CIP4 Announces 2009 CIPPI Award Winners
At the awards ceremony, Patrick Vreven, CEO of Gamsys and part of the winning Cloître Imprimeurs team that won the “Best Process Automation Implementation — Europe” award said that, “For Cloître the goal of the project wasn’t saving labor, but rather eliminating stress from the production process and making and impact on the environment. The improved workflow and automated data collection and reporting allows everyone to spend more time for better communication with customers, and even more time in training and professional development. More immediate information to the customer on job status means that Cloître can provide its customers with more flexibility in production for late changes. And better control of material usage means less waste and that is better for the environment.” Vreven went on to say, “For Cloître the best award is the return on investment and the ability to provide better service to their customers.”
The 2009 CIPPI award winning case studies may be downloaded from: www.cip4.org/cippi/ where you can also get more information on the CIPPI awards program. (Summaries of each winning case study can be found in the section below.)
CIP4 brings together vendors, consultants, and end-users in the print communications, graphic arts industry, and associated sectors, covering a variety of equipment, software, peripherals, and processes. Members participate in focused working groups to define the Job Definition Format (JDF), PrintTalk, and other standards relevant to process automation; to study user requirements; to test product interoperability; and to develop a range of JDF software development tools. Information on CIP4, including membership details, is available from the organization’s website: www.cip4.org. Or contact: Stefan Daun, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics, +49 6151 155 575, email@example.com. All content and ideas submitted to the CIP4 user groups and intellectual property rights subsisting therein shall become the exclusive property of CIP4.