CIP4 Announces 2009 CIPPI Award Winners
• Achieved total compatibility with JDF-enabled equipment by 2-byte (Japanese) support by manroland’s PECOM Network in June 2008.
• Linked DTP operations to prepress via JDF with Konica Minolta’s Neostream
• Shinkosha can now track the progress of every task in the company, the operating status of all equipment and the occurrence and cause of problems from any location in real-time.
• Reduced average production time per job from 120 minutes to 70 minutes
• Machine presets can be performed in the office remotely
• Profit can only be gained when the printing machines are working, so the machines are not stopped
• Job sharing (load balance can be controlled) can be realized on multiple printing machines
5Sept Etiquette, Courthézon, France
• Produces labels for the food, wine and cosmetics industries
• Annual sales of ¤6.5m and employs 50 people
• Previously data transfer between customer service and prepress departments was entirely manual, resulting in double data entry and a high risk of errors.
• Supported by CERM and EskoArtwork
• Bidirectional (JDF/JMF) connection both on “product”-level (ex. administrative data, colors, barcode, time tracking, and approval status) and on “production-job” level (ex. step & repeat and status on plates).
• Breakeven of just four months on the project
“In the current financial year (June 2008 – May 2009), 9 of the 12 months of which have been greatly affected by the current financial crisis, our company turnover has increased. This is not attributable to an increase in our existing customer base, but by our capability to develop new markets thanks to our recognized quality of service. We have now reached a point where nearly all of the information in our MIS system is verified systematically, is reliable and whose quality is enhanced automatically. This integrated information allows us to develop new applications which may be simple at first sight, but very quickly add value to our company and our customers.” – Peter Wack, PDG, 5Sept Etiquette