CIP4 Introduces Print Production Innovation Awards
Washington—The International Cooperation for the Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press, and Postpress (CIP4) Organization today announced the first worldwide annual awards recognizing innovation in print production will be selected in three categories this year. The CIP4 International Print Production Innovation ("CIPPI") awards will recognize one printer1, publisher2, or prepress service for their accomplishments in each of the following categories:
1.) Most innovative use of process automation technology in an implementation.
2.) Best cost/benefit realization as a result of process automation implementation.
3.) Biggest improvement in efficiency and customer responsiveness as a result of process automation.
Nominations may be submitted by a printer, publisher or a prepress service, or by one of their supporting vendors on their behalf. The award is given to a representative of the winning printer, publisher, or prepress service and representative and each vendor identified in detail in the award application will also be awarded a certificate acknowledging their contribution to the award-winning production innovation.
In addition to complete case-study information, including a description of the legacy environment, the goals and objective prior to implementation, the selection process, implementation, testing, and results, applicants for each category must also specify information unique to each award category:
1.) Most innovative use of process automation technology in an implementation - A description of the innovative aspect of the process and an argument for why this is unique and new, with a comparison to traditional alternatives and a description of the primary benefit of the innovative aspect of the new process.
2.) Best cost/benefit realization as a result of process automation implementation - A quantitative analysis of the hard and soft ROI factors expected and realized, to include either breakeven analysis, IRR or NPV determination of hard factors and testimonial evidence from users or customers as to the realization of soft benefits.