Dashing first to deploy Print Beat

Dashing Group has become the first company in the Asia Pacific region to deploy HP PrintOS Print Beat across HP’s large format, industrial and Indigo digital print platforms.


A print optimisation solution in HP’s cloud-based print production operating system, Print Beat is operating on Dashing Group’s four HP Latex production printers, two HP Scitex industrial presses, and three HP Indigo sheet-fed digital presses.


Jeremy Brew, application specialist, Large Format, HP says, “Since its launch at drupa in 2016, print service providers of all sizes have begun connecting to PrintOS to simplify production and get the most out of their HP presses and printers.


“Australian businesses have been among the earliest adopters as they look to continue improving operations while protecting their margins. Dashing Group is leading this movement, and we expect its success will encourage many others around the world to follow suit.”


As a provider of large and small format prints for Australia’s biggest retail brands, Dashing Group says it needed to manage its high print volumes by simplifying and automating the production process.


Paul Wilcockson, chief operating officer, Dashing Group, says, “At Dashing Group we have seen growing demand for highly customised prints as customers look for new ways to stand out from the crowd. But while projects have become more complex, lead times are shrinking.


“Having one platform to help us automate our print production and manage any number of jobs from submission to delivery has allowed us to not only keep up with demand, but offer a level of service no other print service provider can. The fact that PrintOS came at no extra cost has been an added bonus.”


For Dashing Group, the standout feature of HP’s PrintOS system is the ability to generate real-time data on press performance through PrintOS Print Beat. As one of 13 PrintOS applications, Print Beat offers both historical and near-real-time data on volume, utilisation and maintenance to track printer and site performance.


With sites across Sydney and Melbourne, PrintOS Print Beat has allowed Dashing Group to promote better, faster decision-making, workflow planning and resource allocation. Flexibility has also been key, as PrintOS Print Beat is available through a web browser and mobile app.


“When you travel as often as we do, it’s important that we’re able to monitor the fleet’s performance and efficiency from any location,” said Wilcockson. “On multiple occasions, PrintOS Print Beat has allowed me to access real-time data from halfway across the world, so it’s reassuring to know we can monitor our print production from anywhere, at any time.”


The PrintOS Print Beat dashboard can also be displayed onscreen, beside each printer, to give operators a near-live feed on how each device is performing and how it is tracking against current targets and past performance. According to Wilcockson, this benchmarking feature has introduced the unexpected benefit of friendly competition in the print room.


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