Textile screen printing products have long been produced using traditional printing methods. This is a production variant that has proven itself above all in terms of high print runs, color brilliance and wash resistance. Direct printing on textiles is just as widespread as transfer printing. Despite all the advantages, the advance of individual digital printing can also be seen in this printing segment. A major European producer of labels for workwear and garment labels (no label look) took up the challenge. With OneVision as a partner, a digital automated screen printing workflow was established.
The goal of implementing innovative screen printing workflow software was to minimize time-consuming, manual activities in prepress and create an efficient production process. This is exactly what OneVision's Wide Format Automation Suite enables. The specialist for clothing labels benefits since then from:
- Significant cost savings through automated artwork creation
- More time for the essentials thanks to reduced prepress activities
- Flexible production thanks to intelligent workflow control
- Consistently high quality of print products thanks to standardized workflows
- Increased throughput thanks to a reliable workflow
Previously, the print service provider had to manually create and check each design individually using graphics software. This involved creating a separate layer for each color/information, e.g. design, white, adhesive, spot colors, etc. - all in all, tedious. With Wide Format Automation Suite, the graphics file (e.g. CorelDraw) is now automatically transferred and prepared for production PDF. All layers and spot colors are retained. Any additional spot colors required for white or glue are generated automatically.
Special production requirements are automatically identified by the screen printing workflow software. For example, additional special colors are generated for thin elements, lines and texts.
Thanks to a highly automated nesting solution, motifs in screen transfer printing are combined into collective forms across jobs. The result: material is saved and production costs are significantly reduced.
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Thanks to uncomplicated integration into the existing system landscape, such as to machines from Sakurai or Signtronics, time can also be saved after printing. The fully automated addition of job information to each motif ensures clear and fast assignment of the job after the collective form has been printed. For a reliable workflow that doesn't get bogged down!
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