LithoTechnics’ Metrix Workflow Software Hits 1,000 Users
• “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.
• “The speed, accuracy and consistency of Metrix-generated plans save time and raise throughput in the sales, planning, prepress, the pressroom and finishing departments.”— Steve Plourde, director of technology, Worth Higgins & Associates, Richmond, VA.
• “Metrix combines all of our staff’s expertise into a single pool of knowledge, then applies that knowledge to its database of our equipment to create efficient, money-saving project plans and layouts – automatically.”—Margie Sims, production manager, EBSCO Media, Birmingham, AL.
Bryan Hughes, product marketing manager, workflow products, for Fujifilm North America, Graphic Systems Division, commented, “Decline in both volume and margin make finding manufacturing efficiencies essential. Printers understand the productivity gains of implementing new printing and finishing hardware technologies. But today it is more important than ever to implement software solutions that allow equipment purchases to be driven at their maximum potential.
“We also see experienced manufacturing personnel exiting the industry as a result of retirement, plant closures and other economic factors. This means printers are seeking strategies that allow them to grow their business and maximize their manufacturing potential without increasing direct labor costs. Metrix is a product that dramatically improves efficiency and provides a repository of manufacturing knowledge, enabling less-skilled workers to be extremely productive. Metrix can be a key component in this strategy.”
LithoTechnics is a privately held company founded in 2003 by Rohan Holt. Holt invented the first production planning software for the sheetfed market in 1995, and Metrix®, LithoTechnics’ flagship product, is the culmination of Holt’s years of print production experience and accumulated software design expertise. Metrix, launched in 2004, received the prestigious 2005 PIA/GATF InterTech Technology Award, recognized industry-wide as a symbol of technological innovation and excellence. With offices in Edmonds, Washington, Turnhout, Belgium, and south of Sydney, Australia, LithoTechnics is a software company focused on providing key tools and technologies to enable print workflow automation. LithoTechnics is a full member of the CIP4 Organization.