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Only a few months after installation, Moquin Press, located in Belmont, California, is already seeing increased speed, higher employee satisfaction, and better client communication thanks to Heidelberg’s Prinect Business Manager. The MIS system integrates Moquin’s entire business process, production, analytic and customer information into a smart print shop workflow.
“We faced a lot of challenges with our old software, but one of the challenges that really stood out was that we needed several people in several different departments tracking a job. There was too much manual notetaking and human intervention that it really impacted our efficiency, and we weren’t able to get as many jobs completed as we wanted,” said Greg Moquin, President of Moquin Press.
With Prinect Business Manager, Moquin is able to reshape the workflows in their print shop. With processes no longer controlled manually, Moquin Press is able to reduce touchpoints while also using its time, machines, and material more efficiently with zero defects, less waste, and reduced warehousing. Whether dealing with price requests, orders or printing approvals, Prinect Business Manager assists Moquin Press in defining the optimal production method thanks to the close integration of costing and production. By taking their current utilization of production capacity into consideration, the company is also able to dynamically adjust customer prices.
According to Moquin, “The most beneficial aspect of Prinect Business Manager is the integration of the whole company. The estimate takes the most time, but we were able to cut that time tremendously with Prinect Business Manager. A small quote would usually take us about 5 minutes before, but now takes us about 1 minute. A large packaging job that would previously take us half-a-day to one day now only takes 30-45 minutes.”
With Prinect Business Manager, Moquin Press has all of the information they need recorded centrally and continuously — whether its administration or production information. Prinect Business Manager also integrates Moquin’s customers directly into the system which allows them to order, upload documents, make changes or approvals, and check status updates.
“We’re still just starting out with all the capabilities of Prinect Business Manager,” said Moquin. “But we are really excited to dive further into the capabilities and take our company to the next level.”
One of the deciding factors in switching over to the Prinect Business Manager was Moquin Press’s great success with the Speedmaster XL 105 and XL 106. The Speedmaster XL 106-6+L was the first machine installed in the U.S. with Push to Stop technology, which is still impressing Moquin two years after it was initially installed. “Push to Stop” technology enables all jobs to be autonomously changed over without operator intervention and will continue to print until the operator interrupts it. This software system reduces the number of operating steps during a job change and enables all operators to achieve uniform results.
“Thanks to ‘Push to Stop’ technology, we have been way more competitive in the market and are more efficient jumping from job-to-job,” said Moquin. “We’ll schedule a job for 3 hours and often are finishing that job in an hour and a half. It’s just amazing technology, and it’s paid off tremendously for us.”
In order to allow Moquin to expand even further into the packaging and pharmaceutical realm, the XL 106 is also equipped with Inpress Control 2 and Inspection Control 2 for exceptional quality control. With Prinect Inpress Control 2 on the press, the Speedmaster can handle even the most complex job changes at the fastest speeds possible. With this technology on the press, the Speedmaster XL 106 delivers the first measurable result in less than 60 sheets, and the run is ready to start in less than 1 minute.
At the same time, Inspection Control 2 compares the content of an entire printed sheet with the job PDF, and subsequently verifies it against an OK printed sheet. Any errors on the run are flagged in the delivery pile, and the printer is notified. According to Moquin, “Since we’ve installed this technology, we’ve gained new clients because we have the ability to report on every job we print to show them the issue, where the issue is, and how many sheets were affected by that issue. If there is a blemish, it will show it, and it’s taking our quality and efficiency to the next level.”
For over 30 years, Moquin Press has been serving the Bay Area as the go-to solution for the very best that printing has to offer. From its humble beginnings in a Redwood City garage, Moquin Press has set a high standard for printing excellence. Since 1985, Moquin Press has evolved from a small, family-run print shop and technology solutions partner with almost 100 full-time employees.
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