A year and a half after installation, Northern Ohio Printing Inc. (NOP) of Cleveland, Ohio is reaping the benefits of increased efficiency from Heidelberg’s Prinect Production Manager — an innovative solution of delivering software by giving customers access to the complete Prinect production workflow in a simple subscription model. After 18 months using the subscription program, NOP expects that the company will continue to expand by more than 30% in the next 2 to 3 years.
“One of the Best Investments”
As the first company in the U.S. to install the Prinect Production Manager, NOP was excited about the unique opportunity to have access to a whole suite of software that didn’t need to be activated all at once — giving the company the flexibility and stability that they need.
“When Prinect Production Manager was installed, we quickly realized that this was going to be one of the best investments we have ever made in this shop,” said Gary Chmielewski, President of Northern Ohio Printing Inc. “It’s given us more efficiency and more options to do new jobs since we have access to all Prinect modules. As our business grows, we can easily adapt our configuration to meet our needs and take advantage of advanced features without the additional license expense. That’s something you can’t do with anything else but Prinect.”
Through Prinect Production Manager, NOP has a single solution to address their complete workflow needs from the initial customer request through the complete manufacturing cycle all the way to invoicing. According to Chmielewski, “Our customers not only have more options, but we are also getting their jobs done faster. The time it takes to get proofs back to our customers and then back on the press has decreased dramatically. It has streamlined our operation where we are able to schedule jobs out further in advance, which allows us to increase our efficiency. In the next 2-3 years, this will help us grow our company by more than 30%.”
Keeping Us at the Forefront of Technology
Including full technical support for all fixes and upgrades, Prinect Production Manager guarantees that NOP will always be at the latest version of software and equipped with the newest Prinect suite introductions that are continually being developed.
“With licenses, it was so easy for us to fall behind on upgrades. Now, Heidelberg provides the upgrades as soon as they’re available, which keeps us at the forefront of technology,” said Chmielewski.
Only charged based on what is used per month, NOP only pays a base fee (with an included number of square meter TIFFs) and an additional charge based on the number of square meter TIFFs produced above the base level. Without any additional costs, NOP is also able to add an unlimited number of users.
“Investment has been Great, but the Return is Greater”
Since founded in 1994, Northern Ohio has been a complete Heidelberg shop. Currently with a Suprasetter A 75 Gen III and a Speedmaster SM 74-6-P+L, NOP partners with Heidelberg for their leading-edge technology and their reliability in service.
According to Chmielewski, “Throughout the past 25 years, we’ve enjoyed the relationship we have with Heidelberg. Even though the investment has been great, the return from Heidelberg has always been greater. They have helped us grow as a company, while also being attentive to our needs and showing up when we need them the most. In the years to come, we’re looking forward to a continued relationship with Heidelberg and seeing the new technology that they will offer.”
About Northern Ohio Printing Inc.
Located a few minutes outside of downtown Cleveland, Ohio, Northern Ohio Printing Inc. is more than just a printer. NOP specializes in helping clients build its business through digital and offset printing, online product storefronts, direct mail campaigns, graphic design, creative marketing services and more.
Watch the video below to learn more about Northern Ohio Printing and Prinect Production Manager: