“Owing to the different options with which a PDF file may be created, a number of client files were defective. We often had to give our clients step-by-step instructions on how to prepare a PDF file and that consumed a lot of time”, recalls Lucas Muller, Christian Döring’s prepress manager... “Only three clicks and I have my data in the printing machine. This is fantastic! compared to what we had before, we have improved our processing times by 30%. This time savings can be used for other projects”.
“Having used Asura and Solvero for a long time, the quality of OneVision solutions was already well known. In the Asura Enterprise project, the concept, testing period and the excellent support of OneVision in the project phase have been very convincing."
“With this system we have a multitude of settings, the data format can be adjusted perfectly for the RIP of the HP Indigo machines”, says Thomas Fuchs. “This then gives us quicker RIPing times and process charging in the machines.” So time is saved especially with the single production in job preparation and finishing, for example the printing process on the HP indigo machine now takes less time than the job preparation.
“By the use of a defined output standard we are now able to rely on the security of the transmission and the quality of the printing production. We will achieve the return on our investment in less than one year“, comments the Head of the Pre-press Department. This is the reason why the International Herald Tribune is highly satisfied with OneVision products: „Asura is our seal for data quality, and Solvero is our Swiss army knife of Desktop Publishing.“
“Speedflow not only saves me time, it is also a very economic solution for PDF-based companies,” says Jubels. “The big brothers and sisters Asura and Solvero are certainly more advanced, but for my company Speedflow constitutes a software solution that offers everything I need at a reasonable price. I have never regretted my decision to purchase Speedflow.” ... “The standard of OneVision is far higher than the one of certified PDF – though I know that OneVision offers Sealed Profiles for producing Sealed PDF documents to meet standardized production requirements.”
“We decided to buy OneVision software as we assume OneVision products to be the best to ensure prepress quality. Since using Asura and Solvero errors have been reduced drastically. Furthermore the processing time has been decreased.”
“We have benefited immensely by installing OneVision software and can proudly say that there is not a single case where we could not process client PS/PDF files because of PostScript errors.”
“Speedflow Cockpit was more unfamiliar to us than Speedflow itself. If you are used to working on your own without control, it will feel a little weird to be ‘observed’. Now we wouldn’t want to do without the standardization provided by Speedflow Cockpit.” [...] “Finally, we are able to manage the individual components of our workflow in a networked environment. Another real benefit is the fact that the different employees can work in parallel, while we retain control over all the work processes in one single system. Now that we have used the automatic imposition feature of the Speedflow Cockpit module AutoImpose, we wouldn’t want to do without it!”
“We wanted to improve the quality of our products”, explains Johan Leferink, New Technology Manager at Fairfax. “To cut down on “make goods” and refunds we needed software that automatically checked and optimised all incoming files rather than handling all files manually. We wanted to make sure, that every ad is printed as intended – without our intervention.” [...] “We especially appreciate the ink weight measurement. This offers us a super opportunity to decrease costs. Also the colour options in OneVision Asura are the most extensive in the industry.”
“We used to have a big problem, whenever we needed to add page numbers in documents. We often had the case where additional pages needed inserting into an existing catalogue. Hence all new pages as well as the following pages needed renumbering”, tells Bernhard Rasche-Remling. “One possibility would be to open both files in QuarkXPress and number the pages. Anyone that has done that before knows, that it will take hours to complete. Since installing Speedflow Edit, such a change only costs us minutes, just click the corresponding function in Speedflow Edit and all pages are numbered correctly. These functions make the software an all-round player. Additionally the log files are that precise that they can be handed on to the customers so they can avoid making the same mistakes in future.”
“Time is an important factor when producing magazines. Our advertising customers expect a professional data reception and processing – be it within or after working hours. Using Asura and Asura Enterprise we get printable files from the very beginning and can guarantee the adherence to delivery dates. In that way we create an additional benefit for our advertising customers and relieve our order administration.”
“Before using OneVision software we had to do a lot of manual correction: Changing page formats, color conversions and so on. A lot of annoying work as the production departments of course do not know about the printing processes and thus do not know how to construct a file in the right way for printing”, explains Robert Krause... “Today hardly any manual intervention is necessary to prepare files for print. Utilizing Asura Pro the files are automatically adapted to the requirements of the different printers, their workflow and RIP – just perfect.”
“In the past we had problems especially with files requiring necessary changes when it was already at the printers. As text in PDF files could not be edited, the file had to be sent back to the litho company and changed by them. Only counting the annoying telephone calls as to where a file was and in what status … it cost us hours!” explains Katja Cornelius-Keller, Advertising Consultant at Bayer CropScience. [...] “Today I simply download the PDF file of the garden booklet and do all necessary changes myself in the PDF file. Afterwards I upload the file and it can be printed immediately”