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ESP Colour partners with Gelato to implement GelatoConnect across all modules

Simon Smogur ESP Colour gelatoconnect user
NewsJun 3 2024

Automating the creation and distribution of personalized ecommerce products

ESP Colour, one of the largest and most innovative print-on-demand providers in the UK, is set to accelerate efficiency of its operations by integrating GelatoConnect’s machine and product-agnostic software across all three modules – procurement, workflow, and logistics. By the end of June, ESP’s current workflows will be replaced by GelatoConnect. This strategic move aims to create a unified software solution for the UK printer that is offering the largest product selection in the UK market. 

Simplifying Print Production with One Integrated Solution

Historically, production-on-demand print facilities have typically relied on one workflow software per machine park, on average. Adding to this, the current software solutions do not link procurement and logistics to the workflow software. By adopting GelatoConnect, ESP Colour aims to consolidate all the fragmented software systems into one – one software for one facility. 

"ESP Colour has a leader in Simon who has experienced, firsthand, the speed of development and the unique machine-agnostic software power of GelatoConnect. By fully deploying GelatoConnect, ESP Colour is setting a new standard for efficiency and profitability in the print industry,” said Gelato Founder and CEO, Henrik Müller-Hansen.”

A Seamless Transition and Enhanced Efficiency

ESP Colour has been part of Gelato’s extensive production-on-demand network since 2017. Over the years, ESP Colour has seen accelerated production volume from Gelato. This means an exponential growth in micro-orders from ecommerce sellers. 

“Reducing cost and improving profitability in these short print runs is key for future-proofing your operations in the digital print industry,” says Simon." GelatoConnect ensures my machine parks are unified into one enterprise software, providing valuable production data in real-time across my entire facility. Gelato’s software is poised to redefine our industry. I’m witnessing in real-time, tangible improvements in our production efficiencies and cost base.”

Cost and Time Savings with GelatoConnect

The advantages of GelatoConnect extend beyond cost savings to significant time savings.

"Logistics is not just about reducing logistics costs, but even more importantly, eliminating the need to negotiate with carriers or troubleshoot label issues. This results in reducing my workforce in packing stations by anywhere between 20 to 30 percent,” said Smogur. “Gelato is the only company capable of delivering a unified software solution that truly meets the needs of modern print production.”

About Gelato

Gelato enables local, on-demand production on a global scale through the world’s largest network for production on demand. Gelato produces personalized products in 32 countries, allowing creators and ecommerce sellers to scale their businesses and reach customers faster while reducing waste, costs, and carbon emissions. In tandem, Gelato leverages the same network to connect the world’s print producers, allowing them to produce, manage, and ship products on a single, more efficient platform, GelatoConnect. By doing so, Gelato is changing the game for creators, makers, people, and the planet.  

Gelato was founded by CEO, Henrik Müller-Hansen, in 2007 and consists of the Gelato platform and the consumer brand Optimalprint. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, the company has offices in Atlanta, Barcelona, Berlin, Boston, Denver, Kyiv, Lahore, London, Madrid, Mumbai, Nashville, Singapore, Stockholm, and Tallinn. To learn more about Gelato, visit Gelato.com. For career opportunities, visit Gelato’s careers page.

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