May 17, 2004 -- Metropolitan Fine Printers (Vancouver) is leading the way in putting JDF to work in the real world. Metropolitan began gravitating to an automated workflow four years ago, when it installed an eight-color ROLAND 700. It equipped the press with MAN Roland’s printnet module PECOM operating and networking system.
Metropolitan relies on PECOM’s PrepressLink and JobPilot modules to further streamline its workflow. Two and a half years ago, Metropolitan installed Creo’s Prinergy workflow in its prepress department. That semi-automatic model feeds both of Metropolitan’s 41” ROLAND presses as well as its 26” Roland six-color perfector. Prinergy-to-PECOM is currently the main connection between prepress and the pressroom at Metropolitan.
PECOM is also simplifying implementation of Metropolitan’s latest technological advance. PECOM is the focal point for controlling the necessary dryers, expediting wash-up, and maintaining the level of precision drying UV printed sheets require.
MAN Roland’s participation in PrintCity is putting an exclamation point on JDF compatibility. Each of the company’s presses at the show will be at the heart of a completely integrated JDF workflow consisting of equipment from numerous manufacturers.
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