Cerm werkt samen en gaat mobiel

Web4Labels_on _MobileHeidelberg dochter Cerm levert Management Informatie Software voor smalle baan persen. Het bedrijf zet in op samenwerking op Drupa. Ondermeer met Chili Publish en Esko.


At drupa, Cerm will demonstrate that their solution is more than MIS and drives the complete automation for narrow web printing. During the event Cerm will show its community engagement through partnerships with exhibiting industry leaders like Chili Publish, ESKO, Heidelberg – Gallus, HP, Xeikon and many others…
“During the pre-drupa press conference in Bruges on March 16, Cerm is performing an impressive live demonstration by capturing, processing and digitally printing all images of attending journalists on a personalized label. The picture is taken upon arrival on March 16 of each journalist, then personalized on Chili Publish, processed on the Esko Automation Engine and finally printed on the Xeikon presses. All journalists pick up their personalized set of printed labels the next day at the Xeikon premises. All of this is driven by the powerful Cerm MIS engine.” explains Peter Heyse, responsible of the product development at Cerm.
Peter Dhondt, Head Business Development and Sales at Cerm, explains “We have a mission at Cerm which says ‘Deliver as promised.’ For over 30 years, Cerm has been doing just that: developing and delivering comprehensive solutions for the label community around the world. Our strong industry expertise and commitment to our customers continues to drive our innovation, ensuring we can meet the demands of the market today and in the future.”
At drupa, Cerm will release an important new versions of its digital shopfront Web4Labels. Based upon the remarks of the W4L user group, Cerm decided to entirely re-engineer the existing tool from scratch. Responsive Web Design will enable the use of
any device: mobile phone, tablet, portable or desktop computers. Flexible information grids will give the printer the possibility to customize the information for every individual customer. These features will lower the threshold for customers to participate in the printers’ workflow via the Web.
End-to-End workflow solutions at Drupa
From Web-ordering up to Delivery in one simple mouse click. That’s what the label printing industry is aiming for. And Cerm already showed this workflow on many occasions, thanks to the collaboration with partners from prepress to finishing.
Driving prepress
Back in 2003, Esko and Cerm pioneered the first draft proposals of the JDF-based MIS-to- Prepress interface. Meanwhile this interface received global recognition, including a CIP4 award in 2009 and 2012. With today more than 50 operational customers, Cerm is the undisputed record holder of MIS-to-Esko connections. Both market leaders maintain intensive collaboration between their development teams, most recently resulting in a dedicated integrated workflow at a flexible packaging converter.
Similar interfaces for both a one-up workflow and Step-and-Repeat functionalities are meanwhile available with Heidelberg Prinect (driving the Gallus LabelFire 340 press), with Hybrid Software and with the Screen Equios workflow.
The upload of product-artwork by the brand owner in Web4Labels is enriched with an integration with Chili Publisher. Customers can introduce variable elements in their products very easily now, without time-consuming approval workflows, based upon Chili templates.
Ink-recipe-references and a calculation of the necessary amount of ink for all colours of a production job can be sent to GSE Ink dispensing systems.
Driving print
The impressive rise of digital print for labels pushed both MIS and prepress software. Even to the extent that Step-and-Repeat functionalities are now available in many of Digital Front Ends: Gallus LabelFire, HP Indigo, Xeikon X800, Screen.
Including Xeikon presses into the JDF workflow lead to the 2nd CIP4 award last drupa, in 2012. But also flexo presses can benefit from an MIS interface. The Cerm Gallus press-link can drastically reduce the setup time of the press and will feed back information to the MIS.

More than MIS…
the operators drive optimization and automation. This goes well beyond just MIS and enables the management of print shops.
The 3 communication centers :
shopfront : for external communication
Web4Labels is an all-in-one digital shopfront for online quoting and managing of assets, providing a critical online resource that lets sales people and end- customers order labels and get quotes remotely.
insight into their operations, including capacity per machine and how to optimize their machines to reduce change-over times. Stock, inventory and raw material data, as well as the details for shipping are just one click away.
Cerm backoffice includes specific solutions to relieve the practical problems that come from printing a larger number of different products with smaller print runs. Produced quantities and shipping information is taken from the shopfloor to generate shipping notes and invoices.
The printer can start with the functionalities that meet his needs today, then add more as the business grows.
About Cerm
Founded in 1983, Cerm offers a modular, process-efficient solution designed to meet the specific needs of narrow web printers around the world. Cerm is an independent vendor, partnering with industry leaders to form a complete end-to-end business solution for its customers. Headquartered in Belgium, Cerm has an installed base in Europe, Australia and North America, with local support. Cerm is part of the Heidelberg group.
Press Contact:
Peter Dhondt
Head Business Development and Sales peter.dhondt@cerm.net www.cerm.net
+ 32 50 83 38 83 linkedin.com/company/cerm twitter.com/cermmis facebook.com/cermmi

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