I realize this is a rhetorical question, but would the following be of any interest to you?

  • A 30% increase in your yearly printing capacity
  • Several hours of labor reduced to a few minutes
  • Job preparation times reduced from 8 hours to 5 minutes
  • Prepress productivity increased from 10 to over 50 jobs a day
  • Labor costs cut by over 50%
  • ROI in weeks or months, rather than in years

The proven benefits and cost savings of deploying customized workflow technology are well documented. So why aren’t most printers adopting it? Well, the answer may surprise you! According to market research leader InfoTrends, roughly 88% of printers (in a 2019 U.S. survey) said they still use costly, time-consuming manual processes in many departments – and only 12% have introduced automation in most areas!

What’s even more puzzling is that, of the 300,000+ workflow systems installed worldwide, only about 10% are customized and fully automated. So, what’s the problem? Well, the survey revealed that a bias exists between the potential benefits of investing in new equipment versus new software. Many printers surveyed (44%) felt that growth meant adding more efficient presses and finishing equipment, while only 29% thought growth was possible by investing in automation software. This represents one of the biggest missed opportunities in the printing industry today.

The keywords here are “highly customized” – because no two print shops are alike. Each is unique for a variety of reasons, which may include the type of printing and finishing equipment, staff expertise, current production systems, products and services sold, etc. Significans Automation provides best-in-class customized workflow solutions that let print shop owners choose the most compatible software tools to best fit their production environment and budget.

By the way, the figures shown at the top are based on actual results reported by actual printing companies that have deployed Significans Automation solutions. If you’re still interested, here’s another rhetorical question! Can we talk soon?

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