​How to Expand Your Production Opportunities by Adopting Digital Printing Finishing Technology

Modern PSPs in the digital sphere are beginning to experience massive growth. Because of this, there is a lot of opportunities for these companies to grow—if they grow with the times.

PSPs today are very different from the print shops of the past. Although twenty years ago, it may have been commonplace to outsource the finishing of your jobs to another firm—or even cut manually—modern business has high expectations from PSPs, including a full value-creation chain of designing, printing, and cutting.

The Evolution of Digital Finishing Technology for Print Service Provider

UV Ink, the Driver for Innovation

Innovations in the finishing industry came about after technological advances were made in the printing process that made printing on many substrates not only feasible but economical. This technology was UV printing—these inks are high quality and high fidelity and cure almost immediately when struck by UV light from the printheads that are used when printing.

​​New Trends in Fabric Printing

Over the last few years, there have been significant technological advancements in fabrics, fabric coatings, printers, and inks.

Today’s manufacturers are taking a more systematic approach by integrating ink chemistry, auxiliary equipment, printer hardware, and software. These technologies will offer a more cohesive method for printable fabrics.

Breaking Down the Benefits of the Laser Cutting

Moving into the future means adopting some of the newest and most beneficial technologies of our time. For print service providers today, this means adopting new laser cutting processes, which offer a broad range of exciting benefits that we are only beginning to explore. A non-contact process, this technology can make the most precise cuts without damaging the surrounding materials. It works with a variety of materials and can finish jobs with minimal cost or effort.

​​High-Tech Presses: Not Just Another ‘Complex Kind of Printer.’

Compared to just a few years ago, today’s presses resemble computers more than they do a ‘complex type of printer.’ Even entry-level presses now have featured previously associated only with hugely expensive high-end presses, and automation has increased productivity by eliminating manual labor, simplifying complex processes and reducing waste. It is easier than ever for print shops to make money taking on challenging jobs.