Five key questions to ask to uncover any hidden costs of owning an inkjet printer

Here, Andrew Gunn, North American Product Marketing Director at Xerox, explores what you should know before purchasing an inkjet digital printer. Buying an inkjet digital printer is a major investment for both small-sized and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) – one that can pay off with greater capabilities and improved efficiencies. But, like buying any significant piece … Read more →

New whitepaper focuses on growing revenue without increasing staff

For most commercial printers, workflow can be the difference between profitability and success, or losing ground and revenue in an increasingly competitive business environment. Exploring this key issue is a new whitepaper from Aleyant, a leading developer of print software designed to streamline and simplify commercial print operations. It poses three key questions for owners … Read more →

Heidelberg and KBA finally in the black

Worldwide offset press leaders Heidelberg and KBA are finally shaking off the remnants of the decade-old global financial crisis, as the latest revenue figures for both companies continue to show substantial improvements. Heidelberg’s latest figures show that incoming orders for the third quarter of 2017 were up 16% over the previous year. The OEM cited … Read more →

Speed versus throughput: How to gain productivity in scanning

Here, Steve Blanken, General Manager of Contex Americas (Chantilly, Virginia), presents a list of important questions that you should ask yourself before purchasing your next wide-format scanner. Contex is the world’s largest developer and producer of large-format scanning and large-format imaging solutions. Contex was established in 1923 and currently provides scanning solutions to customers in … Read more →

KBA-Iberica Optima 106 K Die Cutter provides “staggering improvements” to productivity at Ellis Paper Box

In today’s folding carton industry, manufacturers are continually challenged by customers who request unique, value-added features. It becomes even more demanding when those customers are top international pharmaceutical firms. Canadian packaging specialist Ellis Paper Box (Mississauga, Ontario), the largest privately-held manufacturer of folding cartons, has made it its mandate to understand the demanding standards required … Read more →

Winnipeg Free Press saves $213,000 on ink in one year

The Winnipeg Free Press recently added ProImage’s OnColor ECO Ink Optimization Software to reduce ink consumption on its offset press (and thus ink costs) while improving print quality. The Winnipeg Free Press prints over 85,000 newspapers daily as well as multiple commercial jobs. Their main objective was to save on ink – and with the … Read more →

EFI reports record revenue for Q4 and 2017

Guy Gecht

EFI (Electronics For Imaging), an industry leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, has announced its revenue results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2017. For the quarter ended December 31, 2017, the company reported record fourth-quarter revenue of $269.2 million, up 1% compared to fourth quarter 2016 revenue of $266.7 million. For … Read more →

Six ways to grow revenue with digitally-printed magazines

Here, D. Eadward Tree, a pseudonymous magazine-industry insider who provides insights on publishing, postal issues and print media on his blog, Dead Tree Edition, examines profit-boosting ideas for magazine publishers.  Magazine publishers typically develop informal rules of thumb. These can include: Don’t go back to press with an issue unless you can justify printing at … Read more →

Solimar helps Hastings Mutual save over $30,000 per year

Hastings Mutual Insurance Company is a U.S. Midwest regional property and casualty company located in Hastings, Michigan. Using its current Solimar solution, it has cut its development costs by over $30,000 per year, according to Michael Schaper, Director of Application Development. Here’s the scenario: Hastings Mutual must develop and distribute several different types of documents … Read more →

ArifiQ unveils new arifiQ Optimizer that saves time and money

ArifiQ Development (Östersund, Sweden) has released its new arifiQ Optimizer, which identifies the most cost-saving imposition and production paths for single and gang-run jobs, automatically creates sheet-sized imposed PDFs, then transfers the imposed PDFs directly to any prepress or digital workflow system. One of the greatest competitive benefits of arifiQ Optimizer, said the company, is … Read more →

Nike using Esko’s Studio to save time and costs in packaging design

Nike’s Global Football Division is using Esko Studio for its packaging design – leading to considerable improvements in user experience, concept communication and substantial time savings – and therefore cost reduction. Nike was seeking a tool that was compatible with Adobe Illustrator and could save time in creating high quality 3D design images. Esko’s Studio, … Read more →

Why selling print will be the death of printing companies

Here, UK-based Matthew Parker – printing industry consultant, content creator for printers, independent print-buying expert, sales training provider for printing companies, and Founder of Print & Procurement – delves into why simply selling ink on paper no longer works. He also provides some proven and successful strategies that printers should adopt. For more information, please … Read more →

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