Milwaukee-based Label Traxx will present various enhancements to its digital label printers at DSCOOP X, to be held in Washington DC, US, from 5 to 7 March.

Label Traxx is an end-to-end management software system designed and built specifically for the label and packaging industry.

Integration between Label Traxx and the prepress software Automation Engine by EskoArtwork has been enhanced with transfer of ‘lead-in’ and ‘lead-out’ specifications to Automation Engine and automatic printing at the beginning and end of a job.

"For companies that were adding this information manually at prepress, this feature will save an inordinate amount of time."

Through this, details related to product and job along with the company logo can now be added to the technical colour for the die line, which can then be printed on the lead-in and lead-out frames for the job.

Label Traxx will also specify the number of lead-in and out frames required for that product, which are used to register the labels on the finishing equipment, leading to significant time and ink cost savings. This will also eliminate the risk of mistakes due to manual data entry.

Commenting on the development, Label Traxx president Ken Meinhardt said: "For companies that were adding this information manually at prepress, this feature will save an inordinate amount of time.

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"Passing lead-in and lead-out data from Label Traxx to Automation Engine makes the setup of digital label jobs even more streamlined, something that’s key when you are dealing with high volumes of smaller jobs."

Additional enhancements to the integration between Label Traxx and Automation Engine include sending updated product status information from Label Traxx to Automation Engine, detailing whether a product is new or a re-run with or without changes.

Other additions include the new model of click charges for the HP 20000, enabling accurate and consistent estimation of jobs on the press and storing associated documentation within different records in Label Traxx.