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  • Variable Data Printing: The Power of Personalization

    , National Manager, Production Print, Professional Services and Solutions

    The first digital printing press was introduced by Benny Landa in the early 1990s.  Since then, digital printing devices have come to penetrate every corner of the market – everything from cut sheet pages to wide format signage. As a byproduct of this new digital era, two new market opportunities have presented themselves – one, the introduction of cost-effective short-run printing and two, variable data printing (VDP). (more…)

    Production Print

    Office printing. It’s so mundane…until it isn’t. From the feared paper jam error to the suddenly – often miraculously – empty toner cartridge, why is it that office printers always seem to break down at the most inopportune moment? At some point or another, we have all experienced the frustration of desperately needing to print something last minute and failing to because of a printer error. (more…)

    Office Printing

    At the turn of the twentieth century, a mere four years before the Wright Brothers’ famous first flight, Charles Duell then-Commissioner of the US Patent Office remarked: “everything that can be invented has been invented.” As we all know that isn’t quite how it turned out. (more…)

    Workplace of the Future

    The True Cost of Ransomware: What We Learned From 2018

    , Communications Manager, IT Weapons, the IT Services Division of Konica Minolta

    Ransomware, the super pesky and problematic plague of the internet, continued its destructive and time-sucking path of thievery in 2018. As a form of malware that locks up and encrypts a user’s files and demands bitcoin for their safe return, ransomware can significantly impact your wallet and your productivity. (more…)

    IT, Security

    What is industrial print?

    Industrial print has been around almost as long as manufacturing itself; it didn’t take long after the emergence of mass-production for someone to come along and say “hey, we should print our logo on that.” But this conventional understanding of industrial print – print which is applied to manufactured products – is somewhat antiquated. (more…)

    Industrial Print

    Automated Colour Calibration

    , Product Marketing Manager, Production

    I wish I had a dime – alright, a dollar – for every time a digital press operator has asked: “How often should I calibrate my device?” I wouldn’t quite be a millionaire, but I’d certainly be buying a few more caffé lattes in place of my usual double-double. (more…)

    Production Print

    When I was asked to write this blog post, I must admit I was hesitant at first. Writing a blog is an intensive process that often requires extensive research, multiple rounds of revision and, above all, collaboration with team members to pool knowledge to deliver a professional-looking final product. (more…)

    Workplace of the Future

    The Benefits of Printer Leasing

    , Director of Leasing, Konica Minolta Premier Finance

    As the Director of Leasing for Konica Minolta Premier Finance for the past five and a half years, I’ve witnessed a steady stream of new and existing customers choose printer leasing instead of making an outright purchase. In fact, today I can safely say that lease financing is the most common method by which customers acquire their new professional print equipment. (more…)

    Office Printing

    Print Industry Trends: The Only Constant is Change

    , National Manager, Production Print, Professional Services and Solutions

    After thirty plus years in the print supply business, there is one thing I know for sure – I don’t know it all. Change has been constant since 1439 when Johannes Gutenberg first invented the printing press, and since then there have always been new print industry trends to keep up with. (more…)

    Industrial Print