How real is the notion of lights out ?� production?

It is fantasy to think that print manufactories will soon be operating plants in the dark with few workers. But it is true that workflows and equipment are becoming more automated. With enough time, technology, expertise, and perseverance, it is possible to develop workflows in which files are received through websites and are evaluated, queued up, and printed on digital presses with relatively little human involvement. While there are still plenty of jobs that cannot be automated, progressive companies are working to automate the ones that can be. Our Automation Ready! virtual conference on May 10 will provide insight into the steps needed to increase your print automation. More information at www.printing.org/automationready.