How Process Control Feedback Can Save you Money
A Philadelphia, Pa.-based printer received a large project with a tight deadline for a bank chain that was changing their brand. The project consisted of more than 15,000 wide-format posters encapsulated using a 10mil gloss thermal laminate front and back. The print shop used the AGL 6400 from Advanced Greig Laminators (Both 11159) to perform this project.
The large scope of this project and tight deadline posed several challenges to the print shop:
The shop would have to run round the clock for six days a week, meaning multiple employees operating the same laminator at potentially different settings. Inconsistent settings lead to inconsistent output, including waves and image curl.
Due to the inconsistencies with how they were operating their laminator, there was a lot of material waste, which in turn increased not only their material cost, but also labor costs and lead time.
The thick 10-over-10 mil thermal laminate that was used required a laminator powerful enough to consistently process the film day and night without heat loss or high temperatures.