Case Study — Japan

K.K. Asapuri Holdings Asapuri Group

K. K. Asapuri Holdings Asapuri Group is a print and design company who offer services for general commercial printing, the production of flyers and books and also offer print design and web design services.

Installation:

  • XMF Workflow
  • XMF Remote
K.K. Asapuri Holdings Asapuri Group

Why XMF

  • XMF resolved the issues to reduce time and costs that clients were requesting
  • XMF can build a workflow that optimizes the company's productivity and secures profit
  • XMF can build a centralized workflow
  • Proof cost can be reduced by using XMF Remote for all jobs in place of hard copy proofs
  • Digital comparison of proofs in XMF Remote

AD. Printing Co., Ltd.

AD. Printing Co., Ltd are a company offering general commercial print services alongside design services, print planning and direct mail services. The company offer all inclusive print services for direct mail from planning, design through to sales promotional support providing customers with a complete end to end service from planning to delivery.

Installation:

  • XMF Workflow
  • XMF Remote
AD. Printing Co., Ltd.

Why XMF

  • Optimize internal production
  • Decrease client burden when proofing
  • XMF can build a centralized workflow
  • User-friendly Remote interface
  • iPads can be used by clients for fast approval of jobs from any location
  • Fujifilm R&D continues to enhance and improve features in a short space of time

Ohba Printing Co., Ltd

Ohba Printing Co., Ltd are a full service printing company who produce commercial print, books and flyers supported by a range of services from planning and design through to binding and delivery. The company have the flexibility to support many small printing jobs to very long runs.

Installation:

  • XMF Workflow
  • XMF Remote
Ohba Printing Co., Ltd

Why XMF

  • Saw the importance in utilizing a web portal and supporting multiple clients
  • Can establish a smooth flow from data processing to printing
  • Can build a mechanism using the web to attract new and repeat business
  • Can use XMF Remote to manage stock
  • Can use XMF Remote as a production assistant

Showado Printing

Showado Printing specialise in signage and packaging printing. In their print print production facility they use an LED-UV 6 colour press along with various other UV printers. The services offered by Showado printing go beyond printing, they provide ancillary services such as photo shoots at their own photo studios, web design and programming services.

Installation:

  • XMF Workflow
  • XMF Remote
Showado Printing

Why XMF

  • Stable compared to other systems
  • User-friendly web portal interface
  • Up and running soon after implementation
  • Reduce the burden on CSR staff by getting print jobs approved online with XMF Remote
  • Use XMF Remote as a sales tool to make it easier for customers to approve print work online

Shinwa Co., Ltd.

Shinwa Co., Ltd cover all services related to advertising and sales promotion and within this is a print company responsible for the production of various print products including flyers, pamphlets and direct mail direct mail. Print production is managed across traditional offset printing presses and two colour print on demand digital printing presses.

Installation:

  • XMF Workflow
  • XMF Remote
Shinwa Co., Ltd.

Why XMF

  • Optimize overall production
  • Enhanced interface with a flexible and expandable system
  • High level of skills not necessary
  • Seamless connection with CTP/Offset presses with POD
  • Highly accurate proofs possible with the combination of XMF and the C1000/800 presses
  • Close to 100 customers are using XMF Remote for job approval

Niimura Printing Co., Ltd

Niimura Printing Co., Ltd provide services for the production of a wide range of print products including general commercial print, packaging, publications and bonds and to provide a full solution offering also provide print finishing and delivery services.

Installation:

  • XMF Workflow
  • XMF Remote

Why XMF

  • XMF's centralized RIP concept match our idea of trimming down the plate making operations
  • Optimizes the time-consuming pre-processing of the submitted data
  • Web portal system is very easy to use
  • Reduced overall labor time by 70% by using auto layout within XMF Imposition

Hattori Process Co., Ltd

Hattori Process Co., Ltd's business is the production of flyers, catalogues, leaflets, posters and direct mail materials. The company philosophy is integrate their print operations and work environment to optimise the design and production of printed products. With a high level of photo processing technologies the company also offer high end photo retouching services.

Installation:

  • XMF Workflow
  • XMF Remote
Hattori Process Co., Ltd

Why XMF

  • Web portal system is more user-friendly compared to other systems
  • Differentiate from other printing companies
  • Can integrate with the MIS
  • XMF Remote provides a very easy way to see which areas of a jobs has been edited between revisions
  • Automated production — less confirmation required between prepress and CSRs
  • Clients like using the iPad interface for job approval

Wakakusa Print Co., Ltd

Wakakusa Print Co., Ltd provide a full range of printing services covering planning, design, photoshoots, layout, printing and finishing of commercial advertising. For their offset printing facility , fully automated plate making has been implemented using a multi plate conveyer. In addition to their offset printing, the company also use a Color 1000 digital press.

Installation:

  • XMF Workflow
  • XMF Remote
Wakakusa Print Co., Ltd

Why XMF

  • A centralized RIP resolves the issue of having mixed multiple systems with different RIPs and imposition software
  • Reduced labour when creating flyers by using XMF Remote for online proofing and digital comparison
  • Reduced cost by making less hard copy proofs when creating flyers, online proofing with XMF Remote is quicker and cheaper
  • All staff can share the same imposition patterns by using templates
  • The design team can upload the data to XMF Remote and make comparisons which led to less need to make hard copies