CIP4 Announces 2009 CIPPI Award Winners
Ampersand Printing, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
• 17 employees
• Services include variable digital printing and high quality printing with stochastic screening
• An excellent example of continuously evolving automation with …
• Automating prepress and MIS in 2006
• Extending JDF automation to postpress in 2007
• Extending JDF automation to press operations in 2008
• Supported by HIFLEX Corp. N.A., Mitsubishi Lithographic Presses, Kodak Graphic Communications Group, and Heidelberg
• First signature (1,200 per year) preparation was reduced by 34 minutes (16 minutes instead of 50 minutes).
• Following signatures (1,800 per year) preparation was reduced by 22 minutes (from 30 minutes to 8 minutes).
• Reduced work hours so much that Ampersand could eliminate complete shifts.
• Cut 400 sheets of waste per reprint signature
• ROI:6121.5% on a five year basis