HP Indigo Sites Report Significant Efficiency Gains Using Enfocus Switch and PitStop ProductsFebruary 22, 2013
February 14, 2013 – Ghent, Belgium – HP Indigo owners at Dscoop8 in Nashville, Feb. 21-23, can see, first-hand, the quick turn-around and quality benefits that HP SmartStream Solution Partner Enfocus delivers in its Switch automation and PitStop preflight and optimization products. Enfocus representatives will demonstrate the integrated HP Indigo and Enfocus solutions in Dscoop8 exhibit #819.
“Software that helps print shops realize the promise of such powerful and finely tuned digital print systems is in great demand among HP Indigo sites,” says Alex Hamilton, Director of Business Development at Enfocus.
“Enfocus is recognized for its products’ abilities to extensively automate any type of workflow, and add new and cost effective capabilities in an easy and affordable way,” Hamilton says. In fact, the HP Indigo team helped enhance the Switch feature setup by developing three configurators, allowing the setup, control and automation of Imposition and Variable Data print jobs, and the automated setup of the HP Indigo digital press.
HP Indigo Site CGX Talks about the Benefits:
CGX utilizes the integrated Switch and HP SmartStream solution in what is becoming one of the most popular, time-savings applications of the two products.
Explains Cory Sawatzki, Director of Print Technology in the Technology Services and Solutions Group at CGX, "“We are taking order XML data coming out of our flagship Streamline solution and coupling that with the production PDF through Switch.
“Rather than dropping these files to a hot folder of the Indigo press, we are able to directly communicate job ticket information such as substrate or quantity directly to the front end of the press through the use of the HP Indigo configurators within Switch. This allows work to move more seamlessly through the entire production workflow from start to finish, with less touches and human intervention.”
The Bottom Line on Switch Benefits to HP Indigo
Switch removes manual user interaction, resulting in time and cost savings, and less errors. It integrates with HP Indigo presses via the JDF-based HP SmartStream Production Pro Print Server configurator and with the HP SmartStream Designer plug-in via the HP SmartStream Designer.
Switch's ability to read and write metadata from web2print and/or MIS systems streamlines short-run, quick turnaround jobs by reducing the number of touch-points required prior to submission to an HP system.
The PitStop Advantage to the HP Indigo workflow