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Dashing to the future with HP’s Print Beat

Friday, 16 March 2018
By Print21

Dashing, North Sydney.

Dashing Group has become the first printer in the Asia-Pacific and Japan region to use HP’s PrintOS Print Beat software across HP’s Indigo, wide-format, and industrial digital print solutions.

Jeremy Brew, HP.

Print Beat, part of HP’s cloud-based PrintOS software suite, is a print optimisation solution that can generate real-time data on press performance. Jeremy Brew, application specialist for large format at HP South Pacific, believes Dashing’s integration of Print Beat across platforms will be the first of many. “Since its launch at drupa in 2016, print service providers of all sizes have begun connecting to PrintOS to simplify production and get the most out of their HP presses and printers,” said Brew. “Australian businesses have been among the earliest adopters as they look to continue improving operations while protecting their margins. Dashing Group is leading this movement, and we expect its success will encourage many others around the world to follow suit.”

Paul Wilcockson, Dashing.

Dashing operates four HP Latex production printers, two HP Scitex industrial presses, and three HP Indigo sheet-fed digital presses, all of which use PrintOS and Print Beat. Paul Wilcockson, chief operating officer, said Print Beat has helped Dashing maintain its service in the face of increased demand and shrinking lead times. “Having one platform to help us automate our print production and manage any number of jobs from submission to delivery has allowed us to not only keep up with demand, but offer a level of service no other print service provider can. The fact that PrintOS came at no extra cost has been an added bonus,” he said.

PrintOS Print Beat, which is available through both a web browser and mobile app, has also helped Dashing coordinate actoss its sites in Sydney and Melbourne. “When you travel as often as we do, it’s important that we’re able to monitor the fleet’s performance and efficiency from any location,” said Wilcockson. “On multiple occasions, PrintOS Print Beat has allowed me to access real-time data from halfway across the world, so it’s reassuring to know we can monitor our print production from anywhere, at any time.”

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