Benefits of inkjet printing
Proven to be highly successful in demanding and hostile production and manufacturing environments, inkjet printing solutions are being implemented across a wide range of industrial applications to reap the following benefits
Increased efficiency. Reduced production costs
With inkjet printing, ink is only placed where you want it and there is very little wastage in production – especially important with high value materials. Additive processing means there is no need for additional process steps to remove unwanted material.
Faster response. Just-in-time customisation
Inkjet printing allows you to react much faster to market demands by providing essentially zero setup time: just-in-time customisation is now a reality. Responding to customer orders, targeting product campaigns and adapting items to multi-lingual markets becomes faster and cheaper than ever before. Whether you print one copy or 100,000 copies, the process is the same.
Zero setup costs. Cost-effective short runs
With digital printing, starting a new job requires no setup beyond loading the new image file – no rollers or screens need to be created. There is also no need to waste substrates and inks during setup, making printing of short runs very cost effective.
Without the long set up processes associated with traditional printing methods, your printing system spends all of its time printing, increasing productivity.
The ability to respond quickly to customer orders and undertake short runs cost-effectively means you can carry reduced inventory, saving further costs.
Randomised image or variable data printing
Digital printing enables you to print randomised images meaning natural effects can be replicated easily with no repeat patterns. Variable data printing allows the combination of fixed and variable elements, ideal for labels, coding and marking and other similar applications.
Ideal for all types of substrates
Inkjet is a non-contact printing process, making it ideal for fragile substrates. The printing process is compatible with both rigid and flexible substrates, and can also be used to print onto surfaces with complex three dimensional shapes.
Many industrial companies can reap the benefits of inkjet printing, across a wide range of market sectors including: