Media Port 2012, Session 3: Virtual PrintCenter

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Media Port 2012, Session 3: Virtual PrintCenter

  1. 1. Session:Digital InnovationTitle:Virtual Print Center:Prepress in the CloudSpeaker:Paul HuybrechtsMD CPP Belgium
  2. 2. Coldset Printing Partners & Agfa Graphics Virtual Print Center Private cloudhosting & managed services
  3. 3. A New ApproachAgfa Graphics moves prepress workflow from the printsite into the Cloud
  4. 4. Who are Coldset Printing Partners? •  CPP is a joint venture of coldset printing activities of 2 major Belgian media groups: Corelio and Concentra •  CPP prints own in-house publications as well as external (international) products like The Wall Street Journal Europe, Daily Express, Daily Star, Zaman, .. .
  5. 5. Coldset Printing Partners – some figures100 Mio Euro Turnover340 employees15 Mio copies / weekCPP is the largest newspaper printer of the country of Belgium 10 CTP units 450.000 sqm/year 1,8 Mio plates/year 11 Presses
  6. 6. What did CPP need?A number of key requirements to be met –  Reduce cost driven by economies of scale –  Uniformity & standardization –  Print quality improvement –  Operational excellence and latitude •  Single central control center –  Best service towards customers –  Cost of ownership >>> cost of operation
  7. 7. What was Agfa Graphics able to offer?Agfa Graphics proposed a solution: Virtual Print Center –  Hosting Agfa IT infrastructure / datacenters secure & managed services provided by Agfa ICS –  Running :Arkitex software & services by Agfa Graphics•  In fact “Prepress as a Service” (PaaS)
  8. 8. What is Prepress as a Service ?•  Arkitex prepress workflow hosted in Agfa’s secure datacenters [Mortsel, Belgium]•  Secure Private cloud hosting – managed services model
  9. 9. Why Partner with Agfa?Internal IT services can be expensive & usually lack application knowledgeGeneral cloud services / providers only offers infrastructure and lacks prepress servicesOnly Agfa could provide a PaaS solutionAgfa has been a reliable newspaper solution partner to both Corelio and Concentra for many years
  10. 10. Virtual Print CentrePrepress as a Service

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