New self-service estimating tool elevates the print buying experience by delivering instant quotes for custom jobs

Press release
ÖSTERSUND, SWEDEN – May 28, 2015 – By providing access to instant quotes 24/7 using a cloud-based estimating system, arifiQ is changing the way printers and customers do business.

The barrier of waiting for a print quote is now a thing of the past. arifiQ is moving the print industry a big step forward by making it possible for printers, print providers, designers and their clients to get custom print quotes instantly.

With print runs getting shorter and turnaround times getting tighter there is a need today for streamlining and automating the estimating process. By focusing on a pivotal function of print; estimating and quoting, arifiQ is helping printers successfully adapt to the new realities of how customers buy print on-line.

“As print shop owners, we have lived through the pain of never ending quotes waiting to be done. Sometimes a print buyer had to wait days for a single quote. Custom jobs had to be manually estimated. This was not an efficient way to run the business and this is why we invented arifiQ,” says Carina Karlsson, CEO, arifiQ Development.

Behind the scenes, arifiQ is a full-scale estimating system uncompromising in quote accuracy. With this new cloud-based system, printers can put a powerful quoting tool in the hands of the print buyers. With arifiQ’s solution on their company website, printers can automatically receive ready-to-print orders for digital, offset and wide-format printers.

The simple, easy to use interface uses six parameters to estimate jobs: size, page-count, paper, printing, finishing and quantity. arifiQ uses an intelligent calculation algorithm that automatically creates optimized production scenarios for each possible product choice. Whenever one of the parameter options changes, the most cost-efficient price is instantly re-calculated and presented.

“arifiQ is the perfect solution for us. By allowing me to automate my custom jobs quotes, the client gets the estimate quicker, we process the job faster and we get happier customers,” says Mark Sarpa, CEO, Progressive Solutions, California.

Self-service is a growing preference among customers who are looking for transparency in pricing, and quicker turnaround times. Research shows that 35-50% of sales go to the vendor that responds first. (Source: gives printing businesses a competitive advantage by putting the quoting tool in the hands of the customers, helping them increase their win rate.

arifiQ Development to feature new technology at Dscoop EMEA in Dublin, Ireland, June 3-5,2015

Scandbook develops Internet-based portal based on arifiQ


Scandbook develops Internet-based portal based on arifiQ

Scandinavia’s leading book producer Scanbook is developing an Internet-based purchasing portal based on arifiQ.

In the latest quarterly report  ScandBook announces “work to develop an Internet-based purchasing portal based on the software of arifiQ is well advanced.”
ScandBook already produces 60-70% of the Swedish people’s need for hard-bound books and is the leading book printing. And now it will then be easier to order a book production from ScandBook.

Meet arifiQ at Dscoop in Dublin, June 3-5th

Hope to see you at Dscoop in Dublin, June 3-5th!

Dscoop is HP users’ member association. At Dscoop in Dublin enthusiasts meet, get inspired and to see the latest in both hardware and software. Dscoop events are all over the world and some of the best in the printing industry. arifiQ are there as exhibitors and we look forward to seeing all HP enthusiasts!

Check out Dscoop


arifiQ at Digital Crunch

We want to show print buyers and designers how smooth and easy they can order custom print. With arifiQ’s self service estimating tool they can create a quote and submit an order anytime, online or with an InDesign plug-in.

Hope to see you at Cap&Designs Digital Crunch, Stockholm, May 7th.

Check out the event HERE

arifiQ in review by Jennifer Matt

Self-service is a growing preference among customers, pricing transparency is a feature of our online world, and speed is a growing differentiator in all aspects of our business. arifiQ has focused on a pivotal function of print – estimating/quoting; enabling printers to adapt to the new realities of our increasingly digital, online, and fast-paced business environment.

Read the full article here >

arifiQ API

arifiQ API is now available and it allows so you to embed estimating/quoting into your existing web-to-print or Print MIS customer portal. You are then given full freedom to create custom print jobs with price calculation for super-easy and instant calculation of the price of a printed document.


Let´s meet at GrafKom May 5-6 in Täby, Sweden

GrafKom invites to a network meeting on May 5-6th in Täby. It will focus on new ideas, learning and inspiration. You’ll find the latest in the industry and also the latest from arifiQ. We participate as a speaker on the topic: Simplify for print buyers and create new business opportunities and loyalty of existing customers. It’s supposed to be super easy and creative to order printed materials. We will talk about ordering portals, the price directly in InDesign and “do it yourself” with arifiQ APIs, etc.

Read more and sign up HERE

arifiQ – speaker at NOPA in Berlin

Nordic Offset Printers Association (NOPA) will hold its “Annual Meeting” in Berlin on April 15-16. arifiQ is invited as a speaker and the theme of the speech is “Automation of the Sales and quoting process.” We will provide the customer perspective and how, through automation can ease the burden for print buyers, resulting in new customers while increasing the loyalty of existing ones. Check out Hope to see you in Berlin!

Connect North price to arifiQ

What an honor! arifiQ is chosen by Connect North as this years company in Västernorrland/Jämtland.

“During 2014 arifiQ demonstrated an exemplary entrepreneurship in both thought and action. The enthusiasm and focus on a genuine business idea has now found a place in Connect North FöretagsAccelerator® and a winning way brought lessons for future growth initiatives.” ArifiQ was represented by Eva Rosen Marketing and Carina Karlsson CEO who received the prize of Connect’s Chairman Ashley Tott. (Quote from Connect North LinkedIn page)

There is money to be saved!

This is the year for automation!

There are a lot of time (money) that can be saved by reducing the worthless time of administrative manual work, that is not bringing any value at all to your costumers.

This is how you get more effective with arifiQ:

  1. Let your kostymers do the work! Put arifiQ on your website or give your key accounts an own inlogg. We promise you that the print buyers would love to do the calculations themselves and put the order.
  2. When someone asks for a printing price over the phone or mail, give it immediately when on the phone or mail back in an instant. Don’t put the quotes for request in pile of paper.
  3. Send the print ticket just with a click from arifiQ to your prepress system.
  4. Optimize the production process with arifiQ production planner and gang-run planner.
  5. When using InDesign, get the price information with arifiQ InDesign plugin.

This will save you 85% of the time you put on making quotes and handling orders.

Do you know that you can be up and running with arifiQ, in only three weeks?