The Big Display Company Gains Full-Service Advantage from tilia Griffin
The Big Display Company was formed in 1998 with the aim of being an all-around service provider for any type of large-format print, specializing in quick turnarounds. With a wide variety of machinery in its production department in Slough, Berkshire, UK, the company presides over facilities for premium-quality UV, solvent, sublimation, aqueous and latex printing as well as in-house finishing.
Banners, flags and board printing for sign shops, marketing agencies and litho printers are the bread and butter of The Big Display Company, but the service offering is whatever a customer wants it to be within the realms of large-format. The company delivers according to needs, from straightforward print output to delivery, including “plain label” and bespoke branded deliveries. Its website even offers a facility for customers to build a customized large-format product catalogue of their own to offer clients. Whatever the requirement, The Big Display Company asks for nothing more than the artwork to be able to process the entire job to completion.
This level of service brings huge accountability, of course. To manage the responsibility successfully, the Big Display Company has to maintain tight control on all the processes
involved and their integration with one another. It was with this concern uppermost that Arturo Benjumeda, Artwork Department Manager at The Big Display Company, decided to research solutions that could automate time-consuming nesting processes in both printing and finishing to improve efficiency and maximize substrate usage.
“We had so many different printer brands and models, each with its own RIP and software quirks, there were a lot of issues especially in the interface with the cutter,” Benjumeda explains. “I wanted one single software solution for laying out and cutting that could work with all devices, so that there would be no more than one set of issues, regardless of which machine the products were printed on.”
With 28 team members at the Big Display Company, Benjumeda was clear from the outset that they needed a system that was easy to use: the solution would be no solution if only one or two technically seasoned individuals could work it. Keeping this objective in mind, the field of options narrowed rapidly with only Tilia Labs (Booth 550) making it to the final cut.
What Benjumeda found when he tested the tilia Griffin was a powerful cross-platform, automatic layout solution for large-format printers, designed to be feature-rich but intuitive, and ultra-responsive in operation. tilia Griffin is vendor neutral, and designed to provide the same efficiencies with virtually all printing and cutting machines. At the core of Griffin is Tilia Labs’ crown jewel, its Imposition AI engine, which provides the ability to search across millions of combinations in minutes to find the most cost-effective, tightly-nested layout, whether for a single job or a combination of multiple jobs.