Archives by Tag 'workflow automation'

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 [...]

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 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. [...]

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? [...]

Canon’s New Integrated Workflow Automation Package

Last updated: Thursday, February 25, 2016

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, PODi and Caslon & Company Canon has a new integrated workflow automation package called PRISMAdirect that is really worth a look if you’re a small to mid-size commercial printer or an in-plant. It is kind of unique in that it provides a single, integrated way to get the core [...]

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 [...]

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:

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 [...]

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 [...]