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 →

Allegra South Burnaby paying for its new EFI Jetrion 4950LX System with new business it’s bringing in

In April of this year, full-service printer Allegra South Burnaby (Burnaby, BC) installed an EFI Jetrion 4950LX LED inkjet label press with an EFI Fiery digital front end (DFE). The full-service Allegra Network franchise is using the fully integrated Jetrion digital system to expand into the digital label market with a cost-effective, high-productivity solution. Allegra’s … Read more →

Mammoth quadruples production speed with installation of Canada’s first Mimaki TS500P-3200

Mammoth Imaging (Mississauga, Ontario), a specialist in delivering innovative fabric displays, is one of the few companies in Canada to excel in 3.2-metre dye sublimation fabric printing in super-wide format. Its production facility in Mississauga, Ontario is equipped with the best equipment in the world that’s primed to produce photo-quality, dye-sublimated printing on fabric. The … Read more →