New Technology Supports Demands of Blue Chip Supply Chain
10 Jul 2017
We are proud to be the chosen packaging partner for many flagship businesses and manufacturers across the UK and to support our growth strategy we have invested in some of the latest ‘colour matching’ technology available at our Bristol site.
A designated unit has been built within the existing factory, close to the two primary printing machines, which houses a new Spectrophotometer and ensures it will be operated in a dust free environment.
This will be particularly useful in the work that we do for one of the largest UK supermarkets. As approved printers, we now have the ability to upload data from the colour checks, live to their central database as the job is being produced. This enables the purchasing team to control their shelf ready packaging in store and ensure colour consistency across all suppliers.
Furthermore, the colour targets can now be sent to us as a digital file rather commissioning colour swatches matched by our ink manufacturers and this gives a greater accuracy from the Pantone colour system.
Hi-Tech Technical Account Manager, John Stevens; commented; “Colour management is a continuously evolving process in our market. More and more brands and end buyers are demanding a higher level of colour consistency and control from their preferred suppliers. Spectrophotometers take any human error out of the colour management process and provide a simple pass or fail on press based on a mathematical equation. It is great that Boxes and Packaging Bristol are following this trend to give them a competitive advantage.”.
The five figure investment will ensure our Bristol site continues to engage in major supply chain contracts. It was supplied and installed by X-Rite who also delivered training to the print production team and will perform ongoing maintenance and system upgrades.
“This new technology will streamline colour checking procedures and will prove most useful in several other clients in addition to this particular major supermarket,” said Andrew Clarke Managing Director Boxes and Packaging (Bristol) Ltd. “It supports our drive to retain and secure additional business in this sector who require high quality print and we look forward to reaping the benefits of the greater service depth it now offers to our customer portfolio.”