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The Power of AI for Efficiency

The Power of AI for Efficiency

The print industry is one of the world’s oldest industries, and with the rise of technology, it has gone through a revolution. One of the most significant changes has been the implementation of artificial intelligence (AI). AI has allowed for greater efficiency and innovation in the print industry.

What is artificial intelligence (AI)?

Picture a world where computers can do more than just follow commands. They could learn, reason, solve problems, make decisions, interpret language, and even perceive things like humans do. This is what we call Artificial Intelligence (AI) - a fancy term for machines that can replicate human brainpower. They use a range of powerful technologies like machine learning, deep learning, neural networks, and natural language processing to work their magic. And trust us, this is just the beginning! With the continuous development of AI technology, we can expect to see more advanced and sophisticated AI systems that will revolutionise the way we live and work.

How is AI being used in the print industry?

One way AI has been utilised in the print industry is through automation. This has allowed for faster and more accurate production of printed materials. AI can also monitor and predict machine maintenance needs, reducing downtime and improving productivity.

AI has also been used to personalise printed materials. By analysing data on a customer's preferences and behaviours, AI can create tailored marketing materials that are more likely to resonate with the customer. This has led to higher response rates and increased customer engagement.

In addition, AI has allowed for greater sustainability in the print industry. By optimising printing processes and reducing waste, companies can lessen their environmental impact.

The implementation of digital printing technology has led to a significant reduction in paper waste. Digital printing allows for on-demand printing, which means that companies can print exactly what they need, when they need it, without the need for large stockpiles of printed materials that could potentially go unused and end up in landfills.

Furthermore, advanced technology such as machine learning algorithms and data analytics have enabled print companies to streamline their operations, resulting in more efficient use of resources. AI-powered machines can monitor ink usage, adjust printing parameters, and identify potential production bottlenecks in real-time, allowing for greater precision and accuracy in the printing process.

How is Duplo embracing the use of AI?

Duplo has integrated AI technology into our products to streamline the printing process. AI technology is used to automate tasks such as paper folding, cutting, and finishing, which were previously done manually by operators. Our goal is to reduce touch points while increasing efficiency and precision. Below are just a few examples of how Duplo is embracing AI to provide users with the most efficient and cost-effective workflow.

Imposition

Imposition technology is a valuable tool used from printing press all the way to the print finishing process, allowing for greater efficiency and accuracy in producing high-quality printed materials. This technology utilises AI to analyse and optimise the placement of applications on a sheet, taking into account factors such as sheet size, orientation, and desired finished product size. By automating the imposition process, printers can reduce production time and costs while also improving the overall quality of the finished product.

One of the key benefits of imposition technology is its ability to minimise waste. By analysing the most efficient way to arrange applications on a sheet, it can reduce the amount of paper needed for each print job. This not only saves money, but also reduces the environmental impact of the printing process. In addition, imposition technology can improve accuracy by ensuring that applications are properly aligned and positioned, resulting in a more polished and professional finished product.

Barcode technology

With the integration of AI, Duplo's print finishing systems can analyse data on the job specifications and adjust their settings, accordingly, resulting in faster and more accurate production. Barcodes store the job data, the device scans the barcode and AI enables the device to automatically adjust configurations between jobs using that stored job data, which allows users to run multiple jobs at once. This feature saves valuable time and money for the end user, as well as improving the quality of the finished product, reducing errors and waste.

The print industry revolution is ongoing, and AI will continue to play a significant role in shaping its future. By harnessing the power of AI, companies can improve efficiency, innovation, and sustainability, ultimately leading to greater success. Contact us today to find out more on how you can improve your workflow and connectivity with the help of AI.

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