This section of WhatTheyThink aggregates all of the news, educational content, and analysis about the software that drives print businesses, from order entry through shipping and invoicing. It is combined in a single area so that our members and the industry as a whole can go to a single place to learn how software is changing the business of print and gain actionable ideas on how they may apply new solutions to their own business problems.
The implementation of print software is as important as the software itself. With every software tool there is a foundational knowledge that will help you be more self-sufficient. Those printers who understand their software tools succeed in spite of lack of support from print software vendors.
In the printing industry, production dashboards provide critical and timely information for owners, managers, and operators so they can control the production chaos. This article provides a brief overview of available production dashboards and explores how they can simplify the production process.
The ability to make data-driven decisions is critical to your business success. The various software systems (Print MIS, web-to-print) are your primary tools for managing this data. When you do integrations make sure you keep the control of right data in the right hands.
Jennifer Matt reviews printQ by CloudLab and its modular approach to web-to-print.
The process of getting your Print MIS into a “trusted state” can be difficult, but the effort is well worth it. Printers who 100% trust the data in their Print MIS move faster and are more profitable than those who are constantly questioning the data.
Print software is a powerful tool to create efficiencies in your business. Your success with print software is dependent upon how well you can make the various technologies work and play together in your overall technology stack.
Markzware PDF2DTP for InDesign Now Supports InDesign CC 2019 Mac
Markzware Adds InDesign CC 2019 Plugins to Q2ID Bundle for QuarkXPress File Conversion on macOS & Windows
Caldera Releases Version 12 of its Award-Winning RIP Software
Design’N’Buy at 38th GITEX Technology Week, Dubai
Intelligent Print Workflow Delivers Increased Efficiency & Profitability at SGIA
GMG Partners with Aurelon PrintFactory to Display Automated Workflows and Consistent, Accurate Color at SGIA Expo 2018
New Xerox ConnectKey Apps Speed Digital Transformation for Enterprises, SMBs
New Innovative RIP Software Easily Eliminates Headaches in Lenticular Printing
SPIEGEL Group Improves User Experience and Modernizes Image Workflows with the Help of Woodwing Elvis DAM
Ultimate Impostrip 2019 Awarded Vanguard Breakthrough Technology
Andy Cave Awarded Technical Innovation at the "Future of Flexo, Join the Network" Gala Event 2018
ARC X-Media Upgrades to Scalable XMPie Marketing Platform
Cloud-Based Print Services Made Possible with YSoft SafeQ
Precision Marketing Adopts CHILI publisher as the Composition Engine for Online Real Estate Marketing Platform
Ultimate TechnoGraphics and Grafisoft at Print Santiago
Infigo Software’s Impressive Year Continues as the Company Exhibits at SGIA for the First Time
Adobe Redefines What Is Possible With PDF With All-New Acrobat DC
Ricoh Unveils Centralized SaaS Platform to Enhance Visibility, Efficiency of Print and Digital Communication Workflows
New Award-Winning RICOH Supervisor Brings More Profitability and Productivity to Print Businesses
Canon Announces Version 7 of PRISMAprepare Software, Introducing Next Generation of Makeready Tools for Print Providers
Tilia Labs: Imposing Software
Published: October 10, 2018
Sagen de Jong, CEO and Co-Founder of Tilia Labs, talks to Dave Zwang about the company's imposition, planning, and workflow software, and how imposition for labels and packaging differs from general commercial printing.
Ricoh Unveils New Workflow and Data Analytics Solutions
Published: October 9, 2018
Ryan Kiley, Director of Strategic Production Services for Ricoh USA, talks about Ricoh Communications Manager and Ricoh Supervisor, the company's new workflow automation and print shop management tools.
The Evolution of Color Management
Published: September 18, 2018
Bob Barbera, Senior Manager of Production Solutions Marketing for Canon USA, discusses the challenges of color management, such as predictability, and how the technology is evolving.
The Future of Web-to-Print
Published: July 30, 2018
Dr. Sean Smyth, consultant for Smithers Pira, discusses a study he is working on that takes a look at the current state of web-to print—specifically, systems designed to allow print customers to create professional documents without being print professionals.
Tharstern's Approach to MIS and Business Intelligence
Published: April 23, 2018
Matt Miloszewski, Business Development Manager at Tharstern, talks about Tharstern's approach to MIS and managing operational data within print operations. Tharstern has over 700 installations globally.
Sell Workflows Not Print
Published: January 10, 2018
Solving workflow issues for a customer opens up the door to long-term repeatable business. Jennifer Matt cites recent project work where building workflows brought in significant print business.
PrintIQ's Approach to MIS and Workflow
Published: November 16, 2017
Mick Rowan (Director) and Adrian Fleming (Sales Director) at PrintIQ share their vision and approach to a cloud based management workflow system that goes beyond traditional MIS.