Digital Printing--On-demand Finishing Finesse
Off-line finishing also has distinct advantages, including allowing the printer to print at full-rated speeds. In addition, overall up-time is unaffected, since the user can print if the finisher is down, and vice versa. Off-line finishing can also serve multiple print sources within a shop—digital printing devices as well as conventional offset output. Capital investment is lower and the print shop can enjoy greater utilization from the equipment. On the downside, labor costs can be higher, and the printing house may require more manual setup.
Mark Hunt is marketing manager at Standard Finishing Systems. Based in Andover, MA, Standard is a supplier of print finishing systems and reprographic equipment. To visit Standard Finishing on the Internet, go to www.sdmc.com.