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SpencerLab Introduces SpencerMetrics iDPA at Dscoop8

Feb 21, 2013 12:00 AM

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Measure Digital Press Shop Productivity with Anywhere, Anytime Analysis

Melville, NY, 21 February 2013 — The SpencerLab Digital Color Laboratory, the internationally recognized leader in unbiased, third-party research and testing of digital imaging and printing system performance, announces the U.S. introduction of SpencerMetrics iDPA™ (improve Digital Press Availability). The system enables press shop operators and owners, perhaps for the first time, to actually measure the productivity of their digital presses – as they are used on the shop floor.

A Dscoop Bronze Partner, SpencerLab is exhibiting at Dscoop8 being held at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, through February 23. The Dscoop (Digital Solutions Cooperative) 2013 annual conference is an independent three-day educational and networking event for the global community of HP graphic arts business owners and technical professionals.

The innovative SpencerMetrics iDPA (improve Digital Press Availability) is a patent-pending measurement and analysis tool that provides press owners and managers with real-time data, knowledge to increase return-on-investment, revenue and profit – Measure, Analyze, Improve. Through simple data collection and instantaneous cloud-based analysis, managers have an immediate view into the efficiency of their digital press operation – as it is actually in use.

Measure press performance, pre-press errors, media problems, etc., along with information only the operator knows; analyze the data in real time and present the results in an intuitive graphical format. Data collection is semi-automated with highly efficient touch entry via a provided tablet. Through the interactive display, analysis of shift, day, week, and month performance can be accessed via any web-enabled device – anywhere, anytime.

Revenue and profit rely upon Availability of the press; the actual time a press is producing sellable prints is key. ''Each 1% improvement in operation could translate to thousands of dollars in increased revenue for a print provider'', notes Catherine Fiasconaro, SpencerLab Vice President of Operations. ''We are excited to demonstrate the SpencerMetrics iDPA system to the press owner and operator community. Beta-site feedback is quite positive, and the significant product benefits can now be made available to cut-sheet press users. And yes, a web press version is in development.''

The SpencerMetrics iDPA team will be at Booth #644, offering demonstrations of the system and other SpencerLab products and services. The system will be available at significant Dscoop8 discounts through month-end. Booth visitors will also be offered a chance to win a new iPad® mini.

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About the SpencerLab Digital Color Laboratory

Celebrating more than two decades of industry service, Spencer & Assssociates Publishing, Ltd. has earned an international reputation for expertise in Color Print Quality and Consumable Yield/Cost-per-Print. SpencerLab Digital Color Laboratory, its independent test division, is recognized as a leader in unbiased, third-party digital image testing. Leading vendors also rely on SpencerLab to provide Throughput Speed Performance, Cost-per-Print, Reliability benchmarking, and Availability metrics for a wide variety of printing technologies – inkjet, laser/LED, thermal, and photographic, to name a few. SpencerLab provides leadership in quantitative and qualitative comparisons – test and evaluation services, focus group management, compliance certifications, benchmark test software/hardware, and custom consulting. For further information, please visit