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Systems

Imprint-MIS v18 delivers software solutions to a huge number of print organisations. During this time we have developed a range of dedicated solutions for the processes below, please click on a production process to find out more.

book production

Imprint’s MIS for Book production has been tried, tested and improved over many years by book printers, big and small. Imprint’s Book eXpert Estimating and Estimate Tendering modules closely link, quickly generating estimates for multiple formats, paginations and binding processes.

Bringing estimates through in to Imprint’s Works Instruction Ticket module make it quick and easy to make booking in of orders hassle free. When using Imprint’s Job Record Card module, repeat work can easily be tracked and repeat orders quickly created. Use of Imprint’s Production Control module makes scheduling and tracking of sections and other components of book production easy.

Imprint’s Pallet Tracking and Warehouse module provides reduces the need to physically search for book sections and components when coming to the binding and delivery processes. Imprint’s powerful MyData Report Generator accesses data from all areas of the system providing live job, estimate and performance reports straight to the Imprint Desktop.

Running live and displayed in data or graphical format with the ability to toggle between the two, reports can be targeted to specific users providing prompts for action to be taken.

carton manufacture

Imprint’s MIS for Carton Manufacturing provides access to fast estimating and order creation with full control of all the production processes through schedule and work job management.  When integrating with other Imprint modules such as Raw Material Stock Control and Finished Stock Control, Purchase Order Processing, and Sales Invoicing, you have access to full and detailed information at the click of a button.

Imprint’s Carton Estimating includes blank and sheet size calculations, including interlocking, for most of the standard cartons, including manual input for non-standard with graphical representation of carton profile and sheet layout. It calculates costs for multiple printing, foil blocking, roller coating, cutting and creasing and glue/make-up.

direct mail BCS



Imprint has developed a Direct Mail Business Control System (BCS) that focuses on the requirements of the complex direct mail market. 

The BCS Estimating module handles multiple items/components of differing run lengths including data handling and processing with the ability to split out detailed pricing in a quotation. The system also handles laser and digital print click rates for simplex and duplex personalisation.

BCS Works Instructions are produced with a user definable format that makes it easy to enter and control orders, regardless of the number of components and whether they are produced internally, outworked or supplied by the client. Multiple cells and their individual mailing target dates and variable components can be handled and managed within one order.

Within the BCS the Shop Floor Data Capture offers more individual and immediate advantages, in one hit, than any other with a choice of input devices such as keyboards, barcode readers, or touch screen. JMF data can be also be received through the Shop Floor Data Capture module or, where a machine is not JDF enabled, Imprint's SentinelNet Machine Monitoring system can capture performance data from almost any print, finishing or enclosing equipment.

All data is captured live in order to access valuable real costs to a job and will also update Production Control and Imprint's on-line Factory Viewing system.

Client supplied items can be tracked and traced against cells and the Imprint Warehouse system can track the location of all components related to a mailing and its cells through bar code location and pallet labelling and movements traced via hand held 'palm' computers and Wireless LAN. Campaign elements and cells can be quickly located when required for personalisation, enclosing or delivery.

In the BCS, mailing costs are an important item, so full control is maintained over costs even when split or spread over several mailing runs. Additional costs incurred can be identified and recorded and clearly displayed for easy client approval pre and post invoice.

Stock Control that can be used on both Raw Material and Finished Goods or a hybrid of the two is available, as is often required with Direct Mail. Often items are supplied while other items are produced in-house, all to be present and correct for enclosing.

Production planning including scheduling for complete campaigns and multiple cells that can be controlled to ensure that all items reach the enclosing date together, updated live from multiple areas of the BCS.

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envelope systems

Imprint’s Envelope System provides fast estimating for Envelope Overprinting and Envelope manufacturing businesses.

Estimates can be automatically calculated to optimise the best machine for the specification entered and if required can also access price lists but retain the estimated cost in the background for use in estimated cost to actual comparison reports.

With integration to Imprint’s Stock module, envelope stock can be searched for at the estimate stage based on size, flap style, current stock level, sealant, window or not, even window size and position.

flexible packaging

Imprint’s MIS for Flexible Packaging provides access to fast estimating and order creation with full control of all the production processes through schedule and work job management. When integrating with other Imprint modules such as Raw Material Stock Control and Finished Stock Control, Purchase Order Processing and Sales Invoicing, you have access to full and detailed information at the click of a button.

Estimating allows quantities to be estimated based on metres, items or Kgs required with options for Reel to Reel, Laminated Pouches, Bags on Rolls etc. Reel width, cylinder, laminate and full re-wind calculations are also included.

foiling & embossing

Imprint’s MIS for Foiling and Embossing provides access to fast estimating and order creation with full control of all the production processes through schedule and work job management. When integrating with other Imprint modules such as Raw Material Stock and Finished Stock Control, Purchase Order Processing, and Sales Invoicing, you have access to full and detailed information at the click of a button.

The system provides for calculation of die costs from suppliers rates, foil usage and wastage calculations for single or multiple passes along with machining time and cost calculations. There are options to include further hand or machine finishing operations, all of which feed through in to the Works Instruction, Costing and Production Control modules. 

label production

Imprint’s MIS for Label production provides the Label Printer access to fast estimating and order creation with full control of all the production processes through schedule and work job management. When integrating with other Imprint modules such as Raw Stock and Finished Stock Control, Purchase Order Processing and Sales Invoicing, you have access to full and detailed information at the click of a button.

The system provides for both flat sheet and roll labels incorporating features essential to these areas of the Printing Industry. Imprint’s Label Estimating handles both sheet and roll printing. Sheet includes facilities for complex guillotining and ram punching, multi pass printing, varnishing and pattern gluing. Roll contains automatic calculations for cylinder size and cutter combinations against label gap range. Covers both flat-bed and rotary cutters and full re-winding calculations.

trade finishing

Imprint’s Trade Finishing module provide the ability to quickly generate price list based estimates or cost plus mark-up based estimates.

Imprint’s Trade Finishing Estimate module options can handle pretty much any finishing process currently in the print finishing industry.

Linking directly with the Imprint Works Instruction module, job detail and instructions can easily be communicated to the Production and Shop Floor departments. Use of the Imprint Shop Floor Data Capture and SentinelNet systems can provide live job tracking and time and cost analysis. Imprint’s Production Control module provides the ultimate in job scheduling and machine capacity control.

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