Printing is and always will be a form of manufacturing, but the days when printers could think of themselves strictly as manufacturers are long gone. Today, print shops increasingly find themselves cast in the role of creative advisors to customers whose quest for competitive differentiation and heightened brand awareness is never-ending.
If the stubbornly high number of organizations that process invoices in a manual or semi-automated environment has proven anything, it's that many accounts payable leaders still struggle to articulate the value of automation and justify the expense and time to senior management. Many helplessly watch as their automation budgets are slashed or their automation projects are rejected or postponed.
In-plants can secure their futures with the help of a wide range of value-added services that their customers need, want, and will pay for. Some of them are based on graphic production.
Almost every organization has an accounts payable (AP) department. Accounts Payable represents a liability for a product or service that has been delivered, but payment has not been made. Manual processing of AP is expensive and time consuming. Automating Accounts Payable can increase employee and vendor satisfaction and can ensure financial and regulatory compliance.
This white paper is a guide highlighting some of the key points to consider when developing a growth strategy surrounding the smart use of data.
Building strong customer relationships goes beyond delivering high-quality print products and services. All customer touch-points and communications — from job quotes to submission to delivery — influence a client’s experience. Today’s customers expect their print providers to offer smooth onboarding, easy order submission processes, ongoing communication, effective job management, value-added services, and security measures.
In-house printing operations may have captive customer bases, but creating positive customer experiences is still important. Given the continual threat of parent organizations outsourcing print to facilities management companies, in-house printing operations that focus resources on delivering excellent customer experiences can strengthen client relationships and help reduce the threat of work going to outside vendors.
When it comes to communications, your customers have a variety of options: they can print jobs in-house, select a digital strategy, work with another print provider, or they can choose you.A popular strategy guiding print service providers’ (PSPs) success in helping increase customer share and growing sales is to focus on delivering excellent customer experiences.
Today’s print buyers have many communication options beyond print to reach and engage with customers and prospects. Email, social media, video, and mobile all present marketers and brand owners with a wide variety of media channels. Despite an increase in communication options, print continues to play a fundamental role in supporting organizations in customer outreach and mission-critical business activities.
Meeting print customer expectations has never been more important or challenging. Today’s organizations have many print providers and media options beyond print to choose from to meet their marketing and communication needs. Winning in today’s competitive business environment requires print service providers (PSPs) to develop sound strategies that enhance customer experiences, build loyalty, and grow sales.
Navigating the procurement and purchasing processes within a mid- to large size organization is challenging for any vendor in any industry. Many companies must follow strict purchasing rules and adhere to structured buying processes. Print service providers that understand these processes, rules, and expectations can help improve their chances of winning business from such organizations while also delivering a positive customer experience.
When it comes to understanding your customers and prospects, demographic data is critical. But is it enough? Demographic targeting tells you what someone looks like, but it does not predict what they will buy or what type of messaging is most effective in reaching them. For this, marketers must turn to behavioral and psychographic targeting. This white paper explores the differences between demographic, behavioral, and psychographic targeting.
In this white paper, we will look at some of the research that has been done on the use of color — and other elements — and response rates, best practices and design considerations.
As more and more companies talk about focusing on the individual customer, many print service providers have evolved into marketing solutions providers to support the complex level of personalization clients now require. For print service providers this has meant an expansion of their services offerings, but also an opportunity to partner more closely with clients than ever before.
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Purchasing the wrong wide format printer can be a costly mistake. Understanding the evolving equipment and technology used by large format printers can be confusing. Canon’s whitepaper, 9 Considerations When Buying A Large Format Printer, can educate you on the ins and outs of wide format printing so you can make a solid investment.
Not all PDF files are the same, especially when it comes to wide format printing and many users experience common PDF printing problems. Download the FREE White Paper and get solutions to 4 Common PDF Printing issues.
As commercial printers look to expand their customer base and establish competitive differentiation it is imperative to use the right large format printing solution and technologies to meet your customer's demands.
In the digital age, sharing information via printers and other networked devices is vital to working efficiently, but it also involves a certain level of risk. People, search engines and other devices may try to access your confidential business information. That means security is becoming an increasingly important discussion topic as organizations seek to protect their valuable assets within their large format working environment.
To build successfully, avoid costly bidding errors and construction rework it is important for general contractors to make sure that they and all subcontractors are working off the latest document version. As a result, the ability to print large format documents is more critical than ever. If you are a general contractor or subcontractor, this is a "must-read" before you buy or lease your next wide format inkjet printer.
Data remanence is a real threat to today's business world. The increase in usage of digital devices opens the door for serious security breaches. Protect your business' sensitive data and intellectual property with electronic data scrubbing.
Print is moving toward a future of value rather than volume. Keep your operation prepared with technology capable of delivering the personalization, volume, and productivity needed for success. It may be the difference between the status quo and truly valuable print that drives measurable results.
The technologies, speeds, quality, and applications of production inkjet are only growing, creating improved opportunities for print service providers. Read this insightful white paper to find the application trends your business can take advantage of for the ability to affordably produce high quality customized print.
Many PSPs are considering moving from offset to inkjet printing. Read how production printing with inkjet can be cost-effective, provide more finishing options, and be a primary driver of growth and see how it compares to the cost of offset printing at various quantities.