SpencerMetrics Partners with Quad/Graphics for Digital Print Productivity Intelligence
MELVILLE, NY—March 6, 2015—The SpencerMetrics system, a measurement and analysis tool that provides real-time data measuring digital-press productivity, will be installed by Quad/Graphics to help increase productivity.
SpencerMetrics’ efficient shop floor data collection, centralized data storage and analysis, and real-time, intuitive productivity intelligence reporting will enable Quad/Graphics, a leading global printer and multichannel solutions provider, to make proactive process improvements for key parts of its current digital print platform, enhancing its ability to serve customers.
Quad/Graphics plans to install the SpencerMetrics system on a variety of digital presses in many of its U.S. direct mail, commercial and specialty, and publications production plants. The SpencerMetrics system works with any digital press regardless of make, model, or type, so technologically diverse printing companies such as Quad/Graphics are able to realize operational efficiencies across their platforms. The system’s cloud-based architecture allows real-time analysis at each print site as well as on-demand analysis for the entire platform.
“We are thrilled that industry leader Quad/Graphics recognizes the value of SpencerMetrics and will deploy it within their digital platform,” remarked David Spencer, president and CEO.
Mike Stark, Quad/Graphics director of continuous improvement also added, “We look forward to using SpencerMetrics data-based analyses to enhance digital printing operations, supporting our continuous improvement efforts in the plants that will use the system. We particularly appreciate its scalability, depth of analysis and ease-of-use. We look forward to using SpencerMetrics data-based analyses to enhance digital printing operations, supporting our continuous improvement efforts in the plants that will use the system...We particularly appreciate its scalability, depth of analysis and ease-of-use.”
Dedicated to serving the user needs of modern production printing through innovative software solutions and services, SpencerMetrics was recently spun off from the spencerLAB division of Spencer & Associates Publishing. Since 1989, the spencerLAB independent testing facility has earned an international reputation for expertise in color print quality. Leading firms also rely on spencerLAB to benchmark Consumable Yield/Cost-per-Print, Reliability, Usability and especially Productivity metrics for a wide variety of printing technologies—inkjet, toner, thermal, photographic, etc. SpencerLAB also provides focus group management, benchmark test software/ hardware and custom consulting.
Quad/Graphics (NYSE: QUAD), a leading global provider of print and media solutions, is redefining print in today’s multichannel media world by helping marketers and publishers capitalize on print’s ability to complement and connect with other media channels. With consultative ideas, worldwide capabilities, leading-edge technology and single-source simplicity, Quad/Graphics has the resources and knowledge to help a wide variety of clients in distinct vertical industries, including but not limited to retail, publishing, insurance, financial and healthcare. The company helps clients perform better in today’s rapidly changing world through innovative solutions that improve efficiencies, reduce costs, lift response and increase revenue. Quad/Graphics provides a diverse range of print and related products, services and solutions from multiple locations throughout North America, South America and Europe.