Keyline announces first UK installation at Colourfast Financial

Birminham / London – Keyline MIS, the new cloud based print automation solution, has announced that they have agreed terms at The Print Show to install Keyline into Colourfast Financial in Brentwood, Essex (UK).

Colourfast Financial Limited, Konica Minolta’s biggest UK customer, specialises in all aspects of financial printing from complex Initial Public offerings to fast turnaround business compliance documents to Global Financial Markets.

Colourfast Financial have more than 100 years experience within the Financial printing sector, operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from their site which is 30 minutes from London´s financial districts.

Reducing touch points to be more efficient
Darren Bacon, Colourfast’s Managing Director says, “At the moment 80% of our work comes from the financial sector and we need very fast turn around of jobs. We have chosen Keyline to fully automate our production process from online order receipt right through to despatch. We currently run 8 Konica Minolta machines and by reducing our touch points we think we can be more efficient and in turn more profitable.”  

Software within the print industry is seeing a massive change
Wayne Beckett of Cloud to Print, Keyline’s UK and Ireland reseller, commented, “We have only been representing Keyline in the UK for 2 months and the response has been unbelievable. Software within the print industry is seeing a massive change and Keyline’s philosophy mirrors where MIS needs to be. We are delighted to be working with Darren and his team and will be installing a system that will fully automate their workflow. Colourfast’s vision of future proofing their business makes Keyline the perfect solution and our installation team will be working with other suppliers to integrate their software and hardware with Keyline”.

Not just another MIS
Keyline is not another MIS packed with obscure functions and bad UI. The Keyline developers, Crispy Mountain, Mainz (Germany), decided to take a fundamentally different approach – the M in MIS does not simply stand for management, because Keyline extends deeply into the manufacturing process on the shop floor. The system also integrates with machines and external software with extensive APIs, offering a powerful data backbone for the entire operation, that collects, distributes and analyses data from multiple internal and external sources.

About Cloud to Print
Cloud to print, located in London UK, supports printing businesses in identifying and implementing new cloud based solutions to enhance their print workflow, from websites, web-to-print, CRM, multi-channel marketing, and more. The flagship solution offered by Cloud to Print is: Keyline MIS which sits at the centre of the offering as the heart of the modern print workflow. Paul Warren is the lead consultant who set-up and ran an award-winning printing business from 2008 to 2012, and now sits on the IPIA Council due to his unwavering passion for driving innovation in print. More information can be found here:

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