Label Traxx Launches Digital Pre-press Tool at DSCOOP 10

Milwaukee, WI, March, 2015 – Label Traxx MIS will be introducing several key features for digital label printers at DSCOOP X in Washington DC from March 5-7. One of the most exciting new developments is an enhancement to the integration between Label Traxx and the pre-press software Automation Engine, by EskoArtwork.

Label Traxx will now be able to pass “lead-in” and “lead-out” specifications to Automation Engine and these can be automatically printed at the beginning and end of a job. The product and job details and your company logo can be added to the technical color for the die line. The die line technical color/separation will then print on the lead-in and lead-out frames for the job. Label Traxx will also specify the number of lead-in and out frames required for that product.

The lead-in and lead-out frames are used to register the labels on the finishing equipment. Enabling Label Traxx and Automation Engine to automatically generate the lead-in/out frames saves a significant amount of time in prepress. Just printing the die-line can also result in ink cost savings as the full artwork is not printed more than required. The number of frames will also be communicated directly, eliminating the risk of mistakes due to manual data entry.

“For companies that were adding this information manually at prepress, this feature will save an inordinate amount of time,” explains Label Traxx president Ken Meinhardt. “Passing lead-in/out data from Label Traxx to Automation Engine makes the set-up of digital label jobs even more streamlined – something that’s key when you are dealing with high volumes of smaller jobs.”

Additional enhancements to the integration between Label Traxx and Automation Engine include:
Product status information is now sent from Label Traxx to Automation Engine, which specifies whether a product is new or a re-run with or without changes. Every time a Label Traxx ticket is saved, relevant updated information is automatically sent over to Automation Engine to ensure that the most recent, updated information is always available to prepress. Additional fields are now being sent from Label Traxx to Automation Engine, including the ticket priority, ticket type and tool number around.

The latest release of Label Traxx also includes the new model of click charges for the HP 20000, enabling you to estimate jobs on the press accurately and consistently. There is also a new feature which enables you to store associated documentation within different records in Label Traxx. For example, you might want to file a PDF of a customer’s purchase order with the associated ticket in Label Traxx for future reference. The documentation is stored on the Label Traxx server, but is not stored within the database.

Ask for more details from the Label Traxx team at DSCOOP X booth number 308.

Label Traxx is an end-to-end management software system designed and built specifically for the label and packaging industry. The company continues to release cutting-edge software to help label converters streamline their operations and increase profitability.

Label Traxx is headquartered in Milwaukee,Wisconsin and has an office in the UK. The company can be reached at +1-414-774-9997 or www.labeltraxx.com

Label Traxx Launches Version 7

Label Traxx™ has launched version 7 of its MIS software to new and existing customers. Version 7 uses the latest database technology from 4D and includes a host of new enhancements. The new version has tighter roll traceability features and an upgraded custom report writer. Super Reports has a completely revised interface, with a number of new features making it even easier to design and build your own reports.

The new version is compatible with all existing super reports, including the hundreds available online for customers to download and customize.

Two new import features have been introduced. First, similarly constructed products can be created on the fly by duplicating an existing label product and importing new product IDs and descriptions. Secondly a spreadsheet of existing product numbers and their order quantities can now be imported into a Label Traxx production ticket. Both features can save a significant amount of time for companies that deal with customers with large numbers of sorts/SKUs. A new feature has also been added that will quickly apply price updates to all products within a defined product group.

Label Traxx also announces that its estimating module will now support HP Indigo’s Enhanced Productivity Mode (EPM). Using HP Indigo’s EPM feature, color jobs use only three inks instead of four, eliminating black ink without compromising on print quality. EPM enables converters to produce color jobs 33% faster, while gaining overall cost savings.

Version 7 provides an option in the press record to apply EPM when calculating job costs and quoting them to a customer. Version 7 is also prepared for the launch of the HP Indigo 20000 by including the press’ costing model in its estimating module. The HP Indigo 20000 model prints up to 29”/74cm wide, is designed primarily for flexible packaging and extends the reach of HP Indigo labels and packaging. Companies thinking of investing in the press can run trial estimates and do cost crossover comparisons with other press technology they already run or are considering.

The new version also features improved currency handling for forex transactions. Improvements to the eTraxx digital storefront module also mean that label converter customers can get instant online quotes for a greater range of digital print technologies too.

“We are delighted with the launch of Label Traxx version 7 and we are enjoying installing the new program at existing and new customers,” explains President Ken Meinhardt. “The new features are a culmination of requests from our install base and will certainly help our customers to further streamline and increase productivity.”

Label Traxx Launches Tool for HP Indigo 20000 and EPM Color Mode

Label Traxx MIS has prepared for the launch of the HP Indigo 20000 by including the press’ costing model in the software’s estimating module. The 20000 model prints up to 29” / 74cm wide and is aimed at converters who also print, or are moving into flexible packaging applications.

The speed and cost model of the press has been built into the software prior to general release to give converters a head start. Companies thinking of investing in the press can run trial estimates and do cost crossover comparisons with other press technology they already run or are considering.

Jay Dollries, President at Innovative Labeling Solutions, OH, has agreed to beta-test the press: “It’s critical for us to be able to accurately and consistently estimate jobs on this piece of equipment right out of the gate,” he explains. “Label Traxx has actually enabled us to evaluate whether to make this investment . Since implementing the MIS in 2009, we have been capturing job costing data and we can clearly identify the markets we want to target and the equipment that we need to do that.”

Label Traxx is also announcing that its estimating module will support HP Indigo’s Enhanced Productivity Mode (EPM). EPM converts four color artwork into a three color job by using a mix of CMY to create the color black. Using three colors rather than four creates a cost saving and also means that the press can print 33% faster. Label Traxx provides an option in the press record to apply EPM when calculating job costs and quoting them to a customer.

Both features will be released in version 7 of Label Traxx which is being previewed at Labelexpo Europe in September.

About Label Traxx:

In 2013 Label Traxx MIS celebrates its 20th year in business. Label Traxx is an end-to-end management software system designed and built specifically for the label and packaging industry. The company continues to release cutting-edge software to help label converters streamline their operations and increase profitability.

Label Traxx is headquartered in Milwaukee,Wisconsin and has an office in the UK and an agent in Australia. The company can be reached at +1 414 774 9997 or www.labeltraxx.com

Live Label Workflow and Print Demo at DSCOOP 8

HP Indigo, Esko Artwork, ABG International and Label Traxx will be teaming up at DSCOOP8 2013 for a live workflow demo. The “Unleash the power of digital workflow” presentation on Friday 22 February at 10:00 will show a label print job progress from artwork, to order, to pre-press and then on to the digital press and digital finishing equipment.

Label Traxx MIS will process the order and pass the job details via JDF to Esko Artwork’s Automation Engine 12 software. AE12 will process the art files and create the step and repeat according to Label Traxx’s instructions. Once the job is approved, the finished files will be passed on to the HP Indigo’s DFE. The job will then be printed and finished in real time.

As a special twist, all of the equipment will be operated by experienced digital label converters. Representatives from Innovative Labeling Solutions, OH, CL&D, WI and Matlet Group of Rhode Island will be running the MIS programme, prepress software and the HP Indigo.

Label Traxx president Ken Meinhardt commented: “We are really excited about this live demo. It will be a great opportunity for label converters who are thinking about digital or looking to streamline their existing digital business, to see the entire workflow in action.”

About Label Traxx:

In 2013 Label Traxx MIS celebrates its 20th year in business. Label Traxx is an end-to-end management software system designed and built specifically for the label and packaging industry. The company continues to release cutting-edge software to help label converters streamline their operations and increase profitability.

Label Traxx is headquartered in Milwaukee,Wisconsin and has an office in the UK. The company can be reached at +1-414-774-9997 or www.labeltraxx.com.

Label Traxx Rolls Out Digi Traxx at Dscoop 7

Milwaukee, WI, March 2012—At Dscoop 7 in Washington, DC, Label TraxxTM—the print business management software for flexographic and digital narrow web label printers and converters—showed the latest version of their powerful software. The company also introduced Digi Traxx, a powerful new tool that gives companies with existing business management systems the ability to automate order production to the HP Indigo press. Digi Traxx accepts orders directly from an existing MIS system via XML, adding key data elements such as digital eye marks and step and repeat, not in the existing system. Digi Traxx then creates the necessary JDF files and sends them to the HP digital front end or to Esko Automation Engine 10.

Commenting on the product introductions, Label Traxx Vice-President of Sales and Operations Luther Erlund said: “As more and more label printers and converters move to digital printing, they often find their existing business management software cannot fully support the complexities of the new digital presses. Digi Traxx provides the link to reap the benefits of automating the order entry and production process without replacing existing business systems.”

Label Traxx provides automated job management software for the printing industry. The company was formed as Tailored Solutions in 1993 by Ken Meinhardt and David Porter, both of whom remain active in the business. Worldwide, Label Traxx is the most popular print business management software for flexographic and digital narrow web converters and printers. Label Traxx is designed for use on both Macintosh and Windows platforms. Tailored Solutions is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and may be reached at +1-414-774-9997 or www.labeltraxx.com.

Label Traxx Expands UK Customer Support

Label Traxx Expands UK Customer Support
Milwaukee, WI, November 2011—Label Traxx™—the print business management software for flexographic and digital narrow web label printers and converters—has expanded its customer support staff in the UK, naming Jenny Whittle as Customer Support Manager. Whittle joins the company after five years with Fairfield Labels in Droitwich, where she was Customer Account Manager. In her new position, she will support Label Traxx customers throughout the region.

Announcing the promotion, Label Traxx European Region manager Katy Nightingale commented: “As the Label Traxx customer base grows in the UK, we are expanding our support staff to ensure that flexographic and digital narrow web customers will continue to enjoy the benefits of Label Traxx. Jenny Whittle has extensive and specific experience in the label industry, and is particularly well qualified for her new position.”

Label Traxx provides automated job management software for the printing industry. The company was formed as Tailored Solutions in 1993 by Ken Meinhardt and David Porter, both of whom remain active in the business. Worldwide, Label Traxx is the most popular print business management software for flexographic and digital narrow web converters and printers. Label Traxx is designed for use on both Macintosh and Windows platforms. Tailored Solutions is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and may be reached at +1-414-774-9997 or www.labeltraxx.com.

Label Traxx Partners with RotoMetrics®

Milwaukee, WI, September 2010—Label Traxx™—the most popular print business management software for flexographic narrow web label printers and converters—is now linked directly with RotoMetrics. The worldwide supplier of precision rotary tooling is the latest industry vendor supported by Label Traxx. From either the Estimating or Order Processing module in Label Traxx, narrow web label manufacturers and converters can access the RotoMetrics MyRoto order system directly to quickly and reliably obtain tool pricing. Because Label Traxx dramatically reduces order entry time and rekeying errors, ordering RotoMetrics precision tooling becomes even faster, easier, and more reliable. The RotoMetrics MyRoto system immediately provides printers and converters with the ability to configure, price, and place orders on-line; track order status; and drop off or find files used to produce tools. Incoming RotoMetrics tools are automatically logged into the Label Traxx system, thus maintaining accurate tooling inventory at all times.

Announcing the partnership with RotoMetrics, Tailored Solutions sales manager Dorothy Asboth commented: “Tailored Solutions is proud to add RotoMetrics to the list of major industry suppliers linking to Label Traxx. By using this powerful Label Traxx feature, label producers and converters can further streamline their operations and eliminate errors.”

RotoMetrics, headquartered in St. Louis , Missouri , is a worldwide leader in precision rotary tooling for the printing and converting industries, with facilities in eight countries. For additional information, contact RotoMetrics at 800-325-3851 or www.rotometrics.com.

Tailored Solutions provides automated job management software for the printing industry. The company was formed in 1993 by Ken Meinhardt and David Porter, both of whom remain active in the business. Worldwide, Label Traxx™ is the most popular print business management software for flexographic and digital narrow web converters and printers. Tailored Solutions software is designed for use on both Macintosh and Windows platforms. Tailored Solutions is located in Milwaukee , Wisconsin , and may be reached at 414-774-9997 or www.tailored.com