Our unique artwork automation software has been developed specifically for multi-version packaging design, reducing critical errors and human intervention.
WHO IS SMARTPAK ARTWORK AUTOMATION FOR?
Smartpak is perfect for packaging with large numbers of SKUs across the product range where information changes are critical.
The software covers every piece of information on a sleeve, from title and description to imagery, icons, nutritional information and ingredients.
We designed the software initially for the ready meals industry, where there were often 20+ SKUs across a product range using the same size sleeve for multiple meal variants.
It can also be useful for pet food, cosmetics, health supplements and pharmaceutical industries.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Our design team will develop a unique Excel-based template to gather your data. The optimal solution is to extract data directly from your PIM software or similar database.
We then use unique coding to translate this into artwork that is ready to print. We will generate a proof for final sign-off (visual check) before proceeding to production.
All artwork files are stored securely in a password-protected environment so your team can check latest versions at any time.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF SMARTPAK AUTOMATION?
Limit Critical Errors
By removing manual processes in the transfer of product data, human error can be eliminated. Instead of manually copying data from your source files into an artwork file, our system takes the data directly from point-of-entry, removing the human element which can lead to errors and misinterpretation.
Reduce proofreading and prevent doubling-up on data input by having a single point of entry for information. Using your original data source means manual copy-and-paste isn’t necessary, saving considerable time. It also means data is only checked for accuracy once; if it’s right at source, it’ll be right through to print.
Reduce Unexpected Costs
Incorrect artwork means costly reprints and production downtime, let alone the implications for food safety. Our system significantly reduces such costs by ensuring artwork is right first time, based on information being correct at source.
Speed Up Production
Wait time for manual processing of information and signing off proofs is significantly reduced, leading to faster throughput and a reduced delivery time. This helps you plan your production schedules and reduces lead time from NPD to product launch.
We recently onboarded a client for ready meal sleeves (meal prep) and introduced the Smartpak automation software to them. Receiving the following testimonial was a great boost for our development team!
The most recent sleeve delivery from Newton Print was the first time we have EVER had an order that was 100% correct with no errors or issues! Thanks to your Smartpak for the assurance it gives us that we are getting everything right first time.