Archive for 'Workflow' Category

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 [...]

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 [...]

What makes RICOH Color Management Different?

Last updated: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, Caslon & Company Every manufacturer has a color management strategy, right? And they’re all pretty much the same, right? WRONG! I’ve had the opportunity to review several offerings from different vendors in the production space and each has taken different approaches with different benefits and limitations. Some leverage internal [...]

What if clients could order entire marketing campaigns as easily as business cards?

Last updated: Thursday, November 17, 2016

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, Caslon & Company Imagine anyone, say a store manager or dentist or a franchise owner, being able to tailor and order an entire marketing campaign through a web portal as easily as they order their business cards. Let me be clear, I mean an entire, multi-touch, multi-channel marketing campaign [...]

The Color Management Secret I Learned at thINK

Last updated: Friday, October 28, 2016

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, Caslon & Company I attended the thINK conference, sponsored in part by Canon, back on the 11th and 12th of October and learned something really interesting about color management and inkjet. Now, it would be difficult to NOT learn something with dozens of educational sessions and hundreds of customers, [...]

New MarcomCentral Product Briefing: Beyond Print

Last updated: Thursday, October 20, 2016

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, Caslon & Company Over the years I’ve reviewed numerous web portal products for print and marketing services providers. This month I had the chance to give MarcomCentral® a spin. It’s a pretty cool product for companies who want to go beyond just having a print submission interface. Sure, you [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

A New Way to Manage All Your Digital Presses

Last updated: Wednesday, July 13, 2016

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, Caslon & Company I often write about solutions which automate production processes but it is important to also consider ways to efficiently manage manage printing operations as well. One common set of challenges in-plants and commercial printers face revolves around tracking and managing their presses and digital front ends. [...]