Automation has become one of the key areas of investment within the graphics industry. Following the clever online examples and striving for efficiency improvements, much investment has been made into process automation. It requires a steady eye however, especially with regard to the IT foundation and operator knowledge. This is why many printing companies have been reluctant to embrace it. However automation is the only way to get the most out of capital equipment investments, so how prepared are you?
1. Why should you bother to automate processes?
(a) To avoid software upgrades.
(b) To streamline production.
(c) In order to monitor operator performance in prepress.
(d) To meet press maintenance schedules.
2. Why should data be structured and organised?
(a) Data needs to be unambiguous, so that it functions correctly in an automated process.
(b) It doesn’t have to be because this happens automatically in software.
(c) So that it can be easily located.
(d) To make it secure and protect it from hackers.