We Build Your
Perfect Workflow
We are the little company that brings you back from chaos, building perfect workflows for companies like Tiffany, Schawk, Hudson Printing and hundreds more.
Trusted by hundreds
of print industry professionals
Matt Heim
Chief Operating Brother at HONBLUE
“Software alone does not solve problems. Rods and Cones’ creative integration and spot-on support helps provide solutions for our customers that really work!”
Jeremy Reed
Prepress Lead at Pacific Southwest Container
“Rods & Cones have been instrumental in helping us achieve consistent and accurate color from proof to press. Whether its technical assistance with our prepress workflows or hands-on guidance during a fingerprint or calibration, they have the expertise we rely on to maintain the high standards our customers demand.”
Townes Van Zandt
Chief Operating Brother at HONBLUE
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Workflow Automations for All Stages of Print Production
Custom Workflows For
Creative
Prepress
Printing

Your Designs Rock,
Automate the Grunt Work

Doing it over and over? We help you automate repetitive tasks so you can pay attention to the important things.

Free up your time for creative work

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Avoid costly errors

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Bring Your Team Together with Automation

Get every member of your design team on the same page with a single-source workflow.

Collaborate Easily

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Work Methodically

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Get the Most Out of Your Prepress Team

Automation does the work in very little time.

Optimize your teams’ resources

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Meet your deadlines

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File To Press In No Time and No Worry

Reduce manual work and focus on the important stuff.

Automate repetitive tasks

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Automate bleeds, color mode, image resolution

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Versatile and Scalable Solutions to Automate Your Workflow

Keep in touch with team and customers with no delays.

Automated approval communication

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PDF workflow eliminates application conflicts

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Automation Saves You Time and Money

Move your files from start to press without human intervention.

Eliminate errors

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Significantly improve time to market

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Frequently Asked Questions
Who are Rods & Cones?
  • We are expert print industry consultants specializing in workflow automation, color management, and prepress solutions. With over 25 years of experience in the printing industry, we are the little company that brings you back from chaos.
Does automation take a long time to implement?
  • The real problem is that many companies get overly eager, and make automation projects too big and complicated; especially in initial stages. Enfocus believes in easy, feasible execution: Break off little pieces of the whole, and conquer the job one component at a time. Successful steps, however small, are highly motivating for your company and for your staff. Gradual implementation is an important key to success.
Will automation replace my job?
  • Every company is confronted with dull, non-value added tasks; such as the work related to receiving, sorting and routing files to the right person. When you choose to automate those mind-numbing tasks in your company, your team will be able to spend more time on ways to differentiate your company from competition. Focus on value-added tasks: invest in customer service or develop new services.
Is automation complicated?
  • Workflow automation systems look complex and require specific technical knowledge.
  • This is indeed an issue if you believe you should acquire the necessary knowledge in-house and implement everything yourself.
  • Must you understand, and be able to adjust, a car’s complicated array of mechanical and electronic parts because you drive one? The investment you’d have to make would not be worthwhile.
  • For this reason Enfocus has surrounded itself with highly experienced ‘Enfocus Certified resellers’: people who are doing many automation projects on a regular basis, and know well the ins and outs of the solution. They also understand where automation projects can hit pitfalls, and help guide you to success.
How flexible are automated workflows?
  • Modular automation is like a box of building blocks, allowing you to build precisely what your company needs.
  • You don’t have to change your way of working to find a solution! Modular solutions like Switch enable you to use only the modules you actually need. Additionally, because the system is open, it can easily be linked to your existing tools and databases.
Is automation expensive?
  • Most production automation solutions are big, complex, proprietary, and pricey. Fortunately, there are alternatives.
  • Alternative solutions for modular, open, affordable automation begin with Enfocus Switch, which starts at 1500 Euro / $1900 USD.
  • Open systems are key to finding a future proof solution for your company because they easily integrate with tools you are already relying on today. They protect your previous investments.
Is automation only for big companies?
  • If automation can be made affordable, this also means it makes it accessible for small companies & shops.
  • Companies can benefit greatly by automating the most basic & simple repetitive tasks and often they’re the ones you don’t think of when implementing automation!
How can I contact you?
  • If you have any more questions feel free to contact us
  • Email: erica@rodsandcones.com
  • Phone: (831) 421-0131

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