The use of automation in almost every industry is worth noticing. The world is shifting its parameters and artificial intelligence has a major role in it. However, the use of automation in printing industry is fairly recent, not in terms of the work, but more in terms of the acknowledgement of that work. People have now started realizing that how automation can do wonders in the industry of screen printing or even printing in general. There have been instances when people had machinery, but never knew about some of the tools that could be used through the same machinery. Instead of using those, they would just use more man power, and paper and pen work instead of just utilizing the software in the right manner. Thankfully, this is not the case anymore in most companies as the awareness is being raised through various people and platforms. Since it is one of the emerging trends in the printing business, it is therefore necessary to highlight the major benefits that one can obtain through incorporating different software in their practices and taking the manual work towards automation. Hence, we have gathered some basic yet significant advantages of moving towards automation if you are in the business of printing. Have a look and see for yourself why this one step that you may think is too big for you might actually be “the step” that you need to take in your business at this point in time:
Eliminates Human Error
When you divide task amongst your workers, there are more and more chances of errors. It is not the fault of your workers, humans tend to make mistakes, it’s in their nature, and they can’t really do anything about it. The problem is that the larger the amount of workers, the greater is the chance of mistakes. To add cherry on top, when you sub divide the task for accuracy, it somehow increases the chances of errors because more people are involved. Apart from that, when you have a number of workers working on the same project at different stages, all of them at some point needs to maintain records. This in one way or the other is not just the waste of time, but also is a waste of resources like paper and pen. I mean, we are already in the printing business, let’s face it; one can only be more vigilant about all this by observing and making these small yet necessary changes. So, when you decide to shift towards automation, you can easily eliminate the human error by replacing them with machinery as much as humanly possible.
One can argue against this point and say that screen printing management software is not something one can just randomly go and get and it will reduce your time, in fact people may think that this will cost them a lot more time than usual. Well, if you are thinking for short term success, yes you may be on the right track, but here the case is different. In business, when you take a big step, you need to think big, you need to think for your long term successes. Shifting to software which can take care of most of your work is a big shift for any industry; with printing, it just gets harder. However, if you think big, you will understand that the software incorporation can save a lot more time than you might have expected. At initial stage, you may need assistance and time in order to learn the whole system, but once you get accustomed to it, you can save a lot more time than usual. Because now you don’t have to do everything on your own, the system will take care of the details. Specifically in the prepress department, if you invest in software automation, your work will get extremely easy in terms of screen printing.
This one goes hand in hand with the above mentioned point; what’s the point of investing in such machinery and software if it is just costing you a lot without getting anything in return. Well, thankfully when it comes to printing, you save a lot by moving towards automation. It is not just the resources that are now not needed but all the waste which would be created due to human error is now not there, eventually saving up a lot of your money that was going into waste. Apart from that, when you have automation, man power is not needed to that extent; instead of 10 people, you just have to pay to one person. Hence, the amount spend on the automation of your business is recovered within months, and after that, it’s only profit that one can talk about.
Meet the Needs of Your Clients
Lastly, one of the most important things is that you should satisfy your clients to the fullest. For doing so, it is necessary that your client is not hesitant of anything. Well, to know that, one needs to know what exactly can make your client hesitant. One of the factors can be the minimum amount of orders, since not all businesses have the policy of short run. This is because it can get a lot more expensive on the company if they have to make short projects for everyone. But there are companies who still prefer this, and those are the ones that are succeeding with great speed. The reason behind it is that people prefer things more when they are customized; it means that some sort of sentiment could be attached to that particular object. For this matter, most people would also prefer to get small orders just to give that feeling to their customers. if you really want to cater everyone, and meet the needs and expectations of your clients, welcoming short runs to your business can be a good initiative, which will be a lot more easier and not so costly if you invest in automation. This is why one can now say it confidently that automation is a necessity in today’s world!