and it is extremely efficient for short to mid-long run print jobs. However, digital printing doesn’t come without its own set of challenges. Fortunately, these obstacles aren’t hard to overcome. Especially if you follow these guidelines.
As a digital printer it is very important that you keep on pushing the boundaries. Even when things are going great, you need to look for areas where you can improve. Identifying these opportunities is key to improve the overall workflow.
With Xeikon Dashboarding technology guessing is a thing of the past. From now on, all your decisions are based on hard facts and figures. Digital technology makes it easy to collect and store relevant data for analysis and reporting. Comparing two sets of historical data to see what has changed overtime becomes a breeze.
Questions that can easily be answered using Xeikon Dashboarding:
As a manager this data enables you to make informed business decisions that are backed up with statistical evidence.
As a manager Xeikon Dashboard data enables you to make informed business decisions that are backed up with statistical evidence.
Customers are expecting greater flexibility from label converters. They want different versions of the same job at low extra costs. Fortunately, thanks to Xeikon’s full rotary printing presses without a fixed repeat and Job Optimizer that is perfectly feasible.
The Xeikon X-800 Job Optimizer enables printers to create imposition schemes which incorporate multiple SKUs of the same size in the same lane. This offers printers a significant step-up in flexibility to both reduce substrate waste and optimize the print time of each run.
Using a user friendly interface, operators can simply enter a few key parameters, such as the number of lanes and the gap between the labels. They then add the references and click ‘Go’. In an instant the software automatically calculates the optimal positioning of the labels along the web roll.
The software also allows for Start/Stop separator labels to be inserted between the different SKUs on any particular lane. This greatly simplifies the slit/rewind operation at the final production step where all the jobs are separated. The label printer can decide what information to include to help smoothen the job process, such as the delivery address, number of copies, job reference etc.
Customers are expecting greater flexibility from label converters. They want different versions of the same job.
How hard is it to switch from conventional printing to digital for a particular print job? Here are three things that need to be taken into account.
Can you use the same substrates as on the conventional presses on a Xeikon? Discover it here!
Now that we have gone over the three biggest challenges for digital label converters here are the most important takeaways:
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