COE: Process-oriented design saves time and reduces costs

Stuttgart/Bremen, 18.05.2017. Carl Ostermann Erben GmbH (COE) is expanding its range of services by adding graphic design for packaging and labels. Thus, in the future the high-end supplier of printing plates will adapt the design to the printing process right from the start in order to be able to guarantee a perfect print quality. 

The new “Graphic Designs” range achieves the aim of providing solutions from a single source. Customers will not only save costs with the new concept, but also time. The error rate will fall as a matter of principle, as double work on motifs will no longer be incurred. Together with graduate designers, COE considers how the printing process is implemented from the start of the design concept. A procedure that brings tremendous cost savings, not only for printing shops and producers of branded articles, but also for advertising agencies, at whom this service is aimed.

“Our everyday work is focused on preparing data and producing printing plates,” explains Managing Director, Andreas Segelken. Since the design has an enormous influence within the process chain, time-consuming and avoidable reproduction work is often required on designs that are not ideally set out from a printing technology point of view. This slows down the whole process for printing shops. “With our 'Graphic Designs' range, we are not only creating appealing designs, but at the same time we consider the printing parameters of the printing shop that subsequently carries them out.” The profitable benefit: there is no more need for double work on motifs. Previously, the agency used to create the design of the labels and packaging. The repro house used to revise the data again and produced the printing plates for the corresponding printing shop.

The new service is seamlessly integrated in the “coe centre”. This IT platform shows the central data administration online for all those involved in the process and ensures transparency and time-efficient approval processes.

About Carl Ostermann Erben GmbH
COE is one of the leading German companies for providing a pre-press full service which manufactures high quality plates, sleeves and screens. At the locations in Bremen and Stuttgart, 60 employees produce printing plates just-in-time, mainly for flexographic and letterpress printing. National and international customers are quality-conscious label printing shops, packaging printers and producers of branded articles. Other main customers of COE are producers of flexible packaging, pharmaceutical and tissue products. Carl Ostermann Erben GmbH celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2016. The managing directors are Andreas Segelken and Holger Ostermann.


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