The Key Point Blog

07/14/2022

Greg Cholmondeley

The difference between getting work in and getting it out

Automation is a key factor in saving time, money, and resources of your business, but 80% of print service providers still use manual labor for over half their jobs. We discuss here how automation solutions and AI can assist print shops with achieving a more efficient workflow.

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07/12/2022

Johnny Shell

We’re seeing similarities to the early days of direct-to-garment

Direct-to-Film transfer technology continues to grow at an enormous rate and is poised to displace a notable share of apparel that is currently produced by direct-to-garment. We discuss here some of the challenges as well as some new entrants in the market.

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07/11/2022

Greg Cholmondeley

Showing the best the industry has to offer for in-plants

The 2022 In-plant Printing and Mailing (IPMA) conference occurred in Buffalo, NY from June 12-16. We discuss here some of the key highlights from the event as well as the vendors that exhibited.

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07/08/2022

Mark DiMattei

Reducing e-waste or creating more: you decide!

Earlier this month, the European Union announced that it was going to require all new smartphones, laptops, and tablets to use a common charger by 2026. We discuss here the implications, challenges, and benefits that this new ruling can have on the market.

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07/07/2022

Peter Mayhew

Ricoh Europe wins first-ever BLI Pacesetter Award in Remanufactured Hardware from Keypoint Intelligence

The refurbishing and sale of used equipment had previously been a relatively incremental activity for office vendors, but some manufacturers have taken the opportunity to make better use of their returning hardware and structured remanufacturing processes to place used equipment back into the market. We discuss here the winner of the BLI Pacesetter award for remanufactured hardware.

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07/06/2022

Mark Davis

A detailed overview of results and analysis of key industry players

Each year, Keypoint Intelligence publishes a document looking at the financial health of manufacturers in the global office equipment industry. We discuss here some of the key points from this report.

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07/05/2022

Jamie Bsales

Looking the latest cyber threats and how to combat them

Sponsored by ConnectWise, the leading vendor focused on managed IT services providers, the IT Nation Secure event focused on cybersecurity for several audiences. We discuss here the highlights of the event as well as some of the challenges facing cybersecurity professionals today.

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06/30/2022

Mark Davis

The lucrative link between social media and print publishing

While the TikTok app is mostly used for entertainment, a recent development of "BookTok" (videos that review and discuss books) has caused a link between social media and print. We discuss in this infographic how BookTok has influenced the print market.

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06/30/2022

Greg Cholmondeley

Looking back at a show exposing conflicting perspectives

Esko hosted their 2022 user conference, EskoWorld, at the Gaylord Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas. We discuss here some of the key sessions and vendors present at the show.

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06/29/2022

Johnny Shell

Is this a promising future or dark reality?

Trade shows have been a source of new business for a long time, but there are probably few traditional exhibitors in the printing industry that don’t have a love/hate relationship with them. We discuss here the efficacy of trade shows as they currently are as well as ways to improve them.

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