Megaposters are without a doubt the stars of outdoor advertising and guaranteed eyecatchers for a wide range of target groups. However, there are a number of challenges to overcome from order entry to the finished megaposter. Frequently recurring manual steps in print production are both time-consuming and error-prone.
At the same time, the time window for delivery is getting shorter and the cost pressure experienced as a print service provider is getting higher. This was also the experience of the Hamburg-based wide format printer Kleinhempel GmbH. Since 2019, the traditional entrepreneur has therefore been taking a new path: that of workflow automation in cooperation with OneVision software.
=> Growth potential thanks to faster throughput times
Create growth potential
Reduction of throughput times – especially when it comes to very large files – from 3hrs to an average of 5 minutes per job creates capacities for higher productivity and thus achieves increases in turnover.
Automation stands for transparency of the projects and facilitates production planning, which saves material and reduces set-up times.
Fully automated workflow replaces manual, error-prone work for high-quality print products.
Thanks to the function Tile Pages, product parts such as sheets are automatically calculated and panelled.
More visibility thanks to individual reports
The generation of an internal, printed overview with job-specific information (e.g. print size, required material) provides transparency in production and makes a project more manageable.
Easing the workload in post-production
The automated motif labelling outside the visible area facilitates assembling the megaposters. The individual sheets can be identified, arranged and joined more quickly.
Perfect-fit optimization of the print data
Eyelet markings and hemstitches are automatically added to the production files and no longer have to be created manually.
Automated creation of a dispatch label (content, motif, material) for the end customer by means of the function “Variable data printing”.