Archives by Tag 'EFI'

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Digital Printing at drupa 2016

Last updated: Thursday, June 16, 2016

I had the opportunity to go to Dusseldorf, Germany and attend drupa 2016. Here is my summary of what I saw with regard to digital press developments and trends. While all the major digital press vendors had their wares on display, HP was most impressive with an entire hall full of their gear.   

EFI Announces New Workflow Automation Solution

Last updated: Thursday, February 11, 2016

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, PODi and Caslon & Company Yesterday EFI announced a new workflow automation solution called JobFlow 2.2. I had a chance to review it prior to launch and find it to be a solution which many small to mid-sized in-plants and commercial printers will find useful due to its simplicity [...]

EFI Doubles Down on Inkjet

Last updated: Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Last week I was in Las Vegas, attending the EFI Connect Conference.  As usual there was plenty of gambling going on, but the conference offered additional insight on how EFI is continuing to make big bets on inkjet technology. At Caslon and PODi the bulk of the market research and analysis we do is focused [...]

Workflow Trends I Saw in 2015

Last updated: Wednesday, December 30, 2015

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, PODi and Caslon & Company As I look back over research and interviews I did this past year, I see some areas of workflow automation changing and others struggling to catch on. Here’s what I saw regarding MIS solutions, the cloud, workflow automation, and other solutions:

How You VDP and Workflow in 2015

Last updated: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, PODi and Caslon & Company A couple of weeks ago I asked people in the industry to share the VDP languages, workflow solutions and MIS solutions they use. It is always good to take a quick pulse of the industry and the results confirm much of what I already [...]

Print eCommerce Versus Web-to-print

Last updated: Thursday, June 11, 2015

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, PODi and Caslon & Company One great thing about being in this industry for the past several decades is that I’ve had a chance to witness and participate in the birth and evolution of some of the technology and services. One that has perhaps changed the most is how [...]