• Hackers guide to Press Efficiency – Pressure

    March 31, 2022 by

    Print is a tough business but it has nothing on catering, I know because my wife owns a catering business which works mostly in the photographic stills and film industry. A 3:30am alarm is common in my house, its what it takes to serve breakfast on location in Langebaan at 7am with everything including the… Read more

  • Hackers guide to Press Efficiency – Blankets

    February 5, 2022 by

    I learnt very early in my career that turnover is vanity and profits are what count, I’m sure most managers in print would agree with that fact, the same rule is not true for some big tech brands that continually lose money year after year yet valued in the 100’s million, but for us mere… Read more

  • Hackers guide to Press Efficiency – Water

    April 28, 2022 by

    I recently started swimming to accelerate weight loss. I’ve come to the conclusion that most ailments experienced as a fat bastard can be overcome by losing the weight. I’m 46 now and through inconsistent training and exercise over the years, water polo, body building, Kung-Fu, training with a personal trainer for years on end, I… Read more

  • 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

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