3D Printing’s Effects On The Supply Chain And Total Cost Of Ownership

According Pieter Machtelinckx, writing for Massive 3D, issues such as manufacturing feasibility and storage do not provide the whole story. The full potential of additive manufacturing, also called 3D printing, only becomes apparent when companies consider its effects on the entire supply chain, and ultimately its total cost of ownership (TCO) and the potential benefits of […]

2022-11-28T12:34:39+02:00Nov 25th, 2022|

How 3D Printing Is A Solution To A Shortage Of Spare Parts

According to Pieter Machtelinckx, writing for Massivit 3D, with the advent of additive manufacturing (better known as Additive Manufacturing or AM), this technology already allows suppliers to produce parts on demand, close to where the parts are needed. Spare parts for your machine fleet: either you have too many of them or too few. And […]

2022-10-31T11:26:49+02:00Oct 21st, 2022|

Optimising Print Workflows Through Automation

According to Pat McGrew, Analyst and Managing Director, McGrew Group, automation doesn’t replace the people in the shop or take their jobs; it allows businesses to refocus employees on higher value, more fulfilling tasks. It also makes it possible to have fewer people onsite and leverage the power of a global talent pool to grow […]

2022-11-28T12:36:52+02:00Oct 21st, 2022|

Moving Towards A Circular Economy In The Printing Industry

Laurel Brunner of the Verdigris Project writes that as much as we despise greenwashing, it could be argued that its every droplet can make a difference and eventually aid wider environmental awareness. So for this reason, we try not to sigh when we read yet another press release touting ideas for supporting a circular economy. […]

2022-10-17T08:57:45+02:00Oct 7th, 2022|

Features Of A Relentless Service Culture Plan

John Tschohl of the Service Quality Institute discusses what it takes to write a ‘relentless’ customer service plan. One of the major weaknesses of most organisations is top management’s lack of a service strategy. They fail to realise the strategic opportunity on how to use superior service as a vehicle to build market share and market […]

2022-10-17T08:58:16+02:00Oct 7th, 2022|

The Values Of Employee Empowerment

According to John Tschohl from the Service Quality Institute, most executives and managers are afraid to empower their employees. They don’t trust employees, and they don’t trust customers. They think employees will ‘give away the store,’ and they think customers will take advantage of employees who are empowered. Most employees are also afraid of empowerment. […]

2022-06-21T13:24:06+02:00Jun 14th, 2022|

Pattern Coating Science Is Key To Printable Self-Adhesive Products

Phil Webster, Head of Industrial Sales, EMEA at Drytac, outlines the importance of pattern coating in the materials that it provides. Adhesives are absolutely critical to the success of applications across a range of sectors. Simply put, if you get this choice wrong, then you put the entire project in jeopardy and run the risk […]

2022-06-07T10:08:49+02:00Jun 3rd, 2022|

Automated Colour Management And Recycling Affect The Environmental Impact Of Print

According to Laurel Brunner, writing for the Verdigris project, workflow automation, whereby data flows to a plate or press seamlessly and with minimal human intervention, still fills too many printers with fear. They are in the data business, and yet are reluctant to commit to technologies that ensure the data on a substrate is accurate. Printing […]

2022-06-07T10:09:07+02:00May 27th, 2022|

Nine Ways A Company Can Maintain Staff Morale

John Tschohl, president and founder of the Service Quality Institute, discusses the steps to retain current employees and attract new ones. Train them Give your employees what they need to do their jobs. There is nothing more frustrating than tackling a project when you don’t have what is necessary to successfully complete it. When you train your employees on [...]

2022-01-31T10:21:41+02:00Jan 31st, 2022|

Key Aspects To Large Format Sustainable Printing

SwissQprint shares five approaches and concepts based on sustainability that can be applied when assessing a large format printer. Purchasers of large format printer systems focus mainly on aspects such as productivity, possible applications or investment and profitability levels. However, sustainability is gaining ground as a criterion – not only due to corporate values, but also because it is increasingly seen [...]

2022-01-31T10:11:32+02:00Jan 31st, 2022|
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