Transactional

Why Agnostic, Robust Workflow Is so Important for Inkjet

Submitted by Anthony.Leccese on August 27, 2019

To fully take advantage of the benefits of inkjet, it’s important to have a workflow that can operate across multiple types of incoming work, automating tasks along the way, and work agnostically in a mixed printing environment with equipment from multiple vendors or multiple printing technology (inkjet production, toner, offset, large format).

One of the problems that hinders the ability to take advantage of the greater speeds and format sizes of inkjet presses is the reluctance of users to replace their proprietary workflows. 

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Differentiate with Finishing Options

Submitted by pmcgrew on March 07, 2019

Printing is a competitive business. Although buyers are always seeking a good price, they are also looking for ways to add value to the messages they communicate. Transactional print buyers are working to differentiate themselves with more colors, better papers, and even unique envelopes and self-mailers. Purchasers of direct mail marketing collateral are interested in these same differentiators, but they are also exploring other options—the addition of interesting folds and cuts, embossing, lamination, and spot varnishes.

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Practicing for Digital Services: Procurement Holds the Power in Transactional Communications

Submitted by wmorgan on December 20, 2018

In the course of day-to-day business practices, procurement’s growing influence has made request for proposal (RFP) engagements a fact of life. Procurement representatives are intent on using RFPs to standardize providers’ proposals, so they can better compare bidder prices. Unfortunately, procurement departments often have a limited perspective on the intricacies of creating, managing, and delivering transactional communications as well as a desire to keep prospective vendors at arm’s length from internal business owners.

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Interview with thINK Members at Access Direct Systems

Submitted by sjammallo on February 27, 2017

One of the greatest selling points that Access Direct Systems of Farmingdale, N.Y., has to offer is its acute sense of – and proficiency in handling – data, as well as the potential value it offers direct mail clients. That is not very surprising to hear, as the 550-employee firm produces more than one billion direct marketing and transactional mail pieces per year from three production facilities on Long Island.

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Impact: The Inkjet Printing Journey

Submitted by sjammallo on January 03, 2017

When it came time to make a decision on the digital printing path it needed to take — toner or inkjet — the executives at direct mail and transactional specialist Impact of Minneapolis followed a simple business axiom: If you don’t take care of your customers, someone else will.

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Interview with thINK Member Rob Reddinger - Pinnacle Data Systems

Submitted by sjammallo on December 19, 2016

As viable candidates for production inkjet printing technology go, one would be hard-pressed to find a firm with a greater need than Pinnacle Data Systems of Suwanee, Ga. This poster child status has been replaced by a solution that provided relief to numerous pain points. The company debuted in 1999 as an accounting software company that marketed and customized ERP solutions. Pinnacle added print-and-mail document output services two years later, essentially as an add-on service for its existing software client base. 

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Workflow in Today’s Transaction Printing Environment

Submitted by sjammallo on May 06, 2014

One of the challenges with selecting a workflow solution for print is that specific tasks and processes that have to be managed and ideally, automated for different segments of the print industry are strikingly different. Jobs flow differently in commercial print shops than they do in high-volume transactional operations, direct mail houses, service bureaus or CRDs/copy shops in enterprise environments. The work is different, the flow is different and that means the workflow solution must be different as well, doesn’t it?

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