Business transformation – reduced costs
The application of digital manufacturing technology enables significant added value for your business, reducing costs by addressing a number of key business issues.
Too much stock/inventory of finished product?
Digital printing technology enables you to print the required amount of product on demand, eliminating the need for large print runs to be held in stock.
Factory full of rollers/screens?
Digital printing technology has no requirement for rollers or screens, allowing you to free up large areas of factory space. A large archive of designs can be held on just one computer hard drive.
New lines take too long to introduce?
Digital printing technology allows new lines to be introduced much more rapidly, without the multiple stages of roller or screen creation and testing, reducing your time-to-market greatly.
Production yield too low?
Digital printing technology allows higher yield in production, with much less need for reprints to correct colours and less breakages due to non-contact printing.
Too many breakages during printing?
Digital printing is a non-contact technology, allowing you to print on very thin and fragile substrates or objects, drastically reducing breakages and increasing yield.
Customer orders too small to produce economically?
Digital printing technology means no set-up cost, allowing you to print smaller print runs more economically.
Too much factory downtime during changeovers/make-ready time too long?
Digital printing technology means almost instant changeover from one design to another, without the need for changing rollers, screens or inks, leading to minimal down-time between print jobs.
Excessive usage of water?
Unlike traditional printing, digital printing technology places precise quantities of functional fluids where they are required, requiring much reduced usage of water to wash out excess chemicals.
Excessive usage of ink and materials?
Digital printing is an additive process allowing you to place the ink or fluid only where it is needed, resulting in much reduced ink and material wastage.
Excessive use of energy?
Digital printers have very little set-up time and use significantly less energy than large traditional printing presses. As product is only printed when required, energy wastage is markedly reduced. In addition, much reduced use of ink and water in processing means less energy has to be used in drying processes.
Labour costs too high?
Digital printing eliminates the need for frequent intervention to check and adjust colours, as well as the need for changing rollers, screens and inks during design changes. Operating a digital printing press is almost entirely automated, significantly reducing your labour requirement.
Poor environmental credentials?
Digital printing technology generates less waste, employs less hazardous chemicals and water, and results in less negative environmental impact than traditional printing technologies.
Margins squeezed as order sizes come down?
Digital printing technology can print sample, proofing and short runs more cost effectively than analogue methods, which means a print run of 1 or 10 can be just as economical as a print run of 1000 or 100,000.
Too much cash tied up in unsold stock?
Digital printing technology allows you to print on-demand quickly and economically, eliminating the need to tie up money in printed stock.