Helps Plasti-Fab Improve Their Bottom Line
1957 Plasti-Fab, Inc. has been manufacturing visual identification
products for industrial, material handling, corporate, and retail
industries. They use DesignMerge to produce a variety of products
including signage, labels, id tags, and more.
Following is a short interview with
Steve Orlando, graphic artist at Plasti-Fab, Inc., discussing how
software has helped them to increase productivity and improve
their bottom line.
type of work do you do with DesignMerge?
We produce a variety of signage tags and labels
primarily for the automotive industry. However we have also
printed scannable identification badges and other products
as requested by our clients.
kind of challenges have you faced in the Variable Data Printing
Our VDP needs are fairly basic. Most
of the labels and tags that we produce contain bar codes and/or
sequential numbers, and therefore we require a software solution
that will address these processes.
did you choose DesignMerge?
DesignMerge allows us to print tags and badges with the bar
codes and sequential numbers included as part of the output.
We need a robust bar code utility which DesignMerge provides.
And the "sequential numbering" feature of DesignMerge
makes it incredibly easy to produce the numbered output that
our clients require.
have been the results of implementing DesignMerge in your workflow?
Prior to implementing DesignMerge, we generated bar codes
and sequential numbers separately from the label and then
manually adhered them. With DesignMerge we are able to output
the label with bar code and/or sequential number in one pass.
Eliminating an entire step, particulary one that was extremely
labor-intensive, has allowed us to reduce labor costs and
increase turn-around time on jobs. Furthermore, where previously
we may have turned away work with tight deadlines, we can
now confidently keep it in-house knowing that we will meet
our clients' timelines with an accurate and professional product.
there a particular feature of DesignMerge that you like?
It’s easy to use! And Meadows has great technical support.
The online knowledgebase is very useful, and I have always
received fast turn-around on any support tickets. I am not
an expert on bar codes, and it has been very helpful to be
able to contact Meadows with questions, and to bounce ideas
and questions off of them.
The following samples demonstrate
a couple of the products that were created by Plasti-fab using the
DesignMerge software. Both samples demonstrate the multi-up capability
of DesignMerge, along with sequential numbering. The first sample
also demonstrates variable 2D bar codes. Steve notes that the interesting
thing about the first sample is that all eight fields can be manipulated
in multiple ways. The die is 10-up and the yield per sheet is 40.
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