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EFI Productivity Suites on Display at Connect

Last updated: Thursday, January 26, 2017

Just last week I attended EFI’s Connect conference. It’s their annual conference where EFI customers can come and learn how to better utilize their existing EFI products and find out what’s new for 2017. A record crowd of roughly 1000 customers was on hand. With revenues of $1 billion EFI is a great success story. [...]

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, [...]

A Close Look at EFI’s Fiery Color Profiler Suite

Last updated: Thursday, October 6, 2016

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, Caslon & Company Color management is the hot topic in printing workflow solutions this year, so I’ve been looking at several of the solutions out there. Just before Graph Expo I had the opportunity to take a close look at EFI’s Fiery Color Profiler Suite and have created a [...]

Four Way Battle for Light Production Color Market

Last updated: Thursday, September 22, 2016

In my last two blog articles (click here) I discussed the heavy and mid-duty cycle segments of the color digital printing market. Now let’s take a look at the light production duty cycle segment, which has print engines that print up to 100K simplex, letter size impressions per month.  The following print engines are included: Xerox [...]

New Features on Ricoh Pro C7110X Drive Mid-Range Color Digital Press Market

Last updated: Thursday, September 8, 2016

In my last blog article (click here)  I discussed the heavy duty cycle segment of the color digital printing market. Now let’s take a look at the mid duty cycle segment, which has print engines that can routinely print between 100K and 300K simplex, letter size impressions per month and the print engines run at rated [...]

One Printer’s Method to Successfully Grow Business with Marketing Portals

Last updated: Thursday, September 8, 2016

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, Caslon & Company The other day I had an interview with Walter Payne, who is the CEO of ImageMark Business Services, Inc. What a fascinating conversation! As you can imagine, I’ve spoken to dozens of people from print and marketing services providers who’ve installed web portals and, usually, they’re [...]

See Impossible at the Canon Analyst & Media Event

Last updated: Thursday, August 25, 2016

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, Caslon & Company Last week I had the pleasure of attending Canon’s #canonsummit media and analyst event in Melville, NY and I’d like to share my key takeaways from that event. Don’t worry, I’m not going to drag you through four hours of PowerPoint slides, but they did have [...]

Are offset press sales leveling off?

Last updated: Thursday, August 11, 2016

The last several years have been extremely difficult for offset press manufacturers. Driven by electronic substation, short run economics, and continued uptake in personalization press sales have declined dramatically.  But are we at the bottom of that decline or is this just the calm before the storm? To try to get a handle on sales [...]

Color Management Gets Real

Last updated: Wednesday, August 10, 2016

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, Caslon & Company 2016 seems to be the year when the industry has stopped just talking about color management and started making it happen in the real world. All the major vendors have launched solutions focused on making color management easy and affordable enough for everyone to do. It [...]

Romax adds apps to their printing services

Last updated: Thursday, May 19, 2016

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, PODi and Caslon & Company Lots of companies are looking for new applications, new revenue streams, and new ways to differentiate themselves. Romax Marketing out of London, England believes they’re on to one. Creating apps for their clients which combine content from PDF files they’re already printing with multimedia [...]