Digital printing sessions consist of three sequential phases: pre-print, actual printing, and post-print. When the postprint
ends, printing presses go to a lower machine state. It is common for most print-end-to-print-start intents in
digital printing short runs to be shorter than the overhead of the combined post-print and pre-print duration. In other
words, the combined post-print, short break and pre-print durations are on the critical path for maximizing productivity
and throughput. Here, a method is described for keeping digital printing presses in a state that allows significantly
faster return to print. Basically, it is achieved by reducing the print-end-to-print-start duration. Not only does this
significantly improve productivity and throughput, it also dramatically reduces consumable failures.
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INC, HP, "RAPID PRINT MODE FOR IMPROVING DIGITAL PRINTING PRESS PRODUCTIVITY", Technical Disclosure Commons, (March 14, 2019)