• Riding the Winter Wave

    September 6, 2019 by

    Eliminating the variable factors in the offset printing process will dramatically boost profitability if you take control of them. The modern offset press continues to evolve from one Drupa to the next, delivering improved levels of control and production efficiency, but unless the variable factors like the contamination of the fountain solution and the pressures… Read more

  • Risk Management for Profit

    September 6, 2019 by

    We all know how fine a line there is between profit and loss, maybe only 2% – 3% of turnover, if you do it well. So figure out how much turnover that last bad debt actually cost you or how much of your profit is lost every time your press comes to a standstill. For… Read more

  • Fogra Cost Benefit

    September 6, 2019 by

    The principle of the “Aggregation of Marginal Gains” seeks to optimise all the variables in a process or system. So even though the consumable spend in a printing company accounts for only 3% of the total cost of production print managers still look to “save” by using cheaper consumables. This is a false sense of… Read more

  • Fogra

    September 6, 2019 by

    FOGRA – Materials and Environment In the Federal Republic of Germany there are more than a hundred industries whose medium sized member companies have banded together to form associations for joint industrial research. The umbrella organisation for these research organisations is the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AIF) of which Fogra is a founding member.It is… Read more

  • Standards Matter

    September 6, 2019 by

    We often find printers closing off when we talk about standards and certification.It seems that there is a perception that consumables and additives that carry certification and adhere to certain standards with regards to the environment, will cost the printing house more a thereby reducing profitability. This is simply not true!Printing companies can and should… Read more

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