Fleetwood-Fibre cuts costs by reducing make-ready times using Manroland Sheetfed technology

Founded in 1952, Fleetwood-Fibre Packaging & Graphics (City of Industry, California) is known for its unique package designs and meticulous attention to detail. It’s widely considered an industry leader in high-end graphics printing – servicing multiple markets via its folding cartons, corrugated boxes, point-of-purchase displays and specialty packaging divisions. With an ability to offer customers … Read more →

New industry report reveals how automated workflows are revolutionizing the wide-format printing industry

A new, free industry report from Netherlands-based PrintFactory, Redefining Wide-Format Workflows to Realize Revenue at Every Opportunity, explores what’s holding large-format print back from fully capitalizing on cloud-based technologies. Today, organizations from multiple sectors are trying to harness the potential of new technology to streamline production, eliminate downtime and save money. Yet, according to recent … Read more →

The importance of data-driven mining to your bottom line

Here, Richard Mack, Director, Business Development, SystemService, Performance Plus at Heidelberg, briefly discusses how closely examining your data on a regular basis can lower costs and increase overall performance. In conversations with our customers, I often receive questions like “How can we lower our manufacturing costs?” or “Can you help us increase our performance?” With … Read more →

Heidelberg pre-owned presses cited as most productive in the industry by Smithers Pira

Smithers Pira’s newest report – Real Production Capability of Pre-Owned Sheetfed Litho Presses – analyzes the impression count of almost 450 pre-owned sheetfed litho presses under 10 years old from five major press manufacturers. Averaged across all platform sizes, the report revealed that Heidelberg presses are 24.1% more productive than all other manufacturers’ machines when … Read more →

Epson launches Advantage Partner Program to boost channel partner profits

Epson America’s new Epson Advantage Partner Program is designed to provide channel partners with cost-effective technology solutions coupled with specialized resources to help increase sales and maximize profits. The program is comprised of six specialized categories by market focus, and provides Epson with the flexibility to offer channel partners customizable solutions based on each customer’s … Read more →

Brodnax expected to save $230,000 this year with Heidelberg’s Speedmaster CD 102 with X-Package

Brodnax Printing (Dallas, Texas) is seeing substantial savings since installing a new hybrid UV Speedmaster CD 102-6+L with X-Package from Heidelberg earlier this year. The new CD 102-X replaced a 1999 Speedmaster CD 102 and runs alongside an older Heidelberg SM 102. Installed in January 2017, the new press has increased capacity by 50%, and … Read more →

Three tips for growing mid-sized commercial printers in a world of change

Here, Vaughan Patterson, Product Marketing Operations Manager for Production Print at Ricoh South Africa, examines how political, economic, social and digital changes are creating a complex environment for today’s print service providers to navigate their way to success. Political, economic upheaval and digital disruption, as well as the skills gap, remain key issues around the … Read more →

How a good workflow system can save you time and money

In the early 1990s, production automation workflow tools were in their infancy. Today, they’ve become dominant in the printing and graphic arts industries. Just about all workflows either start with, or contain, a basic list of tasks. These include preflighting files to check for printability, trapping, imposition, and a wide range of other options that … Read more →

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