Cost savings: Interview with Ronald Sonnleitner
Ronald Sonnleitner is head of IT and prepress at the Landesverlag Druckservice in Wels, Austria.
Engineer Ronald Sonnleitner is head of IT and prepress at the Landesverlag Druckservice in Wels, Austria, where 70 different newspaper titles as well as 30 different semi-
The weekly production volume varies from 4 to 6 million copies with a wide range of different page counts.
Among the customers of the printing centre are the Oberösterreichische Rundschau, Neues Volksblatt, Print Verlag, Heute and Tip Werbeverlag.
IFRA Magazine: How long have you been using the software and what was, or will be respectively, the pay-
Ronald Sonnleitner: We were Beta tester for this software, the first tests were in August 2006; thr software was used in production starting about mid-
It has already paid for itself. With our ink consumption, pay-
IFRA: What was required to implement the software? Had certain conditions to be fulfilled for its use?
R. Sonnleitner: We also work with Agfa :Arkitex and Delano workflow (Editor’s note: for production and business processes), thus the software was easily integrated into the workflow. But theoretically it is also possible to integrate the software, on a hotfolder basis, into all work environments.
IFRA: How great are the financial savings – over twelve months – from the reduced ink consumption?
R. Sonnleitner: We have conducted tests where we produced half of the print run with and half without the use of OptiInk.
The comparison showed an ink cost saving of about 10 percent. A comparison between this and the previous year’s ink costs revealed 7 percent effective savings.
It should be noted that the amount of colour on the page has, in fact, increased and that we use Intellitune for image processing.
We also use the ISONewspaper26v4 profile.
Page first published: 22.11.2007