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KNP upgrades its workflow through Heidelberg


KNP Litho is investing in new Prinect workflow and Tharstern MIS upgrades which it hopes will give it a 10 to 15% improvement in productivity but also pave the way for a web-to-print portal which will be released in January 2019.

It has also switched all its pressroom consumables to Heidelberg as well.

Workflow from its current plate supplier Kodak was reviewed but KNP has found the Prinect workflow more user friendly with an easier to use front end for its customers and believes upgrading from a 2011 package to the very latest and comprehensive Prinect Production Manager is the right way forward with the on-demand print sectors that they work with.

Studio manager Dave Witherden has monitored Prinect since its launch and is delighted with the decision. Mr Witherden and production manager Steve Omer will undertake a two-stage training programme during the installation and integration period in September.

“We can seamlessly integrate Prinect with the latest Tharstern MIS modules and we will be able to quickly and easily output to both our Speedmaster SM 74-10-P and our Xerox iGen presses,” says Mr Omer. “The increase in productivity this will give us means our customers will benefit from quicker turnrounds immediately and when we implement the web portal, either at the end of this year or the beginning of next, customers will receive proofs quickly and accurately and be able to amend and return them easily. We will also offer templates to those wanting to load jobs online.”

KNP has also switched its plates supply from Kodak to Heidelberg.

The Suffolk and Kent company has been in business for over 23 years and provides a comprehensive range of services including in house design, online digital, litho and on-demand digital printing, direct mail, signage.

When asked if business is good, Mr Omer replied: “We are absolutely rammed to the rafters. We have been working 24 hours a day for the past 5 months. We have a healthy headache!”

For further information please contact:

Diana Thompson, Plus Point PR Ltd, on 01494-817178
Paul Chamberlain, Heidelberg UK, on 07919-691073
Dave Gibbons or Steve Omer, KNP Litho & Digital Printing, on 01284 715296.

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