Monday August 21, 2017

Testimonial: How Colour Engine solved DG3's complex workflow with Switch automation

Topics: Automation

Print and communications specialist, DG3 has been using Enfocus software for many years, so when faced with the challenge of implementing client specific workflows without increasing costs, DG3 was happy to turn to UK Enfocus reseller, Colour Engine for help. 

DG3’s Prepress Manager, Dax Britton, shares his thoughts and experience of integrating Enfocus Switch across the business:

“We were happy with PitStop Server and PitStop Pro but we had a hot-folder based workflow and needed more front-end capacity to take on new customers. When Colour Engine offered us a fully-supported 30-day trial of Enfocus Switch, we jumped at the chance!

Training & Support

As a global provider of print and communications services and, as a specialist in variable data, some of our workflows at DG3 are very complex. Colour Engine came to our UK site to help us with training and support. They worked in partnership with us to address, test and iron-out any queries or issues as they came along. Although we had PitStop skills, we had zero experience of Switch flows. With a bit of guidance we have taken to Switch and now have some very impressive flows working.

Speed & Efficiency

The addition of Switch to PitStop was a natural progression for us and we can now get jobs through our system far quicker than before.

When you start, Switch is a blank canvas and you build the flows as you go. Flows that we expected to take weeks to develop, were up and running within days.

We’ve built bespoke flows for clients, where we pick up client files through an FTP connection and there is no human involvement at all. This means we have complete consistency of how we manage files and now Switch is processing thousands of files in production every week.

Smart Investment

Enfocus Switch has been a smart investment for us. It’s an open technology, so we could seamlessly integrate Switch with our existing imposition software too.

It’s not just about software though, both Colour Engine and Enfocus gave us good advice and delivered everything they said they would. Support has been fantastic and we’ll be happy to recommend Switch as a solution”

 

About DG3

DG3 is a modern, dynamic and truly global print and communications business with locations in four regions.

The company has led the way globally for over 30 years providing some of the world’s largest and most discerning organisations with unique, end-to-end communications solutions – from planning and design, through to advanced print and distribution.

Having achieved the world’s highest accreditations, DG3 continues to set new standards in greener printing. 

Please contact a DG3 representative for further information:

Telephone: +44 20 7531 0500
Email: europe.info@dg3.com
Website: www.dg3.com

About Colour Engine

Colour Engine represents market-leading technologies for the graphic arts industry in the UK and Ireland. The company delivers a full service of training, integration and personal support along with a comprehensive suite of colour management software tailored to each customer’s requirements.  Working with advertising agencies, publishers, prepress houses and printers, Colour Engine provides a full colour management service matching all current ISO standards for PDFs, print and soft proofing.

For further information, or to arrange a free trial, contact:

Mark Anderton
Colour Engine
Telephone: +44 113 815 1799
Mobile : +44 7545 592 013
Email: info@colour-engine.com
Website: www.colour-engine.com

 

About Piet De Pauw

After obtaining a bachelor's degree in Graphic Arts, Piet started his career as a software support engineer at Esko. This immediately made him realize the vital importance of automation within an organisation.

Passionate about the web, he became an online marketer at Thomas More university college, gained a lot of digital marketing experience and re-joined Esko in the Enfocus business unit.

Today he's in charge of driving interest for the Enfocus automation solutions. As you're reading this after reading an entire article, he might think he succeeded...

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