Sign & Digital Graphics

October '19

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40 • October 2019 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S DIGITAL PRINTING AND FINISHING DIGITAL GRAPHICS 40 • October 2019 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S F I N I S H I N G F O R G R A N D F O R M A T F I N I S H I N G F O R G R A N D F O R M A T Big Jobs Adding finishing equipment can save time, reduce costs and boost profitability B Y M A U R E E N D A M A T O Maureen Damato is sales dealer account manager at Colex Finishing, Inc. She is responsible for setting up and supporting a national dealer network selling finishing hardware and software solutions. THE Finishing A product is not finished until it has been finished! There are many finishing options for signs and display graphics, but if you are upgrading or thinking about adding new equip- ment in your shop, there are a variety of finish- ing solutions for specific workflows that need to be considered carefully. You can often improve ROI and delivery time to customers by making a finishing purchase in tandem with your print- ing device purchase. The print service provider should consider cost reductions for existing jobs and savings over outsourcing. In addition, shops should consider whether a new finishing solu- tion will allow for new, larger, more profitable jobs, and the possibility of taking cutting jobs from other print shops and competitors that don't have appropriate finishing equipment. The fact is that adding finishing equipment can help reduce production time, reduce overtime demands and allow for more output, further driving profits. Finishing is a critical component of grand- format print production, and because printers are faster than ever, and printed materials con- tinue to get wider and longer, manual finishing methods are becoming increasingly inadequate. The Sharpcut Pro SX1732. Image courtesy of Colex Finishing.

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