Our high-quality and durable print finishing systems often give rise to the following question during the purchasing process: Is it worth investing now? Many customers sense the great uncertainty over the future of the printing industry. Will printing houses still exist in 2040? To what extent will machines purchased today be compatible when the next major technological revolution occurs?
Since humans have existed, there have always been disruptive technologies that have replaced entire industries and professions. Until the end of the 20th century, however, such processes of change lasted decades or even centuries. But today the incredible technological advances in storage and computing capacities are leading to disruptive technologies having the power to establish themselves in the global market within one to two years.
The printing industry has also changed dramatically as a result - or thanks to - digitalization. Digital printing has decisively weakened the monopoly position of large publishing and printing houses. Prices for end customers have fallen drastically, customized single copies and ultra-short runs are standard, finishing options are a must, and the demands on employees in terms of IT, network and programming skills are consistently increasing. On the other hand, digital printing has also made new products possible, such as photo books or self-published books.
The answer is Finishing 4.0
At Muller Martini, we are responding to the digital revolution with our Finishing 4.0
development strategy. The strategy includes the vision of producing individual products in runs of one copy, which is, to some extent, already a reality today. This is made possible by maximum automation. Thanks to smart connectivity with Connex
productions with our print finishing systems already run fully automatically and without manual intervention.
Our highly specialized, agile family business with a worldwide network is also at the pulse of new markets, technologies and trends. We use this foundation to develop productive solutions and implement them promptly into our customers‘ supply chains.