Ultimate TechnoGraphics, leader in imposition and finishing automation solutions is proud to work with California-based Boone Graphics, a full-service graphic design and letterpress studio, specialized in surveys and manuals for the Medical Industry to print over 50,000 unique jobs each year. By integrating Ultimate Impostrip imposition software solution in their workflow, they went from 6 prepress personnel for 3.5 million in yearly sales to only 3 people and 8 million dollars.
They combine multiple prepress and production workflow solutions such as ESKO’s Automation engine which controls all aspects of the Pre-Production process. According to Boone Graphics, one thing ESKO Automation Engine did not provide was a fully automated imposition solution which was very problematic. ‘’Imposition became a huge bottleneck in our production flow.’’ reveals Scott Tate, director of Information Technology. “We had several manual solutions each with its own set of barriers. We really wanted one solution that could tackle all of our imposition needs for digital, offset, cut and stack for mail and web to print all without any human intervention.”
Once Boone Graphics discovered Ultimate Impostrip XML capabilities, they knew they had found the right solution to build the automated workflow they wanted. Today, Boone Graphics have a completely centralized imposition workflow to produce high print volumes with less people in less time, 24 hours a day. The combination of prepress automation solutions with powerful print devices enables them to be future-proofed and continue to grow their business with a 5-year objective of 20 million in sales.
To learn about the integration of their different workflow components and print devices, please visit: imposition.com/testimonial/boone-graphics
2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India
Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and
multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.
The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry.
While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately
their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book
printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.
The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.
Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.
Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.
Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.