Are You Implementing Web-enabled Print Solutions?

By | October 6, 2008

Last week Beyond-Print published an article on the results of a poll at Swiss print portal Mediaforum on adoption rates the deployment of Web-enabled print services for customers.

200 respondents answered the question “Should printers offer their customers web-to-print solutions?” with:

  • 29%: Yes, as soon as possible
  • 45%: Only if the customers express a need for it
  • 2%: Wait to see how the market shapes up
  • 11%: It is only appropriate for niche markets
  • 1%: No, there’s no market for it
  • 12%: What’s web-to-print?

71% are playing wait and see or have not considered implementing a Web-enabled workflow.

So what do you think? Take the poll below, and share your experiences with Web-enabled Print in the comments.

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If you answered yes, what was your deciding factor? And did choose an off the shelf product or service, or did build your system?

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3 thoughts on “Are You Implementing Web-enabled Print Solutions?

  1. Caco Appel

    There`s no way out from the future. No one will think nothing diferent but web based services.

  2. Heidi Tolliver-Nigro

    Web-to-print has a critical role to play in this industry. The challenge is that, in order to offer a true value-added service, printers must have a minimum threshold of software flexibility and applications-development skill. This is hard to justify without the volume, but it’s also difficult to “sell” yourself as a marketing services provider without a full complement of services, which requires the skill and software to implement them. It’s a difficult tightrope to walk.

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