Co-ëfficiënt for Printers

Introduction

Between the graphic design and the final package printed on film or carton lies a complex graphic process. Today, this production process is full of uncontrolled variables. Too often it's a real hassle to identify and eliminate errors during the printing process. Not only is this highly frustrating, but it’s also time consuming and costs a lot of money.

 

Co-efficiënt puts an end to these kinds of problems permanently. During our intensive consulting projects, we single out the stages in your production process that aren't optimal and correct them, so that your final color result is always consistent from the first pull. Thus saving you time and, more importantly, a significant amount of money.

Whether you are printing offset, flexo or gravure; our consultants will accompany you every step of the way.

 

Solution

Our approach consists of a modular consulting trajectory in which experts of Co-ëfficiënt - together with your internal team of specialists - optimise the entire production process, partly on-site and remote.

 

During the project, all different divisions of your company will be thoroughly examined and optimised, from sales, prepress and quality control to the ink- & printing department.

The optimisation can consist of training your employees or the finetuning of work procedures, but can also cover the follow-up and analysis of print trials on press.

Depending the company size and your current situation, the duration of this optimisation is between 6 and 24 months.

 

Methodology

Before we can deliver a project proposal, we first have to carry out an assessment. This gives us the opportunity to analyse your current and define your desired situation, where we can determine which modules are needed for you and what parts of your process are already ok.

This assessment takes place on-site and takes about 2 to 3 days. In the following audio-file, you will hear one of our experts explain how this works exactly.

The result of the assessment will be a detailed report (link naar animatie) with specific/detailed recommendations and a project proposal (link naar animatie in mapje ‘Caroline’) with clear actions, goals, planning, timeline and costs. 

During the days we are present at your printing facility, you can get a taste of our knowledge and enthusiasm for yourself. Hopefully you’ll notice a ‘click’ with your internal project team, even before committing to a project of such importance. Nice, right?

 

Summary of Project Modules

  • Projectmanagement

  • Knowhow transfer (color science, process, prepress printing 

  • Choosing the perfect color reference (CMYK, ECG, Pantone, Brandcolors)

  • Optimal tolerances

  • Implementation of color measuring software for press control

  • Analysing the stability of the actual process

  • What is the influence of production parameters on printed color

  • Assure the stability of your most important printing parameters (ink, plates or cilinders, aniloxes, etc)

  • Creating perfect fingerprints (CMYK & ECG)

  • Optimise your workflow for Pantone Colors (salable at first pull)

  • Creating SOP’s (standard operating procedures) for your team

  • Continuous monitoring & improvement of your process with statistic process control

Proven approach

No doubt you can handle all the problems in your printing process yourself, but if it were that easy, why hasn't it happened yet? You can ask your suppliers to solve the problem for you, but that’s often not the best solution. It could become frustrating since your supplier often has other interests, or your team is not involved enough to be able to sustain the result in the long term.

 

With our approach, we give your team the power to succeed. We believe this is the most effective way to improve your performance. Fast, cost effective, risk-free and it makes your team shine as an added bonus. We use your objective measurement data and SPC tools during the project which enables you to follow-up your improvement by the numbers yourself.

 

Benefits 

Primary benefits

    • Higher colour quality means happy customers (typically up to 30%)

      • Less rework due to colour issues

    • Cost reduction (typically up to 25%)

      • Save setup-film

      • Save setup-time on press

    • Improves Overall Equipment Efficiency (typically up to 35%)

    • Reduces your carbon footprint

 

 

Secondary benefits 

    • Even though these are hard to express in figures, they are more than you can ever imagine. Following our assessment, we can provide you a complete overview of which these are exactly for your organisation.

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