Category Archives: Workflow

High-End Digital Print: What Does It Take to Get It?

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What does it take to produce consistently high-quality pieces on a digital press? Not just solid commercial-quality work, but output that consistently meets the most demanding client expectations? Lately, I’ve been doing a series of interviews with high-end digital printers asking this very question. Here is what I’m hearing. Please chime in with your own… Read More »

The Survey Says: Digital Print Image Quality

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If you haven’t checked out The Digital Print Survey conducted by What They Think and Unisource (March 2014), it’s a fascinating read. While the results are not projectible to the industry at large, the results are drawn from nearly 400 responses and provide a compelling look inside the shops of a representative cross-section of digital… Read More »

How Pizza Changed the B2B Customer Mindset

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Post provided by IWCO Direct.  We all know that technology continues to transform the ways companies serve consumers at a rapid pace. But have you thought about how these new conveniences are changing the mindset of B2B customers? One of the most noticeable changes is how access to real-time, detailed information in peoples’ personal lives… Read More »

PODi reviews PRISMAprepare

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PODi recently independently reviewed the Canon Océ PRISMAprepare workflow suite and authored case studies and product briefings on these workflow solutions. The overview from PODi: “Canon’s Oce PRISMAprepare simplifies and streamlines document make-ready processes to efficiently compile, correct, personalize and program print applications. This includes various layout and tab programming, spine printing, color splitting and… Read More »

Stay Ahead of the Curve with Automated Web-to-Print Solutions

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Want to learn how to keep your print services on top within the fast-paced marketing community? If so, InfoTrends’ Kate Dunn offers insight and recommendations on how to adapt and automate print services for your clients. Sponsored by the PressGo program of Canon Solutions America, this webinar gives you the information needed to bolster your… Read More »

Adobe Creative Cloud: What a Difference a Perspective Makes

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For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been listening in on the perspectives of designers on Adobe’s transition to cloud- and subscription-only services for its suite of creative software like InDesign, Photoshop, and the like.  Today, I “listened in” on a conversation from the print production perspective. What a difference a perspective makes! On the… Read More »

In Line or Not in Line, That is the Question

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Finishing Web Inkjet Printing, Part 2 Last week we discussed the components that you need to put together a finishing line for a web-fed inkjet system.  So now you have a good idea of what you need.  But now you have to look at your own workflow, customer requirements, and need for flexibility, and decide… Read More »

From Roll to Page: What do I need?

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Finishing Web Inkjet Printing,  Part 1 This is the first installment of a 2-part series on web inkjet finishing.  This installment will cover the tactical considerations that need to be considered when building your finishing line, and the next installment will be the more strategic question of whether your system components should be in-line or… Read More »