Publisher's refer to shifting from print to digital as the process of moving from a physical print edition to a digital one.But printers often refer to the shift of print to digital as the process of moving away from offset (and other traditional forms) of printing to the use of toner-based or inkjet "digital" printing methods.
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Running and managing an MPS practice is challenging. The more who don't understand that, the better for we who do.
Digital printing is meant for short turnaround jobs with more accurate counts and less wastage for not having to balance ink and water during the press run. While the unit cost of each piece may be higher than offset printing, when setup costs are included, digital printing provides lower per unit cost for very small print runs.
Immediately after installation, the InfoPrint 5000 provided cost-savings for BR. Previously, the company was outsourcing most color jobs and utilizing in-house cutsheet printers for its monochrome jobs. By replacing these models with the InfoPrint 5000, thereby eliminating the need for outsourcing, the company was able to realize bottom line increases.
In the near future, customers will generate most new product or service ideas.
The release of SiteAudit v5.0 provides MPS providers with an integrated assessment report that utilizes key performance indicators (KPIs) built into SiteAudit software. The integration means a separate audit tool is not required.
Traditionally, multiple choice tests required either the purchase of a dedicated scanning system, or a large investment in time on the part of the teachers who are giving the exam. Dedicated scanning systems are an expensive investment. Now, rather than purchasing a dedicated scanner, schools can purchase Remark Office OMR, which will take the scanned images of a batch of tests and quickly and accurately convert these images into data.
Rachel Fielding delivers a great report on how the company that sells Spam in England moved to Managed Print Services.
A hidden security risk that is often overlooked is the office printing environment.
The key to print's future, in my opinion, is the functionality of print.
The last few years have seen a number of breakthroughs with inkjet quickly becoming a competitor to toner-based and even offset printers in the commercial space. So, at the big German print industry show DRUPA next year, there is quite a bit of speculation that inkjet will be the big thing.
The ability to redirect print jobs from bad printers to good ones is functionality every MPS provider has wanted for years. If implemented successfully it should substantially enhance MPS profit margins and lower customers' costs
Nuance recently announced it ranked number one in the worldwide document capture software market in a new study from the market research firm Harvey Spencer Associates (HSA) – placing Nuance as the global top scanning and capture software vendor for the second consecutive year.
Doc never realized so much forest land is privately owned, and learned a lot by visiting the NAFO website. Of course, it's an industry group so you have to balance the information there, but much of the data comes from third-party sources.
Unfortunately, neither Amazon nor Barnes and Noble, maker of the Nook, report sales figures so it's a little hard to get accurate information.