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the grey elephant helps you print

More Labels. More Packaging.

More Profitably.

find out how

We help Label and Packaging printers:

COMPARE →

art files automatically to find commonalities

SEQUENCE →

the print production schedule automatically to eliminate press downtimes

LOG →

each project automatically to enable traceability

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if you answer yes to the following

your business will benefit from our solution

    1. Do you print labels and packaging?

    2. Are you running Esko’s Automation Engine with a workflow?

    3. Do you have a minimum of three offset/flexo presses?

    4. Do you have an in-house graphics department and archive?

    5. Do you want to print labels and packaging more profitably?

If you answered "YES" to all

we can help you discover a new way to become more profitable!

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Brain4Tools
AUTOMATION SOFTWARE

automates the printing tools process and streamlines your entire print operations

HOW IT WORKS
  1. It bolts onto your Esko Automation Engine and connects your ERP and Graphics Systems
  2. It closes the gap between pre-press, press, plate-making, tools & dies, and archives for easy exchange of real-time information
Scan4Tools
HANDHELD SCANNER

identifies print tools in seconds and takes the guesswork out of knowing which plate is needed for which job

HOW IT WORKS
  1. It scans the unique barcode on each printing tool for its name and other details
  2. It logs when and where the plate was used
  3. It's mobile, cordless and battery operated
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Industry Trend Impacting Print Profitability

SHORTER PRINT RUNS,
MUCH MORE FREQUENTLY

  1. Your customers are becoming more creative with their labels and packaging

  2. Plus, the consumer appetite for one-of-a-kind experiences has grown exponentially

The result?  Shorter, more frequent print runs.
This can increase your material & labor costs...
AND CUT INTO YOUR PROFITS!

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Why Choose The Grey Elephant?

We are the only company in the world that automates your printing tools process to enable the real-time exchange of information

If you find someone else that does what we do, we’ll give you Scan4Tools absolutely free!

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Traceability. Every Step of the Way.

Our system automatically tracks, logs and archives the entire print journey. This reduces your labor costs and ensures regulation requirements are being met.

→ We adhere to GMP guidelines

→ All print activities are automatically tracked, logged and archived

→ Each tool has a unique barcode to access its name, its age, and which unit it belongs to

→ All logs are archived for easy access and safe keeping

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We adopt an elephant for every new customer we onboard

THIS PROGRAM REMINDS US:

→  To be mindful of the effects printing has on the environment

→  To make it easier to re-use —rather than to re-create— printing tools

→  To be respectful of our planet, our people, and our customers

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about the grey elephant

At The Grey Elephant, we help you print more labels and more packaging more profitably.

WE HELP LABEL AND PACKAGING PRINTERS:

→ Compare art files to find commonalities

→ Sequence the print production schedule to eliminate press downtimes

→ Log each project to enable traceability

With The Grey Elephant, you can re-use — rather than re-create — printing tools, reduce material costs, and optimize your labor force.

The Grey Elephant bolts onto your Esko Automation Engine and connects your ERP and Graphics Systems to close the gap between pre-press/graphics, press, plate-making, tools and dies, and archiving for an easy exchange of real-time information.

We streamline the print production process and do the remembering for you, so you can make more profitable print production decisions.

Founded in 2019, with headquarters in Germany, our global customers rely on us to automate their printing tools process and help them print more labels and more packaging. More profitably.

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