Archives by Tag 'digital print solutions'

Should You be Considering RICOH TotalFlow Prep?

Last updated: Thursday, June 1, 2017

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, Caslon & Company I recently did a PODi Product Briefing on Ricoh’s TotalFlow Prep and was very impressed. Ricoh’s developers have done an incredible job at bringing their solution’s capabilities up to and, perhaps exceeding, other make-ready solutions on the market. The user interface is well organized and provides [...]

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 the heck is variable, personalized, specialty printing?

Last updated: Thursday, October 20, 2016

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, Caslon & Company I had a fascinating conversation yesterday with Eric Thibodeau, Worldwide Variable Print Business Manager for Xerox. We had a wide-ranging discussion about what variable data printing means today, how it relates to personalization, and the kinds of innovative opportunities it can create when used with specialty [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

What does an online PODi course look like?

Last updated: Thursday, May 19, 2016

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, PODi and Caslon & Company If you’ve never attended a PODi Institute course, you probably have no idea what they are like. They consist of presentations, interactive discussions, homework assignments, and interactive coaching on work students have turned in. Oh, and the topics are valuable and interesting as well. [...]

The Five Killer Mistakes Made Selling to Healthcare Prospects

Last updated: Thursday, May 5, 2016

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, PODi and Caslon & Company Change and competition drive opportunities and everyone knows how much the healthcare and health insurance markets are changing. They are going through a period of consumerization and becoming more retail/consumer-focused like other industries. Many large and small print and marketing services providers see this [...]

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 [...]

Barksdale Bets It All on Changing Their Production Processes

Last updated: Wednesday, March 9, 2016

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, PODi and Caslon & Company Lots of companies are willing to tweak a process step or two to streamline their production workflows a bit; but who is willing to wholesale rip out existing equipment and processes and suspend business for 3 months to fundamentally change how they do business? [...]