Cerm is preparing to update its digital shopfront Web4Labels in time for drupa. Cerm has completely re-engineered the existing tool from scratch following feedback from its user group. The new responsive web design will allow it to work across any device from mobile phones to desktop computers.
This system uses flexible information grids so that label printers will be able 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.
At drupa, Cerm will demonstrate an end to end workflow, from Web-ordering up to delivery in one simple mouse click.
Cerm has also worked with a number of other vendors to integrate its MIS with their systems. This includes Esko, with more than 50 customers connected via the Cerm MIS, as well as Chili Publisher for uploading product artwork, GSE ink dispensing systems for calculating the right amount of ink and presses from both Xeikon and HP Indigo.
Cerm has been owned by Heidelberg since 2011 so naturally Prinect drives the Gallus LabelFire 340 press. Heidelberg has rebranded the Cerm software as Prinect Business Manager to make it an integrated part of the Prinect Software Suite for the offset market.
This in turn has led to a new automated ganging functionality where both MIS and Prinect Prepress are communicating intensively to obtain the best possible ‘ganged’ imposition for wet glue labels, printed on sheets. This will be demonstrated at drupa, alongside a 1-up workflow for the LabelFire 340 DFE.