30 November 2020

Print Finishing In A Covid World

The year of 2020 has taken its toll on a number of industries, that includes the print finish industry. From national lockdowns to increased infection control, and everything in between, every organisation has been affected in some way.

Increased demand and decreased demand

Due to infection control, there has been a reduction in the use of print in many organisations. Meaning that businesses that supply leaflets and flyers will have seen a reduction in demand. Books and newspapers have also seen a decrease in the number of sales as people make the transition to electronic copies.
Opposed to this, there has been an increase in disposable print, meaning that the importance of single use print has increased. For the likes of hospitals, health centres and schools, where there is still the need to have a selection of documents printed, it is vital that these are single use in order to prevent the spread of infection.

How has it affected your business?

So where has this left your business? There are now a number of businesses that are running either well below their capacity, or that have downed tools until we have a more settled economy. If your business is currently running below capacity, we would recommend that this is a good time to look at having your machinery serviced. By having this done during a quieter period of time allows you to run at full capacity without the worry of your machines having issues further down the lines.
For those organisations that are running full steam ahead and using single use print, you might be finding that your current machinery is having a hard time keeping up with the demand or starting to show signs of wear. Now might be the ideal time to invest in a newer machine with higher capacity. Or potentially a second machine to ease the usage and increase your overall volume. For organisations who are turning their best profit to date, now is a great time to increase the machinery in your organisation to allow your customers a greater range of print capabilities.

If you are looking to invest in new machinery, you can contact a member of our expert team today. Here at AfterPrint Ltd, we aim to provide our customers with the right machinery for their needs, not just for a sale. If you are looking for associated supplies, please head over to the AfterPrint Shop.