Investing in production inkjet requires thinking about not just present needs but future benefits as well. For one PSP, inkjet’s outstanding capabilities opened up opportunities they couldn’t afford to miss.
The first generation of Industry 4.0 has rapidly made automation essential for any print service provider who’s gearing up to be the smart print factory that evolving industry conditions demand. While the need for an automated workflow is universal, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. As a print service provider in the commercial and graphic arts space, you certainly have distinct and complex workflow requirements, but you likely face an expanding range of application opportunities that make automating each step mission critical to maintaining productivity and driving new business.
As was the case for many other industries, 2020 proved to be a year of uncertainty for print service providers (PSPs). Plans for strategic growth were abandoned as wide shifts in business practices were adopted just to get orders out the door. Some felt the tension and discomfort of not even having a white fog line to serve as a guide through these uncharted roads. Others were able to take comfort in the guardrails they’d had the foresight to install, which enabled them to adapt quickly and carve out new business opportunities.