ON THE ROAD -- Swiss Make HistoryJuly 2003
In many of the workshops Stämpfli found out that, for certain customers, personalization isn't a requirement. They're more concerned with dividing a long run into smaller segments, to better reach targeted groups.
Such segmented runs are one of the strengths of the DICOweb. Material costs for plates and for their processing, storage and disposal are eliminated. A complete makeready takes about 20 minutes, while a form change within a job can be accomplished in just 15.
Another strength of the system is the ability to produce runs of as small as 500 to 3,000 copies. Extended editorial and ad deadlines are another part of the DICOweb story at Stämpfli. The company's publication customers are being informed that it is now possible to integrate new advertising or editorial pages up to one hour before run time.
The next commercial heatset DICOweb installation is set for MohnMedia AG in Gutersloh, Germany. Both heatset and coldset versions of the DICOweb are now available in North America.