Production Printer

Printing companies and service providers such as publishers do not use the same type of printing equipment as enterprises where printing is merely an office requirement. If they did, the unit cost per page would soon put them out of business since standard equipment cannot cope with the requirements necessary for a company whose core function involves printing. Equipment replacement would become necessary on a frequent basis and consumable costs would also be excessive. Therefore, those involved in volume printing task require production printers, equipment that is robust and designed for a volume production environment.

Minimise Manual Tasks

Production printers are designed to work in fast-paced environments where printers could be in use for hours at a time. They are also designed to work at high speed and the embedded laser printers can produce upwards of 120 colour pages per minute. This speed, depending on the printer selected, can also include functions such as folding, stapling, punching and even binding. Essentially, these printers can operate as a production line, combining multiple functions in one large piece of equipment that does not require human intervention to load paper for the next process.

Other Benefits

Production printers are made to last and despite their high volume capacity, can be maintained easily with support from qualified professionals. This is usually achieved by means of a support contract or as part of a leasing agreement. The components used in these printers are tough and can withstand the demands of producing thousands of documents per day without issue. Appropriate selection of a production solution can automate the entire printing process. The addition of print management software (often provided by the manufacturer of production printing equipment) can also aid the process by processing received data files according to defined parameters. In this way, repeat customers can be processed easily as their printing profile is stored on the system and specific information for printed output will not need to programmed a second time.

When selecting a high volume printer, consider the available manufacturers for your industry, the support options available and estimate your monthly consumable and running costs. This will determine the eventual selection of your ideal solution for production printing.