Standardisation of processes
Standardising print processes helps to achieve repeatable results and increase efficiency. By establishing consistent procedures and quality standards once, rather than a "we've always done it this way" approach, makeready timecan be reduced, error rates lowered and overall efficiency improved. Printers who invest, above all ,are on the winning side in terms of efficiency.
Continuous process improvement
Printers should continuously monitor, analyse and improve the production process. By regularly reviewing performance indicators such as turnaround times, reject rates and productivity, bottlenecks and inefficient areas can be identified and optimised. Implementing Lean or Six Sigma principles can help reduce waste and further increase efficiency. The goal is to produce virtually zero defects. This is because the Lean Six Sigma method places defectprevention above defect detection.
Investment in colour management systems
Colour accuracy and consistency are critical to high-quality print production. By using colour management systems, printers can ensure that colours are accurately reproduced in all jobs. This reduces the need for reprints and saves materials and time. The AccurioPro Color Manager , forexample is a wizard-based software that facilitates both the linearisation of your printing system to achieve the level of performance required by the printer, and the profiling to accurately reproduce the colour to be output.