Investing in Automated Ink Key Presetting - Pressroom Capital Investment
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Printers are faced with having to take a look at their businesses today more than ever before and decide how to make improvements to their business while maintaining profitability in a tightening economy. Capital expenditures for printers are a fact of doing business. Today, printers must carefully examine those expenditures to determine if a real return on investment exists or if the investment sets their business apart from the competition, both of which are reasons for investment. While some investments are capitalized over a relatively short period of time, perhaps three to five years, other investment such as in a press, is a much longer investment, often in the 10+ year range and cost hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars.
While printers like to think that a press investment for 10 years would require no incremental investment, the reality is this is not the case. With the rapid changes in technology, printers must find new ways to make their pressroom investments even more profitable. Finding ways to make improvements can often be very puzzling. While the lease cost of a press is a fixed monthly amount, there are also variable costs associated with every job, the largest of which is the cost of paper. Another variable is cost is the press hourly rate especially as it relates to the press operator’s salary and benefits.
Prepress: Navigator and Sierra APPE workflows, based on industry standard Harlequin RIP and Adobe PDF Print Engine technologies, are productive prepress tools with intuitive user interfaces for exceptional control throughput.
Proofing: Navigator Proofing Modules provide color accuracy and job integrity across multiple proofing and high-resolution output devices.
Pressroom: KeySetter bridges the gap between prepress and pressroom. Connects to scanning spectrophotometers for fast color readings.