PRINTFACTORY TO LAY FOUNDATION FOR AUTOMATION AT ISA SIGN EXPO 2019Pioneering software company PrintFactory, will be at this year’s ISA Sign Expo to demonstrate why reliable color management is essential for print shops looking to embrace automation.
With only 8% of North American printers employing fully-automated workflow solutions, PrintFactory will share how using advanced device-link color profiling can support print shops in taking their first step towards an automated workflow – providing predictable, consistent color output across all substrates and all devices.
Simon Landau, Director of Sales Americas at PrintFactory commented: “Good color management is the keystone of automation. Without a solid foundation of consistent color, any efficiencies created by an automated workflow are lost through time spent tweaking color issues on jobs.
“As long as signage businesses continue to accept multiple workflow cycles of chasing color as the norm, it remains impossible for them to capitalize on the true benefits of automation – which relies on removing touchpoints in the workflow for maximum productivity and profitability. “
Sitting at the heart of PrintFactory’s suite of workflow tools lies a powerful color engine, which enables businesses to easily create the world’s most advanced device-link profiles to achieve the right output first time, every time, for any combination of printer and media. PrintFactory’s color engine also accounts for device and substrate changes, enabling users to easily re-calibrate printers back to “golden state” for consistent and accurate output every time. This technology also allows for matching output across devices of the same manufacturer, model, ink and media, thus finally making load balancing of jobs on these printers a reality.
Once consistent output is assured, PrintFactory’s dynamic nesting feature enables sign shops to create deadline-conscious, automated workflows, for maximum media usage and minimum waste. Dynamic nesting automation uses a just in time (JIT) technique to test the most efficient output conditions before automatically delivering jobs to the RIP via the cloud. This means jobs no longer need to be committed to a specific output device until the last minute, so if a device goes offline, jobs are automatically diverted and delays are avoided.
PrintFactory’s SaaS-based delivery model, Digital PayPer, is fully scalable and opens up the possibility of advanced device-link color management and automation to print shops of any size.
“Lights out automation – supported by accurate and predictable color output, is no longer a distant dream, but an achievable reality. With the latest technologies, printers are now able to double their output and more, using the same resource and thus increasing profitability. We’re looking forward to meeting delegates from across the Americas at ISA Sign Expo and supporting the transition to full lights-out workflow automation,” Simon added.
Visit PrintFactory on booth 861 at ISA Sign Expo between 24th – 26th April to discover how integrated workflow tools and lights-out automation can help LFP operations maximize profitability and productivity.
 Infotrends/ Keypoint Intelligence’s North American Software Investment Outlook Report, 2017