Of course, then another 10 minutes would be lost in getting the settings back to the correct levels… now we just turn and go ahead. And the third factor is one that is often cited, but perhaps without its full ramifications being appreciated:. We were also fortunate that we chose not to specify a long delivery with IR drying when we made the move to B1. It was the constrictions imposed by that press configuration that led me to investigate alternative solutions as our business developed. This was formerly the marshalling yard where pallets of print were held and shuffled as they waited to dry before turning and reverse printing, or moving to post-press. It now acts as a buffer zone for print that is immediately ready for the next process, leaving plenty of free space for, possibly, the next press investment.
Bryleigh. Age: 21.
It took us a while to get the balance of consumables right and adapt our practices and processes, but the numbers show that this first objective has been realised.
Arabella. Age: 23.
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This means that any print company needing to improve its efficiency and increase capacity has an investment path that does not necessitate outlay on a new press. In the year before the upgrade we printed 24 million sheets; that rose to 30 million, pro rata, during our transition period and now, if we maintain our current levels of output, we will hit 36 million sheets this year. They could also see that the quality of the solid was better, too, and the fact that we are now able to supply at such short notice meant we won the entire contract. We also save up to an hour each day because the LED UV inks overnight in the ducts, and even more time at the coating unit, where we used to have to change plates and clean up between different jobs.