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Get RIP'ed: New Software to Consider

(September 2017) posted on Fri Sep 08, 2017

Ten workflow systems to get your shop in shape.

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By Adrienne Palmer

As more and more print shops come to fruition, and the ability to digitally print just about anything becomes easier, competing in the current market can be tough. You have to find what product choices and application offerings work best for your shop, all while delivering the greatest output at the fastest speed.

What the customer might not know is that you did receive their order last week, but your prepress guy has been too buried in job approvals to follow up about that misspelling; or perhaps their prints were ready a day ago, but there’s a backup at the laminator. There will always be bottlenecks on the shop floor, but that’s your problem, not theirs. What tools can help you streamline your workflow and approval process so your customers don’t think you’ve forgotten about them – and keep coming back for more?

And in a world where clients want custom everything, do you allow them to create the design themselves? Do you purchase a RIP based solely on an application? Are you working with millennials glued to their smartphones?

From mobile integration to subscription-based services, Big Picture provides you with 10 of the latest software and workflow products on the wide-format market today.

“The number-one reason why we lose business is the customer thinks we’ve stopped working for them,” said William Farquharson at his ISA Expo 2017 session titled “The 25 Best Sales Tips Ever.” Whatever RIP you choose, make sure you’re still keeping your customer in mind and in the loop.

Onyx Hub from Onyx Graphics

ErgoSoft RIP Version 15 from Ergosoft

ColorServer 5.0 from GMG

MeasureColor Mobile App from MeasureColor

InClix Creative Media Maker from Roland
 

Graphics Suite 2017 from CorelDraw

Prinergy Cloud from Kodak

3 EnRoute Packages from SA International

Method 1, 2, and 3 from Esko

StreamLive from Caldera 

Read more from Big Picture's September 2017 issue.

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