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.
Downtime Is Dead
Your press is always connected to the manufacturer. Their specialized software continuously analyzes real-time performance, making small adjustments to resolve issues remotely. Smart technology has replaced service calls; smart alerts have eliminated supply outages, and even those dreaded meter readings are now logged automatically.
Image Quality Has Been Conquered
Ultra HD is now everywhere, not just native to television screens. Customers expect nothing less than flawless excellence. The newest generation of advanced presses now has Ultra HD Resolution image quality for the smoothest resolution, incredible graphic fill sweeps, and crisp, crystal clear output. 1200 x 1200 dpi at 10-bit resolution processing means that there are four times more pixels on a page, and compact belt fusers deliver image quality up to 350gsm.
Paper Registration Has Become Simple
No more time-consuming paper registration by operators, as optical and mechanical sensors take care of accurate and stable registration all along that paper path, starting at the tray and ending at the finisher. Top quality printing on different stock weights and finishes that include synthetics such as linen or felt, have never been more accurate or fast.
Complex Workflows Automated
Fewer interventions mean increased throughput. The newest intuitive workflow tools give you pre-press automation upstream, following through with press automation downstream. You can switch between an electronic file to a print-ready format in a few seconds. Workflow creation is simple with guided automated decision-making paths, and you can save complex workflows for repeat use. You can even automate color management processes to ensure that you get the perfect color the first time, every time.
Personalized Mass Runs
Targeted communication produces better marketing results, and your clients want customized output! Make this a reality with variable data printing. It allows print shops to use delimited or XML data to produce variable text, layers, images, layers and bar codes by using the conditional logic function.
Complete The Multi-Channel Marketing Circuit with Integrated Print.
Simplify the print ordering process and expand your customer offering with web-to-print functionality. Your new services and products can now include targeted cross-media marketing, as you can integrate print campaigns with the web, email, video, and mobile.
Take On Different Media
As the increase of customer demand ensues, few print shops are willing to walk away from work that will exceed the production capabilities of their presses resulting in projects that enforce slow speeds. The new presses handle coated papers, uncoated papers, labels, envelopes, glossy brochures, business cards, embossed papers, window decals, or whatever you need, and you can even automate the process for repeat performances.
Flex Your Press
Scaling up is made easy with highly flexible and infinitely scalable presses to grow in harmony with your business. Modular design allows you to add a capability by simply adding a module – and this scaling capability includes:
- Hardware and software
- Removable carts for unload-while-run
- Running print jobs from your desktop
- A USB drive or on the internet
- Web-hosted color management for color devices across multiple locations
The key to scaling is to start small and grow in an affordable way.