A Healthy Transformation at OhioHealth

Samples of the color pieces the in-plant prints for OhioHealth.

Terry Oliver shows off the EFI Fiery Jobmaster on the Konica Minolta 1200.

Terry Oliver stands with her in-plant’s EFI Fiery-driven Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C8000.

OhioHealth's in-plant upgrades digital color printing and front-end software, brings marketing work in-house.

“My customers’ main concern is taking care of patients, so when it comes to them ordering print, it has to be easy,” maintains Oliver, “and when a customer asks if we can meet a tight deadline, I want to say, ‘absolutely’ as often as possible.”

The in-plant’s transformation started with a pair of monochrome Konica Minolta bizhub Pro 1200 series digital print production systems. While Oliver, who had used Fiery Command WorkStation software in the past, wanted Fiery technology for her new production engines, it was not available for that particular monochrome platform at the time.

“We used another product to manage our printers, and it was a big step back compared to Fiery,” says Oliver.

Before too long, however, OhioHealth replaced its Xerox 5252 with a Fiery-driven Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C8000. This gave the in-plant a chance to stake its claim in high-end color work. Oliver says having a Fiery DFE was “was one of the non-negotiable requirements I had when it came to adding the C8000.”

With the new Konica Minolta system in place, the in-plant could really compete on color work, providing marketing collateral that was as good as, or better, than the work local commercial printing firms were selling to OhioHealth.

“The quality’s really great,” lauds Oliver. “We can run 5,000 copies of the same job and it stays very consistent.”

Plus the new technology meant the in-plant could deliver lower costs and faster turnaround times. Having the C8000 has substantially increased the shop’s color volume.

“When I first started here, we were doing maybe 20,000 a month in color,” Oliver says. “Now I’m averaging 200,000.”

The quality of the C8000 is what convinced OhioHealth’s marketing communications team to start sending its marketing collateral to the in-plant.

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