U.S. Plant Expands Workflow Efficiency

In response to growing prepress demands, Complete Design & Packaging (CDP) has invested in automation software. After investing in hardware, including a digital cutting table, CDP, based in Concord, North Carolina, recognized the need to add new software technology to its assembly of tools.

“The additional production potential had unlocked workflow efficiency gains but the process had become unbalanced, creating a need for further enhancement of prepress capabilities,” said CDP President Howard Bertram. “The table was so fast; we were trying to find work for us to do to keep up with it. I’d put a job on it and before I knew it, it was done. I found myself searching for things to cut to keep the table running – it was that fast.”

The company invested in Automation software to achieve peak productivity and rebalance processes without increasing headcount. By combining digital finishing technology with prepress software, CDP has been able to streamline its workflow and accelerate throughput, creating less waste in terms of rework and energy use in the process. 

“The software has helped us set a new standard for prepress workflow, speeding up our processes and minimizing the need for operator intervention,” Bertram noted. “With our productivity gains, we’ve been able to organically expand our capacity to produce quality products and pass the value along to our customers.”

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