Optimized for both irregular shapes and square-cut work, ganging is another aspect of both small- and large-format production that has been hugely improved for The Bernard Group through tilia Phoenix.
“[Ganging] used to be a very arduous job but with tilia Phoenix we can analyze jobs and automatically gang according to content, color profiles and intent,” says Diaz. “We’re now ganging in the region of 30 percent of our jobs, which as well as being more efficient and cost-effective, increases the overall production capacity of our equipment.”
On the retail side, tilia Phoenix’s advanced shape nesting has been of noticeable benefit. Printing millions of custom pieces and unique cutouts, often on very expensive substrates — for stickers or signage, for example — tilia Phoenix’s ability to tightly nest the shapes dynamically, even for super-wide roll-fed printers and cutters, boosts both cost-effectiveness and sustainability. As well as the printing substrate, the Phoenix-Switch combination automatically factors in The Bernard Group’s extensive library of mounting and laminating substrates when calculating imposition options for the most efficient use of materials.