CASE STUDY – SIGNAGE
BOOSTING PRODUCTIVITY BY 25% WITH RELIABLE, CONSISTENT COLOR AND LOWER COSTS
Signtech used PrintFactory to achieve consistent colour across their printers and boost production by 25%. Our cloud-based plan also had an impact on staff morale and, as the bottlenecks disappeared, it reduced overtime costs, too.
Signtech has been the leading visual communications company in the Channel Islands for more than 20 years.
The team prints on all kinds of material – such as PVC, acrylic, glass, tiles, laptops, wood, aluminium and fabrics – to create wide format signage, vehicle wraps, road-marking collateral and more. Their kit includes three wide-format printers – a HP Latex 570, a Mutoh ValueJet 1638X and a swissQprint Impala 2.
WHAT WERE THE PROBLEMS?
- Inconsistent color over long periods of time
- Wasting media and ink, chasing that color
- Excessive overtime costs (meeting quality standards)
Onlyhighly skilled staff could correct that color
- Plus, low morale in a team that was always having to solve problems
Signtech wanted to improve their productivity but they were losing time and spending money, constantly chasing
The firm’s situation wasn’t made any easier by their setup. Some
“Print color should match a proof every time, whether jobs are produced minutes or years apart. How hard can it be?!”
To make things worse, the existing
Staff were frustrated with production stopping and, at the same time, the overtime bills were going up. Skilled staff committed to doing
WHAT DID PRINTFACTORY DELIVER?
With PrintFactory software running,
A 25% BOOST IN PRODUCTIVITY WITH CONSISTENT COLOR AND LOWER COSTS
HOW DID WE DO IT?
Behind the scenes, PrintFactory software uses an algorithm that solves all of the problems caused by
For the setup, we worked closely with the team to make sure a switch-over didn’t cause disruption. They went for our Production Plan in a Software as a Service (SaaS) format, and we were onsite throughout to get their printers set up and calibrated,
The team’s much happier too. Everyone in the business can use the software to get that accuracy.
Because they can create profiles in under 10 minutes, the team can take real ownership of the
These improvements have boosted the team’s confidence no end. It’s something that Sean Guegan, Managing Director at Signtech, believes is reflected in the quality of the company’s work:
“It’s always a leap of faith to onboard new software, but deploying PrintFactory has been the right move for us – without question.”
WHAT IS COLOR DRIFT?
Colour drift is a change in the
Sean Guegan, Signtech:
“The difference between PrintFactory and our previous workflow solutions is night and day. Before, our staff were putting in loads of overtime nearly every day to achieve the right colour. Now, the overtime bill has been reduced, our staff are much more confident, and the quality of our output is unmatched. PrintFactory speeded up our whole workflow, streamlined it, and created much more productivity from the same amount of input.
“It’s taken Signtech to another level. Customers are coming to us for quality that our competitors just can’t beat. Everything PrintFactory promised has been achieved and the PrintFactory backed the installation up with helpful, efficient support.
“Simply put, we can’t do without it.”