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With profit margins under relentless pressure, purchasing a new hardware solution can be a daunting prospect, although in many scenarios it’s necessary to remain competitive. If you’re contemplating investing in new equipment, rest assured, as there are solutions engineered to help you achieve swift Return on Investment (ROI).

Most profitable for small-to-medium job runs

Take for example the Contiweb Thallo. Whilst the initial investment may appear significant compared to a flexo or gravure press, the cost can be recovered much faster. In fact, calculations confirm that offset printing is the most profitable technology for small-to-medium job runs. Current trends forecast the continuing rise of small job runs, making offset an obvious choice to safeguard the future of your business (see graph).

The advantages don’t just stop there. Delivering excellent print quality with a typical resolution of 200 lines per inch, offset produces premium results compared to flexo. This allows you to enhance your competitive edge and attract new business while maintaining repeat customer, all adding to the bottom line and helping you move closer to enjoying ROI.

From a practical perspective, an offset plate can be on the press ready to print in a matter of minutes following receipt of a new image file, compared to the hours, days or even weeks experienced with other processes. This dramatically slashes time-consuming changeovers and crucially enables you to increase throughput and exceed customer expectations for job turnarounds.

Lower ink consumption

When it comes to consumables, the Contiweb Thallo uses no solvents. Without the need to invest in solvent incineration, and utilizing EB curing, the Contiweb Thallo is ideal for food, beverage, beauty and pharmaceutical labels and flexible packaging. Beyond the opportunity to expand the markets you serve; offset ink consumption is lower than that of flexo and gravure. Offset inks are hundred percent solid, meaning that every drop ends up on the substrate. When it comes to ink thickness, offset is much thinner, allowing you to further reduce consumable costs.

On average, print providers who purchase an offset press recover their investment in as little as three years!

To find out how you can unlock the door to similar ROI, contact us.

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If you would like to know more about offset technology for printing flexible packaging you can download the Contiweb Guide to Offset Printing. In this extensive guide you will find information about offset printing technology in general, the offset process, environmental aspects and costs.



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