Ray Glenn Clark of Motivating Graphics on distributing data throughout a multinational company
Published on November 11, 2010
Ray Glenn Clark, President, Motivating Graphics in Ft Worth, Texas on building a printing business that reaches across the globe.
Pat Henry: This is Pat Henry of WhatTheyThink and we are at Graph Expo 2010 in Chicago, and with us this afternoon is Ray Glenn Clark. Ray is President, Motivating Graphics, Ft Worth, Texas. Ft Worth, Texas I should say, but the way, is the hub of a global operation. Ray, please tell us about Motivating Graphics and your international reach.
Ray Glenn Clark: Oh, thank you Pat. Motivating Graphics is basically a global printing company that specializes mostly in telecom; that would be mostly in print and boxes. And basically that, you know, our reach is North America, South America, and into Central America as well as into China and even Europe. And basically our company was started in 1976 and we were from originally from Florida and we now reside in Fort Worth, Texas and we operate as our central location in Fort Worth.
Pat Henry: Now, when did you begin distributing data to all of these remote locations and what makes it possible for you to do it. That’s no mean feat technically.
Ray Glenn Clark: Well, basically, we started doing that about two years ago. And basically, Printergy basically helped us move into where we could send information on a global basis rather than just to our Fort Worth facility or possibly by doing it more of a mobile way.
Pat Henry: And Printergy, I believe, you sourced from Xpedx which is also a primary supplier to you of prepressed consumables and other things. How did it come about? How did Xpedx get you into the Printergy business?
Ray Glenn Clark: Well, Xpedx, you know, came in and educated us on the best way to do our Prepress Department when we moved to a larger format for some of our printing equipment. So having a large format printing company for boxes kind of put us in a situation where we needed to have a program in place to move into Mexico as well as Brazil and into China and Europe. So, by doing that, you know, basically the hub, which would be Fort Worth, we moved our spokes into all parts of the globe, basically.
Pat Henry: And I believe that with the help of your Printergy workflow, not only are you distributing data, but you are also maintaining a pretty consistent color standards fro location to location.
Ray Glenn Clark: Yes. I think you know, with our Prepress Department having a consistent color level and basically our presses of high maintenance level that we keep them with between the prepress with our curves coming from prepress, I believe that our company is performing at a very high level of color and consistency for the industry.