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What’s in YOUR Workflow?—Part 1: File Onboarding and Print Prep

Every type of plant can build a better workflow, one that is efficient and scalable, that helps to save production costs, and adds to operational efficiency. The place to start is with a tour around your plant. Pat McGrew provides a “virtual guided tour” of a plant's workflow, and some key questions to ask at each stop along the way.

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About Pat McGrew

Leveraging more than three decades as an evangelist for technology in communication, InfoTrends’ Pat McGrew uses her technical and marketing background to lead the industry toward optimized business process and information workflows. She has worked with companies to help them define their five-year plans, audited workflow processes, and developed sales team interventions and education programs. Working with customers and their clients, she educates the industry in production workflows to promote effective communication. McGrew is the Co-Author of 8 industry books, editor of A Guide to the Electronic Document Body of Knowledge, and a regular writer in the industry trade press. Pat can be reached at pcm@mcgrewgroup.com

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By Cory Sawatzki on May 21, 2020

Great article Pat. Why is Color management blank? And would you say that Pitstop and ReadyPDF are fully overlapping products? Again, love the focus in this space, please keep it up!

 

By Cory Sawatzki on May 21, 2020

Ah, missed the Spot Nordic. Is that all you need in your opinion?

 

By Pat McGrew on May 21, 2020

HI Cory! The Spot Matching System from Spot Nordic is a new generation of color matching and management. I like what it offers, but products from ColorGate, GMG, Xrite, Datacolor, CGS Oris - these are all fine products and worthy of investigation if you don't have color management today. Each has strengths and each has different paths to integration into an automated workflow. Sounds like we need a deep dive into color management!

 

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