Pat McGrew discusses print enhancement opportunities and inkjet compatibility considerations with leading suppliers. Cool examples!
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.
Inkjet brings many options for folding carton production, but take the time to ensure that you don’t create bottlenecks in the workflow with overweight PDF files.
A look at the workflow and planning that goes into a successful folding carton operation and some of the special considerations for inkjet.
Pat McGrew talks about considering who research was written for, who wrote it and how not to get ripped off.
Any and every improvement you make to your workflow is a step in the right direction. Start here.
Kodak launched Prinergy On Demand Business Solutions, creating a collaboration between the Prinergy On Demand workflow automation platform and the Microsoft Dynamics 365 ecosystem.
You can’t tell your customers how to create their files, but if you can find out what tools were used to create them you can evaluate the files to ensure that they will print as expected.
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
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.
Grouping and nesting jobs can drive tremendous efficiencies in an inkjet environment. Pat McGrew explains best practices and where to look for solutions.
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.
Without knowing if we would all be starting to go back to work or suffering online fatigue, organizers had to devise plans to keep everyone engaged while meeting their conference brief.
While the hardware that informs inkjet printing is essential, the workflow software that supports the hardware is an equal partner.
If end-to-end automation is not for you at this time, what can you do to optimize your efficiency? You can still look at the path of work through your shop and make a note of each stop it makes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.