Tag Archives: VDP

W2P, PSPs and the Enterprise

W2P is a technology that has only been around for about 10 – 15 years. I consider it a tweener.  W2P offerings are all over the place.  (A google search of “web to print” returns about 6,220,000 results.)  Most have … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

W2P Advice to PSPs: Part 2 – Employee Evaluation

PSPs are not in the business of due diligence or evaluations.  Most are small to middle regional players who are being forced into technologies to retain their client base.  This makes them vulnerable to the slick willy salespeople who frequent … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

W2P Advice to PSPs: Part 1 – Customer Evaluation

If you happened upon my most recent post titled the Blind Leading the Blind Leading the Blind, I mentioned that PSPs cannot be retaught and need to either hire or partner with those who truly understand and have real world … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

W2P Software By Itself is Just Another Piece of Useless Expensive Iron

In a recent W2P article, it’s quite interesting that all quotes are by vendors.  Their shortsightedness reveals just how out of touch these vendors are.  Their understanding of W2P along with their incomplete and thus ill-advised recommendations, are the advice of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Web to Print Infrastructure Requirements

Web to print takes a fair amount of infrastructure uncommon to the traditional PSP.  Don’t make the mistake of letting your vendor manage this for you because they don’t have the resources nor the capacity to understand your process and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

My Customer is Demanding a Storefront – Does this mean I have to deploy a Web to Print System?

Many Print Service Providers (PSPs) in their attempt to service all of the customer’s needs get requests from the sales field or from the customer directly asking for a “storefront”.  This in many cases is a trap.  Qualifying a customer’s … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments