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When ink-jet printing on Folding color boxes,these tasks should be done well!

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When ink-jet printing on Folding color boxes,these tasks should be done well!

In the packaging world, customers have different requirements for folding color boxes. Although we have seen more and more companies provide colorful corrugated boxes for primary and secondary packaging, as well as exquisite pallet packaging for warehouses and stores, folding color box packaging has different requirements.

   The printing solution for color box packaging has a variety of configurations and different price ranges, from printing one color box at a time to supporting mass production printing. They all have a common goal, which is to produce a fully functional package and ensure that consumers can use the brands and products it contains.

  Folding color box packaging is considered as an extension of the brand. The color on the cereal box is the same as the specific blue color on the famous jewelry box and the color on the home appliance box, both of which are part of the brand logo. Printing quality and color brightness can meet the needs of brand owners, but there are other factors to consider. In order to meet the precise needs of each customer, we need an integrated ERP and MIS solution that can capture job specifications, collaborate in the entire supply chain, and manage production inputs and processes.

   These work processes have been developed to this day, and the technology has been very mature. The packaging software suite from eproductivity software (former EFI Software Group), Esko, insuft, Kama, tharstern and other companies aims to provide some of the most basic software, but the burden for printers is to use these features and functions to optimize the whole process from sales to delivery of finished products. For companies deeply engaged in ink-jet production of folding color boxes, or considering them as the next opportunity to expand the market, please evaluate the current workflow status to see if it has been optimized to meet the needs of today's Folding color box buyers and supply chain.

   Each enterprise has multiple workflows that drive business and background, but in the production workshop, there may be workflows applicable to each product. Is your workflow standardized and optimized to eliminate touchpoints? Do they support the option to welcome new equipment to the site and add more products to the product catalog?

   What are the steps to capture job specifications when a new project appears? What are the steps in the workflow for generating estimates from structural and creative components? Is there a process for creating samples?

   People who often do this work know that there are multiple touch points and multiple cycles in manual intensive workflow. Even in workflows where automation or islands of automation are wired together, there may be manual touchpoints. Moreover, because Folding color boxes involve structural and creative elements, it is not uncommon for projects to encounter bottlenecks when creativity and structural elements are combined and problems occur.

   These problems may be that the logo falls on the folding or bonding area, the text is truncated by structural elements, or does not show a certain color on the expected substrate as expected. No matter how automated and optimized the front end of the workflow, it will take time to solve such problems when printing causes unexpected damage to the substrate. Even if there is a sample making process in the workflow, the final rendering may expose problems. In this case, the estimate may no longer be valid and it will be difficult to complete the order delivery before the deadline.

   Automated workflows help reduce many challenges, but pay attention to how they are implemented. The solution introduced by the job is great, but if it doesn't meet all the requirements or is updated to match the functionality brought about by the new device, you will lose the original benefits.

   Planning and composition software can save time, but they will work according to the information provided. It is important to ensure that the software is up to date and that the configuration is updated when new devices are added. If you want to move from sheet fed offset printing equipment to a new inkjet environment, or add digital equipment to enhance your workshop printing capacity, you should re-examine the layout optimization, step-by-step repeat procedures and jigsaw options to ensure that you do not miss the optimization opportunity.

  Are you collecting data? Workshop data collection is the key to understand and adjust the workflow of the printing workshop. The best practice is to collect data and use the dashboard to keep everyone informed. Many companies use control panels from their erp/mis suppliers, or business tools such as Microsoft powerbi, to integrate workshop data and business data to maintain a clear understanding of costs, average project turnaround time, and on-time delivery statistics.

  The most important thing to do is to evaluate your folding carton workflow to ensure that you can identify each touchpoint and make a plan to keep it optimized. Evaluate your workflow tools to see if there are any gaps. Talk to your suppliers and ask them to assess the current state of your workflow.

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