By installing DALIM SOFTWARE, ES Enterprise Solution and the DIALOGUE Engine, Vogel Druck in Höchberg is streamlining its workflow between pre-press and print room.
The production and scope of services extends from A for Address Management to E for E-Publishing and I for Inkjet personalisation through to Z for Zoom factor. With this comprehensive range of products and services, there are always areas where something can still be optimised. This includes the area of proof production that the company recently streamlined by installing ES Enterprise Solutions from DALIM SOFTWARE. First internally and in subsequent stages externally for customers as well, Vogel Druck has gradually introduced the soft proof over the past year, meaning they have already successfully implemented comprehensive streamlining measures.
The company had taken on the task of optimising its internal workflow. Previously, a general, non–colour binding proof was produced for each customer on an HP plotter, and for customers who requested it, a further colour–binding proof on an Epson proofer. This time–intensive and high–cost service needed optimising with an appropriate solution.
A clear decision
The advantage of DALIM SOFTWARE ES at Vogel Druck lies not only in optimising the workflow; the savings on internal proofs are already producing an enormous reduction in costs. Harald Lochner: “Each year we produce around 170,000 plates, and a large proportion of jobs require colour matching via a proof. By using the DALIM solution, we hope to save around 60,000 euros a year, meaning that this investment will pay for itself within just one year.
This was just the beginning
Introducing ES naturally represents just the start of the process for Vogel Druck of optimising the production workflow. Now that the internal soft proof workflow is functioning optimally after around a year, the company will be implementing further steps and expanding the system. Harald Lochner: “With the DIALOGUE Engine from DALIM SOFTWARE which we have also installed, we will in future be able to offer our customers an optional form of efficient colour communication. Our customers will then be able not only to see and evaluate a soft proof, the system will provide us with full control, matching and approval of the print jobs. To achieve this, DIALOGUE Engine has a variety of efficient tools to make the approval process even faster and more efficient, and save both us and our customers a lot of time as well as saving costs over using the conventional proof process.”