To be competitive in digital printing market, innovation; creativity; and process efficiency are the keys to success. However, investing on these types of activities required considerable financial investment and manpower.
Printing companies usually have two separate streams of development work: they either work on design and development of an online design and ordering solutions or development of innovative printing technique to deliver high quality products in an effective and effective way. There are various ways that the both types of activities qualified to receive non-refundable funds:
1-Developing an IT solution for managing online orders: This can be correlated to design and development of a solution to enhance or advance performance, scalability, reliability, availability, data migration, database handling, etc. of your printing operation.
2-Research, trials, systematic investigations: This may include modifying ink formulas, treatment of substrate, using new substrates or other experimental activities in which the success for the end result are not certain.
3-Fullfill special/custom orders requirements: This may require trials; making prototypes; quality evaluations; shelf-life or adhesion testing. Related expenses in such efforts can be claimed no matter if the end result is success or failure.
4-Experimentation with colour profiles/colour calibration, heat, speed, pressure settings of the printer; Experimentation with various media – printing on vinyl, textile, canvas, self-adhesive material, magnetic material; Experimentation with lamination, film thicknesses and types; Experimentation with gluing, cutting, trimming, punching, folding of various media; Experimentation with ink/water proportions; Modifications to printers (digital, UV, large format) laminators, collators, offset presses;
Kelid™ has many years of extensive experience and highly educated professionals in printing industry. We are now helping printing companies that use different processes (e.g. offset, inkjet, web, flexo, digital, large format, screen, embroidery, lamination, etc.). We have also worked with finishing companies delivering other related surfaces such as binderies, die cutting, folding, and gluing processes.