As the North American commercial printing market continues to tighten, production efficiency has never been more critical. One way printers are responding is by diluting set up charges by grouping numerous, similar print jobs on press at the same time.
Although this resurgence in gang run printing is promising, there are still barriers printers must contend with. The time and costs required to calculate ideal gang run impositions have been cost prohibitive, and the ability to manually calculate optimum groupings is a skill limited to only the most seasoned print estimators. Furthermore, traditional management software has been unable to effectively group jobs from multiples customers into the same imposition.