Kanban Cards originated from the Japanese term “Kanban” meaning “visual sign” or “signal.” The physical cards became widely used in the 1940’s in Toyota’s manufacturing process to improve work flow and efficiency. The simplicity of the cards allowed for quick comprehension, ease of use, and accurate control of inventory in the workplace.
Working in the manufacturing industry, you know how beneficial the Kanban cards are. They help your company keep track of the parts you have, the parts (and therefore orders) you need, the deliveries you have scheduled or should schedule, and the demand of your products internally and externally. But what makes Kiaro! the ideal color printer for Kanban cards? A lot of things.
The Kiaro! appreciates the need for high quality.
- Include a picture of the product or part on the card, not just a barcode or color code.
- Include a full product description.
- Print with the finest detail and color accuracy with full color and 1200 dpi resolution (especially useful for images and color code accuracy).
The Kiaro! understands the value of time.
- Prints 8 inches per second.
- Edges are perforated, so you can produce your prints as needed and separate them easily.
- You can also check out our cutter for larger productions.
The Kiaro! is never wasteful.
- Print your Kanban cards on demand, on location, on the floor.
- Print batches of one – no excess!
- Print and cut to custom lengths immediately with the optional Kiaro! tag cutter.
- Cards are printed from a roll, omitting the frustration of trying to “fit” sizes or quantities to an 8.5”x11” sheet.
- Get exactly the amount you need per job, work cell or bin, eliminating overcrowded storage rooms.
- Reconfigure a process instantly without being burdened by the cost or scrapping preprinted cards.
All in all, these little cards make a big impact – but they can also be a significant pain. The Kiaro! makes the process of getting Kanban cards effortless. And the possibilities are endless. It’s your visual indicator, it’s your reminder and it’s your record keeper. Make it your Kanban card with the Kiaro! label printer, and have everything your team needs to know on that little card. The Kiaro! delivers Kanban cards efficiently, precisely, and in a manner that’s most meaningful to you and your company’s continuous improvement initiatives.