Through a merge of Cerm’s scalable MIS with Esko’s flexible Automation Engine, label printing company Blue Label Digital Printing has expanded throughput by a factor of 10, with minimal staff increases.
Based in Lancaster, OH, Blue Label Digital Printing specializes in custom label manufacturing for beer, wine, specialty foods, spirits, health and beauty, juice and more.
Their 50 employees and HP Indigo digital presses let them run small and large batches with three- to five-business day turn around times.
As an all-digital printer, the majority of the jobs at Blue Label are small. They needed a way to stay profitable, even on the non-value added tasks.
Blue Label also wanted an MIS system that would link easily with their automated production workflow.
Automation Engine is Esko’s workflow server. It automates prepress tasks, which speeds up the process, but also reduces the error rate and the need for operator intervention.
The customer says
Since we have integrated the systems, our company has grown by a factor of ten. We have substantially increased throughput, with minimal staffing increases. Without our system, we would need an entire room of people manually doing just our step and repeat work all day.
Andrew Boyd, President, Blue Label Digital, USA