Production

production courses

These courses are all about efficiency, cost reduction and improving productivity. They are designed to educate and train prepress and operational staff. Get everyone involved so your business can be more efficient and competitive.

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Find out how to improve your colour management to become more efficient, reduce waste and save money.

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4 Lessons
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Over the last five years the printing industry has become increasingly commoditized and struggled to add value. Finishing, traditionally seen as an after thought and production bottleneck, is now being viewed as a critical stage in production and a way to differentiate products and create added value. It is not unusual for finishing to be as much as 40% of the production costs and often where all the value creation can be destroyed through poor quality control. SME printers have woken up to the fact that investing modest sums in finishing equipment can gain significant productivity improvements and reduce cost.

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There is absolutely no doubt that the print industry is being radically transformed by the growth of digital print and competition from other communication channels like email, SMS and the Internet. In this increasingly complex environment automated workflow is now becoming critical to simplify processes, reduce cost and speed up delivery times. Workflow is critical to success because it can unify the different print technologies like offset, digital cut sheet, reelfed and wide format devices that all require unique workflow processes, for file preparation, print production and finishing. An integrated workflow can avoid bottlenecks and utilize production capacity much more efficiently.

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4 Lessons
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Colour is now the life-blood of every print business and critical to its continued growth and success. The world of print is moving to full colour; we have seen a dramatic transition from mono print to full colour in office documents and commercial print applications. In the current operating climate there is no place for poor colour control or inconsistent print results either in offset or digital. Controlling colour is now a basic requirement for all printers yet less than 15% have a fully automated colour managed workflow. A colour management process can take enormous cost out of the production environment through accurate proofing, reducing machine set up times and improving running speeds, not to mention being able to guarantee consistent colour and quality on both offset and digital jobs.

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6 Lessons
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There is absolutely no doubt that the print industry is being radically transformed by the growth of digital print and competition from other communication channels like email, SMS and the Internet. In this increasingly complex environment automated workflow is now becoming critical to simplify processes, reduce cost and speed up delivery times. Workflow is critical to success because it can unify the different print technologies like offset, digital cut sheet, reel-fed and wide format devices that all require unique workflow processes, for file preparation, print production and finishing. An integrated workflow can avoid bottlenecks and utilize production capacity much more efficiently.

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7 Lessons
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Print providers need to give their full attention to the core business of producing printed products more efficiently. Average job value is decreasing as run lengths decline so print providers have to print more jobs just to survive and therefore improving operational efficiency is critical. Understanding what is happening in your business and managing by facts and data to improve results is essential. Raising performance through continuous improvement is the natural next step. Most print providers are not good at measuring and managing waste and in the worst-case scenarios this can be costing them tens of thousands of euros a year. All print companies can improve their productivity with a bit of discipline and guidance to ensure they focus on the right areas to get maximum results.

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6 Lessons