We were wide format printers once. We knew our workflows could improve, and so could our color management. But when the manufacturer-owned RIPs and ‘big’ RIPs weren’t delivering the goods, we decided to write the right software ourselves.
PrintFactory is 100% independent
We think for ourselves, and that means we’ll always think the way you do. You wanted software that could turn your team into better printers ~ profile-ninjas ~ and bring you bigger profits from day one? Okay. That’s what we did.
You could say we wrote some time-saving software. PrintFactory is workflow software that handles repetitive tasks using networked apps, smart tools, and XML instructions to speed things up (instead of PDF processing, which slows things down). But that’s quite a mouthful. You might say our algorithms deliver higher-quality consistent color, anywhere, every single time, first time, by device-linking any number of printers across multi-platform networks …and that attention to color is our speciality. But that’s still too much for a Tweet.
We did write PrintFactory’s more advanced features with large, lights-out production and specialist printers in mind. Textiles. Ceramics. That kind of thing. But we also created features and wizards to solve some of the toughest challenges faced by every wide format printer today.
As printers ourselves, we know where the problems really are…
MEET THE TEAM
Erik Strik - CEO
For many years, Erik Strik worked with the industry’s leading print pioneers, leading the search for color consistency and practical, fresh approaches to eliminate the everyday problems that arise on the factory floor. If you know Erik then you’ll also know that his enthusiasm for delivering perfect color, consistently, at any scale and right across a large format workflow – no matter what the environment or how complex – is the driving force behind PrintFactory.
IVAN KHOO - Director, ASIA
Ivan joined Aurelon Asia Pacific as Managing Director in 2015. Prior to that, he was MD of GMG China Shanghai, managing the GMG operation in Asia. Ivan’s career has spanned advertising PR, sales development, marketing programs and training in color solutions sales.
Toby Burnett - Director EMEA & Americas
Toby has been working in software sales and printing business management for over 20 years. With his hands-on print and proofing experience, he works closely with dealers to ensure their customers get optimum results. Toby is responsible for supporting our entire dealer network in EMEA and the Americas.
Simon Landau - Director Global Strategic Partners
Simon has worked in large format, digital and offset printing for over 20 years. He’s our high-end color guru, a specialist in all things technical. He also worked with our largest UK reseller for several years, so he understands what’s important, day to day, for our dealers and our customers.
MIRKO VRIELINK - Workflow ConsultanT
Mirko is a hands-on technical expert, ensuring our customers get maximum benefits from PrintFactory’s automated production processes. His expertise covers all kinds of client environments, ensuring best practice for large format printing workflows is shared worldwide.
KEVIN CHUANG WEN-KAI - Technical Manager APJ
Kevin brings his expertise to PrintFactory in the role of regional technical manager. As a keen problem-solver, our customers in the region benefit from Kevin’s insights about unique, day-to-day challenges in LFP and his excellent, practical solutions to get the best from PrintFactory.
KRISTEL MONCAREY - SUPPORT AND QA MANAGER
Kristel has worked in the industry for over 15 years, seven of which have been hands-on in production. Understanding the technical challenges of large format print, she’s always on hand to help our customers improve their pre-press and production efficiency.
ADAM CHAMBERLAIN - PRESALES AND SUPPORT
Adam’s experience with day-to-day large format print challenges and end-client requirements helps him deliver a top-notch service to our customers. His technical know-how ensures our dealer network and their customers get optimum results.
ALEX CRICKMORE - PRESALES AND SUPPORT
With over 25 years in the industry, Alex offers his color expertise and technical know-how in both pre-sales and support for our customers. His wide range of general print knowledge ensures customers and dealers get the most from PrintFactory installations.
ANGELA VAN DEN AKKER - Back Office & Legal
MERRYN WALTERS - Marketing
Merryn supports our teams and distributors by helping to communicate the value of PrintFactory to our customers – making it easier to get the most from our connected suite of workflow software tools.