Globus Upgrades to Apogee Prepress Manager


Globus Printing & Packaging’s prepress department recently upgraded to Apogee Prepress Manager. Apogee Prepress Manager, one of the components of the Apogee Suite 6.0, developed by Agfa Graphics, provides a fully automated and JDF enabled prepress production hub. It manages, controls, and renders the PDFs. "Our customers continue to demand a quicker turnaround time for their jobs. We feel we need the latest technology in our pressroom in order to get jobs processed faster”, said Dennis Schmiesing, co-owner. “With Apogee Prepress 6.0, which has the latest Adobe PDF Renderer (APPE 2.0), we noticed that we could process even more pages with only 2 Task Processors rather than 3 or 4 that were required on our previous version of Apogee.” 

An extremely useful new feature is Agfa Graphics' support for multi-part jobs which comes as standard with Apogee Prepress Manager. It allows different production elements, such as a cover, a body, and an insert, to be combined in one single job. However, the different parts will still be processed according to their specific production parameters. The whole job setup is presented in an easy to use way and further reduces valuable operator time. Job status and results are available at a glance in one single screen - all helping towards streamlining prepress production. "The ability to make production sets with totally different characteristics within a single job is going to totally change the way jobs are handled." states Schmiesing. 


About Globus Printing & Packaging:

Established in 1957, Globus Printing and Packaging is a full-service printer and book manufacturer located in Minster, Ohio. Specializing in the production of commercial catalogs, annuals, workbooks and complete printing and binding capabilities, Globus Printing & Packaging also offers ancillary services including CD/DVD-ROM duplication and printing, kitting and assembly, composition/typesetting, and mail fulfillment. For additional information about Globus Printing & Packaging, please contact our Globus Sales Division at 1-800-968-0797.
Friday, May 7, 2010