Higher Level of Automation at 4Packaging

4Packaging, a leading company in gravure, embossing tool manufacturing, and digital reproduction in Germany and South Africa, has installed HYBRID Software PACKZ and CLOUDFLOW to assure seamless communication between the 4Packaging MIS/ERP and a fast, efficient means to engrave gravure cylinders for its customers.

4Packaging’s production is controlled by a commercial and ERP/MIS production system (4POS) developed by its own IT team to track all its production jobs, which consists of over 140 gravure cylinders and 4 embossing forms per day.

4Packaging reportedly chose PACKZ and CLOUDFLOW because of the improved efficiency the products would deliver. Especially beneficial for 4Packaging was PACKZ and CLOUDFLOW’s powerful TIFF output capabilities for gravure. Thanks to multi-threading, most of the power is reportedly harnessed straight through the power of their state-of-the-art server. Cylinder data can be created much more efficiently, and correction cycles are accelerated.

PACKZ, HYBRID Software’s PDF Editor, reportedly allows quick access to step and repeat tools with simultaneous work on forms, file launch and live file rendering. In fact, 4Packaging transformed its entire system to a PDF workflow.

PACKZ and CLOUDFLOW, HYBRID’s workflow server, reportedly form a seamless, integrated integration and allow prepress operators to be involved in the complete job production process. By combining the use of the two products, 4Packaging has reportedly built an efficient solution introducing workflow automation and increased manual work efficiency.

In addition, the CLOUDFLOW Packzflow Option provides prepress features that are completely driven by job ticket information. Packzflow relocates a job’s order information from the MIS/ERP directly into production information. This information can also allow the system to prepare files before they are manually edited.

For more information, visit https://www.hybridsoftware.com.

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