Print Software + Labor Shortages – Now is the Time to Automate!

“There has always been a focus in the print industry on the production floor. We are obsessed with shaving minutes off of press times, finishing steps, etc. My personal obsession is with the business processes in the carpeted area of the print business where I look to shave off DAYS in the workflow. For most printers, a job spends more time in the carpeted area than on the production floor.”


In Jennifer Matt’s recent WhatTheyThink Article, “Software has to be your answer to labor shortages”, she discusses why NOW is the time to automate your print workflow if you haven’t already – since skilled labor is scarce these days and just throwing more people at your workflow problems isn’t necessarily the solution anyways.

The real answer is to first pinpoint where your bottlenecks are in your print workflow – and then address those workflow inefficiencies with software. It’s all about streamlining those routine jobs and reducing rework and manual touches so that you can crank out more work at the end of the day.

We think Jen says it best here:

“Without workflow efficiencies, you have to keep throwing labor at the problem which actually makes quality control and management even harder. The more people you have doing similar tasks the more variation, more management and more overhead you build into your business. This also puts you in a position where making changes is difficult.”

We are happy to help you pinpoint where to get started on this journey, reach out to us at to start Automating Your Success today.

Therese McGady

Aleyant's Marketing Manager: Experienced marketing communications professional with in-house and agency background, combined with strong Midwestern work ethic and excellent relationship-building skills.