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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 [...]

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? [...]

Xerox Enters the Production Digital Color Cutsheet Inkjet Market

Last updated: Tuesday, March 8, 2016

At the drupa media day Xerox announced they will have their new color cutsheet inkjet press, the Brenva HD Production Inkjet Press on display at drupa. The Brenva HD has the following features

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:

2015 Digital Color Press Review

Last updated: Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Looking back on 2015 there were a number of high profile advances in inkjet technology, but a number of new toner-based products offered expanded capabilities that were well received by print service providers. Inkjet Products for Transactional/Books/Direct Mail (letters) The adoption of high speed continuous feed inkjet for transactional and book printing was well underway [...]

Great Options for Larger Sheet Size Color Digital Presses

Last updated: Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Image quality is always the first criterion when Printers are selecting a new digital press, because if you can’t sell the output it’s not a viable option.  But not far behind are factors including substrate flexibility, sheet size, productivity, reliability, service and costs (both capital and operating). Sheet size continues to be key factor in [...]

100+ PPM Digital Toner Presses on Display at Graph Expo 2015

Last updated: Thursday, November 5, 2015

In the market for a digital color press?  Looking for something fast, say 100 ppm or faster?  While there is a lot of buzz around inkjet the color digital presses that are selling today for high quality graphics applications are primarily toner-based. (I’m including Indigo’s ElectroInk in this group as well.)  The inkjet cutsheet presses [...]

How SaaS Use is Evolving in the Printing Industry

Last updated: Thursday, November 5, 2015

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, PODi and Caslon & Company Back in 2012 I ran a survey on Cloud and SaaS use in the printing and marketing services industry and late this summer I conducted a follow-up study. There has been a lot of change.

Graph Expo Highlights Inkjet Presses for “Lower” Volume Applications

Last updated: Monday, October 5, 2015

At Graph Expo a series of new and existing inkjet products were on-hand that target volume levels of 2 to 10 million pages per month for applications that run on uncoated offset papers or inkjet treated papers. These applications are primarily transactional printing, direct mail and books. Up until now the current group of continuous [...]