Why should you choose a used web press instead of a new one?
The evolution of the web printing industry is closely related to that of paper and ink suppliers, the printing presses and its contractors, who face their own difficulties and organize to overcome them. These difficulties are caused by structural changes, the means of communication, as a consequence of the development of the Internet, which gradually transforms market components.
The impact of the Internet is felt throughout the entire value chain by reducing advertising budget, thus depriving graphical the means of mass communication of vital income, with negative consequences for the pluralism of information.
The offset printing sector includes companies that produce large quantities of products. Offset printing is different, using different machines and is used by large companies, as web offset and small businesses as, offset in sheet. These are businesses that produce books, directories, catalogs and magazines that by their nature, tend to be printed in large quantities, generally varying between 10 000 and 300 000 copies. As a result of more frequent publication of not printed, but online products these developments have unpleasant consequences on the rotary offset.
In the past, any big publisher had their own printing presses that printed their publications. In the past decade, many of them have sold these assets and focused on their main activities. Currently, very few publishers still have their own printing house. Moreover, sometimes, with the help of brokers, they entrust their printing activities to the printing house offering the lowest price, and this trend is reflected into additional pressure on the printing business, imposing cost reduction.
Perhaps taking into account the cost reductions would be a good reason to invest in used web presses rather than new. By acquiring a used web press a printer increases substantial profitability at a low cost but also allows the final product to be run with more efficiency. It is also a great way to avoid depreciation vs. purchasing a new web press.
More and more businesses find used printing machinery offers a cost effective solution because they cover all the area of requirements: from web offset to heatset magazine presses, from the commercial to coldset newspaper plants. Also you can find machinery from the world’s most respected manufacturers, starting with Heidelberg, MAN Roland, KBA, Goss, Komori, Mitsubishi, Muller Martini, Kolbus, Stahl, Sitma, Baumann and others, of couse all in one place: www.usedpresses.org.
Nevertheless, you should pay attention to a few aspects before taking any purchase decision. Each unit should be checked and inspected by authorized personnel in order to avoid malfunctioning issues. Any customer oriented supplier should allow the equipment to go through thorough refurbishment before selling, repairing or replacing parts if necessary.
If the customer requires, the whole unit is refinished, cleaned and painted so that will not only operate but look as good as a new one. Customers have to be provided with all relevant technical information about the equipment they are purchasing and Usedpresses.org does so offering all the relevant information about the products advertised: type, model, manufacturing year, technical specifications, as well as the printing jobs for which is best suited.