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From mega poster and construction signage to printing for POS - the printing company Kleinhempel specializes in the production of visual communication on a wide variety of materials. In order to successfully compensate for the ever-shrinking production time windows in large format and the growing cost pressure, there was only one solution for company: process automation! Together with OneVision, the appropriate software solution was implemented.
Frequently recurring, manual work steps in print production are not only error-prone, but also immensely time-consuming. For Kleinhempel, it was clear that this also had to be automated. The Wide Format Automation Suite offers the large format specialist comprehensive process automation with visible success:
- Smooth workflow through connection to upstream and downstream systems/hardware
- Enormous material savings through intelligent tools such as nesting
- Time savings through automated addition of eyelet and hemstitch marks
- Better planning reliability through transparent processes
- Automation software creates more scope and time for other, sales-oriented tasks
The Hamburg-based wide format printing company Kleinhempel makes visual communication on facades, trade show booths, and even LED walls and mega poster for its customers. Before the very large PDF files go to print, they are automatically checked and corrected if necessary (color management, bleed, flattening transparencies, etc.). The Wide Format Automation Suite speeds up throughput times enormously from 3 hours to 5 minutes.
The creation of an internal print report with details of job-specific information, such as print size and material required, creates transparency in production and makes projects manageable.
Jörg Scheele, Prepress Manager at Kleinhempel
“More efficiency and production reliability while increasing quality for our customers & our company – that was exactly the goal when we chose OneVision Software as our partner and what we have also achieved.”
For print products such as mega poster, the division of panels and calculation of overlap dimensions is fully automated.
The "Variable data printing" function enables automated creation of shipping labels (content, motif, material) for the end customer.
Kleinhempel's diverse machinery includes EFI VUTEk UV presses, SwissQPrint direct printing presses, several HP Graphic Arts presses as well as Epson printers and Zünd cutting systems. Despite the different hardware, a holistic intelligent process automation for production was established with the Wide Format Automation Suite..
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