Padgett Printing Proves Power of Kodak Unified Workflow Solutions
Integrating digital and offset workflows drives efficiency at Dallas printer
ROCHESTER, NY—August 23, 2006—Over the past two years, sales at Padgett Printing have increased 50 percent, strong growth made more impressive by the fact that Padgett added no new equipment during this period. Instead, David Torok, President of Padgett Printing, attributes his company’s success to a unified workflow that integrated production, color and data processes.
“We’ve seen higher throughput, quality and accuracy ever since we first implemented Kodak Unified Workflow solutions several years ago to manage our offset and new digital printing capabilities,” said Torok. “Thanks in large part to our Kodak Unified Workflow solutions, we continuously set records in productivity.”
Torok also credits Kodak Marketmover business development services with helping grow Padgett Printing’s business by uncovering additional business opportunities.
Kodak Unified Workflow solutions provide an end to end digital infrastructure for printing that integrates business, production, color and data workflows, using innovative software tools, open standards and intelligent automation. The first implementation of Kodak Unified Workflow solutions is aimed at the commercial print segment.
A Kodak Unified Workflow solution is a scaleable, modular solution that allows printers to more effectively and efficiently respond to increasingly complex print specifications. It enables printers to streamline processes for efficiency, and optimize resources and maximize production capabilities for increased capacity from existing resources. It also creates a foundation for sales growth by providing the tools customers need to differentiate their businesses and deliver greater value to clients through new services.
Padgett’s unified workflow consists of a Kodak Prinergy workflow system with Kodak Preps imposition software to remove manual steps from the production process. The company also uses Kodak Nexstation IV digital front ends to drive its Kodak Nexpress digital production color presses. Padgett also employs several Kodak Digimaster digital production systems.
“Today’s print provider is often combining the power of offset, inkjet, and digital solutions to meet customer needs and capture new revenue opportunities,” said Jeff Hayzlett, Chief Marketing Officer, Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group. “Customers want workflow solutions that can keep up with their complex needs. A Kodak Unified Workflow solution establishes a platform to improve efficiency, increase revenue and expand service offerings by leveraging technology investments to maximize profitability.”