To scale up your business seamlessly a lot of variables have to fall in place - increases in turnovers and job orders need to be handled efficiently, bottlenecks removed, staff should not be overloaded leading to possibilities of mistakes, optimum utilisation of machinery, personalization needs to be handled without any hitch among others. Those printers that have moved operations and services from manual to software, technology based are able to optimize and streamline processes, leading to a scaling up which perhaps, they themselves would not imagined a decade ago. This investment in software infrastructure can go a long way in the exponential growth of businesses and reduction of operational expenses. When the print MIS is optmized, printshops end up optimizining use of labour and job order processes as they flow through the plant, and the ability to put right data in front of right people to facilitate better decisions!

This issue of PrintWeek MEA features curtain raiser articles and interviews ahead of the Sign and Graphics Imaging Show 2017, along with an interesting article on “More connectivity to usher in a smarter era”. The report reasons that the printing industry stands to gain further in an era of greater connectivity through smartphones, tablets, televisions and laptops.

As we close the last issue of 2016 and usher in 2017, the newsdesk of PrintWeek MEA wishes its readers a very Happy New Year.


Shilpa Jasani is the editor of PrintWeek MEA magazine