RIT whitepaper on estimating systems: Printers spend too much time on administrative tasks

Workflows may be automated, but getting quotes on jobs can take so long that new and even existing customers may take their work elsewhere to meet their tight deadlines. Print service providers are interested in fast turnaround on customer quotations with the ability to easily handle any iterations with the client while the job specifications are being finalized. … Read more →

How one UK printer is saving 6,000 employee hours annually

Gardners (Leatherhead, Surrey), one of the UK’s largest wide-format commercial printers that produces hundreds of thousands of square metres of print every month, recently invested in a Durst Rho 1330 hybrid. The company now predicts that its nearly £1 million investment could pay for itself in 2-3 years! How? Richard Courtney, Managing Director of Gardners … Read more →

Heidelberg’s Prinect workflow expected to double productivity at Geographics

Geographics, an Atlanta-based marketing services company, recently installed Prinect Business Manager MIS (Management Information System) and an entire Prinect workflow from Heidelberg. The new workflow and MIS will replace two older competitive systems and better integrate with Geographic’s existing Heidelberg equipment. A little less than a year ago, Geographics started growing unhappy with its workflow and … Read more →

SMBs need to measure their print environment before going digital

Here, guest contributor John Morrison, Vice President of Marketing for Xerox Canada, presents important issues that businesses should consider in their journey to going 100% digital. Morrison is responsible for the development and execution of marketing strategies for Xerox technology, as well as the OEM’s document outsourcing services portfolio. The majority of small and mid-size … Read more →

Impulse Graphic & Display Solutions drives increased prepress production with Esko investment

The process of creating signs and displays is becoming more sophisticated, while the demands to keep up with faster wide-format inkjet printers has forced companies to re-assess how they manage their workflow. Esko recently reported that Impulse Graphic and Display Solutions Inc. (Impulse), of Mississauga, Ontario, has successfully installed Esko’s Automation Engine to reduce operator … Read more →

Four steps to help your business cut paper, go digital and reduce costs

John Morrison is Vice President of Marketing for Xerox Canada. He’s responsible for the development and execution of marketing strategies for Xerox’s technology and document outsourcing services portfolio in Canada. Here, he presents four key steps that companies can take advantage of – and reduce their costs from their dependence on paper documents. You can … Read more →

RMGT 9 Series offset press saving printer $180,000 this year while attracting new customers

Since it was installed this past April by GSNA (Graphic Systems North America), a new RMGT (RYOBI MHI Graphic Technology) 9 Series five-colour sheetfed LED-UV Press at Northern California online printer Copyworld has been saving the firm anywhere between $12,000 and $15,000 per month while opening up new revenue streams. Running 24″ x 36″ sheets, … Read more →

Three proven ways to add value, save time and boost profits with in-house print finishing

Post-press binding and finishing in commercial print, packaging, sign and display graphics continues to be important. However, for many printers, improving productivity while reducing costs in their post-press departments remains a problem. Many finishing processes (both in set-up and operation) are still time-consuming, labour-intensive, prone to errors and waste, and often require skilled operators. For … Read more →

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