they’re looking for. Typically it’s one or
two coats of clear UV sealer.”
The Anderson Cojet has multiple
heads inside of a moving gantry, to
produce CMYK, all four colors. Mar-
ketCraft’s Cojet also has the ability to
lay pure white on any substrate, which
can help match color-specific corporate
logos. “Having that white capability is
pretty rare,” he says.
Improved the process
Overall, MarketCraft has improved
its training. “We have worked hard to
Easy to reconfigure.
Easy on your budget.
The printing is good outdoors for
three years, so a topcoat isn’t an issue.
The company can do anything from
satin-based clear coat to multiple
coats of gloss.
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In MarketCraft’s Oregon shop, the
SCMI Pratix CNC router with push-off
rake is considered to be the workhorse.
automate processes, and cross train
our team,” Johnson says. “We schedule
jobs in a manner that virtually eliminates
work in progress. Once an item starts
through the process we move it through
to completion and delivery. This has
allowed us to maximize our output, while
minimizing our space requirements.
“We have more than twice as many
machines as we have people but we
have people who can run multiple machines at one time.
Everybody can do a little of everything.
I think the biggest improvement to our pro-
cess has been simplifying from the quote
to the order, and not doing anything that
doesn’t add value to the process.”
MarketCraft has several manufactur-
ing cells that work together depending
on which processes any given product
requires. These are planned based on
customer requirements such as lead time,
and work cell capacity. Everyone is cross
trained to run at least three operations so