Since our narrative has gone down a different route, and we have a clearer idea of the type of factory we're going to have this animation centered around, I started doing some research of what to expect in a card printing factory.
This video is a very good reference of the type of machinery we would be expected to model. Its probably pretty helpful when it comes to where we want the two characters to be interacting.
Fig.1 Xerox igen4
Fig.2 UV Coater