Zünd receives EDP awards for software tools

User-friendly automation software for prepress, visualizing option and the Pick&Place interface option

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Zund garners three awards for innovative software tools - (left to right) Lars Bendixen, segment manager graphics, chief executive officer Oliver Zund and Stefan Lang, head os Sales with award for 'Best Workflow Solution', 'Best in Robotics', and 'Best Print Support Tool'.

Zünd receives EDP awards for no less than three of its software tools. The jury declares PrimeCenter the ‘Best Workflow Solution’, while the pick&place interface option and the visualizing option are recognized as ‘Best in Robotics’ and ‘Best Print Support Tool’, respectively. 

Zünd is known worldwide for its advanced, high-performance digital cutting systems made in Switzerland. For some time now, the Swiss manufacturer has also been making a name for itself with user-friendly automation software such as PrimeCenter for prepress, as well as the visualizing option and the pick&place interface option for digital production. The latter are two highly effective solutions for removing/unloading cut parts, offering visual support and robot integration, respectively. On account of its exceptional know-how and consulting expertise, Zünd has evolved into a complete solutions provider in cutting/finishing workflows and automation. The market leader in digital cutting systems offers customers tailor-made workflow solutions for every step of digital production. In recognition of the wide-ranging benefits and exceptional price-performance ratio of these software solutions, a jury of experts from the European Digital Press Association (EDP) awarded them the distinction of ‘best in class’.

PrimeCenter automation software serves as control center for creating print and cut files and enables a highly efficient and productive prepress workflow. In a few clicks, users create fully nested print and cut jobs.

The pick&place interface option lets Zünd cut center – ZCC control a robotic device, enabling fully automated parts removal—picking, sorting, and placing at pre-defined locations.

The visualizing option provides visual support for parts removal. Cut parts are labeled via projection or monitor. The user is able to see at a glance which parts belong to which job and can apply labels for continuous track&trace.

For more than ten years, EDP has been evaluating products and developments in the graphics industry for excellence and for commendation through an evaluation process involving the EDP technical committee, a jury of experts, and finally, a general award assembly of EDP members. 

 

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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