Kongsberg inks new workflow partnership with PrintFactory

Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems (Kongsberg PCS) has forged a new partnership agreement with software supplier PrintFactory, with an integrated production suite specifically tailored for Kongsberg cutting tables.

This is the first software agreement that the company has entered into since becoming a standalone business earlier this year.

Kongsberg PCS president Stuart Fox said, “At that time, we declared our intention to work with other leaders in the field, and this is the first of what we expect to be numerous such partnerships that will further deliver excellence to our customers around the world.”

PrintFactory is a production suite for the print and finishing industry, comprising workflow software that handles repetitive tasks using network apps, smart tools and XML instructions to increase production speed.

“PrintFactory achieves this while also being focused on color management with their smarter RIP, powered by a world-class color engine, for perfect large format digital prints,” Fox said.

“With Editor, Layout, Printstation, just-in-time tools and cloud components, the new integrated software can be used in combination with the Kongsberg i-cut Production Console (iPC) to allow pre-press corrections to original files in almost any format.”

PrintFactory CEO Erik Strik said with the Editor tool, fonts, colour corrections and layout changes can be made without the need for expensive third-party design apps.

“Access to PrintFactory Layout means that manufacturers can now print and cut, nest and create double-sided jobs. It handles white generation and specialty colours and includes special tools for various segments – all-in-one tool for preparing jobs,” he said.

“Printstation helps with workload balancing and gives teams more control over production, making distributing the load easier, while the Just-in-Time Nesting tool allows users to make smart, automatic changes or manual adjustments to jobs up to the last second, without slowing down production.

“We are delighted to have partnered with Kongsberg PCS to ensure our production suite integrates with their state-of-the-art cutting solutions, and we look forward to making PrintFactory workflow software available to even more customers around the world.”

The new integrated software includes several features specific to Kongsberg users, including: the ability to export files as zipped JDF (Job Definition Format) for cutting, QR code support for automated workflow in Kongsberg’s iPC, offset to first registration mark for automatic production and correct cut file orientation, and the substrate name included in the cut file for ‘Material is key’ function in iPC.

“This is just the first stage of integration between this leading workflow solution and our own iPC,” Fox said.

“We have plans to work with PrintFactory on a number of additional features in the coming months, to further enhance the quality of production that customers can expect from their Kongsberg cutting tables and tools.”

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