The SpencerLab Digital Color Laboratory has announced the US introduction of SpencerMetrics iDPA (improve Digital Press Availability). The system enables press shop operators and owners, perhaps for the first time, to actually measure the productivity of their digital presses – as they are used on the shop floor.
A Dscoop Bronze Partner, SpencerLab is exhibiting at Dscoop8 being held at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, through February 23. The Dscoop (Digital Solutions Cooperative) 2013 annual conference is an independent three-day educational and networking event for the global community of HP graphic arts business owners and technical professionals.
The innovative SpencerMetrics iDPA (improve Digital Press Availability) is a patent-pending measurement and analysis tool that provides press owners and managers with real-time data, knowledge to increase return-on-investment, revenue and profit – Measure, Analyze, Improve. Through simple data collection and instantaneous cloud-based analysis, managers have an immediate view into the efficiency of their digital press operation – as it is actually in use.
Measure press performance, pre-press errors, media problems, etc., along with information only the operator knows; analyze the data in real time and present the results in an intuitive graphical format. Data collection is semi-automated with highly efficient touch entry via a provided tablet. Through the interactive display, analysis of shift, day, week, and month performance can be accessed via any web-enabled device – anywhere, anytime.
Revenue and profit rely upon Availability of the press; the actual time a press is producing sellable prints is key. ''Each one percent improvement in operation could translate to thousands of dollars in increased revenue for a print provider'', notes Catherine Fiasconaro, SpencerLab Vice President of Operations. ''We are excited to demonstrate the SpencerMetrics iDPA system to the press owner and operator community. Beta-site feedback is quite positive, and the significant product benefits can now be made available to cut-sheet press users. And yes, a web press version is in development.''