New Jersey Printer Realizes Significant Cost Savings Through Process Improvements
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta) and its ITS Service Division, All Covered (All Covered) are pleased to offer customers the latest technology to improve quality and efficiency. For Digital Dog Direct (Digital Dog), a full-service direct marketing company in Ewing, New Jersey, the installation of several AccurioPress 6136P and 6100 digital presses, combined with additional software and services, eliminated the need for outsourcing longer print runs and large-size sheets, and enhanced speed and quality.
“The large sheet size, and the registration we can achieve allows us to print large sheets with ease, and has allowed us to expand User Datagram Protocol (UDP) capability beyond a 13x19” sheet,” said Jay Adcock, Director of Information Technology at Digital Dog. “These enhancements keep our work in house and allow us to serve our customers’ needs better.”
Digital Dog also added SD-513 booklet making and LU-202XLM / MB-508 long-sheet support. “Based on our existing history with Konica Minolta, there was no question that cost and performance outshined the competition” Jay Adcock.
Digital Dog reports many improvements as part of the installation. Konica Minolta’s IQ-501 Intelligent Quality Optimizer and AccurioPro Cloud Eye technology are instrumental in ensuring consistent G7 level print quality, which is clients’ assurance of top-notch quality printing. Printing to Idealliance’s GRACoL standard makes it easy to move jobs from machine to machine and to split jobs across multiple machines, all while maintaining consistent color.
Digital Dog found the incorporation of the RSA Q Direct increased efficiency by enabling single-point dispatching of jobs to multiple machines. Fiery JobFlow added sophistication to job preflighting and programming, and Fiery Navigator enables faster, easier maintenance across the shop, both attributing to reduced downtime.
Digital Dog estimates a cost savings of 20% overall.
From an environmental standpoint, better color management and stability resulted in much less waste, with fewer sheets thrown out per job.
“Konica Minolta is proud to partner with Digital Dog, a leader in the printing industry,” said Vincent Pagliarello, Area Vice President, Sales, Konica Minolta. “Their trust in Konica Minolta and All Covered equipment and services allowed us to create a customized solution using advanced technology to allow them to better serve their customers.”