Mac Knows: Where Can You Get Training on your New Wide Format Equipment?

Mac Knows: Where Can You Get Training on your New Wide Format Equipment?

New equipment and technology require training and much more. Suppliers like Mac Papers and Pacakging are available for training during and after the installation. Resources, training, a call hotline (844.MAC.WIDE) are all available for your wide format needs.

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Mac Knows: What Does a Wide Format Equipment Warranty Cover?

Mac Knows: What Does a Wide Format Equipment Warranty Cover?

Mac Papers and Packaging’s Wide Format Sales Director, Sean Profera is back to explain the importance of fully understanding what your wide format printer warranty does and does not cover. By having a warranty, it will cover the immediate response for less down time and will keep you at the front of the line for service. Do you need an extended warranty? Sean has it all covered in this episode of Mac Knows.

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Mac Knows: What Value Add Should You Look for in a Supplier?

Mac Knows: What Value Add Should You Look for in a Supplier?

Mac Papers and Packaging’s wide format team is here when you need them. We offer a wide range of products, resources, Hotline 844.MAC.WIDE, industry experts, cost saving tips that adds value to you and your customer.

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Mac Knows: Picking the Right Printer Profiles for your Wide Format Printer

Mac Knows: Picking the Right Printer Profiles for your Wide Format Printer

This week, Mac Papers and Packaging’s Wide Format Sales Director, Sean Profera is back with another great topic on printer profiles for output and why you need them for output quality and cost savings. Profiles are specific to material, model and what you are printing.

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Mac Knows: Let’s Talk Maintenance on your Wide Format Equipment

Mac Knows: Let’s Talk Maintenance on your Wide Format Equipment

Mac Papers and Packaging’s Wide Format Sales Director, Sean Profera explains the importance of maintenance to minimize downtime that will save you time and money. Taking the time to do the daily, weekly, monthly routine maintenance not only will keep your machine running smoothly but also keeping you within the parameters the factory warranty.

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Automation in Printing: Improving Turnaround Time and Reducing Errors

Automation in Wide Format Printing

Automation in Printing: Improving Turnaround Time and Reducing Errors by Sean Profera and Tom Grizzle

Most companies strive to work smarter, faster, better. In today’s turbulent economic environment—where labor shortages and supply chain disruption remain the norm—streamlining operations, optimizing production workflows and improving overall productivity have become even larger and more urgent challenges.

So, what’s the most effective way to introduce efficiency? The short answer: intelligent automation.

Wide Format Printing AutomationAutomation 101: Wide Format Vs. Offset Printing and Graphics

There are different types of automation, from mechanical to technological. In the printing business, automation can be applied to specific parts of the physical printing process, or it can be used to refer to software- or technology-powered automation.

Does your company’s wide format printer come equipped with a robotic arm to assist with material handling and loading? That’s a prime example of mechanical automation in action. On the software side, there are dozens of prepress wide format applications that come with automated tools built in: nesting software to manage multiple print jobs, for instance, or variable data printing, which allows users to change specific elements or variables for individual print pieces.

In the offset printing and graphics space, automation has been on the rise for the past decade and continues to grow year over year. Everything from automatically cleaning your printing blanket to auto-feeding and auto-discharging materials can be reduced to the click of a button, saving precious time and resources.

How Automation Can Improve Your Business

Whether you’re an enterprise with a large-scale, grand format operation or a small or midsize commercial printing business, time is money. Automation can shave hours off your production timeline, but that’s not the only benefit.

Here’s how automation can improve your operations:

  • Reduce human error: Computers aren’t perfect, but they are far more accurate than human operators. Once certain presets are programmed, you can “set and forget” those print jobs and your equipment will take care of the rest.
  • Improve turnaround time: Thanks to automation, you can produce more printed pieces faster without sacrificing quality. Consumers are increasingly demanding personalization in their printed products, but they don’t want to wait longer for them. Automation takes significant time out of the prepress stage, as well as the finishing process, enabling you to take on more jobs and, ultimately, grow your business.
  • Enhance workplace safety: Offset printing equipment is large, expensive, and oftentimes, dangerous to operate. With tens of thousands of moving parts, they are far safer to operate when certain tasks are handled by robotic technology, helping to enhance workplace safety and reduce damage to your equipment.
  • Alleviate labor issues: After the recession of 2008, scores of commercial printing businesses closed. This created several ripple effects, including a shortage of skilled workers equipped to operate, maintain and train others on the intricacies of offset printing. As historically manual tasks become automated, equipment operators don’t need the technical knowledge that may have precluded them from entering the wide format industry. Businesses are then able to fill positions more quickly.

 

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Mac Knows: Equipment Problems

Mac Knows: Equipment Problems

Our Mac Papers and Packaging team of experts are a phone call away to help keep your equipment running smoothly. We have factory trained professionals there to help you resolve your problems by phone, in person, whatever it takes. Who you gonna call?

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Mac Knows: Where to Buy Media and Ink for your Wide Format Printer

Mac Knows: Where to Buy Media and Ink for your Wide Format Printer

This week, Mac Papers and Packaging’s Wide Format Sales Director, Sean Profera is back discussing buying media and ink supplies for your printing needs. As a supplier we stock a wide range of products with great prices but we also have the expertise to point you in the right direction.

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Aqueous Media and the ArgentⓇ AQ Difference

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Aqueous Media and the ArgentⓇ AQ Difference

Aqueous Media and the Argent AQ Difference
By Chris Jones

From fine art prints to gallery wrapped canvas décor and family photos to adhesive vinyl films and banners, aqueous inkjet printers are equipped to handle a wide variety of indoor and short-term outdoor applications. Thanks to the versatility and premium image quality of water-based inks, the aqueous segment of the wide format printer market continues to thrive as the preferred choice for photo and décor professionals who require top notch archival-quality and an eco-friendly printing environment free of harmful fumes and odors.

Whether you operate a commercial or wholesale printing business, we understand your need for quality and consistency when it comes to the products you—and most importantly, your customers—rely on. That’s why we created Argent AQ, Mac Papers and Packaging’s exclusive line of digital media for aqueous inkjet printers.

In addition to being a greener and cleaner way to produce graphics, aqueous printers typically have a lower cost of entry than their eco-solvent or UV inkjet counterparts. This makes aqueous printing an easily accessible option for companies seeking to create high-impact graphics using compatible media platforms such as Argent AQ for fine art and photos, canvas prints, proofs and posters as well as durable outdoor signage, such as banners and yard signs.

For example, commercial printers catering to budding photographers and home decor enthusiasts understand the importance of color. With Argent AQ, you get exceptional ink absorption, archival-quality media and an accurate presentation with vivid color output. These finished products can wind up as the prized portrait above a customer’s mantelpiece, a banner at a national trade show or a poster in a retail POS display.

Color, texture and ink absorption aren’t the only factors you need to consider. Managing inventory, cutting down on material waste and reducing costs are considerations that printing businesses of all shapes and sizes evaluate when selecting the best material for an upcoming project. We designed our Argent product line with that in mind, helping you zero in on each of these bullseyes so you can exceed customer expectations and deliver premium quality without the premium price.

Inventory management, for instance, remains a complex challenge for companies in many industries due to continued supply chain disruption. But this problem can be virtually eliminated when you choose Argent AQ. With a fleet of over 100 trucks, we’re able to provide an excellent product and peace of mind with next-day delivery to businesses across the Southeast.

Last but certainly not least: material waste. From stickers to window graphics, professional printers might print hundreds, or even thousands, of pieces a day. Errors, incorrect color calibration and test runs add up quickly, resulting in extra costs that significantly impact the bottom line. Our wide format media experts can help develop an inventory strategy and ensure you receive stock based on your business needs.

For more information about our line of digital media for aqueous inkjet printers, check out our Argent AQ products. If you’re ready to explore aqueous solutions but don’t know where to start, drop us a line—our wide format team is happy to help.

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Rip software for large format printers

Rip software for large format printers

Sean Profera, Mac Papers and Packaging’s Wide Format Sales Director is back with another great topic on Software and Rips, and why you need them to print to most large format printers.

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