Better printing, bigger profits …

automatically.

We were wide format printers ourselves, once. And, one day, we think PrintFactory could do for wide and large format printers what Adobe’s Creative Suite has done for designers… 😎

It’s easy to use. It’s feature-rich. PrintFactory is a set of automatable workflow tools for wide format printers. These tools correct color, save ink, reduce media wastage (massively), and, if you want to, PrintFactory can automate your whole workflow on a lights-out automation scale.

We understand what makes your life easier. Every PrintFactory tool increases print quality, productivity, and – most importantly – it means better printing for your customers, bigger profits for you.

THE MOST ACCURATE COLOR PROFILING IN THE WORLD

THE MOST EFFICIENT LAYOUT - EVERY SINGLE TIME

INK-SAVINGS OF 15% OR MORE FROM DAY ONE

HOTFOLDERS AND COOL, CLOUD-BASED WORKFLOWS

DYNAMIC NESTING AND SCHEDULING

EVERY SPECIAL EFFECT YOU CAN IMAGINE – AND MORE

VITAL REPORTING, EASY-TO-USE TOOLS

Read our INDUSTRY REPORT for insights into the new age of industry 4.0 print production

MONEY-SAVING LAYOUTS

Different printers, different people – different ideas about the most efficient use of substrate, right?

The problem is complicated, but the solution is simple*: PrintFactory’s Nesting Tool lets your team work at multiple workstations (anywhere), and send jobs to multiple devices (in any location), but guarantees to automate the most efficient layout every single time. And there’s more:

  • Tile handling: PrintFactory takes care of overlaps, negative overlaps, doors, windows and much more. Your team can define multiple substrates – vinyl and perforated material for a car wrap, for example – and you won’t need to worry about spiralling wasted-media costs.
  • Smart templating: PrintFactory’s templating tool saves hours of time, with in-built templates include stock products like pop-ups, vehicle wraps, wallpaper and more.
  • One-touch finishing. Contour cutting and barcodes. Grommets, bleeds, folds, pole pockets and more can be added to a job in seconds. PrintFactory integrates with any number of industrial cutters, so you won’t need to fret over contours or barcode generation.

(*Well, maybe it’s not quite that simple. But we know first-hand how much it costs to see wasted media going into the recycling bin  … so we’ve put our heart and soul into this, and we’ve made sure all the tools are easy to use, too).

INK SAVINGS OF 15% OR MORE

We’ve included an ink-saving module with PrintFactory, which we call EcoSave. Quite simply, it analyses the available gamut of your devices and calculates the most economical way of reproducing the right color, using black in place of CMYK whenever possible … without detracting from the quality of your finished products.

We could say more. But it really is as simple as that.  What’s more, we include EcoSave at no extra cost in our Production and Automation plans.

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HOT FOLDERS AND COOL, CLOUD BASED WORKFLOWS

If you’re into automation in a big way, we think you’ll love PrintFactory. Hotfolders remove the manual intervention that eats into time … and XML instructions automate your workflows … 

Hotfolders make your workflows super-speedy and super-efficient. Every job gets allocated and processed according to pre-set criteria. Sent to the right machine. Printed to the right specifications. You’ll see how much money you’re saving, instantly, and can monitor that in real time.

And if you’re set-up for PrintFactory Cloud, then you can have multiple printers working on different tasks, anywhere in the world – or your building – with 100% confidence in your print quality, 24/7. Software updates are automatically taken care of, as is disaster recovery with everything backed up to the Cloud. For full connectivity, PrintFactory Cloud also features a live MIS connector and an API that can connect to your third-party workflows, for full lights-out automation.

PRINTFACTORY ENABLES DYNAMIC NESTING AND SCHEDULING

That’s a complex way of saying “PrintFactory software will stack things logically and automatically in an instant – via the Cloud – which ends up saving you money”.

The tools work backwards from your delivery deadlines. They’ll review what’s needed first on the criteria you set in advance. Then, they’ll schedule the work that’s coming in by taking all the variables into account – media, device, machines (and people) – before delivering the best possible result. This takes seconds.

When it’s done, you can have 100% confidence that the most efficient schedule has been achieved. And if one of your devices goes offline, PrintFactory’s tools will automatically divert jobs – with the right settings – to the next best printer, re-nesting them for smaller or larger printers automatically. That means it’s allocating the right jobs in the right order saves you time, media, ink, and money. Not to mention headache tablets.

EVERY SPECIAL EFFECT YOU CAN IMAGINE – AND MORE

Up-against-the-deadline amends from designers, and no capacity or budget to get yet another copy of Adobe’s Creative Suite? No problem. Watch this.

PrintFactory’s Editor Tool means that automatic pre-flighting can become part of your process. last-minute editing, too.

Your team can edit PDF, AI, PSD, EPS, TIFF, JPG files – or others – from any network-connected computer. There’s no doubt about the results, and there’s no need to buy multiple licenses for another piece of software. With PrintFactory, you can have as many staff editing and making last minute adjustments to text and images as you like.  

Plus, let’s talk about those special effects. White highlights. Spot varnish, gloss or multi-layered outputs. Complex effects that only a very special designer could imagine. On any background, any substrate, and with no need to open Adobe Illustrator.

Awesome. 

Plus, if you’re thinking about interior dĂ©cor print – PrintFactory can handle that too. Smart color profile creation and automatic device calibration compensates for different fabrics (calculating color outputs accurately for each device and material), which means customers get consistent results, no matter what fabric or printer you’re using.

VITAL REPORTING, EASY-TO-USE TOOLS

We know how important reporting is. We remember, our clients had high expectations – and yours do, too.

You  might want to keep your eyes on color standards. Or how about your day-to-day ROI?

When we built PrintFactory, we included easy-to-use tools in our software – dashboards and adjustable reports – that make it easier to see what you’re printing, what it’s costing, and where your team can make changes to improve your print quality.

If you have exact color tolerances and tight deadlines agreed with your print buyers, then PrintFactory will show you how to meet them. For the most detail-oriented clients, you can also track-and-trace IDs to show the real-time status of each job, printer, and cutter. 

Color standards can mean the difference between keeping a contract, and losing it. Naturally, PrintFactory connects with every common color measuring device, so spectrophotometer integration isn’t a problem. (And for the most discerning brands, PrintFactory can ingest the new ISO 17972 spectral data standards (CxF/X-3 and CxF/X-4) for highly accurate Spot Color reproduction.)