Kingery Printing Selects Kodak Solutions for Integrated Workflow
ROCHESTER, NY—August 28—Paul Mersman, the prepress manager at Kingery Printing in Effingham, IL, reports “an almost phenomenal increase” in efficiency since creating a customized workflow with the Kodak Prinergy Connect workflow management system. Designed to automate business planning and prepress processes, Kingery Printing’s integrated workflow includes Kodak solutions for production planning, online job collaboration and monitor proofing, as well as equipment for CTP and proofing.
“The improved speed is critical to our operation. Productivity throughout our operation has increased by 30 percent to 50 percent since switching to a Kodak workflow system,” said Mersman. “Plus, the Kodak Trendsetter platesetters are rock solid pieces of equipment. They’ve been extremely reliable and we recently added a second unit to increase our output.”
Kingery Printing President John Kingery said the migration to Kodak solutions started about a year and a half ago when he was exposed to the latest online collaboration and monitor proofing technologies.
“Kodak InSite software allows us to schedule jobs much more effectively using the Web and is a major time savings tool for our business,” Kingery said. “We’re saving significant time since adding monitor proofing capabilities. It used to take two to three days to overnight proofs back and forth to customers to get the necessary approvals. Now we can get approvals within hours and keep work moving. We had made a $60,000 investment in software the year before, but after seeing the advantages of the InSite solution, we decided it was well worth it to make the change.”
Kingery Printing has been in business since 1968. The firm’s 165 employees handle a variety of commercial printing assignments, including advertising, small publications, point of purchase materials and direct marketing. As a result of the success in working with Kodak, M&D Printing in Henry, Ill., a division of Kingery Printing, is now in the process of switching over to Prinergy and the other Kodak solutions.