Kodak Launches PRINERGY Workflow 6 to Help Users Better Manage, Plan and Track Prepress Production
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 28—Powerful print production workflow software is
essential for print service providers to facing tight margins and
looking to diversify their businesses with value-added services. Kodak
is addressing these challenges with the launch of its KODAK PRINERGY Workflow Version 6
the next generation of the world’s industry-leading workflow software.
Now released worldwide, PRINERGY Workflow 6 represents a completely new
vision for prepress production. It brings a new level of automation,
accuracy and efficiency to print creation, while reducing costs in the
pre-planning print stage and expanding product integration across Kodak
and third-party solutions. PRINERGY Workflow is the leading solution for
commercial, packaging and publication printers seeking to
centralize—and automate—print production.
“We visited hundreds of customers around the world to understand where
their challenges are and what they want to do in the future,” said Jon
Bracken, General Manager of KODAK Unified Workflow Solutions. “What came
up time and time again from customers is how they need to drive greater
cost out of their processes while enhancing quality and increasing
revenue with new digital products.
“PRINERGY Workflow 6 focuses on integrating the production planning
process and reducing the time spent by customer service representatives,
production planners, and prepress operators preparing optimized
production plans. The result is tighter quality control, fewer manual
touchpoints and lower production costs for both digitally and
conventionally printed jobs.
PRINERGY 6 is the hub of an automated, integrated prepress workflow, which includes KODAK PREPS Imposition Software Version 7
, KODAK COLORFLOW Color Software Version 2
, and KODAK INSITE Prepress Portal Version 6.6
This next generation of solutions will continue to deliver efficiency
improvements and cost reductions throughout the production cycle.
New streamlined interface for integrated job control
PRINERGY Workflow 6 introduces a new streamlined productivity-focused
interface, called Workspace. With its at-a-glance overview of prepress
production, and easy-to-learn Manage, Plan and Track modules, Workspace
makes it simpler for a broader set of users to drive standard sheetwork
jobs to press. Workspace can be accessed from any web browser and
broadens the point of entry for users. Customers will have the freedom
to use the new Workspace interface, which will be evolving and enhanced
in coming versions, and can continue to rely on the existing Workshop
interface for unrestricted access to devices, features, automation
controls and reporting.
The PRINERGY Workflow 6 Workspace Plan, Manage and Track modules help
organize the myriad of information and tasks that PRINERGY Software
offers. It also includes new capabilities that take automation to the
next level, extending automation upstream to the customer’s order and
downstream to digital presses and computer to plate (CTP) devices.
Scenario functionality allows printers to set up and save a chain of
tasks associated with a certain printing press or set of production
conditions, which can then be used to handle specific sets of production
jobs by simply hitting a play button. In addition, intent-driven
automation uses the basic description of the job—or its intent—to drive
automated processing through every step of production.
More than 45 PRINERGY Workflow customers are winners of the 2013 Print
Excellence Awards hosted by Printing Industries Association, Inc. To
see why PRINERGY Workflow was awarded the first-ever GRAPH EXPO MUST SEE
‘EM Legacy Award, hear customer testimonials, and learn about
additional features and benefits of the next revolution in workflow,