Dublin-based Print Dynamics has integrated its Tharstern MIS with Konica Minolta’s AccurioPro Flux Ultimate W2P and workflow software, speeding jobs from estimate to press and improving machine utilisation by reducing artwork file issues, job preparation and queries.

While the company has operated a web-to-print capability for many years, it had lacked integration opportunities, resulting in additional work and time wastage, heaping costs onto small jobs. After investing in the Tharstern MIS, which was partly selected for its API and developer expertise in integration, a search for a replacement W2P began.

Konica Minolta’s AccurioPro Flux Ultimate wound up ticking the right boxes, not least because Print Dynamics was already a KM customer, so there was an existing relationship. The integration allows jobs to move from quote to press ‘within seconds’ if required, not only saving time but improving press utilisation.

The integration allows Print Dynamics staff to set rules so that certain types of work are sent to certain operators or machines, depending on  the product type. The system also gives the operators flexibility to change imposition schemes, edit files, carry out pre-flight checks, change paper profiles or redirect the job to another machine, all from their MIS dashboard.

Colm Smith, director at Print Dynamics, said that with the implementation of the Tharstern MIS, the company was confident that the Flux integration project would be successful. ‘The Tharstern team have a wealth of knowledge and experience on projects like this and we really appreciated their support throughout the project – they were always available whenever we needed help.

‘For us this was a large project and imperative to the future growth and success of the company, so getting the right partners was vital to its success and we definitely made the right choice with Tharstern and Konica Minolta.’