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Gordon Pritchard on Idealliance Releases XCMYK Expanded Gamut Dataset:
My mistake - it's just 4/c not 4/c plus.
 

Gordon Pritchard on Idealliance Releases XCMYK Expanded Gamut Dataset:
It looks like they decided to go for maximum gamut - i.e. 20 micron FM screening, high SIDs in addition to the extra colors. I wonder if that's a very practical approach. Interesting (and odd) that the C and M SIDs are the same (C: 1.85 M: 1.85)
 

Mark Myers on Print MIS Product Spotlight: PrintJobManager:
Michael.. I agree that the small printer needs more and EstimatorCloud.com offers all the necessary basic tools... also on your system can I select a 4 part NCR business form printed in a 2 up format on different stocks, I would like to see that as f
 

Mark Myers on Print MIS Product Spotlight: PrintJobManager:
Interesting article but I think it misses a major point in that small printers generally do not have the large company clients that lend itself to price list selections. Additionally, in today’s mix of small printers with a combination of wide for
 

Jennifer Matt on Print MIS Product Spotlight: PrintJobManager:
Michael, I agree with you, small printers are a unique challenge. They need all the tools, at an affordable price, with as little IT complexity as possible, and very easy to use. That is quite a challenge! No product or solution is perfect (
 

Jennifer Matt on Print MIS Product Spotlight: PrintJobManager:
Mark, I was intrigued by reading the first few paragraphs of your comment because it was informative and educational, then you lost me when you went into sales mode for your own product. There is no way to understand the overall approach of a p
 

Erica Walker on Commercial Printing Company Investment in Creative Services:
Yes @Brett, marketing services can offer added value for printer's customers. This can result in increased revenue and stronger client relations. In this research, I didn't really touch on the online design tools like you mentioned, but the features
 

Michael Jahn on Print MIS Product Spotlight: PrintJobManager:
Mark Myers wrote; "...I know of no storefront applications that provides pricing for any size shape and quantity..." Our PressWise PrintMIS offers that. One can go to the PressWise storefront and either select a product ( like a 5x7 Postcard )
 

Brett Heap on Commercial Printing Company Investment in Creative Services:
Erica, You raise several important points in regard to how printers need to pivot their business. With the growth of web-to-print solutions as an important sales channel, offering creative services is a great way to add value. An online design tool
 

Mark Myers on Print MIS Product Spotlight: PrintJobManager:
Interesting article but I think it misses a major point in that small printers generally do not have the large company clients that lend itself to pricelist selections. Additionally, in today’s mix of small printers with a combination of wide form
 

Erica Walker on Commercial Printing Company Investment in Creative Services:
That is a great point @James. I went into more detail regarding ways a company might consider adding these services in the Executive Outlook presentation this Fall, but you are right. Sometimes it makes much more sense to create strategic partner
 

James Shand on Commercial Printing Company Investment in Creative Services:
Interesting article Erica - as a provider of 'creative services' in customised content management with a fully supported managed service I would suggest collaboration. We collaborate with many print houses in the UK recognising we each bring differen
 

Joe Webb on Print is Good. So What? Print is Intimidating. That Matters.:
It's pretty clear that print is not a necessary part of every marketing campaign, and that websites are reachable by their audiences, and more so with every smartphone purchased. E-commerce is still growing 15% or more each year, and all other retail
 

Robert Lindgren on Print is Good. So What? Print is Intimidating. That Matters.:
Print is invasive--that's why it's a necessary of every marketing campaign. Websites are great but they can't reach out and touch their audience, they're dependent on being reached. emails are almost free, but they're eaten by spam filters and delete
 

Dave Compton on Stuff I Said in 2008: How It Turned Out:
I don't think the continued impact of globalization and technology have been recognized. Also, the housing price peak would have been the big bubble bursting inflated assets, in this case, well, they started as houses but by the end, nobody knew wha
 

Mitch Bogart on Frank is Intrigued by 3 Unrelated Technology Items:
If we combine the first and third innovations, and use edible inks, we can have edible print. It is very high in fiber and you can personally recycle it virtually anywhere! That might piss off the paper companies, though. Perhaps they can reclaim
 

Eddy Hagen on Frank Talks to Color Management Consultant About Tracking Color During Production:
Just for the record, the company name is ChromaChecker.com (not Colorchecker.com). Interesting tool, and certainly the fact that they also include temperature and humidity. This is something that can vary significantly in a press room, when there
 

James Kohler on Frank on Unique Augmented Reality Application Created by RIT Students :
Ironic Frank!! I just gave a talk to a Graphic Arts Association a couple weeks ago on Augmented Reality in Print and getting ready to do a YouTube Episode on International Papers IPIQ Channel on the same.
 

Cary Sherburne on Workflow Automation: Stories from the Trenches:
Randall, thank you for sharing your experience and advice. I agree, this is a critical topic.
 

Randall Blinn on Workflow Automation: Stories from the Trenches:
I have done several projects to integrate a StoreFront to an ERP/MIS solution. With one Monarch client, we can receive 600-1000 orders (sub-jobs in Monarch) and they are loaded in 3-5 minutes. This is integrated with the digital press (data collect
 

Larry Bauer on Print Software Enables Your Business to Scale:
Hit the nail on the head, too many manual processes that many printers and mail houses believe help to streamline their workflow processes. Getting people within an organization to change is always the biggest challenge.
 

Paul Stead on Heidelberg Versafire CV digital printing system now also printing neon yellow:
The neon yellow is really eye-catching and sure to be a boost. Many of our clients are showing interest in this feature. The clear toner is not really 'varnish' and some caution should be taken to avoid setting the wrong expectations. That said, it
 

NG Ptl on DataPrint Initiatives Sees Stunning Growth in Wide Format Printing:
Congratulations to DataPrint. Wide format has great potential & Printers are value adding being one stop service provider for their clients.
 

Ray Rafalowski on Frank is a Hoarder:
Frank, Your 2004 Vancouver hat was not for the Olympics. You attended and spoke at the 2004 International Association of Printing House Craftsmen Convention that year which took place on a cruise ship to Alaska out of Vancouver. The IAPHC event was
 

Paul Stead on Ricoh Installs Europe’s 300th Ricoh Pro C9100 Series:
Hi, I've been trying to find if there is a customer based ProC user group that is NOT sponsored by Ricoh themselves, but can't seem to find one. To that end, I am going to set one up myself via Linked In and would like to invite ProC users to join
 

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