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What’s in YOUR Workflow?—Part 1: File Onboarding and Print Prep

Every type of plant can build a better workflow, one that is efficient and scalable, that helps to save production costs, and adds to operational efficiency. The place to start is with a tour around your plant. Pat McGrew provides a “virtual guided tour” of a plant's workflow, and some key questions to ask at each stop along the way.


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About Pat McGrew

Pat is a well-known evangelist for inkjet productivity. At McGrew Group, she uses her decades technical and marketing experience to lead the industry toward optimized business processes and production workflows. She has helped companies to define their five-year plans, audited workflow processes, and developed sales team interventions and education programs. Pat is the Co-Author of 8 industry books, editor of A Guide to the Electronic Document Body of Knowledge, and a regular contributor to Inkjet Insight and WhatTheyThink.com.


By Cory Sawatzki on May 21, 2020

Great article Pat. Why is Color management blank? And would you say that Pitstop and ReadyPDF are fully overlapping products? Again, love the focus in this space, please keep it up!


By Cory Sawatzki on May 21, 2020

Ah, missed the Spot Nordic. Is that all you need in your opinion?


By Pat McGrew on May 21, 2020

HI Cory! The Spot Matching System from Spot Nordic is a new generation of color matching and management. I like what it offers, but products from ColorGate, GMG, Xrite, Datacolor, CGS Oris - these are all fine products and worthy of investigation if you don't have color management today. Each has strengths and each has different paths to integration into an automated workflow. Sounds like we need a deep dive into color management!



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