What is PrintFactory?

PrintFactory is a complete kit of productivity-improving software tools for wide format printing.

Designed for MAC and MS Windows (or both, if you’re set up that way), PrintFactory manages color, edits, increases print quality, tackles tricky layouts, and automates the jobs you hate doing most.

Happy, happy days. 😊

PrintFactory is more than just a RIP. PrintFactory is software for wide format printers that brings costs down and puts profits up. Instantly.

Explore PrintFactory’s tools here…  

FAST, EASY, ACCURATE DEVICE-LINKED PROFILING

NESTING. TILING. PERFECT LAYOUTS, TOTAL CONTROL

AN INCREDIBLE INK-SAVING TOOL ... SAVE 15% OR MORE

THE MOST ADVANCED COLOR ENGINE (SERIOUSLY!)

ADMIN TOOLS EVERYONE WILL FIND EASY TO USE

FASTER PRE-PRESS WITH MULTI-TOOL IN-APP EDITOR

JUST-IN-TIME NESTING, HOTFOLDERS AND MORE

Keen to find out how much PrintFactory costs?

Use our calculator, or email the PrintFactory team

IT HAS THE MOST ADVANCED COLOR ENGINE

SMART PRINTING THAT HANDLES COMPLEX LAYOUTS

IT’S INK-SAVING AS YOU’VE NEVER SEEN IT DONE BEFORE

TOP-NOTCH QUALITY ASSURANCE, 24/7

IT’S AUTOMATION THAT WORKS THE WAY YOU WORK

LAST-MINUTE AMENDS WITH THE IN-BUILT EDITOR

ADMIN TOOLS THAT EVERYONE CAN USE…

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

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

” … it takes hours to calibrate my printers.”

That’s why we created our device-link color engine, for really fast profiling and calibration. It’s a device-link that’s constantly monitoring the output, checking stock and substrate changes, allowing for wear-and-tear.

EASY PROFILING, PERFECT COLOR

At the heart of our technology, our device-link profiles ensure color consistent print, on any printer, ink or media. Exact color reproduction every time, on every device.  Guaranteed.

Those profiles are easy to create, too. Anyone can become a profile-guru in less than 30 minutes by using the inbuilt, step-by-step wizard. Still want to tune your profiles? Okay. Our device-link will let you do that. In fact, it’ll speed things up. 

It will let you match Pantone colors with ease across your devices, and boost and purify colors for cleaner spot color generation using the full gamut of any printer. Music to your ears if you work with textiles, ceramics or discerning brand owners – and there’s none of that deterioration you’d usually see in ICC profiles.

” … we waste so much time on tricky layouts.” 

Different printers, different people. And completely different ideas about the best way to lay out those files, even though they’ve done the same jobs a hundred times before – right? 

EVERY LAYOUT. MAXIMUM EFFICIENCY

Our nesting tool automatically does your layouts in the most efficient configuration. We’re talking radical change in wastage.

Even if different people are sending awkward jobs to the same (or different) devices from multiple workstations, PrintFactory works like a Tetris-genius … finding exactly the right combination of layouts to make the most of your media. And there’s more: 

  • Smart templating: You’ll save hours by using templates for stock products like pop-ups, vehicle wraps, and wallpaper. 
  • Tile handling: PrintFactory can also take care of overlaps, negative overlaps, doors and windows. And you can also define multiple substrates, like vinyl and perforated material for a car wrap, for example. 
  • One-touch finishing: PrintFactory integrates with any number of industrial cutters, so you won’t need to worry about barcode generation. It will also handle contour cutting, bleeds, folds, grommets, pole pockets and more.

” … if only I could bring down my ink bills.” 

We’ve been there. And we wondered, if we were to use black instead of a CMY blend, wouldn’t that mean we’d use less ink overall? Guess what…

CUT INK COSTS BY 15% OR MORE

It works. It really, really works. We created a tool to do it on any printer – and we call it EcoSave. It works by reducing the overall amount of inks being used without impacting the color match.

In short, you get a better quality print and, on average, our customers reckon they’re saving 15% or more on ink costs.

We love it. We also include it in our device-link profiles without charging any more for it. We’re nice like that.

Y’know, you could always give us a call?  +31 40 30 20 009

” … perfect color is critical, but it’s a headache.” 

Color management does take time. But if you’ve got printing software that’s guaranteeing color consistency, it makes you more competitive on quality, and (because you’ll save time) it makes you unbeatable on price too. 

THE MOST ADVANCED COLOR ENGINE

We remember what it was like working with clients who demanded perfect color. That’s why we’ve worked so hard to deliver market-leading, brilliant color management.

How does it work? It’s a secret. But there were some mind-bending algorithms and late nights involved.

PrintFactory’s color engine is, well, it might be one of the best in the world. We could be more coy about it, but we’re proud of what we’ve achieved – and you can be proud of it too.

We’ve included a tool that lets you share reports with print-buyers, showing the exact tolerances you’ve agreed. And for the most detail-oriented customers, you can add track-and-trace IDs showing the real-time status of each job.

Spectrophotometer integration? No problem. PrintFactory connects with every common color measuring device. And for the most discerning brands, PrintFactory ships with ICC profiles for all the well-known standards, and you can use any sent in by your customers – as well as ingest the new ISO 17972 spectral data standards (CxF/X-3 and CxF/X-4) for highly accurate Spot Color reproduction.

” … I’d like my business to deliver more, for less.” 

Higher profits, lower overheads. More machine-level accuracy, much less human error. And increased productivity with far fewer headaches. 

AUTOMATION. LET'S GET TECHNICAL.

Sounds good, right? Look, you don’t print by hand. Every print facility is automated, one way or another. We thought it would help to have printing software that can move your business towards the next level of automation. Better printing, bigger profits.

We’re not talking about fully interoperable machine-to-machine integration or artificial intelligence (not yet, anyway).

But we have created software tools that let you work with hotfolders, and enable just-in-time dynamic nesting and scheduling. That’s a long-winded way of saying “the software will sort everything out, in the background, via the Cloud, which will save you time and money in all sorts of ways”.

Our tools work backwards from delivery deadlines. They review what’s needed first on the criteria you set. Then they schedule work based on your media, device, machines (and people) into consideration – and all of this takes seconds, not hours.

When it’s done, you can be 100% confident you’re working at maximum efficiency. Which is reassuring.  

If one of your devices goes offline, then PrintFactory’s tools will automatically divert jobs – with the right settings – to the next best printer. Allocating the right jobs in the right order, saving you time; media; ink; and money.

” … last-minute edits and special effects? Nightmare.” 

Ah, not any more. We remember waiting for studio edits. We know the cost of having extra printing software to take one word out or do an image correction – and the time that’s wasted trying to print special effects. 

EDIT QUICKLY. PRINT ACCURATELY.

PrintFactory’s editor means you may never have to work with Adobe Acrobat, Illustrator or Indesign again. (Sorry, Adobe).

It may seem like a small thing, but it’s not. You can edit files quickly and easily, using the PrintFactory software. There’s no need to close the app, open Adobe, import, tweak, check, save as, close, switch back, jam up the server …

PrintFactory will edit PDFs, AI, PSD, EPS, TIFF, JPGs and others. The editor uses the PDF same engine as our RIP, so you can be sure that what you see is what you get. Oh, and the pre-flighting will automatically tell you if the file’s compatible. 👍

Plus, if you need to correct any last-minute typos (man, that drove us mad), adjust the kerning, change the fonts or the color of the fonts, or even take a new approach to those ICC profiles – it’s all possible from within the app. 

We added some complex effects, too. For work you’ve always wanted to offer, but worried about delivering. Things like white highlights, spot varnishes, gloss and multi-layered outputs. Complex effects that only a very special designer could imagine, which you’ll be delivering on any background and any substrate in minutes (without needing to open Adobe Illustrator).

<Phew.>

” … are we working as well as we could be? No idea.” 

We can change that. Imagine, printing software that tells you who’s working on what, where, when, and how much time is being wasted. Or saved.  

REPORTS. DASHBOARDS. EASY ADMIN.

We designed PrintFactory so that everyone (with the right permissions, of course), can use it, anywhere.

Our multi-access dashboard lets you work with – and report on – multiple printers, anywhere in the world.

Outsourcing? Offshoring? No problem. With PrintFactory, it’s like being able to pop your head round the door of an office on  the other side of the world. 100% confidence. 24/7. 

In fact, if you wanted to, you could allocate and process jobs in different facilities according to pre-set criteria … and see how much money you’re saving, instantly. 

Software updates are automatically taken care of. So is disaster recovery, because everything’s backed up to the cloud, 24/7. And for full connectivity (and if you’re really technically-minded), PrintFactory Cloud also features a live MIS connector and an API that can connect your third party workflows.