ppi Media automates daily newspaper production workflows at reiff medien

After switching to a new rotary printing press, reiff medien now has a fully automated workflow in which it can exchange data between the PECOM printer management system and the PlanPag planning solution from ppi Media. (Symbolic image: © Adobe Stock / yannik2011)

The local newspaper production teams at reiff medien have been using a new rotary printing press from Manroland since November 2021. During the commissioning process, ppi Media integrated various interfaces to automate communication between the print presetting system and the PlanPag planning solution, which is used for daily newspaper production at reiff medien.

As a result, the machine’s printing options are now transferred to PlanPag so that they can be taken into account during the production process. PlanPag, in turn, communicates the relevant information to ppi Media’s solution for printing form production, OM, which forwards this planning information and additional proofs of the pages and color preset information to PECOM.

By automating the production workflow in this way, various manual processes have been eliminated from daily newspaper production at reiff medien, thus reducing the susceptibility to errors: “We’ve been working successfully with ppi Media for many years. The focus of our cooperation has clearly been on automating and streamlining our production processes. ppi Media has a great deal of expertise and extremely experienced project managers in this field”, says Achim Kara, Managing Director of reiff Printservice GmbH.