Addressing The Ongoing Challenges For Large Format Print Businesses

As the print industry forward looks to the year ahead, maximising productivity and profit in an increasingly low margin sector will no doubt be a key priority...

As the print industry forward looks to the year ahead, maximising productivity and profit in an increasingly low margin sector will no doubt be a key priority for 2018. So what are the biggest challenges that continue to hold back LFP operations from achieving this goal?

Although a fundamental basic of printing, color management still represents one of the most common frustrations for the print sector. Whether litho, flexo or wide format, both original output and future reproduction must be consistent. To achieve this, print shop operators need to be confident that their color management systems output the same high quality color across all devices, all whilst being easy to configure and operate. Unfortunately, more often than not, a print shop’s color management software is dictated by which products their distributor organizations support and what deals technology providers have struck with OEMs.

Altering jobs to get an exact color match and achieve consistent quality is a time consuming process and we believe that ink and media wastage due to mechanical error should be a thing of the past.

Getting the right result first time and every time should be the norm, and the key to achieving this is through automated workflows with integrated color management tools. Automated color management can guarantee delivery of a job to the same standard every time. This means that if customers require repeat orders, they can be assured the job will be completed to the same standard again and again.

PrintFactory provides a suite of software solutions to address these challenges. Driven by powerful reporting tools and data insights PrintFactory ensures consistent color management presenting an unprecedented level of productivity and profitability through:

  • Smart profile creation to ensure that whatever the output, it is consistent to a brand or print standard
  • Intelligent device recalibration to keep consistency across the output
  • Real-time data reporting and quality assurance certification to increase efficiency, protect brand reputation and enable companies to manage their consumables accurately

To learn more about the challenges facing LFP and how to overcome them, watch our video with PrintFactory CEO Erik Strik and Bill DeWall, Director of Sales at PrintFactory’s U.S. distributor, GMG Americas.

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