Is your print process hindered by process silos? | SCHAWK!

Is your print process hindered by process silos?

by | Art Reproduction, Print Management, Print Reproduction, Printing

Any great production is a result of people, process, and tools. Art reproduction is no exception. In this deceptively process-driven industry, it is actually rigor and end-to-end workflow that most reliably brings the greatest brand images into the marketplace.

And yet for most brands, art reproduction is a relatively siloed process. The brand owner designs a unique, compelling image to tell a story or communicate the personality of a product. That image then begins a journey through any number of steps to add depth and detail. The printer claims ultimate responsibility for bringing the image into the world, but if their tools and processes are ill-equipped to execute on the original design intent, it’s like being forced to move backward on a game board.

If it sounds like a fragmented, inefficient process wrought with potential for mistakes and delays, that’s because it is.

We were founded on the belief that the potential for beauty is met through the process of its creation. For more than a century, that mindset has driven a different kind of process; one in which silos are broken down so the design-to-shelf process is transparent and shared.

Engendering collaboration across the workflow puts the right people in place at every phase. These are team members and partners who possess a keenly developed eye for color and specialized scientific expertise. Each of these stakeholders is armed with an arsenal of advanced print technologies. Marrying the right process, people, and technology at each step keeps the artwork moving smoothly toward its ultimate objective of becoming a stunning representation of the brand.

More than an image elevated from design to print, this end-to-end process approach also means greater precision, benchmarks, and ultimately less cost. For us, this is how we substantiate our brand stewardship – more than producing the brand image to its optimal visual potential, we also strive to transform each image into a measurable, repeatable resource for the brand.

While a holistic, end-to-end process approach can mean more work on the front end, the benefit of working with a centralized process supplier ultimately means you can anticipate and continually assess needs throughout the print reproduction process. This rigorous approach is proven to reduce errors and redundancies in print production and results in a high level of brand consistency and prominence in the marketplace.

We help many of the most beloved, resonant and innovative brands in the world look beyond the excitement of an image to the structure of a streamlined process. Their success relies on bringing the highest quality images into the world consistently, regardless of medium or venue. A process approach driven by relevant knowledge and accurate tools is not a secret asset, just a smart one.

Are you considering every detail of your print project from the start?

It is time to break down the traditional walls of print production. We have more than a century of success guiding images from concept to print. See how we can help you.