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09 January 2024

Daily Newsletter

09 January 2024

Baur Offset invests in Fujifilm XMF PressReady workflow solution

The system automates routine tasks and thereby frees up time for operators.

Luke Martin January 08 2024

Germany-based commercial and packaging printing provider Baur Offset has upgraded its operations with an investment in Fujifilm's XMF PressReady workflow solution.

The decision followed a successful three-month beta trial showcasing the efficiency and reliability of the system.

Baur Offset's adoption of Fujifilm's XMF PressReady reflects a strategic move to enhance operational efficiency and embrace the benefits of advanced digital print production workflows.

Revolutionising digital print production

Fujifilm's XMF PressReady digital print production workflow system efficiently manages print jobs from diverse sources, including web-to-print and MIS systems, or PDF files supplied by customers.

By automating routine tasks, the system enables press operators to concentrate on crucial aspects of the production process.

Streamlining business card production

A significant component of Baur Offset's services is business card printing. With XMF PressReady, the company has achieved efficiency in this area.

Weekly business card print runs are seamlessly orchestrated by the system, automatically grouping and preparing jobs based on customer names, required copies, and specified media. This level of automation has resulted in notable time and cost savings for Baur Offset.

Dirk Wöbcke, managing director of Baur Offset, remarked:

“After creating the workflow once, which was very user-friendly and intuitive to use, the jobs are created each time by PressReady automatically and sent straight to the printer. This has resulted in significant time savings, giving us more time to work on other tasks, such as more complex print jobs.

"Overall, the investment has resulted in 30-50% time saving per job, 30-50% cost saving per job and 15-20% more time for new and other jobs. We are really pleased with how it has benefitted our business.”

John Davies, workflow product group manager at Fujifilm Europe, added:

“The investment by Baur Offset marks an exciting time for Fujifilm as we are able to extend our workflow offering to support the majority of digital presses available on the market, so long as it is driven by a Fiery DFE.”

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