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KODAK PRINERGY Success Story


Diversified Global Graphics Group

Streamlining operations while boosting client value

DG3 has been a leading provider of visual communications solutions for over thirty years. With locations across three continents and a broad array of products and services, operational efficiency is essential to keeping the company on its growth trajectory. According to DG3 North America’s Vice President of Operations, Andy Manning, “Competitive pressures and, to a greater degree, higher levels of client sophistication require that we continuously improve productivity, reduce costs, and speed delivery of our finished products while maintaining high quality.”

DG3 identified its prepress department as an important area of focus for improvements and selected KODAK Unified Workflow Solutions based on its broad feature set and stellar reputation with clients. Andy Manning explains, “In a side-by-side comparison, Kodak was ultimately the best all-around solution for our clients and us.”

DG3 purchased KODAK PRINERGY Connect Workflow with Rules-Based Automation, KODAK INSITE Prepress Portal System, KODAK PREPS Imposition Software, and KODAK COLORFLOW Software.

Andy Manning
“With PRINERGY Workflow, we are generating far more throughput than we used to—with the same amount of people. Turn times are improved on every kind of job, from 4-page brochures to perfect-bound books. For large page-count books, we’ve improved productivity by at least 20%.”

Andy Manning, Vice President of Operations
- DG3 North America

Prepress automation reduces time, increases throughput

PRINERGY Connect Workflow with Rules-Based Automation is at the heart of DG3’s prepress operations, enabling the company to dramatically improve throughput with advanced automation that seamlessly drives multiple devices. File processing has become a simple, one-step procedure, as Manning explains: “All we have to do is rename the PDF file and drop it into a hot folder. From there, it flows through the system to wherever it needs to go without requiring any additional touches by our people. All the proofs are generated, impositions are done automatically, and files are driven to either plate setters or digital presses—all from one hot folder.”

He continues, “With PRINERGY Workflow, we are generating far more throughput than we used to—with the same amount of people. Turn times are improved on every kind of job, from 4-page brochures to perfect-bound books. For large page-count books, we’ve improved productivity by at least 20%.”

 
 

Quick Facts

The Business

  • Headquartered in New Jersey, USA, with operations in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Manila
  • 700 Employees

Services

  • Comprehensive visual communications solutions, including digital marketing, managed services, compliance solutions and output solutions

Markets Served

  • Corporate, financial services, pharmaceutical, healthcare, retail, telecommunications and academic institutions

 
 

Bulletproof color consistency saves time and money

Kodak’s innovation is also streamlining pressroom operations. DG3 uses COLORFLOW Software to precisely align color across devices, enabling integrated color control with PRINERGY Workflow. Manning comments, “Before, we had to physically go around to each device to try to get color consistent. Now, we have COLORFLOW Software automatically doing everything across the board—inkjet proofers, digital halftone proofers, web presses…everything is dialed in to G7 standards. We’re saving a lot of time and money in makereadies by coming up to color more quickly.”

Standing out from the crowd

INSITE Prepress Portal offers tremendous value to DG3’s clients. What started as a way of improving prepress operations turned into an opportunity to directly impact how clients interact with DG3. As Andy Manning explains, “We use the INSITE Portal as a collaboration tool between DG3 and our clients, making the business a lot more sticky. 

Not only does it allow us to increase speed to proof and speed to press, it allows us to differentiate ourselves.” 

DG3 is also using the INSITE Prepress Portal System to increase accuracy, and to reduce rework and plate waste. Manning says, “We are now able to proof and inspect all of our plates before going to press by delivering a virtual proof to our pressmen. Any imposition changes or corrections are done prior to plating, before the metal is made.”

Continuous improvement drives strategic growth

Future plans for DG3 include integration of KODAK PRINERGY Business Link Software to the company’s EFI Monarch Software, to further streamline and automate processes between MIS and production.

Manning concludes, “DG3 has multiple continuous improvement efforts underway and KODAK Unified Workflow Solutions are playing a big part in helping us deliver those gains and strengthen our competitive position in the market.” For this global innovation leader, it’s a winning combination.

 
 

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