Label Traxx, a management information software (MIS) provider for the label converting industry, has completed integration with HP PrintOS Print Beat Jobs API. Label Traxx job costing analysis can now capture information from HP Indigo presses to include in costing.
With the new Label Traxx collaboration, HP Indigo digital press users can connect Label Traxx to HPs PrintOS to access information captured by the HP Indigo press, including production time, ink and media usage captured by the HP Indigo press. The data fed from PrintOS Print Beat Jobs API is included in the Label Traxx cost analysis to reach accurate job costing.
Label Traxx is the first MIS supplier in the label industry to have this integration with the cloud-based PrintOS.
‘We finally have the remaining piece to the puzzle when it comes to post-production calculations for digitally-printed jobs,’ said Ken Meinhardt, president of Label Traxx. ‘HP Indigo press users now have the real "actual" data when it comes to comparing estimated ink, media and production time versus actual production.’
Jay Dollries, owner of Innovative Labeling Solutions (ILS) in Hamilton, Ohio, said, ‘Label Traxx is now taking press data directly from our fleet of HP Indigo machines, giving us the most accurate shop floor data collection we have ever had before. We can be sure that our job costing calculations on profitability are accurate.’
‘With the accelerating trend of short runs, automation is becoming key for label converters. Integration between HP Indigo and Label Traxx enables label converters not only to accurately perform job costing, but also to reduce touchpoints and simplify their production practices,’ said Alon Bar-Shany, general manager, HP Indigo.