Industry Trends

Leading In-Plants are Acting More Like Commercial Printers

By |Dec 11, 2017|

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

By |Dec 7, 2017|

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?

By |Dec 4, 2017|

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?

How to Sell Personalization Effectively

By |Nov 20, 2017|

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

By |Nov 13, 2017|

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

By |Nov 6, 2017|

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

By |Oct 30, 2017|

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.

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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 Note from Jacob Aizikowitz.

By |Oct 16, 2017|

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.

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    Latest iGen 5 Enhancement and Must See Em’s Award Winner: White Dry Ink

Latest iGen 5 Enhancement and Must See Em’s Award Winner: White Dry Ink

By |Sep 11, 2017|

Digital printing enhancement volume is growing quickly. Print buyers are willing to pay for digital enhancements, and can get solid profit margins from them as well. Xerox is helping print providers make the most of this opportunity with award winning specialty inks.

Do In-Plants Use Innovative Pricing Strategies? Yes and No!

By |Jul 31, 2017|

Innovation is a common denominator of leading companies, both commercial and in-plant printers. More innovative pricing philosophies allow companies to charge less for commodity products and more for products perceived to have higher value.