Drupa 2016

Cerm – Collaboration with HP at drupa

GERMANY • At drupa 2016, Cerm products were to be seen in operation with HP Indigo digital presses for label production, including the new 8000 press.

Cerm already has more than 50 label and flexible packaging customers using its software to drive HP Indigo digital presses. This automation using the Cerm software makes converting large numbers of repeat orders into production jobs straightforward.

After checking the production schedule and stock levels, all relevant job data, such as colours, substrates, step and repeat details, size and quantities, are sent automatically by the software to the HP Indigo digital press. According to the company, it is estimated that this software saves at least five minutes on each print-frame compared to those where data is entered manually by the HP Indigo operator. With about 100 frames per day, this is a saving equivalent to a complete shift.

For more than 30 years Cerm has specialised in creating MIS software to drive narrow web label presses and it has long been a leader in this field. Dutch printer Megaflex Bladel BV has been a customer for several years and will be one of the first users of the new HP Indigo 8000 digital press.

Armin Karl Geiger

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