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Bennett Graphics Takes Step Toward Full JDF Integration

March 11, 2010
Now that the Prinect-EFI link is a working reality at Bennett Graphics, Carroll’s vision for the future of the company includes an ever more integral role for JDF as continues to mature in the print shop workflow. “We expect to be able to exact more and more data from it, and to use it in real time information systems for the shop floor,” he said. “There’ll be no more hunting that change order or customer alteration form because changes and quantities are updated automatically. That paper job ticket also will go away and be replaced by a fully interactive, touchscreen, job response terminal—all in real time. Even payroll will quickly become a part of the JDF world. Computers talking to computers with human supervision: that’s JDF.”
Coordinated Data Exchange Streamlines Production
The better the coordination of a company's interfaces, the more efficiently it operates. Prinect is a powerful, open system, facilitating the coordinated data exchange using a standardized JDF/JMF interface to industry software systems (MIS) or a CIP4/PPF interface to various prepress workflow systems. Prinect Pressroom Manager is the central management system for the pressroom, making it possible to react rapidly, directly and flexibly to changing requirements. Prinect Pressroom Manager communicates information intelligently so that print jobs are automatically available at the right press at the right time, substantially increasing productivity. Thanks to the efficient use of preset data, makeready times and waste at the press are significantly reduced.
“Bennett Graphics is in the vanguard of forward-thinking printers who understand the value of seamless JDF integration in implementing a lean business strategy,” said Ray Cassino, Director of CtP and Prinect Products for Heidelberg USA. “Having forged a working link between EFI’s JDF-certified Monarch MIS and Heidelberg’s Prinect Pressroom Manager, the company can make and execute the best possible commercial decisions based on accurate, real-time production data instead of guesswork.”
To learn more about Prinect, the comprehensive JDF based solution from Heidelberg go to Heidelberg USA will be exhibiting at EFI Connect, in Las Vegas, NV, April 18-20, 2010 at Booth 110.

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