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  • 15 Mar 2021

Aztec Label invests in pre-press tool from Hybrid Software

Having initially invested in Packz from Hybrid Software in 2016, Aztec Label invested in a second license for the native pdf editing software due to accelerating growth.

Having initially invested in Packz from Hybrid Software in 2016, Aztec Label invested in a second license for the native pdf editing software due to accelerating growth.

Offering a range of label and tag production capabilities, Aztec has announced several new press and equipment investments in recent months, including a 4,000 sqft extension of the facility, to boost its capacity, quality, and performance.

‘Adding an extra seat to our pre-press department ensures we are eliminating any potential bottlenecks as the company grows. I’m delighted that my eldest son, Oliver, who is currently completing his degree at Birmingham University, will be taking on this work,’ commented Colin Le Gresley, managing director of Aztec Label. ‘We desperately need new pre-press capacity as we’ve had record sales over the last 12 months, despite the pandemic, and 2021 is looking like another exciting year for the business.

‘Packz acts like a pre-press one-stop-shop for us. With such a broad array of customers, we need the ability to deal with lots of files coming from multiple sources in a simple way. There are no file conversions needed, it’s universal, secure, and self-contained. Packz offers the ability to check font issues and embedded information and deals with trapping, editing, and full step and repeat, all in one file that can go straight to platemaking. Making the decision to invest again, securing the pre-press advantages we already have, was simple.’

Greg Heather, sales manager at Hybrid Software UK, added: ‘There are over 3,500 seats for Packz in operation now worldwide, and we were delighted that Colin and his team wanted to invest again. The software is perfect for businesses like his that have moved from standard desktop applications years ago to a professional pre-press software environment. Packz grows with the business realizing more and more benefits and with our focus on staying close to our customers, it was great to see that Hybrid Software was once again the natural choice for this high growth business.’

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