Implementation of Overprint MIS at the University of West Attica

The implementation of Overprint MIS at the Hellenic Graphic-Media Research Lab – GRAPHMEDLAB of the University of West Attica opens up new opportunities. Following an open tender for the supply of a management and print production planning system – graphic arts MIS software, bel was selected for the supply, implementation, and training of Overprint.

Bel is a pioneer, Greek producer of specialized software and services and integrated IT solutions, servicing with absolute consistency and quality since 1998 the printing and packaging industry in the Greek and global market.

The Hellenic Graphic-Media Research Lab – GRAPHMEDLAB develops initiatives and collaborations in the wider field of science and technology of graphic arts, printing, and packaging with all relevant communities and industry bodies in Greece and abroad.

The implementation of the integrated Overprint MIS system completes a range of material-technical infrastructure meeting the research and educational needs of the laboratory, providing additional benefits, such as:

  • the practical application of integrated management of print production, in the individual production stages (prepress, printing, finishing – bookbinding and carton packaging), as implemented in all industries (either commercial printing, publishing, carton packaging, labels, or paper cups),
  • the education and familiarization of students with the modern standards and new technologies (such as Industry 4.0, automated data collection and processing, Internet of Things (IoT), and Machine Learning) used in the industry, thus preparing them for the labor market, and
  • new opportunities for research collaborations in the context of digital transformation and industry development.

“We are pleased that Overprint MIS was chosen by the University of West Attica, a system that has been established in the Greek market, and that we contribute to the development and modernization of the pathway of the Graphic Arts Technology. We believe that the important know-how we possess, will benefit both in educational and research level”, says Konstantinos Spyropoulos, Global Sales & Business Development Director of bel.

“The implementation of bel’s system – that is designed and produced in Greece, allows the development of close cooperation between the educational units and especially the pathway of the Graphic Arts Technology through our research laboratory, with the innovative applications and technologies that exist in the industry segments and the printing and packaging industry. The familiarization of the students of the graphic arts, printing and packaging science with the modern technologies and systems applied in our companies is absolutely necessary, so that our new graduates of Graphic Arts Technology, are well prepared for their successful entry into the labor market after completing their studies.

In addition, the implementation and operation of the system will allow the development and promotion of research and innovation in the fields of holistic transformation of the Greek converters and producers with the use of modern digital applications at many levels, as well as in the context of digital transformation,” says Dr. Anastasios E. Politis, Director of the Laboratory of Graphic Arts Technology and Visual Communication Media – GRAPHMEDLAB of UniWA.