The Key Point Blog

12/18/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

Take a look at which companies took home awards this year

Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab has released the 2018 Solutions Pick Awards. In total, there are winners in 15 different categories, including Line of the Year.

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12/12/2017

Lee Davis

Company Tailors Its Intel Core i5-Powered FZ-M1 Toughpad to Bring Network Scanning to USB-Connected Scanners

The Panasonic KV-SSM100 Network Scanner Solution uses specially-tailored Panasonic Intel Core i5-powered FZ-M1 Toughpad tablet-PCs to enable network scanning from USB-connected scanners. Currently, the solution works with 18 devices (all but the KV-S3105C), which is great for existing Panasonic customers who want to add network scanning to their existing imaging workflows. Customers can downsize their fleet by replacing a good deal of desktop scanners with a single network scanning solution—all without having to pay for a new expensive machine. And with fewer devices to manage, IT professionals can focus more of their time on bigger problems.

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12/11/2017

Jessica Modrow

The Wide Format Market is Growing... and bliQ is Growing With It.

bliQ is excited to announce its latest product offering: a database dedicated to Wide Format printing. The new database encompasses a broad range of devices, including aqueous, UV, latex, eco-solvent and solvent printers of all sizes with MSRPs up to approximately $150,000.

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12/06/2017

Carl Schell

Company Sets the Bar High at U.S. Dealer Meeting

Product diversification. Streamlining operation(s). The smart office. These were just three of the themes at Sharp Pulse 2017, a show best described as conversational in tone and intriguing throughout.

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12/06/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

Less than a year ago, InfoTrends published a multi-client study: “Beyond CMYK: The Use of Special Effects in Digital Printing”. Not only did we find that many printers voiced a strong interest in specialty colours and the desire to have several effects as an option, they also indicated that having two specialty colour stations in the press is their preferred option.

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12/06/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

Did you know that the S-Curve is used to determine performance regarding time and effort?  It assists in determining the level of maturity of an industry or a product. We have moved from an evolution of people following processes supported by technology to technology driving processes supported by people.

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12/04/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

As we approach the end of the calendar year, it is a good time to take a look at your workflow. If you have been following the earlier blogs, there is a road to travel to ensure that you have the most efficient workflow, from the point you begin to sell a job to the point where you deliver it. And while it is true that every workflow should be developed to meet the needs of the operation it supports, it is also true that it is very, very rare to find a workflow that meets the criteria to be proprietary.

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11/17/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

Under the motto of “Digitalizing Communication! Digitalizing Business Processes!”, this year’s Comparting conference, held November 9-10 in Germany, was all about how digitalization affects the document and output management for enterprises as well as print service providers. Keypoint Intelligence’s Pat McGrew had the honor to provide the keynote titled: “Let’s Get Digital!” Other presentations also focused around the topic of digital transformation of customer communications. And, of course, Compart’s latest innovation, DocBridge Impress, had a central role at the conference.

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11/09/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

We know it wasn’t the 11-hall extravaganza of shiny hardware we have seen in the Birmingham National Exhibition Center in the past. It wasn’t even the show we saw mounted at the ExCel center in London. The return of the IPEX brand to the print industry trade show market was half of hall 5 at the Birmingham NEC. And that is OK. It’s a new start on a rebuilding campaign for one of the oldest Print trade shows, so why not give it a fair shake?

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11/06/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

From October 26th to October 27th of this year, DirectMail2.0 hosted their inaugural Market-Edge conference at Wyndham Grand Clearwater in Clearwater Beach, Florida. Sponsors included Pitney Bowes, Konica Minolta, AccurioJet, Alesco Data, and Enthusem. Discussing Market-Edge with DirectMail2.0’s Marketing Coordinator, Iris Shalev, I was able to shed some light on why they wanted to put on a conference and what they hoped that their business and attendees would take away from it.

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