PrintVis Software for Newspaper Print
Newspaper printing houses have production requirements that distinguish them from commercial web-offset printing, because of the large number of pages and multiple components (stitched inserts and different substrates, for example) in the finished product. Most will use several connected units for printing different colors of ink, and many include in-line cutting, collating and folding until the finished product emerges, ready for distribution.
Mixed Configuration has been an option in earlier versions of PrintVis, but it has now been worked properly into a many-to-one form for multi-web presses – to combine both print and post-press into a single Cost Center.
PrintVis, powered by Microsoft, functionality especially for newspaper print includes:
- Synchronization of webs in a component
- Process alignment in scrap calculation (no system setup required)
- Mixed configuration on a Cost Center; post-press basic configurations can now be on a Job Item level
- Expanded Component button with web-width item picking
Better planning, manage last minute changes, control paper stock and more. Book a demo to see how PrintVis can optimize your company.
Optimize Your Newspaper Printing Company
The beauty of having a majority of contracted and pre-planned production is the predictability it offers to management and key functions such as procurement of paper. PrintVis with its copying functions facilitates effective scheduling months or years ahead while also allowing for ad hoc production in between. In this way you can clearly forecast the draw on resources such as paper stock in the near and distant future.
While it’s true that many a newspaper printing company has endured declining sales and significant shifts in their business model with the advent of digital media, having a powerful MIS solution like PrintVis with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central in place will fortify your newspaper business to understand trends and adjust accordingly.
Big news means bigger circulation more newspapers, and very likely more advertisements. More advertisements mean more pages. The biggest change is page changes, as the entire imposition of the newspaper changes completely with only a few extra pages added. PrintVis helps support the last minute changes and its consequences for paper, web sizes, how many printing towers to use and plan for – and how many plates to produce. Making use of milestones and quick rescheduling capabilities, information on changed production plans are distributed to all areas of production at once – to help avoid mistakes in newspaper production.