'Reliability' is Their Middle Name
A combination of new digital printing and workflow technologies has dramatically increased the quality and efficiency of Allied Reliability Group's in-plant.August 2013
Production Has Skyrocketed
The shop's color production workflow has not only become more robust, it is now easier to manage.
"Our production has skyrocketed with what the Ricoh Pro C901 and Fiery server have to offer," says Ley. "Makeready tasks that took 30 minutes or more now take five to 10 with Fiery Impose. I don't need to go back to the design application to merge, assemble and impose the job anymore; all makeready tasks are done at the Command WorkStation."
The company can quickly maneuver, impose and drag-and-drop pages from multiple files to create new documents. And thanks to the Fiery ImageViewer feature, "Soft proofing files to preview how jobs are exactly going to print helps me reduce print errors and reduce waste dramatically," Ley says.
Allied Reliability's in-plant production became even more efficient after Ley attended her first EFI Connect user's group meeting, an event that features dozens of workshops to help customers get the most out of their Fiery systems.
"Many of the tips and tricks I learned at Connect were things that make me more productive," reports Ley. "I learned how to save time by automating production on repetitive booklet types, for example, by dropping files to Fiery Hot Folders containing print settings, including Fiery Impose templates."
Ley is proud of the work her in-plant is producing, and committed to providing the best possible value for the company.
"I take pride not only in what I do and present, but in the people I represent at Allied Reliability Group," says Ley. "I want to produce the best work possible, and deliver it on time, so it is great knowing that I have Ricoh and EFI support teams to help me stay up and running at all times."