The saying “the only constant is change” certainly applies to the print industry. We all have seen the continued evolution of print, brought forth mainly by advancements in technology.
Some see it as a challenge to keep up with these technology advancements, but at xpedx, we view changes as opportunities for printers to expand their offerings to serve a wider customer base. In fact, we work with many print service providers to help them become successful hybrid printers who are able to shift easily between offset, digital and wide format. With that type of flexibility, hybrid printers are able to pursue new growth opportunities with existing accounts, and find new customers that they may not have even spoken with before.
When considering all forms of print, it is still a $380 billion industry, so there are all types of opportunities. Offset printing was the bread and butter for many years, but did you realize that wide format is a $30 billion industry and digital printing is growing at 15 percent per year? By offering this synergy of printing formats, your business transforms from a printing company to a complete solutions provider.
But where do I even start?
It’s a valid question. Printers that may be just starting in wide format, for example, may have a learning curve. xpedx can help to shorten the path to profitability. Our print specialists are industry experts with long-standing, deeply-rooted relationships with manufacturers, industry associations and customers. We’ve done the research, so we can pass along integrated printing solutions to you.
And these solutions are more than just equipment and substrates. We also offer integration with legacy systems, workflow optimization, color management, testing, benchmarking, G7 color certification, JDF workflow consultation and more.
In this ever-changing industry, you too can be a successful hybrid printer and xpedx can help. Contact us today to take the first step in growing your business.