Archives by Tag 'digital print'

Canon Simplifies Color Management

Last updated: Thursday, April 21, 2016

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, PODi and Caslon & Company Color management shouldn’t be as complex and time-consuming as it is. At least I don’t think it should in a world of ubiquitous computers and “apps” for just about everything. However, the sad facts are that conforming to the various G7 standards typically involve [...]

When is an in-plant not an in-plant?

Last updated: Thursday, December 4, 2014

Just before Thanksgiving I visited a printing company called Labels in Motion. Labels in Motion is a label printing company which uses a Xeikon 3500 to service a wide range of industries such as food services, industrial, beauty products, cleaning supplies, marketing and others with their number one client, by far, being Xymogen – a [...]

Big Plans for Graph Expo

Last updated: Thursday, September 25, 2014

The big US trade show for the printing industry starts Sunday in Chicago and Dave and I will be there getting close to the hardware and software from the industry movers and shakers. All year long I work with workflow vendors and users … but this is the time when those vendors put it all [...]

Are you STILL wasting time in make-ready?

Last updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014

I am constantly amazed at how much time is wasted on doing everyday types of work in print shops. Yes, I said wasted, because there are tools and automated processes out there which will do much of the time-consuming, mundane work for you. So, if you’re still laying out business cards or postcards by hand, [...]

What’s the New EFI Fiery FS150 All About?

Last updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014

Yesterday, May 14th, EFI announced its new Fiery FS150 Pro DFE platform. Press releases can only provide so much content. Since I had an opportunity to sit down with their product team a few weeks back to discuss this new offering, I thought I’d share my perspective on what it is and why you should [...]

Xeikon at Labelexpo – More than just Great Presses

Last updated: Monday, November 18, 2013

There is a natural evolution for companies that sell presses in a market for many years. They go from being “box suppliers” to “solution providers”.  The new kids on the block are excited about their new presses (and rightly so).  They can’t wait to tell you about all the new features.  With new entrants in [...]

Here’s a Sweet Solution to Streamline Print Production from Konica Minolta

Last updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013

My last blog started a discussion about the value print providers viewing their operations from a manufacturing perspective. Simplify unnecessary media or size options from mainstream products. Batch and gang work together to reduce waste and setup times. Automate workflows where possible. I had the opportunity to review a workflow automation product from Konica Minolta [...]

What IS FreeFlow? Part 2: Xerox FreeFlow in Five Minutes

Last updated: Friday, August 23, 2013

So, I’ve blogged about one FreeFlow product, Output Manager, but perhaps it’s time to provide a quick overview of what Xerox FreeFlow is … and isn’t. I know there is a lot of confusion on this topic in the market and, in fact, it took me three iterations to get the facts accurate here. This [...]

What is FreeFlow? Part 1: A Look at Output Manager

Last updated: Friday, August 2, 2013

In my role as workflow analyst, I often hear people talk or ask about FreeFlow as if it were a single product. To me, this indicates a need to try and clear up some of the confusion in the market about what Xerox FreeFlow is. In a nutshell, FreeFlow isn’t a single product, but rather [...]

April PODi Case Studies

Last updated: Monday, April 29, 2013

Check out the latest examples of success with digital print that have been added to PODi’s database. Interbeverage Successfully Markets Bonfrut to Regional Market Interbeverage manufactures hot-fill beverages including a line of all natural fruit juices and teas sold under the Bonfrut name in a regional market. Interbeverage needed a labeling solution that would allow [...]