ECRM Workmates 3.0 Making a Difference At Jaffa Printing
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Press release from the issuing companySALT LAKE CITY August 13, 2008 At Drupa this year, ECRM announced the launch of WorkMates 3.0, an easy-to-use, automated digital workflow solution for small to mid-sized commercial printers. Users of WorkMates 3.0 are already realizing a difference. ECRM today announced the success its having at Jaffa Printing in Utah. For more information about WorkMates, go to www.ecrm.com.
Established in 1927, Jaffa Printing Company is a mid-size commercial printer located in Salt Lake City, Utah. The company provides the full range of commercial print products, along with prepress and graphic design services. Most of the companys customers have historically been local, but more and more the company is attracting new outside businesses. Companies and individuals from as far away as California, Idaho and Nevada are increasingly turning to Jaffa to meet specific printing needs. To generate this remote business, Jaffa offers an online print ordering option, which facilitates the process. But the demands of online customers have created a need for Jaffa to streamline their workflow. In early 2008, Jaffa invested in ECRMs WorkMates 3.0.
WorkMates 3.0 for Everything at Jaffa
Looking to increase productivity, improve print quality, and streamline the preflight process, the company examined quite a few different options. They chose WorkMates because, It was less expensive than workflow products from other companies and does everything we want it to do, explains Greg Jaffa, Vice-President of Operations.
Since ECRM created Workmates with the needs of small to mid-sized printing companies in mind, its no surprise that Jaffa has found the system very effective. Just a few months after installing the workflow solution, Jaffa says its already made a crucial difference. He notes that the company became effectively more productive within a few months of installing the solution, adding We use it for everything.
Jaffa offers an example of how the workflow tools have helped make the company more productive. Since the company has begun accepting jobs via an online ordering system, the ability to catch problem files early in the production process is essential. Using WorkMates, theyre able to accept a PDF file from a customer and drop it into the production system. WorkMates automatically manages the preflighting and file prepping to make the job print-ready.
Improved Print Quality
Improved productivity is one important benefit that Jaffa Printing has realized by using WorkMates, but the company has also been able to improve print quality, especially when using its CTP system. Workmates proofing, trapping and screening capabilities allow the company to quickly correct problems with files that previously might have led to lower quality output. Higher quality is always a prerequisite to happier clients. Greg Jaffa says Workmates has been an excellent investment, It makes the whole system easier to manage.
WorkMates is specifically engineered to help small to mid-sized commercial printers to simplify and automate standard production tasks, notes ECRM Software Manager Mike Mierjeski. There isnt a more affordable workflow solution to address these basic prepress needs. What customers like is that WorkMates is scalable. If a printer decides that they want stochastic screening or color critical ICC matched proofs, all they need to do is add a plug-in module. WorkMates simplifies digital prepress workflow issues and increases efficiency through significantly reduced prepress, make-ready and production times.
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