Board Converting News, May 4, 2020

U.S. Display Group (CONT’D FROM PAGE 26)


alized pretty early on it’s different and we were becom- ing our own pre-press department. That has been a very eye-opening experience. A lot of things that the litho sup- pliers did we took for granted. That has been the biggest area of improvement from day one to right now. I feel real- ly good about where we are today with that process.” Lessons Learned U.S. Display’s total digital investment was about $5.5 million. Moore offered a few words of advice to fellow board converters. “I have a long list of things and I keep a running list of things that we’ve learned. It’s a big com- mitment. You’re talking millions of dollars so you have to make sure that you’ve got the volume and you’ve got to be able to keep it fed. Evaluate the opportunity that you’re


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going to have in terms of the volume,” he says. “The sec- ond thing is my biggest underestimation was the front end part of it. You really need to think about that and make sure you’ve at least got the people in place who can do the things that you need to do on the front end. Fortunately for us, because we were already doing the litho, I think it was a much easier step for us than it would be for somebody going from brown box to digital. It’s a different animal. That step is a smaller step if you’re already doing high graphics litho or flexo.” He also emphasizes the importance of having the right people to operate the machine and handle pre-press and other aspects of digital printing. “You could have the best machine in the world but if you don’t have the people to run it you’re not going to gain the benefits that you should be getting. And that’s true on the machine and the pre- press department. “I’ve had so many people ask, ‘Knowing what you know today would you do it again?’ and the answer is ‘Absolute- ly.’ I would have done it sooner had I known.” Moore expects the technology to continue to evolve. “As an industry we’ve only scratched the surface. The ben- The Jetmaster’s stacker. The primary substrates through the machine have been mottled white and white top liners.


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