DESIGNER & PROOF MANAGER (DPM)

Gateway DPM is an easy to use product designer, online proofing & sample management tool for creating personalized, customized and made on demand products from supplier blank templates. Once created, products can be sent as proofs or virtual samples, published online, printed or sent for out sourced fulfilment.

Design Products

No need for design skills or complex artwork packages - our easy to use online design tool can have you creating new products in no time at all

Easy To Use Design Tool

No need for design skills or complex artwork packages – our easy to use online design tool can have you creating new products in no time at all from a range of wholesale blanks

  • Over 600 print ready blank templates to choose from
  • Digital asset management make it easier to use your own images and designs
  •  Save, Print, Order, Proof & Sample from the design screen

Proofing & Sampling

Once you have created your Virtual Products, you can send them as PDF sample sheets or electronic proofs for sign off before printing

Proof & Portfolio Managent

Helps you manage your workload by making sure customers sign off their designs before your print them and streamlining your workflow when doing presales work, by allowing you to send Virtual Samples

  • Generates a PDF Portfolio sheet for single or multiple products that can be emailed direct from the system
  • Sends a proof approval link that can be approved or rejected by the customer
  • Can turn both samples and proofs into orders for self or third party fulfilment

Publishing & Printing

Created products can either be printed on your own printer, published on your website or sent for third party fulfillment

Print & Publishing Management

Once you have created your Virtual Products, you have lots of options on how to use them

  • Print yourself using hot folder integration, our Windows Print Server or Cloud RIP
  • Publish on an eCommerce Website or Marketplace using our Smartlink Personalisation Apps
  • Upload to our Virtual Product Warehouse to promote to 100s of retailers
  • Send for fulfilment via our global supplier network

Price Overview

Product Designer & RIP

  • for Printers, Designers & Retailers
  • Use our database of popular blank products or create custom canvas size
  • Easy to use Product Designer for creating Virtual Products eliminates the need for other artwork software replacing Photoshop or Corel Draw
  • Download Virtual Product Thumbnails & Artwork
  • Submit your products to Virtual Product Warehouse to sell online
  • Full Virtual Product Manager to organise your creations
  • Print direct to Windows Print Drivers, Send to Hot Folder or Connect to Our Network Print Server (Extra Cost)
  • Integrated with Cloud RIP for direct print to 100s of printers – $0.15 per RIP file

Designer & Proof Manager

  • for Suppliers
  • All the features of our Product Designer with the addition of blank product creation and proof / order management
  • Upload / create your own blank products for use with the Product Designer
  • Can still use our database of popular blank products or create custom canvas size
  • Download Virtual Product Thumbnails & Artwork
  • Submit your products to Virtual Product Warehouse to sell online
  • Full Virtual Product Manager to organise your creations
  • Place Order button to send products for Third Party Fulfilment via Order Manager Lite
  • Order routing & artwork generation for third part fulfilment charged at $0.50 per job
  • Create and send electronic proofs for customer sign off
  • Approved proofs auto generate an order / artwork in Order Manager for fulfilment
  • Print direct to Windows Print Drivers, Send to Hot Folder or Connect to Our Network Print Server (Extra Cost)
  • Integrated with Cloud RIP for direct print to 100s of printers – $0.15 per RIP file

Designer & Proof Manager Enterprise

  • for Larger Suppliers
  • All the features of our Product Designer & Proof Manager with own branding & unlimited users
  • Upload / create your own blank products for use with the Product Designer
  • Can still use gallery of popular blank products or create custom canvas size
  • Download Virtual Product Thumbnails & Artwork
  • Submit your products to Virtual Product Warehouse to sell online
  • Full Virtual Product Manager to organise your creations
  • Place Order button to send products for Third Party Fulfilment via Order Manager Lite
  • Order routing & artwork generation for third part fulfilment charged at $0.50 per job
  • Create and send electronic proofs for customer sign off
  • Approved proofs auto generate an order / artwork in Order Manager for fulfilment
  • Unlimited user accounts for you and your customers / staff
  • Can be white labelled with your company branding
  • Option to have your own Custom Branded PDF Sheet (extra cost)
  • Print direct to Windows Print Drivers, Send to Hot Folder or Connect to Our Network Print Server (Extra Cost)
  • Integrated with Cloud RIP for direct print to 100s of printers – $0.15 per RIP file

Main DPM Business Applications

If you like the sound of Gateway DPM and think it might be a useful tool for your business, please take a look at this short video introduction by our CEO Andrew Talbot who will explain the main benefits.

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Detailed Feature Overview

  • Add to any website either as a create sample button or embedded on the page
  • Each product has its own unique URL for embedding
  • Choose style of sample tool to display on your site – can even be modified with CSS
  • Choose order the tabs appear on each product
  • Choose whether to add a save or enquiry button
  • Can also be added to social media pages
  • Give your staff a log on so they can create virtual samples for your clients
  • Create in 2D or 3D
  • No need for specialist artwork skills – anyone can create a sample
  • Search 1000s of products or browse by category
  • Add images from multiple sources or saved logo galleries for each client
  • Save your sample with a Name and Useful Notes
  • Saved images can be Dynamic Links / Static / Animated or sent a PDF Ideas Sheet
  • Pick up all your enquiries in one place
  • Enquiries can either be generated at the same time as a sample, or just from an enquiry form
  • Mark them as completed as you respond to them
  • View related samples if enquiry included a sample
  • Turn enquiries directly into quotations for single or multiple products
  • All saved samples are stored in your Sample Manager
  • Search by Name, Product or Category
  • Create Print Sheets to Showcase Multiple Samples on a single presentation
  • Include QR codes so Samples can be transfered to smartphones
  • Use Samples to create products for resale on your website
  • Add an order directly to your workflow from a sample
  • Send a proof approval link directly from a sample
  • Add an enquiry for any sample created to enquiry manager
  • Download or create all image assets again if needed
  • Send out electronic proof approval links from samples created or proof manager interface
  • Proof links can be emailed from the screen
  • Stored database of customers and auto searches for them as you type
  • All proofs sent can be viewed and filtered in proof manager by not approved / approved / rejected
  • Search proofs by customer or product name
  • Customers can approve or reject emailed proof links
  • If rejected proofs can be modified and resent
  • Once approved orders go directly into your workflow
  • PDF Ideas or Sample Sheets are generated from Sample Manager
  • You can either print a sheet for a single sample, or combine samples to create an ideas sheet
  • Quotation Sheets are created from Enquiry Manager
  • Sample sheets come in both portrait and landscape – they also feature a single image or up to 6 product images for products like garments
  • All sheets can carry your company branding
  • Click to view an example ideas sheet

What is the Difference Between Gateway DPM & Gateway CPP?

Gateway DPM is a design tool with functionality for managing the proofing and sampling process, whilst Gateway CPP is a comprehensive product management tool for designs created outside of our software.

DPM can only create Virtual Products, whilst CPP can also cater for the other types of on demand products like configurable, blanks, stock and made to order products. Both platforms can publish to our Virtual Product Warehouse or submit orders to our Approved Supplier Network.

Many customers do subscribe to both CPP and DPM and it is quite common to have different team members using the different platforms, as they share the same database. Your designer can use product blanks from your factory team in DPM and merchandiser can manage products created by your designer in CPP.

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Want to find out what else you can do with Gateway DPM?

DPM is a lot more than just a product design tool. Click the green button to see the other possible applications.
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Gateway DPM Enabled Blanks Suppliers

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