Printing is a tough industry, and owning a printing service means always be on the lookout for new technologies, especially ones that can help reduce costs. Probably most print-shop owners will agree that one of the greatest challenges is remaining cost competitive.
To remain competitive in the printing industry you must find a way to reduce your manufacturing costs. In order to do that, there are two main approaches: process improvement strategies and software automation tools.
Process improvement basically means changing the way you work or manage things. You’ll need to identify (either yourself or with the help of an expert) what are your business’s weaknesses and strengthen them. These can be obsolete work-flows that don’t work anymore; slow printing process that causes bottlenecks; and quality control issues.
Software automation tools are meant to automate and speed-up processes that manually take more time. One particular area where an automated software can be of great help is printing.
An automated process such as print-on-demand will shorten many of the processes your printing service usually take, and expedite printing orders in a way you wouldn’t believe. The printing on demand service enables your print-shop to receive orders online from clients and print them instantly, at any amount required.
Once your print-shop offers an advanced and user friendly service such as print-on-demand, your over-all revenue will grow significantly. And of course, you’ll gain a huge advantage over your competitors.