Archives by Tag 'Print Service Provider'

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 [...]

Why the Future of Digital IS Print – in Five Minutes

Last updated: Friday, May 22, 2015

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, PODi and Caslon & Company AppForum 2015 was awesome. The workshops, the vertical industry tracks, the workflow automation sessions, the best practices, the camaraderie, and the keynotes were all incredible. Let’s talk about one of those keynote presentations. Drew Davis, best-selling author of Brandscaping, gave a keynote address titled [...]

Inside the Brains of Solutions Buyers

Last updated: Thursday, April 23, 2015

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, PODi and Caslon & Company No, we aren’t zombies … but who wouldn’t like to know what our prospects are thinking when they’re taking our calls or sitting across the table? The final speakers and contents are rolling in for AppForum and the session titled “Inside the Minds of [...]

EFI Fiery GAPPE – Unearthing Print Production Problems Before They are Problems

Last updated: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, PODi and Caslon & Company We hear a lot about workflow automation, but today I’m going to discuss some tools designed to help your operators do their jobs quicker and more efficiently. I’m looking at EFI’s Fiery Graphic Arts Package, Premium Edition (GAPPE). GAPPE provides tools to help operators [...]

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 [...]

Applying a Solution Mentality Where You’d Least Expect It

Last updated: Friday, November 7, 2014

It is really, really easy to fall into the trap of building and selling “things.” These things could be software programs, printers, binders, business cards, brochures, or even conferences. It seems to be human nature to start by seeing what you can build and to then try to sell (which I translate to mean justify) [...]

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 [...]

Influence the Industry and Compare with Your Competition

Last updated: Friday, March 14, 2014

The 2014 PODi Production Workflow State of the Industry Survey is underway and I especially want the readers of this blog to participate. Hundreds of you read these articles every week, indicating that you have a clear interest and understanding of production workflows. Everyone who completes the survey will receive the analysis report as well [...]

Streamlining Make-ready with Canon Oce PRISMAprepare

Last updated: Thursday, January 9, 2014

A little while ago I had the opportunity to take a close look at Canon’s Oce PRISMAprepare make-ready software. While the name is a concatenated mouthful … the software is very well designed. In fact, this software has really been transformed into a smoothly integrated suite of capabilities that make the often time-consuming and mind-numbing [...]

What the heck is a print manufacturer?

Last updated: Friday, October 25, 2013

Every print job is unique, right? Well, while that may technically be true, if you use that as your print shop philosophy you’ll be selling hand-built, one-off products and you had better be charging Rolls Royce pricing! To streamline your operations and cost-effectively deliver work to the masses, you need to have more of a [...]