MIAMI--June 13, 2005-- EFI, the world leader in digital imaging and print management solutions for commercial and enterprise printing, today announced at its sixth annual Connect users' conference that R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company has selected and implemented Prograph as the job management system for their magazine, catalog and retail insert manufacturing platform. With 14 North American plants that produce magazines, catalogs, and retail inserts, RR Donnelley is EFI's largest Prograph installation to date.
EFI Prograph offers powerful, comprehensive planning capabilities -- including versioning, complex imposition and distribution tools -- that allow printers to make more informed business decisions, and streamline their production process. EFI recently began shipping version 6.0 of Prograph that includes a simplified architecture to make installations and upgrades easier and faster; a more intuitive user interface; and a brand new Press Optimizer feature that provides computer-aided press planning.
Prograph's unique ability to automate the press and bindery planning process, producing accurate manufacturing instructions efficiently, and the ability to integrate seamlessly with a number of RR Donnelley's publishing and retail services customers were key factors in the buying decision. The enhanced system functionality was also a deciding factor for RR Donnelley.
"After evaluating competitive systems, we decided to standardize on Prograph for our magazine, catalog and retail insert plants because of its demonstrated ability to create and update complex product specifications for the types of jobs we print," said Dan Knotts, Executive Vice President and General Manager of RR Donnelley. "We were very pleasantly surprised that we were able to deploy the system across 14 plants in only five months."
"This relationship with RR Donnelley, the largest printing company in North America, is a strong testament to the outstanding quality and reliability of Prograph," said Marc Olin, Vice President/General Manager, EFI Commercial Print Systems. "We were very pleased to be able to get so many plants operational so quickly so that Donnelley could immediately begin deriving benefit from the software."
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