By Alyssa Dalton
A new collaboration between OneVision Software AG and Screen GP Americas aims to make day-to-day production for label printers significantly easier. OneVision’s automated label printing software solution DigiLabel integrates with Screen’s Equios Workflow, and is designed to streamline production time and help achieve cost and production savings.
The announcement builds upon past partnerships between the two companies. Screen and OneVision Software will demonstrate the end-to-end integration live at Labelexpo Americas 2018 at the Rosemont Convention Center, September 25 to 27.
The integration of the two software solutions with Screen’s Truepress Jet L350UV and L350UV+ inkjet label presses boasts smooth production workflows and maximum utilization of the presses’ capabilities. In addition to streamlining the prepress stage, DigiLabel is designed to optimize the process from order receipt through artwork preparation for printing, production planning and automated job transmission to printing and stamping presses.
“Label printers will benefit substantially from this collaboration. By combining DigiLabel and Equios workflow, order management and label production are automated. This increases machine utilization so that label printers are now able to work even more efficiently,” says Hussein Khalil, CEO of OneVision.
While the Equios Workflow focuses on ripping PDF files and providing printer queue management, high-end screening, colour matching and spot colour adjustments, DigiLabel supplies Equios with optimized PDF files including any required register marks, correct bleeds as well as any required white masks and varnish masks, the companies explain. As well, the preparation of the PDF files ahead of the printing process helps accelerate the printing process. The continuous supply of optimized printing data further heightens the utilization of the Truepress Jet L350UV and provides increased throughput, explains the companies.
“Also due to the automated workflows and technical plates that can be generated with relative ease within DigiLabel, there is the opportunity to maximize the multi-pass printing capability of the Trupress Jet L350UV to print spot varnish, opaque white and foiling effects, while minimizing production time and associated consumable costs,” says Charlie Brown, Labels & Packaging Solutions Manager, Screen Americas.