Prepress UK, the pre-press specialists based in Cheltenham and Brighton, has announced the introduction of PressReporter, a software based solution to maximise productivity by providing a view of what is happening across all of a users Heidelberg presses in real time, without the need to stand in the print room, or keep popping in to see what is happening.
PressReporter continually shows the current press status of each machine: what job is on the press, how long it has been on the press, how many sheets have been run, how many times the press has stopped, why the press has stopped, and how much waste there has been. It also provides an easy to view timeline of press productivity and events, and this is all achieved automatically, without the need for any manual input.
Pipi Print and Packaging Ltd, the Leicester-based packaging specialist, has employed the pre-press knowledge and press know-how of the team at Prepress UK as it has focused on colour quality and consistency from its pair of B2 Heidelberg sheet-fed presses.
The company had contacted Prepress UK after a recommendation from their press engineer. The company urgently needed to move forward with their colour accuracy and consistency, as well as improve make-ready times when moving from job to job.
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Print Plus UK, Bradford, have turned once more to the experts at Prepress UK, the pre-press specialists based in Cheltenham and Brighton, to order its third PressProfiler product, and to add PressSave Colour Server to its pre-press operation.
Having purchased an eight-colour B2-format Heidelberg CD75 press to run alongside its B1 SM102, owner Salman Malik had no hesitation in adding PressProfiler to the configuration. “PressProfiler has given us consistent results from the first time we tried it. We can save as much as 70% on make-readies using PressProfiler. With run lengths continuing to fall, such savings on make-readies are essential. This enhancement will pay for itself in no time at all.
Harcourt Colour Printers, Swansea, turned to the experts at Prepress UK, the pre-press specialists based in Cheltenham and Brighton, in order to create a level playing field in the world of printed colour reproduction. The installation of ColourLinx at the Swansea company has brought colour continuity to the wide range of output devices in use at the company.
The move is already paying dividends for the print producer as it gains new business and sees former clients returning with more work. Harcourt Colour Printers represents Prepress UK’s first installation of the impressive ColourLinx product.
Hoddesdon-based commercial printer PWPFS Print & Design has become the latest printing business to seek the savings offered by PressSave and PressProfiler software products from Prepress UK, independent supplier of pre-press hardware and software based in Cheltenham and Brighton.
PressSave Colour Server is the highly affordable way to automatically optimise all PDF and image files to reduce unnecessary ink coverage, standardise colour, and save as much as 25% in overall ink volume.
The Print Academy (Yorkshire) Ltd, Bradford, has become the latest printer to start saving money on its ink spend following the installation of PressSave and PressProfiler software from Prepress UK, Cheltenham and Brighton, the independent supplier of pre-press hardware and software.
PressSave Colour Server is the highly affordable way to automatically optimise all PDF and image files to reduce unnecessary ink coverage, standardise colour, and save up to 25% in overall ink volume. The Print Academy is running the software to prepare files for production on its Heidelberg CD102 six-colour press. The B1 printer calculates savings in the region of 22 to 25% on ink costs since adding the software solution.
Nic Chapman, director of Prepress UK, featured heavily in the recent Prepress Workflow article in PrintMonthly magazine. Commenting on affordable production workflow for UK printers Nic said "There is feeling from the typical jobbing printer that these big high end workflows and the companies that sell them do not under-stand the needs of the typical printer or understand the financial pressure they are under."
For the full article and all of Nic's thoughts about workflow please see the PrintMonthly Workflow article
Prepress UK have today released version 3.6 of their Heidelberg CIP3 card writing application for their affordable ink key presetting solution, PressProfiler.
PressProfiler CardWriter v3.6 adds the ability to archive inking data back from Heidelberg Job Cards that have been adjusted on press and re-saved to the memory card. Now CardWriter makes it incredibly easy to archive adjusted inking data for later reprint, as well as preset ink duct profiles from prepress data.