Archives by Tag 'Xerox'

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 [...]

What if clients could order entire marketing campaigns as easily as business cards?

Last updated: Thursday, November 17, 2016

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, Caslon & Company Imagine anyone, say a store manager or dentist or a franchise owner, being able to tailor and order an entire marketing campaign through a web portal as easily as they order their business cards. Let me be clear, I mean an entire, multi-touch, multi-channel marketing campaign [...]

New Presses for Direct to Shape Markets

Last updated: Thursday, November 3, 2016

Over the last few months (drupa, Graph Expo, SGIA) there have been a number of new presses that are designed to print on shapes or objects that are not flat and are not paper or films rather are cylindrical, concave, convex and irregular objects. These presses are called Direct to Shape (DTS) or Direct to [...]

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 [...]

Four Way Battle for Light Production Color Market

Last updated: Thursday, September 22, 2016

In my last two blog articles (click here) I discussed the heavy and mid-duty cycle segments of the color digital printing market. Now let’s take a look at the light production duty cycle segment, which has print engines that print up to 100K simplex, letter size impressions per month.  The following print engines are included: Xerox [...]

Ricoh Pro C9110 and Canon imagePRESS C10000VP Off to a Fast Start

Last updated: Thursday, August 25, 2016

A couple years ago I wrote about the remarkable history of Indigo, iGen and NexPress in the high end digital cutsheet market. The “Big Three” have been the favorite choice among printers since 2002. In my previous blog article I wrote that the forthcoming challenge from inkjet will likely have a big impact on this [...]

Is Xerox really going to purchase RR Donnelley?

Last updated: Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Having just come back from drupa where Xerox had a press conference in which Ursula Burns and Jeff Jacobson spoke about the benefits of splitting Xerox into two companies, specifically how it would allow Xerox to focus on the market for selling copiers and production presses I was really surprised to hear Xerox is thinking [...]

Re-Inventing the Catalog

Last updated: Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Funny thing that happened on the way to ordering products online, it turns out most people still love printed catalogs. However the format is changing as consumers demand more content than old-school catalog descriptions provide.  Catalogs now aren’t just direct mailers. They’re magazines, often personalized to the recipients’ purchasing habits, their pages filled with artistically [...]

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.   

University of Illinois Illini Document Services Meets Student and Staff Needs

Last updated: Thursday, June 2, 2016

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, PODi and Caslon & Company I usually write about commercial printers and direct marketing companies, but occasionally I get a chance to meet with an in-plant manager. I had just such an opportunity earlier this year when I spoke with Duane Fitch, Production Manager for Illini Document Services at [...]