Microsoft Dynamics NAV is easy to learn with a very intuitive user interface that your people will become familiar with very quickly, especially if you already use other Microsoft products (Windows, Outlook, Excel, etc.).
PrintVis and NAV will integrate all departments of your company into a single database – making the data always available when needed. Permissions are set at a user level, and are highly sensitive, so if you have specific people who only require certain levels of data access vs. others who need unrestricted access, it is very simple to set those up.
And while NAV is highly customizable, your PrintVis system will be implemented with a standardized setup, drastically reducing company downtime and cost. Additionally, Dynamics has evolved to employ events and extensions, which bring a smarter approach to customizations – by leaving the base code unaltered. This allows for easier customizations and simple upgrades, especially when compared to the legacy systems of the past which have left print companies marooned and unable to grow their businesses.
Label manufacturers share the same basic concerns as other branches of commercial printing: The need for waste reduction, cost management over raw materials, effective measurement of performance, and the maintenance of a profitable and innovative operation. All of these add up to control of your process.
You may ask, “How can I optimize my production? How do I run more jobs more efficiently, more profitably, without a loss of quality, thereby risking loss of customer loyalty?” Certainly, the rise of digital technology is having a profound influence on all these considerations.
PrintVis offers label-specific features which can be utilized to determine order definition, price estimates, quick ordering and production planning.
Label printing can be done in many ways and with many varieties of media.
The form of delivery of web printed labels depends on the machinery at the customer’s factory, so the direction of winding and whether the label is inside or outside on the roll is critical information.
While a good deal of label and packaging printing is moving to digital – sheet-fed or web – there is still the good old-fashioned screen printing method for more refined printing on plastic, wrapping, bottles etc.
For such label printers the production is mainly unchanged re-prints of labels, re-using plates and dies and even exact mixtures of inks. Often multiple labels will be combined into one continuous production, however they must all use the same paper and die for the production to be optimal.
PrintVis effectively lets you handle detailed information on each individual label, and ensures that you are in fact able to combine the labels set up for a job, ensuring they all are using the same die.
This is just one example of how PrintVis works toward optimizing your label production.
Detail of Label Information
Detailed information is stored for each label individually, including which clichés/plates, colors, paper, dies and even finishing information, such as rollup, folding or cutting method are applied to the label.
Furthermore, information on bobbin and roll-up size is stored for production security. In short, all vital information for a label is stored centrally, to avoid errors in production.
As many labels require kiss-cutting/die-cutting (usually in-line), it is essential to handle dies and cylinders with a high level of detailed information, which is naturally also included in PrintVis.
The die setup offers a comprehensive range of possibilities, including a teeth-count on the cylinder size, punch thickness, shapes and much more. Further, you are able to create dies, and apply different statuses for them. For instance, some dies are stored in your local archive, some in the basement and some no longer even exist other than in your electronic database (for quoting purposes only) to let you know that a certain die must be purchased when it comes time to order.