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LithoTechnics’ Metrix Workflow Software Hits 1,000 Users

October 14, 2011
EDMONDS, WA—Oct. 13, 2011—LithoTechnics Inc. announced that Fujifilm North America Corp., Graphic Systems Division recently sold the 1,000th license for the Metrix automated job planning and imposition system.

Rohan Holt, the founder of LithoTechnics, said, “We are extremely proud to reach this significant milestone. It’s very gratifying to think that at any one moment, up to 1,000 people worldwide are using Metrix to do their work.”

Since the debut of Metrix 1.0 in 2004, Metrix has been sold to printers across 22 countries, who use it in any one of five available languages.

“We believe Metrix is the leading product in its category,” Holt said. “The printing industry is experiencing an incredibly tough time due to the economy and the shift in publishing towards the Internet. I think some of the success of Metrix is due to the fact that Metrix helps printers optimize their manufacturing efficiency perhaps better than any other tool or strategy for its cost. Customers are regularly amazed by the short learning curve and the astonishing ROI.”

Metrix customers tell the story best – a sampling:

• “Metrix has streamlined and standardized our planning and imposition, saving 66-75% of the time required for these tasks.”—Mike Banfield, planning/estimating, Transcontinental Printing, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.

• “By defining the project plan at estimating, Metrix positions us to get the most competitive price to market. Plus, we’re saving $60,000–$80,000 a year in labor.”—Ted Straus, vice president and COO, Suttle-Straus, Inc., Waunakee, WI.

• “Metrix has helped us to remain highly competitive by cutting our labor costs in half.”—Colin Gammon, technical R&D manager, MPG Books Group Ltd., Cornwall, UK.

• “On one job, Metrix came up with a layout we hadn’t thought of that brought the price down $7,000.”—Andrew Cook, president, Peel Graphics Inc., Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

• “With Metrix, we have been able to increase the number of orders we process each day by 20%.”—Hervé Vermeuil, Exaprint, Montpelier, France.

• “With Metrix, we reduced the time required to plan and impose simple jobs by 50%, and for complex jobs, we reduced the time by as much as 75%.”—Todd Shelhorse, Systems Administrator, MidAtlantic Printers, Altavista, VA.

• “Metrix saved us $11,000 on a single job!”—Kevin Coombs, Prepress Manager, Multi-Craft, Inc., Newport, KY.
 

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