CIP4 Announces 2008 CIPPI Award Winners

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY—June 4th, 2008—The International Cooperation for the Integration of the Processes in Prepress, Press and Postpress (CIP4) Organization today announced the winners of the 2008 Jürgen Schönhut Memorial CIP4 International Print Production Innovation (CIPPI) Awards. The CIPPI awards are given annually to the applicant printer, publisher or prepress service with the most compelling case study in three topical categories and four regions. The winners are:

• Metzgerdruck GmbH, Obrigheim, Germany — First Place, Best cost/benefit realization and improvement in efficiency as a result of process automation implementation

• Cox Target Media, Inc., Largo, Florida, USA — Second Place, Best cost/benefit realization and improvement in efficiency as a result of process automation implementation

• Associates Graphic Services, Wilmington, Delaware, USA — First Place, Biggest improvement in quality production & customer responsiveness as a result of process automation

• Cox Target Media, Inc., Largo, Florida, USA — Second Place, Biggest improvement in quality production & customer responsiveness as a result of process automation

• Print Plaza AG, Düsseldorf, Germany — Most innovative use of process automation technology in an implementation

• Southern Colour (Vic) Pty Ltd, Keysborough, Victoria, Australia — Best Process Automation Implementation – Asia/Pacific

• Print Plaza AG, Düsseldorf, Germany — Best Process Automation Implementation – Europe

• Cox Target Media, Inc., Largo, Florida, USA — Best Process Automation Implementation – North America

• Pragati OffSet Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad, India — Best Process Automation Implementation – Emerging Markets

Winning the category of Best cost/benefit, Metzgerdruck is a family owned digital and commercial printer. Supported by alphagraph team GmbH and Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG they sought to eliminate down time, long press times and reduce overtime. Metzgerdruck implemented end-to-end process automation, eliminating a great deal of costs in a three-phase project that began in 2005, resulting in a five year ROI of 1,271.88%. CIPPI Review Panel Judge John Leininger of Clemson University said of Metzgerdruck’s application, “They were very specific about how they calculated the projected totals. I like that they were detailed enough to say what happened to each employee.”

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