Tag Archives: MIS

Execution & Automation is the new “Value Add”

PSPs have struggled for years to differentiate themselves from their competition.  As a first year MBA student is taught, there are only three positions by which a company can differentiate itself: price, superior service or niche offerings that competition does … Continue reading

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The Blind Leading the Blind Leading the Blind

PSPs start out backwards with digital.  This is solely due to the fact PSPs are subject to the misguided advice (sales staff) of the iron manufacturers.  In the olden days (not so long ago), iron hawkers and consumables vendors (plates, ink, paper) … Continue reading

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Web to Print – Disruptive and Here to Stay

Web to Print is all about program based work.  Printers are all about project based work.  The two don’t mix.  Part of the reason for such slow adoption is just that fact.  How does one build a process for program-based … Continue reading

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“Prepress, move over for Web to Print”

Web to print hasn’t been part of a printer’s budget up until the last decade if at all.  Much like marketing for a small to mid-sized printer, it’s just never been a factor.  Yet today, it is truly essential.  For … Continue reading

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Technology Swallows PSPs

In the beginning, there were writings on cave walls.  Then came the Gutenberg in the year 1440.  For 400 plus years, things really didn’t change much.  In the 1800’s the offset press was patented and changed the industry forever, we … Continue reading

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Web to Print Resource Guidelines for Digital Press Owners

So you’re a traditional conventional printer.  You have a mid-to-high level digital press capable of professional quality output.  You’ve got desktop software and you’re more than capable of using it for VDP jobs and mailings.  Let’s assume your prepress department … Continue reading

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Evaluating Web to Print for your Internal Workflow

If you’re a print service provider (PSP) and you can relate to the previous posts, here are a few things you can do to relieve the pain.  First of all, don’t beat your salespeople to death with expectations they are … Continue reading

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Am I a Candidate for Web to Print? How Do I Find Out?

Buying a system which you cannot support with your current staff can mean a huge loss and having to start over in the future.  Many providers write off their systems and end up on the sideline because it’s just too … Continue reading

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