Streamlining Workflow, Color Management Automation Yield Savings

Reaping cost savings through streamlining and automating workflow and color management processes was the topic of an early afternoon PRINT 13 session Monday afternoon.

Jason Kammes, Software Business Development Manager for Fujifilm North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division (Booth 1218), took audience members through a number of cost-saving strategies, and then invited a panel of Fujifilm clients to weigh in with their own stories of success in garnering cost reductions.

The presentation was timed to Fujifilm’s interactive live presentations of new commercial print, wide-format, and packaging solutions. Those solutions deliver the latest innovations in workflow and inkjet technologies at its 11,000 sqft “Now You Can” themed PRINT 13 booth.

In this fast-changing world, success is wholly dependent on having the tools to stay in step, Kammes noted. Fujifilm’s XMF Workflow is built around PDF and JDF technologies and offers a comprehensive set of capabilities in pre-flighting, color management, imposition, and screening for an array of output devices.

XMF Remote is a powerful online job submission, storage, and approval module fully integrated with XMF Workflow, enabling users to provide their customers online job supervision. According to Fujifilm customers, XMF Remote has enabled them to expedite approvals and production, resulting in cost savings.

In the Kammes-led Fujifilm program, a trio of real-world printing experts offered their experience on the topics of cost-savings and automation.

One of those experts was Bill Kregel, production manager for Brown Industries Inc., a Dalton, GA. WMF Workflow provides highly desired flexibility, Kregel noted in an earlier statement. “We really like the imposition built right in, you don’t have to go to another program,” he says. “It’s so much quicker and again, more flexible. This is a major move for us, the install went really well, and we have a great relationship with Fujifilm.”