Impact of Lean Practices on Printing Companies
Graphic Communication Department, June 2010
Lean manufacturing is just the latest catch phrase for maximizing production efficiency
in a printing plant by instituting process control procedures and measurement metrics.
Print Productivity: A System Dynamics Approach
Area: Processes, Productivity, and Profitability
Document # PICRM-2008-05
The productivity of the printing industry in terms of real sales per employee has been growing at an annualized rate of 1.9% for more than a decade. The National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) reports that the industry is lagging when compared to the average productivity growth of 4% from the non-durable manufacturing industries (2004).
Waterless Printing - Productivity Improvement
Adopting waterless printing can result in significant improvement in printing productivity. The advantages of not using dampening solution can be felt immediately.
compared to conventional PS printing, waterless printing can realize an improvement in printing press utilization of as much as 16%.