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Read about topics relevant to in-plant, in-house and corporate print centers in all vertical markets. Get insights from RSA and guest industry bloggers like Howie Fenton and Ryan McAbee.

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  • Howie Fenton
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  • 25 November 2016

Web to Print Reduces Production Costs 20-50%

Calculating the Savings Associated with Web to Print In a recent seminar, while discussing the advantages of software automation, I mentioned that Web to print software can reduce manufacturing costs between 20-50%. Immediately, someone in the audience asked how that was possible when the cost of paper alone is 25% of the price

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  • Howie Fenton
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  • 01 November 2016

Web to Print Best Practices Presentation Graph Expo 2016

I've recently returned from the Graph Expo 2016 show in Orlando, and I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised by the in-plant attendance! I attended four in-plant events and participated in two. In each case, there were at least sixty people in the audience. 

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  • Vince Tutino
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  • 26 October 2016

Web to Print Best Practices Series: 4 Pricing Best Practices

Most in-plants have a published price list that covers their common services that may include a selection of papers, B/W and Color printing, wide format, finishing, services like laminating and foam core, and specialty products. Consumers today want simple and fair

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  • Vince Tutino
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  • 18 October 2016

Web to Print Best Practices Series: User Adoption

Best Practices for In-Plant Print Center User Adoption- for Customers and Print Center Staff When you are changing from a paper or email-based method of sending jobs and work requests to the Print Center, it may be difficult for your user community to make the change to a Web-based system.

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  • Vince Tutino
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  • 04 October 2016

Web to Print Best Practices Series: 7 Marketing and Sales Best Practices

Best Practices for Marketing Web to Print for In-plant Print Centers The third article in our Web to Print Best Practices series about how in-plants can successfully implement and use Web to print software covered "6 installation best practices." In this fourth post, I'll focus on a topic closely related to rolling out your Web

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  • Rochester Software Associates
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  • 26 September 2016

Rochester Software Associates and Ultimate TechnoGraphics Team to Automate Prepress Workflow at Graph Expo

Rochester Software Associates (RSA), provider of production print workflow software solutions for in-plant, corporate and commercial printers is pleased to announce at Graph Expo that it is teaming with Ultimate TechnoGraphics, Inc., a leader in imposition and finishing automation software, to deliver innovative and efficient imposition workflows...

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  • Howie Fenton
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  • 21 September 2016

Fenton Insights from In-plant Print Center Insourcing Interviews

As I write this blog, I am completing a series of interviews with in-plants offering services to outside companies (insourcing) for an upcoming article in In-Plant Graphics Magazine (IPG). I vividly remember the first time I heard the term insourcing, because I struggled to figure out what

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  • Rochester Software Associates
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  • 12 September 2016

RSA Demonstrates New Software and Releases to Streamline Digital Workflow at Graph Expo

Rochester Software Associates (RSA), provider of production print workflow software solutions for in-plant and corporate print centers will be showcasing streamlined digital production print workflow software in booth 2067 at Graph Expo, the largest Graphic Arts trade show in North America, in Orlando September 25- 28, 2016...

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  • Elisha Kasinskas
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  • 01 September 2016

In-Plant Print Centers' 10-Step Plan for Working with IT

I recently interviewed Teddy Abad-Perez, State of Colorado Division of Central Services, Department of Personnel & Administration- IDS Multi-Function Printer Program Manager and Brenda Berlin, State of Colorado Financial Services, Governor's Office of Information Technology- Deputy Chief Information Officer, Chief Financial Officer. Teddy and Brenda agreed to further detail....

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  • Vince Tutino
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  • 16 August 2016

Web to Print Best Practices for In-plant Print Centers

Why Web to Print Best Practices are Important and Why This Series This series was inspired by in-plant managers who wanted information online about Web to print that they were not seeing. While there is information available about features and case studies, other than some of our own white papers, there isn't a lot available

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  • Elisha Kasinskas
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  • 09 August 2016

Deciphering Conflicting Web to Print Research

In the July issue of In-Plant Graphics Magazine (IPG), editor Bob Neubauer wrote an article entitled, "In-plant Research: IPG vs IPMA — Who Is Right?" The article compared results from a recent IPMA (In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association) survey, "State of the In-Plant Industry: Challenges, Opportunities, and Outlook" to results from the IPG biennial

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  • Elisha Kasinskas
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  • 19 July 2016

Sun Life Financial’s Success with Web to Print

In a recent webinar, the staff at Sun Life Financial talked about their strategy, decision making process and success in their implementation of RSA's WebCRD in-plant Web to print software. The webinar was moderated by In-plant Graphics Editor Bob Neubauer, who discussed the magazine's recent survey

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  • Elisha Kasinskas
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  • 14 July 2016

IPMA Web to Print Best Practices Webinar 8/17

RSA Shares Web to Print Best Practices in IPMA Webinar The 600+ member-led In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA), dedicated to in-plant printing and mailing organizations is hosting a webinar sponsored by RSA called "Web to Print Best Practices" on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 1pm ET/ Noon CT/ 10am PT. Normally reserved for member in-plants

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  • Elisha Kasinskas
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  • 14 June 2016

3 Steps for More Effective Workflow Software Implementations

In previous blogs and white papers we have talked about the critical success factors (CSF) required for the implementation of Web to print solutions. One CSF is that leading in-plants are more effective at implementing new software. Why are some in-plants better at implementation? Because they make better choices early in the process. 

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