The printing press has become a sophisticated piece of equipment. Depending upon its configuration, it is capable of printing on many different materials. A print job might require metal or paper or some sort of plastic based substrate. Unlike earlier generations of printing presses that were one trick ponies, today’s presses are able to take advantage of special ink formulations, UV printing technologies, and other advancements to apply inks to a wide range of plastics and synthetics.
Print finishing machinery can be very complicated to operate. This can make it a bit off-putting if you are new to the job. Thankfully there is a comprehensive process you can go through to master your machinery which will have you completing jobs with ease in no time. Speed is the name of the game when operating a print finisher, but you also have to maintain quality. After years and years of practice running these machines, you learn some tricks of the trade and some sage wisdom. Here are some of the things a true print finishing master knows and has learned over decades.