Blisteringly fast automation at DG3
DG3 has been using Enfocus software for many years, so when faced with the challenge of implementing client specific workflows without increasing costs, the company was happy to turn to UK technical reseller, Colour Engine, and PDF software and automation producer, Enfocus for advice.
DG3’s UK pre-press manager, Dax Britton, said: ‘We were happy with PitStop Server and PitStop Pro but we had a hot folder based workflow and needed more front end capacity to take on new customers. When Colour Engine offered us a fully supported 30 day trial of Enfocus Switch, we jumped at the chance!
‘As a global provider of print and communications services and, as a specialist in variable data, some of our workflows at DG3 are very complex.’
He continued, ‘Colour Engine came to our UK site to help us with training and support. It worked in partnership with us to address, test and iron out any queries or issues as they came along.
‘Although we had PitStop skills, we had zero experience of Switch flows. With a bit of guidance we have taken to Switch and now have some very impressive flows working. The addition of Switch to PitStop was a natural progression for us and we can now get jobs through our system far quicker than before.
‘When you start, Switch is a blank canvas and you build the flows as you go. Flows that we expected to take weeks to develop, were up and running within days.’
‘We have built bespoke flows for clients, where we pick up client files through an FTP connection and there is no human involvement at all. This means we have complete consistency of how we manage files and now Switch is processing thousands of files in production every week,’ said Dax. ‘Enfocus Switch has been a smart investment for us. It is an open technology, so we could seamlessly integrate Switch with our existing imposition software too.
‘It is not just about software though, both Colour Engine and Enfocus gave us good advice and delivered everything they said they would. Support has been fantastic and we will be happy to recommend Switch as a solution.’