Nestlé is using a Certified PDF workflow for its packaging operations. It explained the benefits of this standard file format at a conference that took place in early March in Brussels. Following the completion of successful trials at Nestlé France with a design agency and two prepress houses, the company plans to extend this system to all its European subsidiaries.
“The benefits we experienced convince me that what we have achieved in France will be copied throughout the packaging industry,” said Christian Blaise, business project manager. “They included a huge reduction in errors and the number of transmission of files required between designer, brand owner and prepress house. Productivity increased, resulting in a faster route to market, and the ability to monitor and track all job changes when they occurred. We have all been delighted at the decrease in the number of meetings required to progress a packaging job and by the fewer production problems encountered. Certified PDF has broken the barrier between design and production.”