To increase efficiency, Probo uses PrintFactory
Probo wanted to improve their productivity but they were losing time and spending money, constantly chasing colour and trying to improve their nesting efficiencies.
Nesting in PrintFactory not only schedules and groups items into jobs based on their logistic destination and delivery window, but also automatically creates cutting marks, bleeds and all other steps. However, it remains flexible until the last moment, allowing production to cancel or modify orders, as well as switch printers or cutters.
When delivery time and logistics destination are taken into account, the amount of half finished product on the production floor decreases significantly, which makes the process simpler and more efficient for the operators. By keeping nests “open” until the last moment it allows items to be added at the last minute further increasing the nesting efficiency.
Probo can offer their customers this flexibility and efficiency while maximizing their production capacity.
Having tens of thousands of orders every day requires the colors to be consistently accurate and reliable. Probo uses PrintFactory to ensure consistency since it is not possible to manually check each product.
Behind the scenes, PrintFactory software uses an algorithm that solves all of the problems caused by colour drift.
Track Order Status
In order to track the items in their print and cut jobs, it needed to be fully automated. Their printer and cutter suppliers, however, provided insight into Job Tracking differently, if at all.
The need for a single point of information about the machine and job status is essential as the machine park is continually evolving and changing.
By doing this, the IT department is not constantly in the process of catching up with new machines and configurations, and it is prevented from becoming a bottleneck in expanding the product mix or limiting sales creativity. PrintFactory consolidates traditional production islands into a single platform where all jobs are entered and feedback is received. A one-time development allows Probo to be flexible and grow without spending more time on the workflow.