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July 21, 2021
We talked to Velox’s Product Line Manager, David Oesterreicher, to better understand what drives our customers’ buying decisions around industrial digital printing solutions.
Among our customers are converters – the companies that specialize in printing on plastic tubes and aluminum aerosol cans and turning them into decorated containers to be filled with product. What Velox offers them is an industrial system – a direct-to-shape digital decorator that prints directly onto tubes and cans using a proprietary technology with specially formulated inks and a robust system architecture. Our solution provides extremely high-speed and high-quality printing along with agile, economical and sustainable operation.
Velox’s technology and what we offer is in direct response to what converters want and need. They hold us to high standards, and we listen.
For converters, digital printing technology is no different than any other decoration technology, and as such it is examined on similar parameters. First, digital technology should deliver the same (or more) decoration features as analog decoration technology, including solid colors, sharp text, photorealistic images, gradients, a wide variety of Pantones, and accurate color registration. The proof is in the output: when deciding to invest in digital printing, converters ask us to print several of their customers’ products, enabling a side-by-comparison with products printed with analog technologies.
Converters also want to make sure digital machines can handle industrial demands. That means:
Key buying decisions are also made on cost and on the additional benefits of digital direct-to-shape decoration. The cost per copy should be compatible with analog, after taking into account operating expenses, ink costs, operational efficiency, utilities, and so forth. After these are met, converters focus on return on investment (ROI) – what digital direct-to-shape has to offer above and beyond analog. With all this in mind, we offer converters:
Every company looks at trends and business analysis to identify prospective customers, but nothing beats asking them how they make their buying decisions and delivering on or exceeding their expectations. If you’re interested in mass production direct-to-shape digital decoration we invite you to talk to us to learn more.