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    5 Examples of AI In The Print Industry

    By Evans Graphics on 22 February 2023

    AI is here and quickly making a revolutionary impact across different business sectors. The print industry is also embracing emerging AI technologies and all the benefits that come with it.

    These include automating workflows, providing greater personalisation and enhancing security. AI is also enhancing speed, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness, and is expected to have a significant transformation across the sector in the years to come.

    At Evans Graphics we’re committed to improving our working processes, embrace innovation and keeping a close eye on how new technology is changing.

    Here are some of the examples of AI being used in the print industry that have caught our eye…

    Predictive Print Automation

    Predictive printing uses AI algorithms to predict and optimise the printing process, reducing waste and increasing efficiency. By analysing data such as ink consumption, printing speed, and paper usage, AI can make real-time adjustments to improve the quality and efficiency of the printing process.

    With AI-enabled print automation, print providers can streamline their workflows, reduce turnaround times, and offer faster, more cost-effective printing services to their customers.

    Personalised Printing


    Another effective use of AI algorithms is the ability to create personalised print products, such as books, cards, and calendars. By analysing purchase history, browsing behaviour, and preferences, AI can suggest custom designs and layouts that are tailored to each customer's unique interests and needs.

    Personalised recommendations can also work well for print providers with AI algorithms helping to offer targeted, effective marketing campaigns that are more likely to result in sales.

    Tightening of Quality Control

    AI can be used to monitor the quality of the printing process, detecting and correcting any issues in real-time. This includes checking for colour accuracy, alignment, and other quality factors, as well as identifying and fixing problems such as smudging or creasing.

    Automated inspection systems can quickly identify defects in printed images, while predictive maintenance algorithms can detect equipment issues before they cause downtime. Quality assurance processes are improved through the comparison of printed output to digital reference images, and real-time feedback allows for adjustments during the printing process itself. Overall, AI is helping to optimise and automate quality control processes, resulting in higher quality printed products.

    Inventory Management

    AI algorithms can be used to optimise the management of printing supplies, such as ink and paper. By analysing usage patterns and predicting future demand, AI can help to ensure that the right number of supplies are ordered and kept in stock, reducing waste and lowering costs.

    Predictive analytics capability represents a huge step forward for any business looking to maximise their inventory management systems and the print industry stands to benefit greatly from what this technology can offer.

    Improved Security


    AI helps to enhance print industry security by detecting and preventing fraud, protecting sensitive data, and ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.

    Having a system to safeguard against cyber attacks could be crucial to a print company that holds a database of customer information. AI technology uses machine learning to provide real-time threat detection and help to keep businesses safe from security breaches.

    These are just a few examples of how AI is being used in the print industry. As technology continues to advance, it's likely that we'll see even more innovative uses of AI in this field in the years to come. Ultimately, AI and automation in the print industry will enable us to deliver an even more efficient service to our customers.

    Explore our print services and product range to find out how Evans Graphics can fulfil any print requirements you may have.

    Topics: Printing Processes


    Author: Evans Graphics

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