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G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M M A R C H 2 0 2 3 • G R A P H I C S P R O 3 9 A not her consideration is pa rtner- ing with the right supplier. at means working with a company that doesn't just sell a flatbed printer, but works with the buyer to ensure they know how to use the machine correctly. Be sure to inquire about training programs as part of the printer purchase package. Increased demand for flatbed Jason Deluca, application specialist at swissQprint, says that the largest demand he sees for flatbed printers comes from "companies tr ying to get away from screen printing and moving into a situ- ation where short run is viable in digital. It's mostly an ink and coating game at this point, but as new inks and coatings are being released, I see more and more companies being able to add digital into their portfolios." McConnell added that there are grow- ing opportunities in corrugated and pack- aging, currently, and if the "printer has performance capabilities to print those Flatbed printers excel at producing graphic art, art reproductions, graphic overlays, and other specialty applications as well as overflow printing and projects where precision and fine- detail are required. (Images courtesy EFI)

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