Different workflows for production of packaging and commercial products? No, Prinect offers as well integrated packaging production. Product development (structural design), prepress, press, cutting machines, die cutter and folder-gluer are all combined in an end-to-end workflow. The operation adapts to your production requirements. Your production is quick, flexible and reliable, and your costs are more transparent.
From design to finished product - Completely integrated production with Prinect
Prinect is the ideal workflow for packaging printers because, in addition to all its other benefits, it has functions developed specifically for packaging printing. Whether you are looking to manufacture labels, folding cartons or information leaflets to go inside packaging, Prinect enables customized configuration for all jobs. As all data is captured only once you achieve high data consistency and avoid errors. Optimize your color management and make-ready times. Set standards with automated production processes and reproducible quality, flexible job management and reliable pre- and post- (preliminary and actual) costing. Benefit from top results and maximum reliability in production despite growing cost pressure.
Benefits of Prinect:
In perfect shape - optimize packaging development and production.
It's child's play with Prinect thanks to special modules, including an intelligent CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Manufacturing) system to create your structural product design optimally. It is used for fast and comfortable development of packaging. For standard designs it can be completely automated. Interactive three-dimensional display with simulation of material and graphic design including finishing effects in PDF facilitate both, the internal control and the fast approval process with the customer. The package can be rotated, opened and closed in PDF. This saves you a lot of time and expensive sample production. The graphic designer can also use the 3D display for his drafts in Adobe Illustrator.
Layouts are created automatically and can also be prepared for tool making. Comparison of run length and the amount of waste for different print formats enable you to select the optimum production process in no time at all. Presetting data for Postpress are automatically generated.
Efficient data processing: simple and automated
Select the best production process and speed up your processes. Prinect offers you many smart automation options for efficient data processing - from data trapping and working with spot colors, exchanging of barcodes or creating finishing separations to last-minute corrections
During sheet assembly, convenient features such as import and export of various data formats, material and cost saving sheet optimization and automatic trim and mark settings support you.
Different articles with different run lengths can be automatically calculated in gang forms. This enables you to react especially to the growing cost pressure, e.g. in case of small format labels or short run length and to lower your production costs.
A perfect match, even for repeat jobs - thanks to Prinect.
Consistent color quality across different runs and matching with approved print sheets are a must in packaging printing. That's why Prinect includes calibration, profiling, and quality control tools - for reliable and consistent results that are reproducible sheet after sheet and repeat after repeat.
Like two peas in a pod
The color management function incorporated in prepress ensures precise color reproduction in the proof thanks to ICC profiles and appropriate calibration of the proofer and platesetter. Presetting data for is forwarded directly to the press, where you also have access to thumbnails and all the relevant job data. With its unique closed color loop, Prinect ensures a reliable match between proof, print, and repeat jobs, and delivers results that are accurately reproducible time after time without lengthy setup times. Inking up is quick and reliable and consistent quality is ensured.
Control is good, Prinect is better.
Any color or register fluctuations can be identified and corrected directly by the Prinect measuring systems. Depending on the system used, measurements can be performed in the color bar or the entire print image, on a random basis outside the press or inline on the fly.
Spot colors secure and cost effective plus higher color stability
You have a big stock of spot colors or have to mix permantly? With Prinect Multicolor you can exactly reproduce over 90% of the PANTONE® PLUS R coated and PANTONE® GOE 2008® coated colors with 7 standard process colors – CMYK plus orange, green and violet (tolerance delta E2000<=2). This leads to enormous savings in machine set-up and ink management.
But you can also use other inks as beige, brown and gray as process color and therefore stabilize the visual color impression for critical sujets in case of moderate deviations in dot gain.
Improve machine utilization and use information stored centrally to boost your print shop's profitability.
It's easy with the integrated Prinect workflow. All parts of your packaging print shop are integrated into a single system. Once entered data, starting with job acceptance data, are available to all parts of your packaging print shop. They can be updated step by step or used directly, e.g. to automatically speed up the process of setting up pressroom and postpress machines. With Prinect, you have access to all data on a job-specific basis - anytime and anywhere. For example, your press has direct access to appropriate color characteristics from prepress, while the folder gluer profits from availability of the exact dimensions, carton types, and a preview of the folding sequence in 3D created in product development. This has the advantage of cutting make-ready times dramatically and improving reliability in production.
Benefits of Prinect:
Make decisions based on hard facts - it is easy with Prinect. Prinect makes efficient management simple
Because the Prinect print shop workflow keeps you informed of the current job status at all times - with just a glance at your screen. You have access to hard facts. The digital planning board enables you to plan your production processes simply and efficiently. You can react flexibly to last-minute changes and combine jobs based on factors such as the inks used.
Sound analyses and post-calculation
Prinect captures all machine data automatically - for fast and straightforward analysis of production processes or post-calculation (actual costing) of jobs. Discover your print shop's strengths and weaknesses and adopt a strategic approach - for first-rate competitiveness, happy customers, and maximum profits.
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