Dataline Solutions has recognised Screen Europe as a certified partner for its MultiPress MIS software.

MultiPress is an MIS/ERP system designed to link all steps in the print production journey, from quotation calculation to stock management, through actual production, and finishing up with logistics planning and financials. There are currently 1000 active MultiPress installations across 25 European countries, one of which is Belgian printer Drukservice Impressa with whom this partnership has been signed in cooperation with.

The outcome is that Dataline’s MultiPress MIS/ERP software now has connectivity to manage Screen’s inkjet digital label printers as part of an automated and integrated print process.

Christoph Krohn, product director at Dataline Solutions, commented, ‘MultiPress software sends ready-to-print files, including all technical information, to the printer. This includes imposed files, number of sheets, colours and the specification of the substrate. The print operators only have to press the start button to launch the print job. This extensive automation obviously offers huge efficiency gains for printers.’

Based in the Belgian city of Herentals, Drukservice Impressa has been a Data Solutions customer since 2012, using its print management software to run its commercial printing operations. In 2022, the company installed a Screen Truepress Jet L350UV SAI S label printer to expand its capacity and commence production of self-adhesive labels on rolls for industrial applications.

For this, Drukservice Impressa asked Dataline Solutions to extend its MultiPress setup, with calculation modules for the production of self-adhesive labels. This way, the Belgian business would be able to drive all its digital printers with the same system workflow, starting from the same MultiPress setup.

Drukservice Impressa CEO Tom Bongaerts said, ‘The Screen Truepress Jet L350UV SAI S enables us to produce small print runs fast, which is crucial for our clients, while providing high quality and colour consistency. Dataline Solutions’ products support us get the best out of our equipment and processes.’

Mr Krohn added, ‘We share a more than two decade-long history in automation with Screen Europe. We stood together in the early days of the CIP4 organisation and the universal JDF/JMF language, which enables smooth communication and automation in the entire digital print-production chain. This new certified partnership with Screen for label printers is yet another step in the automation of the printing process. We hope to continue to release innovations together in the future, bringing the complete automation of the process closer.’

Screen Europe marketing director Taishi Motoshige said, ‘We’ve been creating digital workflow solutions, not only with digital inkjet press but also with CtP devices. We’re delighted to have created this enhanced automated solution with MultiPress. It will help our customer’s business and continue to move our innovative systems forward, integrating our press and software for a new future in print.’