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Direct2Finish - SmartStream Solution Navigator
HP Indigo Commercial Finishing –
Direct2Finish
Anat Hering
Updated: 10 Sep 2014
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Contents
Important note – how to use this document
Value proposition
Customer experience
Solution components
Supported devices
Imposition use cases
Pricing
Tools and documentation
FAQ
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Important note – how to use this document
Implications of the reference model
HP Indigo works with finishing partners in a reference model*, i.e.: HP is responsible only for our own products,
and the finishing vendors are solely responsible for their products – including in the case of solutions that are
integrated in-line with our presses. This means that the finishing vendors are exclusively responsible for
providing full and accurate information about their products, performance of the product, sales and support etc.
This document is intended to support the HP sales teams in providing our customers with information about
the partner’s solution, to help the customer identify potential needs and to familiarize them with available
partner solutions. However, we as the HP team cannot commit to any of the information concerning the finishing
vendors, their products or their capabilities.
If a solution is of interest to the customer, they must engage directly with the finishing partner on all issues
concerning the finishing solution. This includes verifying and completing all information and processes
required to support their decision-making, performing their own due diligence, setting expectations and
finalizing the commercial engagement, including support of the partner’s solution.
We as the HP sales team need to make sure this is clearly conveyed to the customer, to set expectations and
to avoid any misunderstanding.
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* Except where HP is reselling finishing products
A world of short-runs
To be competitive and grow your business,
you must offer high quality jobs and differentiation to your customers.
This requires unique jobs and format sizes, and leads to shorter run-lengths.
And while HP Indigo enables you to deliver this to your customers through digital
printing, finishing is still a bottleneck…
As a result, set-up as a percentage of the overall production time
is increasing… and will continue to grow.
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Have you ever stopped to consider…
How often do you throw away Work In Process due to errors in cutting, or in the
set-up or operation of another finishing device, and need to reprint the job?
What is the make-ready time required to set-up the guillotine / another finishing
device?
What do you do when your skilled guillotine operator is on leave (or other
finishing device) ? How many of your operators can operate the guillotine?
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Direct2Finish – why do I need it and what does it do?
Finishing requires multiple manual make-ready and handling
steps. These are time-consuming, prone to costly errors –
wasting work in process – and require a skilled operator.
In a world of growing short-runs, increasingly unique in
format sizes, the challenge multiplies exponentially.
Direct2Finish delivers set-up and operational
instructions to the bindery via JDF –
automatically, from Production Pro print server.
All that remains for the operator are two simple steps:
1. Scanning the barcode on the banner sheet
2. Following simple operational instructions,
which are often animated.
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Direct2Finish - a disruptive solution automating the bindery
using JDF
Direct2Finish delivers:
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Faster turnaround
Eliminate costly errors and waste
Reduced labor costs and dependency on a skilled operator
Efficient production of high-value jobs
Differentiation from the competition
Leverage existing operation, and a variety of applications • Direct2Finish supports the PSP’s existing finishing equipment – no need for major CAPEX
investment.
• Direct2Finish also supports concatenated lines – for production of complex, multi-step jobs.
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Customer story: iPrint
Established: 2009
Location: Be’er-Sheva, Israel
Employees: 40
Applications: commercial printing
Indigo equipment:
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HP Indigo 7600 Digital Press
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HP SmartStream Production Pro Print Server v5.0.2
Imposition: on the DFE
JDF-enabled finishing equipment: Guillotine: High-speed cutter POLAR N78 Pro with CompuCut
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The need:
High number of non-standard short runs
High number of short runs
• Dozens of jobs per day
Non-standard jobs
• 80% of jobs are non-standard format sizes
• Variety of sheet sizes
• Multiple up’s
• Non-standard is a growing trend
High number of cuts
• Average cuts per job: 18
Inefficient to use pre-programmed
setup plans
• Up to 50 sheets: Cost of cutting > cost of (paper + printing)
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The cutting challenge: Multiple manual steps
Plan
Key In
Process
Calculate*
Measuring the page
& gutter of each
printed output
using a ruler
Calculating and noting the
measurements for each
cutting stage
Planning the cutting
steps
Key in each
measurement onto
the guillotine
Errors
Measure
Wrong measurement
Typo’s (in calculating or
noting down measurements)
Sub-optimal planning
Typo’s, page/gutter
mix-up
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The Solution
Direct2Finish
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* Not needed for guillotines with self-calculating capabilities
With Direct2Finish
Without
Direct2Finish
Direct2Finish – Automate cutting: Reduce and Simplify manual steps
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Measure
Calculate*
Plan
Key In
The job layout is defined by the DFE, received by the guillotine via barcode
and translated into setup and optimal cutting instructions –
all automatically, using JDF
Scan
Scan barcode on banner page
Follow
Follow animated instructions
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* Not needed for guillotines with self-calculating capabilities
Direct2Finish “behind the scenes”: how does the automation work?
Preparation
Communication
Banner sheet
Loading instructions
When processing the job,
Production Pro
prepares a JDF file for the
finishing devices,
describing the job layout
When the operator hits
“Print”, the JDF file is
simultaneously sent
to the finishing devices
(over the network)
When the job completes
printing, a banner page
with a barcode
is printed
When the barcode is
scanned by the finishing
device, it automatically pulls
the relevant JDF file and
translates it into setup and
operational instructions
Fully automated
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Direct2Finish impact at iPrint
Faster turnaround
• 80% of cutting–related handling time saved
• Finish in-house more jobs, which were previously outsourced – eliminate bottleneck and
capture more jobs
Eliminate costly errors
• Work in process; capture lost opportunities of incremental jobs due to the need to reprint
• Reduce waste
Lower labor costs
• Does not need to rely on a skilled operator
• Free up operator’s time for other tasks
Differentiate
• Unique formats, high-value applications
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D2F impact in numbers…
Cutting costs
H/W
Guillotine price
Depreciation (years)
Guillotine cost per month
NIS 200,000
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NIS 3,333
Knife maintenance (per month)
NIS
1,000
€
Knife replacement cost (per year)
Exchange rate
Knives per set replaced per year
NIS
1,700
4.6
3
Knife replacement per month
NIS
1,955
Net hours per 9-hour shift
Days per month
Hours per month
Labor
Production and business implications
Labor cost per hour
Labor cost per month
NIS
50
NIS 5,250
NIS 3,000
Total
NIS 14,538
NIS
138
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Without
D2F
Jobs per day (without D2F)
% of jobs going to waste due to cutting errors
Jobs going to waste due to cutting errors per day
Net jobs completed per day w/o D2F
Time to cut job w. D2F (min, average, conservative)
Jobs cut per hour with D2F
Cutting cost per job
Potential labor savings for original jobs (per month)
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105
Real estate & utilities
Total cost per month
Total cost per hour
Time to cut job with D2F (minutes, average)
Jobs cut per hour (without D2F)
Cutting cost per job
With
D2F
Jobs cut per day with D2F
% of jobs going to waste due to cutting errors
Jobs going to waste due to cutting errors per day
Net jobs completed per day with D2F
Size of opportunity (no. of jobs)
with D2F vs. without D2F
(excl. incremental opportunity due to reduces costs)
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NIS = New Israeli Shekels
10
6
NIS 23
30
5%
1.5
28.5
5
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NIS 12
NIS 2,625
60
0%
60
211%
Not profitable
to absorb in
short-runs
Cost of WIP
gone to
waste, and
alternative
cost of
incremental
job missed
due to need
to reprint
iPrint current production with Direct2Finish
Use Direct2Finish for
> 90% of jobs
“It is the most wonderful thing that has
happened in the world of cutting.
impact on cutting/handling
process utilization –
There is no way anyone would choose
not to work with it.
increasing
productivity by
>100%
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It is so good that we won’t do without
it.”
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Shay Ben-Shimol, Founder and Owner,
iPrint, Israel
More customers’ experience – UK, Japan
Applications include: general commercial printing, POS
Benefits - “Eliminates a massive bottleneck in finishing”
Eliminates a lot of manual work
Reduce errors
Faster turnaround; “saves a lot of time on the guillotine”, ~5 min/job
Do not rely on a skilled operator
Advantage over Prinergy: whereas Prinergy requires multiple pre-setups, D2F only requires 1
template for simplex and 1 for duplex
 Less workload for pre-press operator
 Less wait queue between tasks
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Direct2Finish
Solution components
Press
• HP Indigo 7x00
• HP Indigo 10000
HP SmartStream • S/W: v5.x
Production Pro • H/W: G6 and up
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Finishing
device(s)
• Supported devices -
Workflow /
Products
• Workflow use cases
- see dedicated slides
see dedicated slides
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Direct2Finish
Supported devices
Strategic, long-term initiative – at least 2-4 additional devices every year
Device
Category
Type
Guillotine
Cutter
Vendor Device model
Cut / Slit /
Crease /
Stack
Perfect Binder
3-knife trimmer
POLAR
Consult GBU/vendor
MOHR
NET models
Horizon
APC 61II
Horizon
SmartStacker
Duplo
DC-645
PageReady (in Q4)
Horizon
BQ-270/280/470
HT-30/80
C.P. Bourg ExPress / BM-e (in Q4)
Booklet Maker /
Saddle Stitcher
Horizon Stitchliner 5500
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Imposition use cases
Direct2Finish
Direct2Finish is intended to be a fully e2e automated flow.
D2F supports 3 possible imposition use cases:
DFE / Designer
Upstream with JDF
Upstream without JDF
When processing the job,
Production Pro prepares a JDF
file for the finishing devices,
describing the job layout
-- Fully automated --
Imposition done on an upstream
tool with JDF creation
capabilities
-- Fully automated
pending upstream tool --
Imposition done upstream,
JDF created using LayoutPad
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-- Semi-automated --
Contact your SA for support in defining the customer’s Direct2Finish workflow
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Pricing
License-enabled option in Production Pro – sold separately
List price
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AMS/APJ: $10K
EMEA: €5,000 / £ 4,300 / $ 5,700
Sold per site
Limited time Promotion!
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D2F option will be bundled with each v5.x upgrade at no additional charge.
Valid through 31st Dec. 2014
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Direct2Finish
Tools and documentation
Demo (3-minute) – www.hpwsn.com/HP-Indigo-Direct2Finish
Case study – Polar guillotine (iPrint) –
www.hpwsn.com/HP-Indigo-Direct2Finish
Training @ SmartStream University – https://cms.hpflowcm.com/pd/6UnUzBMzib2
Technical documentation
• Web-based training –
http://ent252.sharepoint.hp.com/teams/TM-IDPDFE/Shared Documents/HP SmartStream Production Pro Print Server/5.x/Direct2Finish
• User guide – on MyIndigo @ www.hp.com/go/myindigo
• Ultimate User manual – on MyIndigo @ www.hp.com/go/myindigo
Finishing vendors contact persons and dealers – Consult your regional category manager
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Direct2Finish
FAQ
Direct2Finish
Q: Does D2F support S2 presses? How about S2 presses running Production Pro?
A: Only S3 and S4 presses are supported, due to the solution architecture. S2 presses running
Production Pro are not supported either. One of the customers using D2F has seen such value
in the solution that they are considering upgrading their S2 presses to S3, so all their jobs can
be supported.
Q: How many licenses will a multiple-press customer need?
A: A D2F license is required per site (see Pricing). Even if a site has multiple Production Pro units,
only one D2F license is required for the entire site.
Q: What is the roadmap for additional devices?
A: At least 2-4 additional devices are planned to be added every year. We welcome your inputs
on what devices are common and will deliver the highest value to our customers – this will help
determine which devices will be added to the portfolio next.
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