The Prinect Data Control production and information system enables online connection of Heidelberg sheetfed offset presses with CPTronic/CPC 1-04 or the Prinect CP2000 Center. Presses from other manufacturers can also be connected to Prinect Data Control using the open Workplace Interface. Prinect Data Control is fed with presetting data from Prinect Prepress Interface and supplies it online to the presses, thus significantly cutting makeready times and wastage. Prinect Data Control supports presetting of Prinect Auto Register on Prinect CP2000 Center presses and it also automatically collates presettings from the prepress stage and job data from the management information system. As a result, the press operator saves time as he can load all the data for a job with a single click. Once production is complete, Prinect Data Control stores all settings from the job in the central Prinect Data Control archive. Consistent data archiving means that Prinect Data Control can easily ensure the quality of repeat jobs, therefore allowing printshops to achieve excellent print results in the quickest possible time. Press data is automatically captured by Prinect Data Control during production and additional job-related operating data can be logged by the operator as necessary. This process data supplies information relating to job status, machine status and productivity in realtime. Machine and operating data is relayed to the management information system via JDF/JMF or via the Hostnterface for follow-up costing and can be used to arrive at an objective evaluation of job profitability.