Archive for 'Digital Printing' Category

Trevecca Nazarene University In-plant Pulls Off Major Turnaround with Xerox and EFI

Last updated: Thursday, April 20, 2017

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, Caslon & Company I recently interviewed Kelly Huebscher, who runs print services at Trevecca Nazarene University, for a PODi Video Case Study. Trevecca University is a liberal arts school in Nashville, Tennessee with about 3,000 students. It is best known for their teaching and music programs, but my interest [...]

Successfully Implementing Workflow Automation in a Job Shop

Last updated: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

When it comes to justifying workflow automation, especially in small to mid-size print shops, getting a good fix on the ROI can be elusive. That’s because labor savings on each job might not translate to immediate dollar savings. And the added benefits of fewer errors has compounding benefits downstream, from the bindery through to customer [...]

How Does a Worth Higgins get Hundreds of Jobs a Day with MarcomCentral?

Last updated: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, Caslon & Company I recently interviewed a commercial printer with over 70 active online portals servicing tens of thousands of end users, delivering hundreds of jobs per day, and driving 65 percent of their digital business. Brian Losch, VP of Sales, shared some of what they learned on the [...]

Would you like some foil with your digital printing?

Last updated: Thursday, March 23, 2017

Print Enhancement is not a new concept.  Printers generate over $5 billion annually by adding foil, spot gloss or raised print to printed documents via traditional analog methods. The market drivers for print enhancement are well documented: Adds a luxury look & feel Increases perceived value Makes materials stand out Can increase security Increases profitability [...]

Canon’s new UVgel ink technology offers Commercial Printers an attractive entry point into wide format printing.

Last updated: Thursday, March 9, 2017

Canon has introduced a revolutionary new product in the 64” roll to roll wide format market called the Colorado 1640. This printer offers the speed of many high-end 10’ (3 meter) roll to roll printers with running costs up to 40% less than 64” latex and or eco-solvent printers. The technology behind this printer is [...]

Canon Launches ProStream: High Speed, High Quality Inkjet Press

Last updated: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

On Feb 17, 2017 Canon launched the ProStream platform of high-speed digital color inkjet continuous feed printers. This platform offers customers the ability to print high quality images (1200 dpi, multibit), and very high speeds (1144 letter size pages per minute) on a wide variety of media including many standard coated offset stocks. Canon anticipates [...]

Another Win for EFI As It Acquires Xerox DFE Business

Last updated: Thursday, February 9, 2017

By paying $22 million over the next 18 months EFI recently announced the purchase of Xerox’s DFE business. This is a nice win for EFI and likely a win for anyone who competes against an end to end Xerox workflow. The win for EFI is removal of a top competitor and increased market share in [...]

How a Commercial Printer Entered the Label Business in a Big Way

Last updated: Thursday, January 26, 2017

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, Caslon & Company I know it’s a slight departure from my usual focus on workflow software, but I wanted to share this conversation I had with Joshua Feller, owner of ColorZone (www.colorzone.com) in Benicia, California. We talked about the innovative ways they are using their EFI VUTEk and Jetrion [...]

Top Printing Companies see Growth in Packaging, Direct Mail, and Commercial Printing

Last updated: Thursday, January 12, 2017

In December of 2016 Printing Impressions magazine published its list of the top 400 printing companies in North America.  The ranking includes the most recent annual revenue figures and the previous year revenues. The ranking also provides information on what segment or specialties the companies produce such as commercial print, direct mail, packaging, business forms, [...]

New PRISMAsync Version 5 Gives Operators Real Power

Last updated: Wednesday, January 11, 2017

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, Caslon & Company Canon certainly doesn’t waste any time releasing improvements to their software! It seems like I just reviewed the new G7 color management capabilities in PRISMAsync and they already have a new major release. This one is called PRISMAsync Version 5 and it has a lot of [...]