As the North American commercial
printing market continues to tighten, production
efficiency has never been more critical. One
way printers are responding is by diluting
set up charges by grouping numerous, similar
print jobs on press at the same time.
Although this resurgence in gang run printing
is promising, there are still barriers printers
must contend with. The time and costs required
to calculate ideal gang run impositions
have been cost prohibitive, and the ability
to manually calculate optimum groupings
is a skill limited to only the most seasoned
print estimators. Furthermore, traditional
management software has been unable to effectively
group jobs from multiples customers into
the same imposition.
Thanks to Intraprint Corp. and its revolutionary
INTRAPRINT MIS software, maximizing a press
sheet is accurate, effortless, and no longer
the exclusive domain of only veteran estimators.
INTRAPRINT's optional Gang Run feature
automatically simulates and calculates the
optimal imposition for each grouping of
jobs with similar requirements. And it does
it instantaneously with the highest level
of accuracy every time.
By fully optimizing the press sheet, the
gang run module enables printers to print
more jobs with less stock waste in less
time resulting in dramatic cost reductions.
Multiple Jobs, Maximum Profits
INTRAPRINT's gang run calculator works
to save the printer money on a number of
Firstly, at the original estimating stage
(i.e. in the estimating module), an initial
quote is generated taking into account any
other products on the same paper, or similar
products with variations (like a language
variant), required by that customer. No
longer does a customer need to wait for
a printer's quote while an estimator manually
mocks up numerous imposition scenarios to
determine best price scenarios. The quote
is instant and accurate, every time. Guaranteed.
In the production management module, the
cost both for the mother job is determined
as is the cost of each individual job based
on the surface occupancy each product occupies.
This allows the company to evaluate the
true costs of its grouped print jobs and
extract valuable information from the management
system for accounting, management, and reporting
purposes, leading to continuous improvements
in the organization.
Intelligence is Power
INTRAPRINT's gang run intelligence not
only calculates optimal utilization based
on basic specs like product size and quantity,
but also takes into consideration other
variables such as product type (flat vs.
folded products), custom bleeds, grain direction,
and work and turn/ work and tumble requirements.
Armed with the ability to confidently quote,
plan, and print similarly-specified jobs,
INTRAPRINT customers with the gang run feature
maximize their press sheets - and their
profits - every time.