“The biggest thing for us is the ability to streamline our web-to-print and other proprietary systems through Océ PRISMA software. The nimbleness it gives us allows us to respond quickly to customers. We can get work out as fast, accurately and automatically as possible,” said Herald.
How Print Helps Security Measures
The robust processing power of Océ PRISMA software helps guard against security breaches. Avoiding mid-production file crashes also means fewer misprints end up in the secure waste bins. Océ print quality also contributes. “The quality of print has drastically improved, which allows us to print accurately without waste,” Herald noted.
Duplicating Workflow for Redundant Sites
“Redundant sites are part of our growth strategy, and that’s one reason we acquired the Arizona plant. We now have both sites running off the same Océ equipment, so back up any time would be a non-issue,” said Kraft.
The Océ VarioPrint systems and Océ PRISMA software run across both sites to accelerate time to market and decrease costs. First Edge has many large national corporate clients, and they can easily split work between the two plants to maximize equipment time. They also eliminate significant costs for clients on shipping.
Applications: Booklets to Self-Mailers
The Océ systems were installed in March 2010 and now are running three shifts in the Milwaukee and Phoenix plants. Applications include booklets, brochures, and all kinds of self-mailers. An offset department complements the digital output with color shells and overprints.
Proud to Be an Océ Customer
“We’re very proud to say we’re an Océ customer, and it’s because of their culture. They truly listen, and it’s so refreshing to have an honest conversation and see their genuine concern for our business,” said Kraft.