PrintFactory announces strategic partnership with Barberan
IndPrint Print Solutions
PrintFactory has announced a strategic partnership with Barberan SA, which will now be using the PrintFactory Automation workflow to provide its customers with automated pre-press production for the Barberan JetMaster series of print production lines.
Barberan designs and manufactures equipment for surface printing applications in the digital decoration, packaging and sign industries. Its digital printing technologies are at the heart of many production factories; driving complete end to end production environments. Barberan customers produce industrial products on a variety of substrates such as wood, cork, plastic, ceramics and metals. Industrial production relies on accuracy, reliability and maximum uptime.
PrintFactory’s Automation workflow supports Industry 4.0 operations, enabling ‘eyes closed’ printing processes to become a reality. PrintFactory Automation prepares, schedules, and nests production files via its Cloud servers while seamlessly reporting status, job criteria and production metrics automatically to customer’s MIS and web to print systems.
Erik Strik, CEO of PrintFactory, said: ‘This is a great partnership for us as it proves the Cloud Automation capabilities of our workflow are suitable for industrial level print production. By automating the job preparation and colour management elements of an industrial printer’s operation these factories can maximise their return on what is a considerable investment; allowing production managers to concentrate on manufacturing their products, better, faster and with minimum waste or disruption.’
Isaac Contreras of Barberan added, ‘This collaboration means another huge step forward towards the automation of processes and workflows in industrial printing since it allows to integrate pre-press and colour management tools in a single platform. As it is also a multi-user solution based on cloud connectivity, permits the printing companies to decentralise the pre-press tasks and to share advanced colour resources within the customer's ecosystem.’
PrintFactory software is delivered via a network of distributors, worldwide: it delivers increased productivity, guarantees lower ink costs with no detriment to print quality, improves margins thanks to reduced media waste and ensures consistent colour, time after time. The company’s partnerships with device manufacturers bodes well for not only standard markets, but also for industrial scale operations.