Inkjet Production Workflow — The Integration Puzzle

Submitted by spieruccini on September 10, 2018

There is widespread agreement that automating your inkjet production workflow has numerous benefits. Automation reduces errors and lets you do more with fewer resources. It supports increased throughput, allows you to make better use of your equipment, and gives you the tools and foundation to take on more work.  All of this impacts your bottom line and can lead to increased profits, so automating your workflow appears to be a no-brainer.

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Web-To-Workflow: Adoption & Usage Trends

Submitted by ryan.mcabee on September 19, 2017

Online ordering, whether in print or not, is now second nature. Thanks to e-commerce behemoths like Alibaba and Amazon, business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) users now expect a completely easy and seamless experience when ordering print online. Printers that have not prepared for this reality are now behind the curve since web-to-print (W2P) solutions have been on the market for over a decade.

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Managing Operations During Peak Demand Periods

Submitted by eve.padula on September 14, 2017

Whether they are large or small, corporate enterprises or quick print shops, all printing operations face challenges when it comes to managing production demands. Effectively managing these challenges involves planning and documenting patterns and processes that strategically integrate with business and manufacturing processes.

Companies that incorporate workflow automation into their production processes can decrease their operational costs, increase print production and manufacturing, and can ultimately keep – or move – themselves onto the path to profitability. 

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Workflow that Works Advanced Tools of the Trade

Submitted by dzwang on March 13, 2017

David Zwang, Principal Consultant, Zwang & Co. hosted a thINK member customer panel to discuss workflow that works. Did you miss it? Read a summary below and view the recorded session. 

Customer Panel:
    David Zwang, Principal Consultant, Zwang & Co.
    Jared Carr, Production Manager, Merrill Corp.
    John Slaney, Chief Technical Officer, Content Critical Solutions
    Andrew Hennings, Director of Operations, Epiq
    Bryan Haynes, CIO, Maryland State Treasurer

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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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Is Workflow the Key to Surviving – or Thriving – for Today’s In-Plants?

Submitted by sjammallo on November 25, 2013

Workflow is more than just the connective tissue that links people, processes and technology – it is a means of reducing costs, boosting productivity and improving quality. Sadly, many in-plant operations are saddled with inadequate workflow solutions that cause a tremendous amount of extra work for staff to manage jobs – staff that is often already overburdened.

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