Dissatisfied With Your Flexible Plastic Printing Capabilities?

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In the process of printing on flexible materials for their customers, today’s manufacturers have faced a number of problems that hinder their ability to compete and grow. An increase in short run jobs, consumer demand for high quality at low prices and faster turnaround, and a more competitive global market have given manufacturers and printers a lot to cope with.

It’s difficult to thrive when simply getting by and keeping up is a daily struggle.

There is a common root cause for all of these problems, as many flexographic printing equipment users already know. Too often, manufacturers are trying to compete in a high-demand marketplace using outdated, resource-draining flexoprinting machines and equipment.

The decision to continue production using decades-old flex presses is usually not a result of stubbornness; many manufacturers know that they’re due for an upgrade with their flexographic printing equipment.

Most companies want to update their production floor and use the most modern capabilities so they’ll be known as the flexo printing service provider that delivers sharp, high quality results in very little time, for a competitive price.

The key problem with making that a reality is the cost of the initial investment and the time that’s wrapped up waiting to put a new flexographic machine to work on the production floor. Companies that make the decision to buy new flex printing presses are sometimes required to put down as much as fifty percent of cost just to begin production of the press. As that money is gone and their new equipment is being built, they can’t gain any return from that investment until their flexo printing equipment is delivered to their facility and is finally up and running, which can take a long as a year.

Most manufacturers and printers don’t have that kind of flexibility to invest and wait to see results, but they also don’t have the option of continuing on as they are with the same outdated, under-performing flexographic printing equipment.

So where is there to go from that point? If the need to upgrade is painfully apparent but the resources required to do so are simply too thin, what can be done?

There’s a New York based plastic equipment manufacturer and plastic bags machinery supplier that is now offering a option to companies that are stuck between lackluster printing capabilities and the freedom to invest and wait. They offer a unique type of flexographic press that serves as easy way for manufacturers to print efficiently, accommodate short run jobs, produce high quality results in less time, reduce material waste and overhead, and also cut down on labor costs.

There are ultra high-end presses that promise these advantages, and the price tag that accompanies them usually means they remain out of reach for most manufacturers. The Optima 2 central impression printing press can also offer them, and more, but for a price that’s far more realistic, with a lower investment required to being production, and a shorter wait-time between placing the order and putting the press to work.

The reduced wait and amount of value gained for the cost lies with the design and function of the Optima 2 itself. Built by Soma Engineering with Plastic Machinery & Parts, the press was developed specifically for enhanced flexo printing capabilities without the need to increase labor, use of materials and inks, power, operational space, or production time.

There’s no one feature that enables the press to offer these advantages. Instead, this piece of equipment is a culmination of dynamic production elements. The Optima 2 solves a series of problems that hinder the ability to compete, offer better results, and rise to the challenge of markets asking for shorter run jobs in less time.

This press is meant to be powerful and versatile enough to replace several older pieces of equipment, and also simplified so it can accommodate goals of reducing labor, overhead, waste, production space, and other factors that are currently sapping manufacturers.

For as attractive as this may sound to a company that is ready to start thriving and investing in their future, it’s not a true explanation of all the benefits that come with the Optima 2 central impression printing press. That information can be found on a newly released webinar that’s available through Plastic Machinery & Parts.

Manufacturers that are ready to finally upgrade for an affordable investment can gain a better understanding of the Optima 2’s specific features and capabilities. They can opt-in to learn what this piece of equipment has done for companies like theirs and what they can do to revolutionize their ability to compete, in less time and for more manageable costs.