Since 1974, Fotoba International has developed and manufactured finishing equipment for digital printing, wallpaper, and textile applications. Fotoba’s core business is automatic devices mainly applied to the wide-format finishing world. Now, PrintFactory’s workflow supports Fotoba cutters. Specifically, it generates a barcode for the new Fotoba automatic slicer positioning cutter XLA series.
PrintFactory’s workflow software includes tools for teams working on the production floor, including nesting and tiling tools. PrintFactory’s RIP-based software connects multi-manufacturer environments, and the workflow software supports over 2,000 printers and cutters.
With PrintFactory, Fotoba customers can automatically nest jobs and create layouts that communicate with the knife positions on the cutter.
Erik Strik, CEO of PrintFactory, says, “This is a great partnership for us as it extends the automation capabilities of our workflow to include finishing. By automating the elements of a large-format printer’s operation that unnecessarily take up time and lose the business money in the process, business owners have an opportunity to redeploy the manpower involved … getting the team to focus on things like maintenance instead, for example.”
Luca Bruson, VP of marketing at Fotoba, adds, “Working in partnership with RIP manufacturers allows existing and new customers to improve and diversify their production with Fotoba finishing systems. PrintFactory added the new cut marks and barcode generation for the Fotoba XLA cutter to help their customers enhance automation and drastically reduce human intervention in the cutting process. It is a great opportunity for companies looking for optimizing their production costs.”