Very few want to make their existing technologies obsolete by the introduction of new ones.
Only a few companies, like Apple, go out of their way to develop new products that make their existing money makers die an early death.
Adopting new technologies early is one path but printers of a reasonable size have always had the opportunity to develop their own internal innovations but did not want to do it. Of course this is due to their own lack of knowledge in their own processes.
Valid knowledge is the key and it should be a goal of any operation to improve their valid knowledge of their process. Valid knowledge being something that is specific enough that one can take action on and obtain predictable results. Relentlessly improve the knowledge base and make invalid knowledge obsolete. Get rid of myths. Don't allow them to poison your thinking.
Valid knowledge will help to reduce the risk of being an early adopter of outside technology or in developing internal innovation. Not a guarantee of success but it gives one a better chance of success.
If one does not want to gain the required level of knowledge, it is probably much safer to wait until others prove the technologies. That is a valid strategy but anyone who is smart will not want to work in that environment if they have a choice.