NINO Druck GmbH started off as a book and commercial printer in 1988, in Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Germany. Employing today around 160 people, they offer a wide range of printed products from small business cards to personalized marketing collaterals and highly refined art books to publishing and agency’s industrial customers in a PSO-certified environment.
The German print company believes in delivering first-class quality product to their customers, and their investments in the latest printing technologies are aligned with this vision. On their production floor, two HP Indigo 7,900 and one HP Indigo 12,000 Digital Presses can be seen side by side. In their book bindery department, they also have all the necessary finishing devices to produce on-demand books such as folding machines, cutting systems and book lines.
‘’The full automation from the shop order at least to the printing press is imperative for us.’’ says Holger Holzhauer, Technical Manager. ‘’It is the only way to react adequately to the increasingly difficult market conditions. With Same Day, Next Day deliveries and customer expectations at Amazon level, there is no longer any freedom to have data processed individually by employees.’’
NINO Druck GmbH uses a mix of prepress software solutions to achieve their desired level of automation to reach maximum productivity. Combining their MIS software, Heidelberg Prinect Workflow with Enfocus Switch, they recently added Ultimate Impostrip® for their on-demand book imposition.
One of their customers had to produce personalized diaries and notebooks in ultra-short runs. They asked for the books to withstand at least one year of daily use and wear. To guarantee such durability, NINO Druck invested in the Meccanotecnica Universe Sewing. The particularity of this thread sewing machine is the mandatory barcode control: ‘’At the time, our prepress software did not allow barcode editing as required by the machine manufacturer, thus we needed to find a quick solution that could do it.’’ reveals Holzhauer.
NINO Druck turned to Meccanotecnica who recommended Ultimate Impostrip® as the go-to solution to generate the impositions with the proper barcodes for their equipment. NINO Druck GmbH trusted Impressed, Ultimate Reseller and worldwide reference for Enfocus implementations: ‘’Impressed confirmed several running systems in the field and so it was clear for us to go this safe and working way.’’ They proceeded with an express implementation of the solution to start producing their customers’ book order almost immediately.
‘’Commissioning of the thread sewing machine Meccanotecnica Universe was very short-term and so together with Impressed we set up the installation of Ultimate Impostrip® very quickly and smoothly in a likewise new Enfocus switch environment.’’ adds Holzhauer. ‘’We are very satisfied with the functionality of Ultimate Impostrip®.’’
Today, NINO Druck relies on Ultimate Impostrip® to automatically generate the imposition with barcodes to produce all their layflat binding books. The unique barcode capability of Ultimate Impostrip® allows them to seamlessly drive their Meccanotecnica Universal Sewing Machines.
For the next five years, NINO Druck GmbH’s objective wants to keep and strengthen their competitive position on the German commercial print market. ‘’We want to continue to be the provider of high-quality, consulting-intensive products on the one hand, and the highly automated partner for companies that are connected via B2B and B2C shops on the other. We also see our greater growth in the digital printing environment to offer more personalized and individualization solutions to our customers. Above delivering printed product, we are becoming solutions partners to our customers, and this is what mostly set us apart from other local printers.’’ concludes NINO Druck GmbH Technical Manager.
Since 1988, NINO Druck has been offering its customers print products in perfect print quality. You can expect a team where personal commitment to the highest printing performance is not just a promise but a living practice.