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May I Impose on You? Or is Your Gang Nesting?

By Pat McGrew / Published:

Depending on your digital device, you might need 4-up impositions or 8-up impositions – the imposition requirements are based on the page size, how many pages fit on a sheet, and the type of binding. This is where the software can be very helpful.

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To G7 or Not to G7

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Pat McGrew asks Whether ‘tis noble in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of qualitative color perception, or, to take arms against the sea of G7 Masters

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Welcome to the Greatest Virtual Show on Earth!

By Pat McGrew / Published:

Virtual conferences should be curated with dedication to building the best mix of information for the target audience. Virtual event offerings continue to multiply so organizers should be mindful of how much time they ask for and what is being delivered in return.

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FuturePrint October Edition: 5 Days of Education

By Pat McGrew / Published:

Building on the success for the first FuturePrint Virtual Summit, October brings five more days of topic-specific education that every printer will want to review. Just about every topic in print gets a look during the week, with deep dives into the traditional printing arts and the emerging printing sciences.

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Software Essentials for Inkjet Printing!

By Pat McGrew / Published:

Consider that that every business has at least two workflow environments: a business workflow and a production workflow. In both types, there can be a distinct advantage to automation, especially in fast-paced inkjet printing environments. But, automation can mean many different things, so here is a quick guide to looking at automation for your environment.

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What’s in YOUR Dashboard?

By Pat McGrew / Published:

Dashboards can be an amazing productivity aid, or they can be a distraction. Consider your team, your working environment, and what information will help the team be as efficient as possible.

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What is a Dashboard and Do You Need One?

By Pat McGrew / Published:

Dashboards are helpful for everyone in an organization from team members on the shop floor to the C-suite. Pat McGrew sets the stage for what questions you should ask yourself when considering a dashboard for your inkjet organization.

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Working with Virtual Support When Everything is on Lockdown

By Pat McGrew / Published:

When that reliable, friendly face is no longer sitting in their office on your site, can’t travel, or is less available on the phone, what options do you have for getting the support you need? Ask your vendors about virtual support! It takes many forms. You may already be using some form of it, but make sure you are taking advantage of every option. 

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Evaluating Inkjet Prototypes – Past and Present

By Pat McGrew / Published:

Pat McGrew provides a few guidelines for how to evaluate the non-products you encounter at drupa, other tradeshows, or at private events. She also suggests that you evaluate the promise of the future in the context of past demonstrations and announcements in our industry.