One of the most important parts of owning a commercial screen printing company is purchasing reliable software solutions for business. Your software should, among other things, help you monitor your screen printing equipment, keep track of old jobs, track job progress by machine, employee or department, store pricing and matrix information, and more.
Here are a few features you should prioritize when shopping for screen printing software systems for your business.
• Print estimating software functions are important, as they allow you to automatically calculate selling prices based on different variable markup percentages, labor costs, material, setup and supply costs, and more. This function also helps provide an incredibly accurate estimate in little to no time. Software systems can complete these tasks much more quickly than people can, with no possibility for human error.
• Your system should be able to store matrix information for size, ink, fabric and more. This way, when you enter future jobs, you will be able to select these modifications for your template.
• When dealing with so many different machines and different kinds of equipment, it is important to be able to monitor the individual progress of each machine and department. Your system should be able to do this, thus allowing you to pinpoint problem areas quickly and make adjustments to correct the errors.
• Your system should also act as your filing cabinet, and should store all of the information for past jobs. This way, you can pull up information on past jobs in seconds, allowing you to replicate successful jobs or correct errors quickly.