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In this week's edition of the Digital Queue, we take a look at the growing number of user service programs available to print service providers. Protecting Your Investment discusses how instituting an extended warranty in your print shop can help curb unnecessary downtime.

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[ Volume X Issue 16 ]   [ April 18, 2008 ]

 exclusive editorial  > Capture  > Creation  > Output  > Finishing

Protecting Your Investment
Time is money may be the oldest cliché in history, but it’s no less true because of its age. If anything, in this on demand world, it is truer than ever. For a print service provider (PSP), ensuring your printer is running on the clock—or even around the clock—is critical. Wide and grand format printers are machines, complicated ones at that. And as with anything involving chemicals, moving parts, and circuitry, they can breakdown. "With hardware, it’s not a matter of if. It’s a matter of when," says Mike Bisson, customer service manager, Mutoh America, Inc. Breakdowns mean... more >>

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Diversity in the Workplace
Last month, we discussed the impact of ethnic diversity in the marketplace, more specifically within local markets, as an important consideration for success. By diversity, we meant multiculturalism, as our target print market now consists of groups with different values and/or needs with respect to the products they buy. Some may purchase... more >>

State of the Industry Part Three
Every industry feels the effects of the current economy. MACtac views a couple of shifts in the market. "As the advertising spending goes, so goes our customers’ businesses, so I think everyone is finding it a bit challenging, and I’d expect it to continue to be challenging for at least the first half of the year," states Mary Ann Kucera, product manager, digital, MACtac. "Everyone is looking hard at economics," adds Kucera. End users are asking... more >>

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Graphtec America, Inc. Introduces the New FC2250 Series - Finishing

Mark Bric Display Adds New Snappy Frame to Display Line - Media & Substrates

Zünd at Drupa 2008 in Düsseldorf - Finishing

New Versions of panoRama Media - Media & Substrates

Contex Announces New Large Format Imaging Solutions - Scanning

Paradigm Imaging Group introduces the HD-Plus Scanner Series - Scanning

HP Launches HP Indigo Progressive Print Competition - Digital Printing

Avery Graphics Launches New Promotional Film - Media & Substrates

Hartman HartBoard - Media & Substrates

New Inks for Epson 4880 Series from Sawgrass - Inks

MACtac Revs Up NASCAR Sponsorship - Media & Substrates

GTI: Staying Ahead of the Color Curve - Color

Introducing the Bamboo Panda Stand - Media & Substrates

Mutoh ValueJet 1618-64" Printer Debuted at ISA - Wide Format Printing

Walls + Forms Introduces New Panel Products Literature - Media & Substrates

Nazdar Lyson Inksets Now Available for Several Printers - Inks

Drytac Corporation Acquires Advanced Finishing Solutions - Finishing

Colortrac Expands Senior Leadership Team - Scanning

HP Extends Capture Business Success Program - Wide Format Printing


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