The smart way to manage your offset plate production
Optimise your offset plate production
PLATESENSE is a programme designed to help you manage your offset plate production more efficiently, and ultimately reduce costs.
The main idea behind PLATESENSE is for Fujifilm to take responsibility for managing a number of core elements of offset plate production. Fujifilm supplies the plates when you need them, but importantly, can also take care of your waste and aluminium collection, and service and maintain your processor.
rental or swap-out
Financed via an
uplift in your
Pre-press the smart way – minimise the burden of plate production in whatever way possible
At its heart, PLATESENSE is a programme designed to minimise the burden of offset plate production in whatever way possible, so that the costs and time involved can be minimised and resources focussed elsewhere. But there are also opportunities to improve and maximise efficiencies by upgrading to a new CTP device, introducing a higher performance plate, or even changing a workflow to streamline production.
CTP equipment rental
As part of the CTP equipment rental programme, Fujifilm will install and maintain the equipment, and remove the equipment at the end of the payment period, typically five years. We will agree a deposit (normally only 3 months payment up front), and a monthly payment plan with a choice of low or high payments.
This part of the PLATESENSE programme eliminates the capital expenditure required to upgrade or invest in a new platesetter, and provides a predictable and manageable cost. At the end of the payment period, you also have the opportunity to invest in new, better equipment. It is even possible for you to upgrade the equipment during the five year programme, subject to the financial arrangement being reviewed and recalculated.
CTP equipment swap-out
If you already have a CTP device that you would like to swap out for a higher performance model, Fujifilm is able to offer an equipment swap-out programme as part of PLATESENSE. This is an extension of the rental option, with the addition of Fujifilm offering you a price for taking away your existing device.
Depending on the model that you have installed, Fujifilm will offer you a competitive buy-back deal to remove your existing engine. This value will then be offset against the monthly payment plan for a new CTP device on a rental programme (or you could take the money as cash). This can typically mean that Fujifilm will remove an existing platesetter, install a new, higher performance machine, and your initial monthly rental payments will be offset by the value of the second hand machine that is due to be removed.
A new workflow
It is important your workflow keeps pace with the changes in your business, as otherwise it can have an effect on your efficiency and job turn-around times. As part of the PLATESENSE programme, Fujifilm can make upgrading your workflow as easy as possible, allowing you to take advantage of our industry-leading XMF solution. Again, this can be financed by applying a simple uplift to the plate price.
The benefits of this capability extend beyond the obvious application of variable data personalisation. Jobs can also be printed ‘collated’ in page order to simplify and speed up the finishing process or improve the logistics for job distribution, making the production of versioned print jobs simple and straightforward.
Full managed plate production
The ultimate PLATESENSE solution is for Fujifilm to take full responsibility for all parts of your plate production. In addition to all the elements described in part 1 of the programme, Fujifilm would also take responsibility for your pre-press operators, with them effectively being outsourced to Fujifilm. This eliminates the hassle of plate production entirely, allowing you to concentrate on what matters the most, running your business.
A programme built to be flexible
The important thing to remember with PLATESENSE is that it is designed to be flexible. You can combine different elements to suit your business needs.
Mix & Match
You can, for example, just rent a new CTP device and agree a monthly payment plan. Or, if your offset plate production equipment is reaching the end of its life, you can invest in a completely new suite of high performance equipment, including a new workflow, financed to suit the needs of your business and cash flow.
Flexibility for the future
The PLATESENSE programme has also been built to be flexible over time. This means it is possible to change the programme as your business changes, subject to a new financing package.
Fujifilm as your partner
The other benefit of adopting PLATESENSE is the reassurance that Fujifilm will be your long term partner to offer support and guidance along the way. You will also be able to take advantage of Fujifilm’s other industry-leading technologies as your business evolves.