Print Perspectives

Platypus chooses peace of mind with KODAK PRINERGY On Demand

October 01, 2020

Platypus Print Packaging

Aaron Lusch (General Manager) and Lucas Wong (Pre-Press Manager) of Platypus Print Packaging in Australia

Platypus Print Packaging, an Australian based printer specializing in carton production for food and beverage and pharmaceutical applications, recently became the first in the APAC region to upgrade to Kodak’s new cloud-based printing workflow platform PRINERGY On Demand.

By upgrading from an on-premise PRINERGY Server to a cloud environment, Platypus is free from the costs and constraints of system administration because Kodak now monitors and manages their system 24/7. Platypus is also protected with multi-layered security as PRINERGY On Demand is backed by Microsoft Azure’s $1B+ investment in security and R&D. Virtual machines and work-in-process data are automatically replicated to a second data center allowing for quick recovery of business-critical prepress software if needed.

“After dealing with cyber security threats in the past, we wanted a workflow system that had all the power of our on-premise system, with even more powerful security,” said Aaron Lusch, General Manager at Platypus. “Switching to PRINERGY On Demand means we no longer have to deal with upgrading our operating systems, buying and maintaining servers or fearing a security breach. Instead, we can put much more attention into ensuring we’re creating the best products for our customers.”

In addition to increased security and automatic updates, PRINERGY On Demand also provides Decision Analytics that allows printers like Platypus to access information about their business that can reveal opportunities to cut costs, streamline processes, and reduce waste. PRINERGY On Demand also creates flexibility for employees to work from home, with a Virtual Desktop capability that removes the barriers associated with remote operations so prepress professionals can work from anywhere, regardless of their location and local infrastructure.

“Choosing new cloud-based PRINERGY On Demand means choosing peace of mind,” said Todd Bigger, Vice President of Print at Kodak. “Thanks to PRINERGY On Demand, Platypus no longer has to worry about hackers, losing their data, costly downtime, or unexpected catastrophic events that can compromise their business.”