Digital Printing Hot Spot

Ideas, insights and trends to help you grow your business and get the most out of your production digital print technology.

Leading In-Plants are Acting More Like Commercial Printers

Dec 11, 2017|Grow Your Business, in-plant, Industry Trends|

According to a survey (June 2016) published in In-Plant Graphics Magazine, 63.4% of in-plants accept work from outside their organization, a strategy known with the in-plant community insourcing. The successful use of an insourcing is also motivating some in-plants to hire sales people to help sell to both internal and external customers.

Operational Excellence is No longer Optional

Dec 7, 2017|Industry Trends, Miscellaneous|

While many companies complain that they cannot afford the time and effort required to achieve operational excellence, market demand is proving to companies that they can’t afford NOT to focus on operational excellence.

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    Tell the Truth: Aren’t Digital Channels “Greener” Than Print?

Tell the Truth: Aren’t Digital Channels “Greener” Than Print?

Dec 4, 2017|Industry Trends, Social Responsibility, Sustainability|

Sometimes it’s important for us to back up and ask a more fundamental question: In terms of sustainability, is print a responsible choice? How does it stack up against other marketing channels?

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    The Role of Business Acumen in Addressing Digital Disruption

The Role of Business Acumen in Addressing Digital Disruption

Nov 27, 2017|Business Operations, How-To, Technology & Solutions|

The impact of digital disruption continues to impact all industries including the graphic arts business. Contrary to popular belief however, addressing the issues of digital disruption requires more than understanding the technology. It requires a business sense or business acumen.

How to Sell Personalization Effectively

Nov 20, 2017|Direct Mail, Industry Trends|

Whichever sector of print you operate in, personalization can have a big impact on your customers’ businesses.

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    Contrary to Popular Belief, Sustainability Efforts Remain Strong

Contrary to Popular Belief, Sustainability Efforts Remain Strong

Nov 13, 2017|Industry Trends, Miscellaneous, Social Responsibility, Sustainability|

Most companies, including printing companies, have been committed to acting more environmentally conscious for decades and have made tremendous investments, which they are not walking away from. Here is why.

Selling Print into the Aftermarket

Nov 6, 2017|Business Development, Grow Your Business, Industry Trends|

You can help your customers improve their customers’ aftermarket experience by considering the different aspects of the buyer journey and where print or other marketing tools you offer can make a positive impact.

The Growth in Value-Added Design Services

Oct 30, 2017|Grow Your Business, Industry Trends|

If you are considering adding design services, expense and implementation are primary concerns. Fortunately, the equipment and staff are readily available. Hardware and software are the easiest because generally all that is required is a Macintosh computer and the Adobe Creative Suite.

What’s Your VDP Image Checklist?

Oct 23, 2017|How-To, Image Quality, Photo Publishing|

Learn 7 tips for using variable data images in production printing.

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    Learn from the Best at the Tenth Annual XMPie Users Conference. A Personal Note from Jacob Aizikowitz.

Learn from the Best at the Tenth Annual XMPie Users Conference. A Personal ...

Oct 16, 2017|How-To, Industry Trends|

This event is more than just a highlight, it’s an incredible opportunity for the XMPie team to learn from our users about how we can develop our products to better serve their business needs and solve their challenges.