FTA Article, By Steve Leibin of Matik

 

Lombardi Digistar Modular Label FinishingNarrow and mid web printer/converters are faced with numerous challenges, namely: decreasing order sizes, shorter time to market, increasing number of SKUs, shortage of skilled employees, intricate complexity of jobs, rising quality and consistency requirements; plus, of course, constant demand for lower prices.

 

Experts agree: “The traditional production workflow is highly operator/employee influenced, creating fluctuations in waste, time, consistency, delivery and profitability.”


To mitigate those effects, some narrow and mid web flexographic press platforms available today improve production efficiency and throughput via the use of closed-loop automation and interconnectivity.

 

Steven Leibin of Matik shares how using automated press technologies is a necessary next step for many narrow web printers.