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RSA Workfl ow Software Targets In-Plants Rochester Software Associates (RSA) (Booth 2067) has one foot in the Workfl ow & Design/Prepress Pavilion, and another in the In-Plant Place, as the company’s Web-to-print, automated workfl ow, and prepress/makeready tools have found particular favor among inplant printing departments. The demand for these kind of software solutions are being driven by a need for in-plants to be boost effi ciency. “There is a continued appetite to make sure in-plants are as effi cient as possible,” says Elisha Kasinskas, Marketing Director for RSA. “There is always pressure to get costs down and effi ciency up. There’s never a larger budget.” This in turn is being driven by the need to bring more print and ancillary work back in-house, as cost-cutting parent organizations shop outside the inplant for print services. “In general, there has been a desire for inplants to try to bring their corporate work back in house,” says Kasinskas. “What’s driving it are savings and brand control.” Studies of the in-plant printing market have found that one of the top challenges is their parent organization outsourcing print work to another print provider. “There is a lot of talk about relevance, making sure the in-plant is relevant,” said Kasinskas. Using software solutions like WebCRD and Web-to-print portals can help in-plants demonstrate their value, allowing in-plant managers to work more closely with the fi nance and purchasing departments to get a better handle on managing the operation. On the other hand, outsourcing doesn’t have to be a negative. “Maybe it doesn’t make sense for an in-plant to purchase a certain envelope press or type of finishing,” says Kasinskas. In these cases, outsourcing is way of providing additional products and services without investing in the equipment, “Some will use our webto print system to hand off jobs to external providers.” Some in-plants also see substantial opportunities in bringing in work from companies outside their parent organization, becoming in effect commercial printers—although not all in-plants are allowed to. “Some entities can’t bring work in house,” says Kasinskas. Inplants in colleges and universities are not allowed to, for example. It might seem that, given the wide disparity in parent organizations, creating any kind of one-size-fi ts-all solution for in-plants would be diffi cult, if not impossible, but despite the differences among them, they have more things in common than not. “The application of variable-data printing for a health care provider and for a college will be a little different,” says Kasinskas. Whether it’s a booklet of annual benefi ts for health care insurance policyholders, or a course pack for university students, or even custom publications from a fi nancial services company, there’s different content, but the approach is still basically the same. “The application is a little different, but it’s still variable data,” she says. Lake Image Systems Wins a MUST SEE 'EMS Award for the Third Consecutive Year Lake Image Systems Inc. (Booth 1169) was awarded a GRAPH EXPO 16 MUST SEE ’EMS, within the Color Management and Quality Control category, for the third year running. This year the accolade is for Discovery Roll Inspector, an all in one print inspection system for web printers. MUST SEE ’EMS awards are selected by a panel of industry experts, journalists, and consultants who base their choices on the most compelling technology that will impact the industry in the coming year. Visitors to GRAPH EXPO 16 are encouraged to seek out MUST SEE ’EMS winners as the awards provide a valuable guide to all attendees. Sophisticated prepress and document composition tools can produce jobs where every page can be different from the next, with fully variable page layouts, images, and branding. Web printers from major manufacturers can then print these jobs in simplex, duplex, two-up or full color-at speeds exceeding 1,000 fpm. Under these conditions, printer operators stand little chance of detecting print defects which can quickly result in large amounts of waste. Moreover, if the defective print goes out undetected and uncorrected, it could result in expensive rejects, re-runs or worse, loss of business! Discovery Roll Inspector is an all in one, cost effective, and high-performance in-line print quality inspection system that, unlike standard web vision systems, automatically inspects 100% of the web. It prevents spiraling production costs, resulting from printing errors, and helps to mitigate potentially crippling business risks. With more than 22 years of expertise, Lake Image Systems has the most comprehensive, proven, and reliable variable data verifi cation and print quality inspection technology on the market today. The Roll Inspector combines their “best-in-class” technology, software, and expertise into a cost effective, feature rich, easy to implement, and simple to use solution. “We’re especially proud and honored to win such a prestigious award for the third consecutive year,” says Scott Stevens, President for Lake Image Systems Inc. “We have always tried to instill an innovative, customer focused culture within our company and these awards clearly refl ect that our strategy is on the right course and is delivering real benefi ts for our customers.” GRAPH EXPO visitors will get a unique insight into how the Roll Inspector can meet the integrity and print inspection needs of real-world applications. Furthermore, for a limited time, the Roll Inspector is being offered on a cost effective, click based pricing model which makes it affordable to all owners of web printers. Expanded FSC Certifi cation Programs Help Printers Demonstrate Their Environmental Sensitivity RACG (Booth 512) is exhibiting at GRAPH EXPO 16 with a broadened offering of FSC certifi cation for U.S. printing companies. Widely known for their group certifi cation for printers with revenues of less than $5 million, RACG now offers single certifi cate programs for printers with higher levels of sales. Cindy Lauren, Director of Marketing at Design Printing in Los Angeles, CA, says, “Thank you for providing members with an FSC certifi cation program that is affordable. Everyone we have worked with has been helpful and courteous, plus we saved thousands of dollars. I would recommend this service to all members. Questions were answered quickly and follow up has been immediate.” The RACG organization looks forward to fully explaining its programs to the GRAPH EXPO attendees. The features of all RACG certifi cation programs are: • No consulting costs to set-up the program in your shop, • One fi xed, annual all-inclusive fee. • Easy on-boarding process, • Streamlined audit and annual review • Experienced guidance for on-product logo use, • Continuous and prompt customer service, and • Training and webinar instruction. Announcing the X-Treme Switch-Over If you are a Graphic Arts company committed to making changes and willing to collaborate, then Enfocus (Booth 2167) wants to hear your story. You may become part of the Enfocus X-Treme Switch-over. The Enfocus X-Treme Switch-over is not a contest. It’s an opportunity for a graphic arts company to transform their business by turning their old workfl ow into an all-modern one. The X-Treme Switch-over will include the initial planning, installations, training, and fi nal business analysis. Come to the Enfocus booth (2167) at GRAPH EXPO 16 to learn more. 54 | September 28, 2016 | GRAPH EXPO 16 Offi cial Show Daily | PrintingNews.com


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