The current economic climate is having far-reaching implications for companies in the printing indus- try. Interest rates make finance expensive, exchange rates make importing capital equipment difficult and through all of this printers still need to be able to invest in additional or new capacity. Failing to invest at the right time can prove disastrous, but how do printers afford the solutions which will help them to remain competitive or to be able to grow their companies?
The answer in the high-value capital equipment market comes in the form of pre-owned or second-hand equipment. The problem here is sourcing the right equipment from a company with a solid reputation for supplying equipment with back-up, support and some form of guarantee. Another factor is being able to find the right machine. Printers have very specific production requirements and finding quality second-hand presses with the right specifications is not al- ways easy.