HP Indigo Sites Report Significant Efficiency Gains Using Enfocus Switch and PitStop Products
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
The power of PitStop, in use at over 140,000 sites worldwide, brings automated, Smart Preflight & Correction, optimization and overall quality assurance of PDF files to the HP Indigo workflow.
To make an appointment with an Enfocus representative at Dscoop8, contact Alex Hamilton alexh@enfocus,com. For more information in general, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enfocus in the Digital Print Age
Workflow automation is not just print automation. it’s faster and more efficient processing throughout the entire operation, including job receiving, job sorting & routing, quality assurance, status reporting, prepress processing, archiving and a whole lot more. Enfocus’ modular, practically-priced products are engineered to maximize the advantages of digital printing, delivering quick and easy integration with digital’s shorter run, variable, quick turn-around environments.
Enfocus provides modular and affordable tools safeguarding job quality and enabling automation throughout the complete production chain. Innovative solutions improve communication between design and production while enhancing productivity and predictability through automation of routine tasks.
Step-by-step deployment dramatically increases added value without forcing users to completely rethink their way of doing business. Well-known brands include Instant PDF, PitStop and Switch.
Enfocus is a business unit of Esko and has its headquarters in Gent, Belgium.
Esko is a global supplier of integrated solutions for packaging, sign and display finishing, commercial printing and professional publishing. Esko products and services help customers raise productivity, reduce time-to-market, lower costs and expand business and improve profitability.
Esko employs around 1200 people worldwide. Its direct sales and service organization covers Europe, the Americas and the Asia Pacific region, completed by a network of distribution partners in more than 50 countries.
Esko is headquartered in Gent, Belgium, and has R&D and manufacturing facilities in five European countries, the United States, China and India.