We are smack in the middle of a massive shift from offset to digital print.
The Finish Line
Knowing how that press sheet becomes a finished, saleable end-product will make you a much smarter and more successful salesperson.
We see tons of packaging in retail every day, but luxury packaging is a different breed.
In the second part of "A Guide to Buying Digital Finishing Systems," Don Piontek continues to share his experience to help you make the best finishing decision for your operation. In part two, he focuses on two key questions: when should you choose in-line versus off-line? And, how much automation do you need?
Not too long ago, a majority of digital print volume was printed on cut-sheet toner printers. Finishing options were (and still are) many, with a host of built-in bookletmakers and perfect binders that could output a finished product. These were built for the speeds and volumes of the cut-sheet production model. But we’re now in the era of digital big iron.
You’ve no doubt heard this before, but I come from the offset finishing world, and specifically the long-run finishing universe.