Understanding the Software Component in Production Inkjet Printing
The production inkjet print market is an exciting place to be, but it’s not without challenges. Constant evolution in how the world communicates has meant drastic changes for the business of print. As the number of jobs rise, lead times decline and run volumes slide lower, there is a real need to create operational efficiencies.
A Good and Efficient Workflow is Essential
Capturing the full value of any production inkjet investment requires more than purchasing and installing the hardware. The last thing any business
wants is for its expensive inkjet equipment to sit idle or underperform. This is where a good and efficient workflow is essential. Without the right
software and system adjustments to maximize the return on investment, plants can’t get the most from their equipment purchase — or efficiently
manage all of the downstream processes.
What the Experts Say:
- Mark Gallucci, manager, technology marketing, commercial software & CTP, at Agfa Graphics: “Your choice of workflow software has a direct impact on your goals of high quality, consistency and productivity."
- Ed Worsfold, vice president of marketing at Messagepoint: "Print service providers need to consider the business value of software they use to pair with their inkjet device."
- Scott Scheidenhelm, senior manager, product marketing, commercial and industrial print, Ricoh: “Print providers need to consider efficiencies in three key areas: human, workflow and device.”
- David J. Murphy, worldwide director of marketing and business development, HP PageWide Industrial: “There isn’t a single, one-size solution for every application, so it is best to also consult with numerous other print providers to learn from their personal experiences.”
To find out some of market trends and technologies that will impact the software side of the production inkjet market, along with a list of bottlenecks and a list of software that you should keep in mind, we've compiled a Production Inkjet Buyers Guide. In addition to the valuable software information found in the guide, the guide is also filled with data and specifications on inkjet presses, finishing and paper equipment, as well as buying tips from the experts in the industry. Click here to view the guide.
Denise Gustavson is the Editorial Director and Special Projects Editor for the Printing & Packaging Group, which includes Printing Impressions, packagePRINTING, In-plant Graphics and Wide-Format Impressions magazines, among other brands. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of Wide-Format Impressions.