We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: If you’re a commercial printer, mailer or packaging company, whatever job you’re running and whatever you’re printing or printing on, you need to ensure that the job gets done right.
Quality, accuracy and speed are all variables in print, mailing and packaging that can provide a distinct competitive advantage for your operation. That holds true at every stage of the printing, mailing and packaging process—including the finishing stage.
Given the fact that many of today’s production processes feature automation at various stages (or in select cases, are completely automated), it’s critical that production runs are performed accurately, and as quickly as possible. But, why not add some profits as well?
Unfortunately, the back end is precisely where many production flows bog down, because many shops utilize manual processes at that stage.
OAM can provide solutions for your finishing needs from top manufacturers like Kirk-Rudy, Baumholder, Controls Engineering and Quadrel that will help you automate the final functions of your production runs to increase efficiency and deliver profitability.
A Closer Look at the Finishing Stages of Print, Mail and Packaging Projects
Hypothetically, let’s say you have a large 24-inch by 24-inch sheet with individual coupons on it that contain barcodes. That stock likely is run through a feeder, then an inkjet printer. Afterward, there are several possible next steps. Among these include scoring, perfing, labeling, folding, slitting, stacking and/or bundling.
Each of these steps is considered a finishing step. And finishing solutions serve to help ensure quality control at this stage. They also can be used to automate the aforementioned processes, which as we said earlier, are sometimes handled manually to the detriment of quality and efficiency.
Finishing Solutions Can Increase Efficiency and Deliver Profitability
Finishing solutions from OAM can help ensure defect-free runs and provide a competitive advantage for your operation. We hope you found this article useful in better understanding the many benefits that various finishing solutions can have for your operation. If you’d like to find out more, or discuss ways that OAM solutions can help you Increase Efficiency and Deliver Profitability, please contact us. OAM offers a variety of finishing solutions, along with high-quality inkjet and labeling solutions to meet your print, mail and packaging needs.
For any requirement, OAM offers the consultative expertise to recommend the right mix of hardware and software solutions to meet your unique needs.
For more information, please contact OAM at 216-391-3000.