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How much is left on the roll?

July 18, 2012 |  by  |  Super Wide Printing, UV Inkjet  |  1 Comment
Is there enough media left ?

Is there enough media left ?

Look at this everyday scenario from your print-shop floor: You have a 17 meter long job to print on PVC banner. On the PVC banner shelf in your media storage there are several used rolls that seem just about the right length. How can you tell which one of them actually has enough media on it?

Obviously, you do not want to run short. On the other hand, you don’t want to get stuck with a small leftover that is not long enough for anything.

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Printshop media storage

We held a little test among more than 20 experienced production managers at wide-format printing plants. We asked them to estimate how many meters of media were left on this previously used role just by looking at it. Only one of them got it exactly right. Of course, I do not question the professionalism of those managers. It just goes to demonstrate how hard it is to tell if a specific roll has enough media on it for your next print job.

Barak 8Q Media Saving Wizard 

The Barak 8Q Media Saving Wizard changes the entire approach to media management. No more mistakes resulting from false roll length calculations. From now on each roll of media will be utilized to the end. Read More