The following appears on AmericanPrinter.com
Despite the obvious operational efficiencies derived from production inkjet engines, deciding to implement is often delayed or flat out denied due to the number of significant investments needed in addition to the print hardware. Operations need to consider pre and post technologies, facility and environmental upgrades, document composition, and the workflow re-engineering required to achieve the levels of efficiency and automation to make all their investments pay off. Additionally, a migration will be distracting and disrupting the as it can take months, even years to become 100% integrated. This leaves many in the classic ‘can’t afford’ dilemma:
- Can’t afford to do it– because of the costs;
- Can’t afford not to do it – because of competition.