HiFlow design & imposition app released

New, free design & imposition app for folding carton, commercial print and corrugated manufacturers

HiFlow Solutions Releases Free Imposition App for Packaging and Commercial Print Applications   

 Windows-based app gives users an easy-to-use imposition solution to replace costly and error-prone manual imposition processes, making estimates faster to produce 

 [Miami FL, March 2024] HiFlow Solutions, a leading global provider of end-to-end management software solutions for folding carton, label converters, flexible packaging and corrugated producers, today announced the release of a free Microsoft Windows application for imposing labels, packaging and commercial print jobs. The application can be downloaded here:  https://hiflowsolutions.com/free-imposition-application/ 

 “When a packaging company gets a request for quote, it’s important to respond as quickly as possible since quite often, whoever responds first gets the job,” states Romek Kowalczyk, Product Manager at HiFlow, who developed the specifications for this application. “This free imposition application can replace a time-consuming manual estimating process to offer quicker deliveries of quotes to customers.” Kowalczyk explains that in many shops, a request for quote will be received by sales or customer service, who then needs to forward it to estimating. The estimator enters data into an Excel spreadsheet that is then sent to the CAD department. There, he says, they may use another tool, or a manual process, to draw and impose designs, which are then sent back to estimating. “This can take time,” he says, “especially if the CAD department is busy. By using our free imposition tool, this step is removed from the process altogether, unless it is an especially complex design.”   

Contained in the free app is a catalog of different structures for folding carton, labels, corrugated and common commercial printing applications such as brochures, leaflets, folders and more. “These structure descriptions are familiar to most of our users,” Kowalczyk adds. “Once they choose the item from the catalog that matches the customer request, they can see the design, the flat layout of the requested item. This is always the first step in creating an estimate. They are then able to make changes to the parameters, if needed, and enter the sheet size that matches their printing equipment. Then they select Impose, and the design is automatically imposed on the right sheet size with the most efficient possible use of the substrate. This eliminates the need to involve the CAD department and immediately provides the estimator with the information needed to generate the estimate, including the amount of material required.”   Kowalczyk points out that using this ease-of-entry tool only allows creating an imposition layout for one quantity, while in the full HiFlow MIS imposition application, multiple quantities can be specified. “Even though only one quantity can be specified at a time,” he says, “it’s fast, and the estimator can simply repeat the process for additional quantities, still saving time over a manual process.”   

 “We wanted to make this free imposition application available to the industry to help operations be more efficient,” said Mariusz Sosnowski, CEO and President of HiFlow Solutions. “It is also an introduction to HiFlow Solutions, and we hope that it will also generate interest in implementing our modular MIS solution to gain access to more imposition features as well as other capabilities that will increase their productivity even more. But the bottom line is that estimating is where the process starts for generating a quote for a customer, and we want to enable them to do this as quickly as possible.”   Download the free imposition app. To learn more about MIS/MES solutions from HiFlow, visit www.HiFlowSolutions.com or contact Jack J Lafler at j.lafler@hiflowsolutions.com. 

 About HiFlow 4.0 HiFlow Solutions

 MIS software is an end-to-end management information system with comprehensive tools that automate packaging workflow and business processes. This enables companies to compete more effectively in the marketplace, maintain faster and leaner production times, and increase profit margins. HiFlow Solutions MIS and MES modular offerings streamline operations in packaging, label, flex-pack or commercial printing plants, helping business owners gain visibility and control with real-time access to actionable data. In addition to these new capabilities, HiFlow 4.0 is easily integrated with third-party solutions in order to create a fully integrated and extremely efficient business and production environment.   

Lafler concludes, “Industry 4.0 - the automation of manufacturing and industrial processes with smart technology – has long been a development goal for us at HiFlow Solutions. Our software has featured machine-to-software communication, smart algorithms, and smart automation for a long time. Now we’ve added layers of user interface that make the software more intuitive and easier to use. Those include a web-browser interface, a packaging design and imposition module, and visual dashboards. We deepened data collection in our MES and upgraded our barcoding solution. 

And HiFlow can now operate either in the cloud or on premise. These developments are a result of our ongoing research into emerging industry trends and a significant amount of time spent listening to our customers to better understand how we can improve the offerings to meet their changing needs.”    

 To learn more about HiFlow Solutions, please visit https://hiflowsolutions.com/ LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/hiflow-solutions YouTube -  https://www.youtube.com/@hiflowsolutions Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/HiFlowUSA/   

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