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David Zwang

David Zwang travels around the globe helping companies increase their productivity, margins and market reach. He specializes in production optimization, strategic business planning, market analysis, and related services to companies in the vertical media communications market. Clients have included printers, manufacturers, retailers, publishers, premedia and US Government agencies,.

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Recent Commentary & Analysis from David Zwang

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CxF3 and Color Management – exciting things to come

Published June 23, 2015

In this article, David Zwang looks at the evolution of Color Management in light of the recent approval of CxF3 as a standard by the ISO, what exciting new things it can bring to the process of Color Management in design and production, and what the future holds.

 

Workflow— Reinventing PRINERGY 7 and Kodak

Published April 29, 2015

This article is a part of a series of articles by David L. Zwang that focuses on the processes and products that can lead to the transformation of your current workflows and business to prepare you for the new challenges ahead. In this article, Zwang looks at the release of PRINERGY 7, in the context of Kodak’s reinvention.

 

Production Inkjet—The Next Wave: It’s not a wave; it’s an explosion!

Published March 23, 2015

In this article, David reviews how four companies are using the technologies he has been reviewing to their advantage. Wilen Direct, K&H Integrated Print Solutions, Hansaprint and Documation have implemented current generation inkjet presses from Kodak, Canon Océ, HP and Ricoh, respectively

 

Production Inkjet—The Next Wave: Canon Océ VarioPrint i300 Sheetfed Inkjet Press and More

Published March 2, 2015

This articles looks at the new Océ VarioPrint i300 sheetfed Production Inkjet press. Additionally, we will take a quick look at the newly announced Océ ImageStream 2400 and the ColorStream 3000Z rollfed presses.

 

Production Inkjet—The Next Wave: Xerox Rialto 900 Inkjet Press

Published February 24, 2015

The last time we took a good look at Impika inkjet offerings was prior to drupa 2012 and the Xerox acquisition. Since that last article, Xerox has integrated the Impika organization into the Xerox organization, its former offerings into the Xerox portfolio and now into the Xerox master brand. With the announcement of the Xerox Rialto 900 Inkjet Press, Xerox is releasing the first true collaborative effort following the acquisition.

 

Production Inkjet—The Next Wave: HP High Definition Nozzle Architecture

Published February 9, 2015

As expected, but still exciting to see, another Next Wave production inkjet print technology has been introduced. This one is from HP, and it continues to show that they haven’t been sitting idle in the time since we last took a good look at their production inkjet offerings.

 

Production Inkjet—The Next Wave: Super Web Digital with Memjet Aspen

Published January 22, 2015

In a continuation of the Next Wave of new production inkjet presses and technology series, we cover Super Web Digital, a ‘Made in America’ press manufacturer, which has introduced two new web press platforms based on new Memjet inkjet imaging technology. What makes this interesting is that both Super Web and Memjet have introduced new technology in these products, bringing both of their offerings to a new level.

 

Transforming and Automating Workflows: Packaging Workflow Standards and Futures Part 2

Published November 24, 2014

David Zwang looks at process transformation and automation, and the background and steps you need to understand to be successful. He also looks at some of the current product offerings and how they are being used by service providers, to give you ideas about how you can transform your business and strengthen your customer relationships.

 

Transforming and Automating Workflows: Packaging Workflow Standards and Futures Part 1

Published October 27, 2014

There have been many new digital label and packaging presses released recently, and there are more to coming in the near future. However, these new digital presses will never reach optimal production levels or support and drive the new market requirements, without new standards and workflows.

 

Production Inkjet—The Next Wave: Ricoh Pro VC60000

Published September 30, 2014

Many of the production inkjet vendors are beginning to introduce new offerings, David Zwang continues to look at many of these new products as they are introduced in the context of what was learned in the original series. In this article David looks at the Ricoh Pro VC60000.

 

Zwang: What Does "The New MBO" Mean?

Published September 11, 2014

David Zwang and Cary Sherburne discuss what "The New MBO" means and what he took from their attendance at a customer event in New Jersey.

 

Who will capture the Iron Throne: Are you paying attention? Part 2

Published July 28, 2014

In this continuation of the last article, while the kinder gentler Zwang continues his summer vacation, his alter ego… a shadowy figure dressed in a trilby and trench coat and telling stories, digs deeper into the drivers and tools that are influencing your clients’ business decisions and how this can and will affect your business decisions.

 

Who will capture the Iron Throne: Are you paying attention?

Published July 7, 2014

In this article, at the request of JW (aka the printing industry’s own Deep Throat), Zwang displays his alter ego… a shadowy figure dressed in a trilby and trench coat, and takes a departure from focusing on your businesses to look instead at the rapidly changing requirements and the resulting workflows of your clients and potential clients, and how that may undermine your very existence.

 

Premium Content Production Inkjet—The Next Wave: Kodak PROSPER 6000

Published June 10, 2014

Now that time has passed, and many of the production inkjet vendors are beginning to introduce new offerings, David will look at many of these new products in the context of what was learned in the original series as they are introduced.

 

Premium Content Production Inkjet—The Next Wave: Océ ImageStream 3500 from Canon

Published June 9, 2014

Now that time has passed, and many of the production inkjet vendors are beginning to introduce new offerings, David will look at many of these new products in the context of what was learned in the original series as they are introduced.

 

Transforming and Automating Workflows: Thinking out of the box Part 2

Published June 2, 2014

There is an assumption that as service provider there are very specific, almost predetermined ways that a workflow to support your business operations should be developed and deployed. However, sometimes, to use a somewhat overused term, you need to think out of the box. In Part 2 of this article we continue to look at some other ways to approach offerings, and workflows.

 

Transforming and Automating Workflows: Thinking out of the box

Published May 5, 2014

There is an assumption that as service provider there are very specific, almost predetermined ways that a workflow to support your business operations should be developed and deployed. However, sometimes, to use a somewhat overused term, you need to think out of the box.

 

New Xerox Versant 2100 Raises the Bar for Mid-Entry Digital Presses

Published April 25, 2014

David Zwang takes a look at today's announcement by Xerox of their new Versant 2100 press and provides some insight into how the press was developed and what impact it will have on the mid-entry-level production market.

 

Transforming and Automating Workflows: Do I need to do it all at once?

Published April 7, 2014

In preparation for this article, David spoke with a wide format print service provider with a portfolio of disparate equipment that implemented the first phase of a production workflow system to automate and optimize some of his processes. The results were quite impressive.

 

Transforming and Automating Workflows: Can I really have it all?

Published February 26, 2014

David speaks with a print service provider with a variety of disparate equipment that implemented a business and production workflow system to handle it all, and his only complaint is that he wishes he had done it sooner.

 

Transforming and Automating Workflows: Getting work into the plant Part Two - Have We Arrived or is it Just a Rest Stop?

Published January 27, 2014

In Part two of this two part article, David looks at some of the current solution offerings that are designed to bring your client’s jobs into your plant to see if and how they are meeting the challenges of today’s service provider.

 

Transforming and Automating Workflows: Getting work into the plant Part One: A Trip Down Memory Lane

Published December 9, 2013

In Part one of this two part article, David looks at Some history of, and some of the solution types for getting work into your plant.

 

Transforming and Automating Workflows: Web to Print or getting work into the plant

Published November 15, 2013

David looks at how you get the work from your customer into your plant. What does web to print mean to you; and is it the answer to getting work into your plant, or are there multiple answers?

 

Transforming and Automating Workflows: Marketing Campaign Automation

Published October 18, 2013

David looks at Marketing Campaign process automation. This is a new and interesting area that can help support a Print Service Provider transformation into a Marketing Services Provider business model, and potentially integrate into an automated print production workflow.

 

Transforming and Automating Workflows: Workflow Dominates Print13 Part Two

Published September 23, 2013

In part two of this article, David looks at new and updated MIS/ERP business management systems that were introduced at Print13 in Chicago.

 

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