create this product I had to learn postscript and I became a pretty serious PS hacker. This was all right at the dawn of Pagemaker and even before Adobe Illustrator. I was hacking Linotronic 100s and 300s PPD files when they first came out. In order to get these MicroGuide mini-maps printed I manually color separated the postscript code for 2 passes on a GTO 5 Color. After moving out of NYC, I found a great printer in northern New Jersey who offered me an office to run my business and help computerize their shop. My wife came to visit one day and asked, “How can you stand the smell here?” My reply, “What smell?” That’s when I knew I was hooked on printing.

I started PrintPoint in 1992 at that shop and took it commercial shortly thereafter. It's been 22 years now, and the best part is getting to know some customers well enough that I can call them friends.

The rest of the time I am pretty busy with my wife, my 16 year old son, playing tennis and basketball, and always trying to finish building our house.

In a former incarnation, I was performing musician in the 70’s and a record producer/song writer in the 80’s. Lucky enough to have a few hit records back then.


Peter Adam

Peter Adam

Senior Programmer, and Technical Support / Distributor for Australasia

An Engineering graduate from McGill University, I have been associated with the Printing and Packaging industry for about 30 years. I have managed businesses encompassing most of the forms of printing, flexo, offset, gravure and screen on equipment from A3 size to large format offset presses and 1270 wide flexo presses so I understand the issues facing Printers from both a technical and a managerial perspective.

In all of the businesses I have managed there have always been problems relating to Customer/Job management. I have employed computers to help solve these problems since the early 80’s, building my first computer based estimating system for flexo in 1982 on a Commodore Pet computer we had in the QC lab. In 1990 I founded my own consultancy dedicated to the development of advanced management systems for business. Since 1995 I have been associated with PrintPoint, firstly in a technical support role here in Australia, then as distributor and as a major contributor to the development of this great product.

Outside of PrintPoint, I am a keen tennis player and captain a competition team. Family is important but ours is grown up and producing grandchildren, so we get to send them back after enjoying their company.


 

Randy Jaynes

Randy Jaynes

Senior Programmer, Customer Service

Born in Pennsylvania, I attended Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY, and then moved on to work at a Management Software in Cortland, NY. My first project was a 4th Dimension based Geographic Information System which allowed me to add mapping technology to my already burgeoning database engineering and design skills.

We were also doing custom databases for companies in various industries. After the fourth or fifth design of a custom "run my business for me" management system, we decided to create a vertical market database to run advertising or graphic design agencies. This product became “JobOrder”.

Thus began my 15 years in designing and growing a project management database that kept track of everyone's time and expenses and made traffic management a breeze.

In the course of all this, I was introduced to Morrie Brown and PrintPoint. We worked together on a joint venture to provide a live 2-way link between PrintPoint and JobOrder for a mutual customer. We often talked about "doing something together" and when the time was right, I jumped at the opportunity to join the PrintPoint team as a programmer and support person.

Acquiring new skills and helping people is what makes me tick. Learning the printing industry by working on PrintPoint represents a whole new world, while helping people to use PrintPoint to its full potential in order to make their lives easier adds wonderful spice to my life.

In the few hours a week that I'm not working or learning new 'stuff', I like to read, hike, bike, fix things around the house, or any of a number of fun things with my wife and 2 little boys.


Gianluca Rigotti

Gianluca Rigotti

Senior Programmer

Gianluca is an experienced 4D programmer who has worked as a freelancer with PrintPoint for close to 5 years. In 2014 he joined the company full time and is actively working on PrintPoint 7. He lives in Ancona, Italy with his wife and two boys.


Mackeigan Wuest

Mackeigan Wuest

Customer Service and Tech Support

Born in Illinois, I attended Southwestern Illinois Community College before continuing on to Illinois State University, majoring in Graphic Communications. I have always been fascinated with everything that goes into creating a print, as well as the coding behind web pages. Due to my interest in both sides of the industry, I specialized in both print and web while I was at Illinois State University.

When taking an estimating course at ISU we trained on the PrintPoint MIS system. During my second week my instructor mentioned a job opening at PrintPoint and I applied for it. With my instructor’s recommendation, Morrie hired me the following week. I never know who is going to call in or what they might be asking about, which means I never have a dull day. I enjoy learning more about our customers and helping them accomplish their everyday tasks as efficiently and effectively as possible.

When I am not working, I enjoy travel. I personally believe that no one is every finished learning new things and the world is meant to be explored.


Ivan Prefer

Ivan Prefer

Senior Sales Manager, PrintPoint Trainer

An Accounting graduate of Rider University, I owned a printing business for many years, and have been in the industry for over 32 years. I met Morrie Brown in 1992 when I decided that creating 30 estimates a day via pad and paper was ludicrous. I have been a PrintPoint user for 20 + years, and have introduced PrintPoint to 2 operations I have worked with. My main asset to PrintPoint is offering a printers’ perspective and many years of experience with it’s evolution. The industry is constantly changing, and I have watched Morrie aspire to create a program that molds to various needs of the evolving industry.

In 2013 I relocated to North Carolina via New York / New Jersey with my wife. We live an active lifestyle, of sports activity, and in the last few years I have followed a growing dream of playing guitar, and writing songs. I am happy to be close to my 2 daughters who are in their mid 20’s, and my stepdaughter, 19.


Doreen Munkelt

Doreen Munkelt

Customer Service and Office Administrator

I came to work for PrintPoint in 1996. First working in the office handling shipping and filing, I realized shortly that learning to use computers was critical if I was going to keep my job and stay current in the workplace.

I learned as much as could about PrintPoint day-to-day management and brought myself up to speed with programs like MYOB AccountEdge, UPS Shipping, Emailing, Adobe Illustrator, etc. PrintPoint challenges me every day to learn something new...and that's how I like it.

When I'm not here, I'm very involved with my church, husband and daughter, singing in several church bands, ballroom dancing and touring the countryside on our motorcycle.


Viktoria Pircova

Viktoria Pircova

Customer Service and Office Manager

I joined PrintPoint in 2008 to help with office administrative. Over the past five years I have expanded my role into customer service and managing traffic between users and our technical support team. I also share responsibility with Doreen handling invoicing, accounts receivable, cusotmer communications, and general office activities.

I am very involved with my church, working out, dancing, going to shows and events in New York City and spending time with my family.