Estimating in any print business can be a challenge, but inkjet users face a level of variability that users of other print technology don’t. Ink costs represent a large percentage of job costs and the level of ink use varies widely.
Efficiency happens when people are working effectively, processes are as automated as possible, and the right technology is applied to each task and touchpoint. It is especially true in an …
How do print providers future proof their workflow and effectively manage their SLAs?
Simon Edwards of Global Inkjet Systems, talks about the Atlas Image Quality (IQ) tools for image optimization and system performance management.
Mike Lincoln of the State of Colorado details the challenges he has faced and overcome in the past year using workflow software updates.
The wrong time to discover that a legacy job no longer runs is when you are at the deadline.
Inkjet Ganging and Imposition Explained will help you learn about the tools available, why the matter and how they can help your business grow. Join Pat McGrew and Elizabeth Gooding Tuesday April 13 at 1 p.m. ET
Elizabeth Gooding and Ed Jansen talk about challenges with ink estimating and the multiple approaches CSA has used to improve the process for customers.
We surveyed production inkjet users on their use of and satisfaction with ink estimating tools. Executive summary available to all. Premium members can download full report.
Global Graphics completes its acquisition of the HYBRID Software Group doubling the headcount of the Global Graphics group of companies. HYBRID Software focuses on enterprise software for the graphic arts industry, with a strong focus on labels and packaging. It becomes the 4th subsidiary company in the Global Graphics group alongside Global Graphics Software, Meteor Inkjet and Xitron.
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.
While the hardware that informs inkjet printing is essential, the workflow software that supports the hardware is an equal partner.
Being efficient is what digital communication is all about. Helping save time and energy when designing for different media is an industry requirement that can be achieved through knowledge as well as finding cool apps and gadgets for designers.
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.
PDF files from multiple sources are “cleaned up” seamlessly before onward multi-channel processing.
Whether you are working on direct mail or transaction printing, designing for ease of navigation and to deliver a clear message is just as important as the color scheme or graphics used. Each color carries a message or an emotion and will provoke a response. Choosing the colors to support the intended tone of the mailing is important – particularly when there is a call to action that needs emphasis.
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.
ColorGATE, a leading vendor of powerful software and hardware solutions for color critical digital printing applications, has announced the release of three new solutions and services: Productionserver 20, ColorGATE Custom Create, and Color Management Services.