SGIA Survey Reveals Cost-Saving Tactics
A new survey from SGIA’s Surveys & Statistics division reveals some of the way screen and digital printers are cutting costs in their businesses. For example, 67% of industrial-use printers and 44% of garment decorators reported that they’ve limited their deliveries, while two-thirds of respondents in the industrial segment put their focus on bring down the numbers of defects and reprints.
Fifty-six percent of garment decorators in the study and 67% of industrial-use specialists found the price of fuels as the most notable boosts in their costs in 2008. Electricity was the biggest expense for 67% of graphics imagers. Among the most popular strategies for saving, according to SGIA’s study, are concentration on more efficient use of media and inks, energy conservation, and staff or service cutbacks. For more information, vists www.sgia.org, keyword: Survey.