The Connex “File to Finish” Workflow Offers Quick and Efficient Production

Digital printing has without a doubt quickly revolutionized the book publication industry, and in turn, how printing happens, and how quickly. With POD (Print on-Demand) becoming mainstream in the book publication market, this process has shifted dramatically from handling plenty of paper and ink to organizing files and timely clicks. The finishing process has necessarily been revolutionized as well. Muller Martini has worked hand in hand with the major digital print providers to assure that necessary information from the data matrix is properly placed on the printed piece and communicated to the finishing equipment, in essence, creating a “file to finish” workflow.
As consumers increasingly take to the web for shopping, delivery expectations are getting shorter and shorter, and the same speedy delivery is also expected of book publication companies. As the “file to finish” workflow continues to evolve, companies realize the gains in their workflow by creating the “smart factory.” The smart factory connects to the printer’s MIS system to prep, digital press, and to the finishing equipment. The idea of a “smart factory” is the creation of a system that fully utilizes all interconnected equipment. This concept starts with Muller Martini’s Connex. Connex controls the pulling and pushing of necessary information to best optimize the production workflow to produce the desired product in the shortest amount of time. The Connex workflow platform is tailored to each customer’s needs and can be expanded to match customer growth as needed.
To learn more about how our Connex workflow system can help you achieve full utilization of your production workflow, click here.

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