Inkjet Justification: Think Beyond Acquisition Cost
With the variety of inkjet options now available, smaller-volume in-plants are now considering inkjet presses. The justification and cost analysis for inkjet, however, is not as straightforward as the cost of acquiring a new toner or offset printer.
In a new blog on the IPMA site, Lois Ritarossi, president of High Rock Strategies, assesses the various concerns in-plants have about inkjet along with the benefits it can provide. Inkjet can improve overall operational efficiency by reducing the number of touch points and potential points of failure resulting in less rework, she writes. Plus, inkjet offers faster throughput and reductions in labor and cost associated with insertion and rework.