Certified and proven sustainability is a top priority for Kailow Group in Denmark. For over 30 years, the company has partnered with ECO3 (formerly Agfa Offset Solutions) to maintain its leading position and deliver sustainable print with care.
Kailow Group is one of Denmark’s largest print, communication, marketing, design and media production companies. Its main facility in Rødovre produces a wide variety of printed materials, point-of-sale displays, and packaging solutions using offset and digital presses, as well as wide-format inkjet printers and plotters.
All products, displays and marketing collateral are manufactured according to the PRINT MED OMTANKE® (PRINT WITH CARE) philosophy. Devised by Kailow Group, this initiative aims to set the highest standards in the certified sustainable production of print and packaging.
Printing with care
“Our mission is to be Denmark’s most responsible business group. Through our international certifications and adherence to the United Nations Global Compact, we work in a structured and targeted manner, always with climate impact, social responsibility, and working conditions in mind,” explains company CEO Henrik Kailow.
He adds, “We know from our long experience of working with Agfa Offset Solutions, now ECO3, that they are a reliable and progressive partner with the same strong ideology regarding sustainability. Their innovative prepress solutions are integral to Kailow’s business structure, whether we’re talking about workflow automation, web-to-print software, platesetters or printing plates.”
Using Apogee as a production hub
Among the ECO3 solutions Kailow Group rely on, is Apogee Prepress software, which manages the print production workflow centrally by connecting, automating, and optimizing each step in the process. The solution includes Apogee Digital Print Link and Apogee Wide-Format Link for driving the company’s digital presses and wide-format engines. Meanwhile, at the customer-facing end, Apogee StoreFront automatically downloads and processes orders from the online portal, which are sent directly to the optimal press.
“The Apogee workflow centralizes and automates the entire prepress operation, and it is an incredibly flexible solution that can cope with anything we throw at it. Two of our three plotters and both our digital presses are connected to Apogee. The great thing is that jobs from StoreFront are fully prepared for the output device, requiring hardly any manual intervention. So, all the steps from when the customer buys online until it’s ready to print on the digital press happen automatically.”
To increase quality control, the company has also implemented ECO3 PressTune software, a print management tool that drives consistency, productivity, and the ability to print to exacting standards. With PressTune, operators can easily generate print quality reports for brand owners in packaging and commercial print for remote quality assurance.
Long-term reliable partner with great support
ECO3 has the most comprehensive service and support offering of any prepress solutions supplier in Denmark, with a local service team offering on-site and remote support complemented by a 24/7 hotline for mission-critical workflow solutions.
“This strong commitment to great customer service that we have experienced over the years is impressive, and this is one of the main reasons why our partnership with ECO3 will continue. Help is always at hand with local engineers who speak the local language. And if we need information from an international perspective, they are more than willing to help, finding what we need within the global ECO3 network. Of course, we have looked at other suppliers occasionally but never found a reason to switch because ECO3 provides us with the most innovative and sustainable solutions on the market.”Lars Kailow