Wide format print service provider, the Big Display Company, based in Slough, UK, has seen faster production thanks to investing in tilia Griffin automatic layout software.
The Big Display Company, which was set up in 1998, caters for a range of applications including flags and banners, indoor displays, exhibition graphics and boxes. It operates a wide range of equipment, including hybrid and roll to roll HP UV machines, Mimaki solvent and sublimation, HP aqueous and latex printing as well as various finishing devices including a Zund G3 cutting table.
Arturo Benjumeda, Artwork Department manager, explained: “We wanted one single software solution for laying out and cutting that could work with all devices, so that there would be no more than one set of issues regardless of which machine the products were printed on.” He adds: “It gives us quick and smart layouts, and simplifies the cutting machine cut files from any print device.”
The company estimates that it’s saved around 30 percent in production time after investing in this software. Benjumeda says: “It’s mainly due to savings on jobs where the cut-out is not a simple rectangular shape. Griffin has saved us a massive amount of time in these situations because we used to manually impose them to save as much material as we could.”
The Griffin layout software is designed to work with virtually all printing and cutting machines regardless of the vendor. It is based on an artificial intelligence engine that’s capable of searching across millions of combinations in minutes to find the most cost-effective, tightly-nested layout, whether for a single job or a combination of multiple jobs. The latest update was released earlier this month, with new features such as Dynamic Tiling and Advanced Image Tracing for generating precise cutting tool paths.
Tilia Labs is promising improved banner hems and eyelets with the next major update to the Griffin software.