Everyone's thinking about it, everyone's speaking about it, yet so far few in the industry have managed to get it right. We’re talking, of course, about print automation. Over the last few years, even the most ambitious printing professionals found themselves facing what felt like a never-ending pursuit of increased efficiency on numerous levels. Automation, it seemed, was not much more than a buzz word or a privilege for the lucky few, i.e. companies with massive budgets. Well, no more!
Congratulations to Northside Graphics of Belfast, Ireland who was recently honored with an Earth Island Solutions Award for Innovation! The event was held at the Café de Paris in London. A full recollection of the evening will be available in the December issue of Print Solutions.
Congratulations to Réal Vachon, Director, Sublimart of St. Ambroise, Quebec! He has won the Enfocus - Tilia Labs drawing held at the SGIA Expo! Réal Vachon will receive an Enfocus Switch core, a one-year subscription to the tilia Griffin Pro App and one year of maintenance. But those are the details. What he's really won is a wide format automation solution for Sublimart.
Whoever says print is dead is in for some shockers next year. With 2018 almost wrapped up and 2019 lurking around the corner, we can confidently say print is clearly still very much alive and kicking, and unlikely to become a thing of the past anytime soon. Better even, it seems the word on the entire print industry’s lips is ‘more’. How can we do more with less? How can we get more for less? The key enablers to solve these challenges, we predict, lie in the three main trends that will shape the print industry in 2019.
More deadlines, more short runs, more custom jobs: today more than ever, automation is crucial for printers to stay afloat. Still, many printers aren’t convinced of the benefits automation would bring to their business, even though they automate more in their daily lives than they think. Are you, too, a non-believer? Then let the facts convince you otherwise!
One of the greatest innovations in today’s large format printing industry, web-to-print is transforming the way printers do business. Or, better said, the way many printers could be doing business. Despite the endless opportunities web-to-print creates, poor system integration and a lack of awareness are still slowing down mass-market adoption considerably. This article lines up the most critical success factors for any web-to-print service.