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Global Graphics Goes Full Speed Ahead with New Guide to Making Variable-Data PDFs
Global Graphics Goes Full Speed Ahead with New Guide to Making Variable-Data PDFs

Published: June 1, 2020

Martin Bailey, CTO of Global Graphics Software, talks with David Zwang about “Full Speed Ahead,” a new guide that helps people make PDF files for variable-data printing more efficiently, especially as VDP is taking off in new markets and applications, such as labels and packaging. Watch Video

The Added Value of Web-to-Print
The Added Value of Web-to-Print

Published: February 11, 2020

Greg Salzman, President of Aleyant Systems, talks to David Zwang about the value that a web-to-print/online ordering portal beings to a print business. Not only does it make it convenient for customers to place orders at any time, it also frees up resources within the print business, as it doesn’t require the involvement of sales or customer service reps, or even estimators. Watch Video

Get It Now Print Streamlines Its Workflow
Get It Now Print Streamlines Its Workflow

Published: January 20, 2020

From 20 jobs per day to 100, Get It Now Print has increased production and their customer base with the help of EFI’s Fiery Workflow solution. Simple, efficient, and agile, Fiery automation can help your print business get more work out the door. Watch Video

drupa Preview: Front-End Trends
drupa Preview: Front-End Trends

Published: January 9, 2020

Wim Fransen, General Manager of Enfocus, talks to David Zwang about some of the major trends he has been seeing as we head toward drupa, including the emergence of faster technologies, the need to handle shorter job runs with faster turnaround times, and new front-end solutions that bridge the gap between job entry, MIS, and prepress. Watch Video

CapStone’s AutoViri Automates Mailing
CapStone’s AutoViri Automates Mailing

Published: December 5, 2019

Troy Power, cofounder of CapStone Technologies, talks about the company’s Red Hot Technology Award-winning AutoViri robotic solutions for automating mailing workflows. AutoViri helps connect the physical workflow to the digital workflow—and can save customers money on mailing costs by being plugged into the latest USPS regulations. Watch Video

Enfocus Addresses the Needs of Niche Printing Markets
Enfocus Addresses the Needs of Niche Printing Markets

Published: December 3, 2019

Wim Fransen, Managing Director of Enfocus, talks to David Zwang about the proliferation of niche printing markets—commercial, labels, textiles, wide format, vehicle graphics, etc.—and how they all share many of the same underlying challenges. Enfocus has been seeking to develop specific configurations of its flagship PitStop software to address the individual needs of these vertical markets. Watch Video

Avanti’s Red Hot Technology Awards
Avanti’s Red Hot Technology Awards

Published: November 27, 2019

Pat Bolan, President of Avanti, talks to Pat McGrew about the company’s Red Hot Technology Award-winning enhancements to Avanti Slingshot at PRINT 19—Advanced Fulfillment Workflow Enhancement and the XML Loader Enhancement for Web to Print solutions. Watch Video

Crawford Technologies’ SmartSetup Streamlines Application Onboarding
Crawford Technologies’ SmartSetup Streamlines Application Onboarding

Published: November 26, 2019

David Zwang talks to Ernie Crawford, CEO of Crawford Technologies, a software company that focuses on the transactional printing market, helping organizations improve the ways that they deliver documents to customers, in print or omnichannel. The company just launched its new SmartSetup, designed for rapidly onboarding applications into workflow automation and ADF systems. Watch Video

Warren Werbitt Says, “Tell Me About Your Business”
Warren Werbitt Says, “Tell Me About Your Business”

Published: November 20, 2019

WhatTheyThink's print evangelist Warren Werbitt checks in from Nashville and the Avanti Users Conference. He talks to a number of event attendees—printers and Avanti partners—about their businesses, their experiences with Avanti solutions, and the advantages of attending the conference. Watch Video

Software Binds Together All the Elements of an Automated Workflow
Software Binds Together All the Elements of an Automated Workflow

Published: November 19, 2019

Ray Duval of Ultimate TechnoGraphics talks about the concept of the “smart factory,” how virtually any print process can be automated, and how software is the glue that holds together all the different parts of the automated workflow. Watch Video

printIQ Tailors Workflow Software for Specific Types of Businesses
printIQ Tailors Workflow Software for Specific Types of Businesses

Published: November 6, 2019

Matt Miloszewski, Sales Director for the Eastern Region for printIQ talks about the company’s workflow software systems which are agnostic with regard to print process print process—digital, commercial, sheetfed, webfed, wide format, packaging, screen—and can be configured with unique features for specific types of print businesses. Watch Video

EFI’s Jeff White Talks Workflow
EFI’s Jeff White Talks Workflow

Published: November 4, 2019

EFI’s Jeff White talks to Kelley Holmes about the importance of workflow tools to make print businesses more efficient, and discusses EFI’s MIS and workflow solutions for commercial print providers, mailing operations, and superwide format printers. Watch Video

RSA’s Dirk Craib on Helping Keep PSPs' Data Secure
RSA’s Dirk Craib on Helping Keep PSPs' Data Secure

Published: October 23, 2019

Dirk Craib, VP of Sales for Rochester Software Associates (RSA), talks about some of the issues that in-plants have been facing—security being chief among them—and how RSA’s software solutions are helping address those issues. Watch Video

EFI’s Red Hot Fiery Technology at PRINT 19
EFI’s Red Hot Fiery Technology at PRINT 19

Published: October 22, 2019

Giselle del la Moriniere Product Marketing Manager in EFI’s Fiery Group talks about EFI’s Fiery partners, the Red Hot Technology Award-winning FreeForm Create software, and the integration of the Fiery digital front end with Duplo’s spot coater and slitter/cutter/creaser. Watch Video

Reduce Manual Tasks with AVT's Automation Solutions
Reduce Manual Tasks with AVT's Automation Solutions

Published: October 1, 2019

Ornit Gluzman, Product Manager for Workflow Automation Color Products at AVT, talks to David Zwang at Labelexpo about AVT’s automation software—specifically, the ability to automatically set up jobs for inspection prior to printing. Watch Video

Caldera Services Team Offers a Variety of Integration Services to Support Workflow Automation
Caldera Services Team Offers a Variety of Integration Services to Support Workflow Automation

Published: August 14, 2019

Ben Amor, Regional Sales and Service Director Americas for Caldera, explains the markets Caldera RIPs serve, including the 1,400 different print drivers the company supports. He also talks about how the company's Services Team works with partners to facilitate further integration and automation across the entire production process for the markets it serves. Watch Video

CloudLab's Steven Antoni Explains the Company's Ecommerce Offering
CloudLab's Steven Antoni Explains the Company's Ecommerce Offering

Published: July 29, 2019

CloudLab, an ecommerce provider, has an online store offering that integrates with other components in the workflow, including production and business applications, for an automated environment. Steven Antoni, President of CloudLab Americas, explains how. Watch Video

GMG Assists with Color Management
GMG Assists with Color Management

Published: June 18, 2019

Eric Dalton, Director of Sales - Western Region for GMG, talks about color management specific to wide-format printing and the two kinds of software GMG offers to help users implement color management. Watch Video

Dataline: ERP Dedicated to Making Graphic Arts Businesses More Efficient
Dataline: ERP Dedicated to Making Graphic Arts Businesses More Efficient

Published: May 30, 2019

Dirk Deroo, CEO of Dataline, talks about the founding of his company in his attic and why its modular approach to ERP for the graphic arts industry adds value for the industry. In addition to product development experts, Dataline puts substantial focus on project management/implementation. The company has 8,000 users across all segments of print including textiles. Watch Video

Ultimate TechnoGraphics Provides Software Solutions for a Variety of Workflows
Ultimate TechnoGraphics Provides Software Solutions for a Variety of Workflows

Published: May 9, 2019

Julie Watson, CEO of Ultimate TechnoGraphics, talks about the breadth of automated software solutions available as either standalone applications or integrated into a variety of third-party products and established workflows. Watch Video

Save Money and Get Results by Managing Your Data
Save Money and Get Results by Managing Your Data

Published: May 7, 2019

Christine Erna of Strategic Postal Advisors and Scott Eganhouse of TEC Mailing Solutions discuss the trends in the automation of workflow centered around transactional documentation and managing data from a centralized location. Watch Video

DALIM Software: Bridging Print Business Silos
DALIM Software: Bridging Print Business Silos

Published: May 2, 2019

David Zwang talks with Dr. Carol Werlé, CEO of DALIM Software, at DUO2019, the DALIM Users Group Conference. DALIM, which develops productivity workflow and communication software, was founded in 1989 and has changed as the industry has changed, serving now as a “bridge between the solos” in a print business. Watch Video

Bluecrest Continues Its Rapid Growth
Bluecrest Continues Its Rapid Growth

Published: March 13, 2019

Grant Miller, President and CEO of Bluecrest, discusses the rapid, eight-month growth of the enterprise print and mail company that used to be part of Pitney Bowes. At Hunkeler Innovationdays, Bluecrest was showing its new ERP systems and other integrated print and mail solutions, which include workflow and analytics and reporting tools. Watch Video

Enfocus' Vendor-Neutral Automation Platform
Enfocus' Vendor-Neutral Automation Platform

Published: February 11, 2019

Toon Van Rossum, product manager for Switch at Enfocus, talks to David Zwang about the development of the vendor-neutral automation platform and how it has grown in popularity in recent years. Watch Video

PrintIQ Offers MIS Solutions
PrintIQ Offers MIS Solutions

Published: December 11, 2018

Matt Miloszewski, Sales Manager for PrintIQ, discusses end-to-end MIS solutions for the printing and graphic arts industry—from commercial to screen to packaging. Watch Video

Canon Introduces the Prisma Family
Canon Introduces the Prisma Family

Published: December 10, 2018

Bob Barbera, Senior Marketing Manager for Canon USA, unveils the Prisma family of workflow and print controller solutions for digital printing. Watch Video

Aleyant's Print Job Manager Brings Consistent Pricing
Aleyant's Print Job Manager Brings Consistent Pricing

Published: November 14, 2018

Trent Foreman, Product Manager for Aleyant, walks through the process of estimating and pricing with Aleyant Print Job Manager. Watch Video

Crawford Technologies and Workflow Automation
Crawford Technologies and Workflow Automation

Published: November 13, 2018

Ernie Crawford, CEO of Crawford Technologies, defines "workflow" and talks about the company's software and automation solutions for the transactional and direct mail space. Watch Video

BlueCrest:
BlueCrest: "A $450 Million Start-Up"

Published: November 13, 2018

Grant Miller, CEO of BlueCrest, discusses this new standalone company within Pitney Bowes that has merged Pitney Bowes' core document messaging technologies with its software portfolio. Watch Video

CHILI Publisher and
CHILI Publisher and "Smart Artwork"

Published: November 5, 2018

Kevin Goeminne, CEO of CHILI Publish, talks about the CHILI Publisher universal graphics engine focused around "smart artwork"—a way of templating and automating the design and production of a variety of packaging and marketing materials. Watch Video

What to Look for in MIS Software
What to Look for in MIS Software

Published: October 31, 2018

Jonathan Bowen, Product Specialist for PrintIQ, talks to Kelley Holmes about the importance of an MIS and what to look for when shopping for one. Watch Video

Ultimate Impostrip 2019 Unveiled at PRINT 18
Ultimate Impostrip 2019 Unveiled at PRINT 18

Published: October 24, 2018

Julie Watson, CEO of Ultimate TechnoGraphics, talks about a new product launched at PRINT 18. Ultimate Impostrip 2019, a Red Hot Technology that won the Vanguard Breakthrough Award, introduces artificial intelligence (AI) to add greater degrees of automation for hybrid—offset and digital—print environments. Watch Video

Global Graphics On the New PDF 2.0
Global Graphics On the New PDF 2.0

Published: October 22, 2018

Martin Bailey, CTO of Global Graphics, talks with Dave Zwang about the exciting new PDF 2.0 and what it means for the printing industry. Watch Video

New RSA Releases Help Boost In-Plant Automation and Productivity
New RSA Releases Help Boost In-Plant Automation and Productivity

Published: October 17, 2018

Vince Tutino, Senior Product Manager for Rochester Software Associates (RSA), discusses three updated products designed to increase productivity and automation for in-plants: WebCRD Web to print software, QDirect output manager, and RSA's Universal prepress suite, ReadyPrint. Watch Video

CloudLab's Tailor-Made Web-to-Print Solutions
CloudLab's Tailor-Made Web-to-Print Solutions

Published: October 17, 2018

Marc Horriar, CEO and Founder, talks about CloudLab, one of the largest web-to-print vendors in Europe, and whose U.S. branch opened in 2017. CloudLab has more than 200 customers in 25 countries. Some of the largest online print businesses in the world use CloudLab, which focuses on solutions tailored to each business rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. Watch Video

HYBRID Software and Global Graphics Firming Up Relationship
HYBRID Software and Global Graphics Firming Up Relationship

Published: October 16, 2018

Guido Van der Schueren, Chairman of the Board for HYBRID Software, talks about the company and plans of a Global Graphics acquisition. Watch Video

Tilia Labs: Imposing Software
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. Watch Video

Ricoh Unveils New Workflow and Data Analytics Solutions
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. Watch Video

The Evolution of Color Management
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. Watch Video

The Future of Web-to-Print
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. Watch Video

Tharstern's Approach to MIS and Business Intelligence
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. Watch Video

Sell Workflows Not Print
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. Watch Video

PrintIQ's Approach to MIS and Workflow
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. Watch Video

How to Think About Large Custom Development Projects
How to Think About Large Custom Development Projects

Published: August 24, 2017

Large software projects should be taken on with some extra planning upfront. Just like buildings, you should prototype and get a real sense of how the software is going to work. Given the time, we always build out the user experience first. Jennifer Matt interviews Chris Reisz-Hanson, a print software architect talks about how he would approach a large custom development project. Watch Video

The Never Ending Implementation of Your Print MIS
The Never Ending Implementation of Your Print MIS

Published: July 27, 2017

Print MIS implementation is a never-ending process. Jennifer Matt interviews Jane Mugford about why the evolution of the Print MIS does not end after the initial implementation. The vendor releases new versions, your business keeps changing (new products, new workflows) - your Print MIS needs to evolve with your business forever. Watch Video

How to Protect Your Business when Managing Software Projects
How to Protect Your Business when Managing Software Projects

Published: July 20, 2017

Jennifer Matt interviews Chris Reisz-Hanson, software architect about how to protect yourself. One of the key questions that is often missed is "who owns what?" Where is the source code stored? If you own the software, you should have access to the source code under an account in your business name. Watch Video

Mobile Serves Two Audiences (Google and Your Customers)
Mobile Serves Two Audiences (Google and Your Customers)

Published: July 6, 2017

Google is judging you on multiple fronts as it pertains to mobile. Jennifer Matt interviews Kellie Rife, a front end web developer and user experience designer about how she thinks about servicing both audiences: Google and Your Customers. Watch Video

Who is Running Your Business? People or Software
Who is Running Your Business? People or Software

Published: June 22, 2017

Your software should run your business, your people should run your software. Can you easily get to the trusted data of your business? Is it in a trusted system of record (Print MIS/ERP)? Or do you have to gather up data from many different sources to get to a version of the truth? Jennifer Matt interviews Jane Mugford about helping printers transition from people run business to a software run business. Watch Video

How Mobile is Changing the Software Design Process
How Mobile is Changing the Software Design Process

Published: June 15, 2017

Mobile is now the predominate access point for users. Anything you put online needs to take into consideration how "mobile-friendly" your online experience is. Jennifer Matt interviews Kellie Rife, a web developer and user experience designer about how she thinks about mobile design. Watch Video

Managing Custom Software Projects in Your Print Business
Managing Custom Software Projects in Your Print Business

Published: June 8, 2017

Most printers have at some point hired a software programmer. Jennifer Matt interviews Chris Reisz-Hanson about why thinking about software programming with a single resource filling all the roles. Software is combination of user interface, defining the requirements, coding and testing - think about who is going to play all those roles before you start your next custom development project. Watch Video