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Heidelberg Installs Prinect Workflow System At Northern Ohio Printing, Inc.

Press release from the issuing company

KENNESAW, Ga., February 6, 2006 – Print media leader Heidelberg today announced that Northern Ohio Printing, Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio recently installed the Prinect Printready P System with Prinect MetaDimension 5.1, Prinect Prinance Management Information System and Prinect Signa Station 9. The new workflow components maximize efficiency in the all-Heidelberg shop and accelerate job flow. Founded in 1994 as a privately-owned company, Northern Ohio Printing has experienced 30 percent annual growth for the past three years. President Gary Chmielewski directly attributes the shop’s sustained growth to his investment in cutting-edge technology, and most recently, Heidelberg’s Prinect family of products. “Heidelberg’s Prinect software synchronized our entire shop and revolutionized our business model” said Chmielewski. “The advantages of connecting the print production process from start to finish are invaluable. Prinect makes it easier to deliver customer service that continually exceeds our clients’ expectations and differentiates us from our competitors. Furthermore, our productivity and volume have increased thanks to the new efficiencies.” The Prinect family of integrated workflow components helps printing companies like Northern Ohio Printing fully realize their potential by increasing production efficiency and creating greater workflow transparency. With full visibility across a print shop, owners can see where they are saving and spending money, and adjust their business practices to achieve greater profit margins. Designed as a highly modular, scalable and open system, Heidelberg’s Prinect product family can be connected to and work seamlessly with a company’s existing equipment from Heidelberg or another manufacturer, due to the integration of JDF. “Prinect offers the most comprehensive integration in the industry by linking the entire print production workflow from the creation of an estimate through the completion of a job” said James Mauro, Prinect product manager for Heidelberg USA. “Prinect’s flexibility and reliability gives companies a crucial competitive advantage by significantly increasing job speed and efficiency in the shop.” As an avid supporter of the Prinect product line, Chmielewski believes that complete connectivity in a press shop is necessary to achieve success in the future. He reports that in a few weeks, Northern Ohio Printing will install Prinect Compucut for the shop’s existing POLAR cutter, integrating the bindery into the workflow. “We installed the Prinect workflow system across our entire shop and it’s been well worth the commitment,” said Chmielewski. “This last quarter with the software up and running has been our most profitable to date. I firmly believe that companies that do not invest in connecting their production process eventually will be left behind.” In addition to Prinect, Northern Ohio Printing also houses Heidelberg press, prepress and bindery equipment including a five-color Speedmaster SM 52 press with prepress interface, a two-color Speedmaster SM 74 press, a Printmaster QM 46 press with envelope feeder, a POLAR high-speed cutter and a Prosetter 52 computer-to-plate system. The company uses Heidelberg consumables, which are carefully tested and selected to ensure optimal performance of Heidelberg equipment while minimizing waste in the shop. With a staff of 25 employees, Northern Ohio Printing services a client base of more than 350 accounts consisting of manufacturers, direct marketing companies and a variety of other local businesses. The mid-size, general commercial print shop specializes in short-to-medium runs of four-color work, and offers graphic design, typesetting, multi-color printing, color copying, booklet binding and fulfillment services.

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