Montreal, Canada. Ghent, Belgium. January 5th, 2021. Ultimate TechnoGraphics, leader in imposition and finishing automation solutions, and Enfocus, leader in PDF quality control, advanced PDF editing and workflow automation for the graphic arts industry, are proud to work with one of the most complete commercial printers in the Netherlands, Wihabo. This family-owned business acquired multiple HP Indigo digital presses including the most recent HP Indigo 100K. By integrating Ultimate Impostrip® and Enfocus Switch into their automated workflow, Wihabo were able to increase their productivity by maximizing their throughput and turnaround times on their HP Indigo Digital Presses. They now print over 400,000 impressions every day.
Automation is Key for Digital Printing
Wihabo’s success centers on multiple factors, but the right combination of workflow and hardware technologies is key for them. Roel Nikkelen, Operations Manager at Wihabo, reveals: ‘’On one hand it is the automation, on the other hand it is the printing techniques we use. One can’t do without the other to gain all the benefits.’’ At this digital printer site, the 24/7 availability of their automated workflow is essential to deliver the hundreds of daily orders on time, every time. As Roel Nikkelen points out: ‘’Automation never gets ill or goes on a holiday.”
Future-Proofing Wihabo’s Business
This long time HP Indigo customer trusts Ultimate Impostrip® to accomplish high volume flexible impositions and mark sets for automatic printing. According to Wihabo, ‘’the existing long-term relation between HP DFE’s and Ultimate products’’ sealed the deal for them. Ultimate Impostrip® is one of the tools in a long chain of tasks managed by Enfocus Switch, one of the most popular and versatile workflow automation platforms on the market.
Today, Wihabo relies on Ultimate Impostrip® and Enfocus Switch to automatically generate the impositions of 500 to 1000 short-run jobs a day. By building this future-proofed architecture, Wihabo are confident in their constant business growth in the future. Nikkelen concludes: ‘’In 5 years’ time, we want to be the best company in making very complex or unique products a commodity. Without the automation powered by Ultimate Impostrip® and Enfocus Switch, that wouldn’t even be possible.’’
‘’We are proud to support the growth of HP Indigo customers worldwide like Wihabo.’’ says Julie Watson, CEO of Ultimate TechnoGraphics. ‘’Ultimate Impostrip® has been their go-to imposition solution for years and we are happy to provide the scalability needed to implement new powerful hardware technologies, such as the HP Indigo 100K.’’
“We’re grateful to see how our partnerships with best-in-class software vendors like Ultimate TechnoGraphics bring great benefits to the production floor,” adds Toon Van Rossum, Switch Product Manager at Enfocus. “Switch allows companies to integrate software they already have so they can work their own way.”
To read the full Wihabo story and get more details on the connectivity of each solution in their workflow, please visit: imposition.com/testimonial/wihabo-hp-indigo-100k
About Enfocus (www.enfocus.com)
Established in 1993 and headquartered in Ghent, Belgium, Enfocus is a global provider of innovative PDF validation and process automation software, including PitStop, Switch, BoardingPass and Connect, enabling print service providers in the commercial, sign and display markets to deliver winning print services.
The Enfocus team partners with software OEMs, vendors and integrators to connect disparate systems in prepress, press and finishing, as well as manage quality. Enfocus enables its customers to integrate their technology ecosystems to boost efficiency, accuracy and consistency, enhancing performance and profitability.
Enfocus is a business unit of Esko, a Danaher company, and has R&D and manufacturing facilities in Europe, USA, China and India. To find out more, please visit www.enfocus.com.