The Key Point Blog

08/13/2020

Lee Davis

Saying Goodbye to On-Premises Print Servers and Print Drivers for Good

In many workflows, cloud-based technology is replacing the need for print while, at the same time, cloud technology makes print more secure and convenient to use. This blog explores Microsoft’s new cloud-based print management solution: Microsoft Universal Print.

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08/10/2020

Eve Padula & German Sacristan

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

COVID-19 changed many aspects of our personal and professional lives almost overnight, and the printing industry has certainly been no exception. This blog explores our revenue and print volume forecast for the digital printing and publishing market.

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08/06/2020

Ryan McAbee

A Discussion on the Overlooked Benefits of Automation for Periods of Business Disruption

If the print community has learned anything this year, it is that having a flexible and adaptable organization is key to combat the disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic. This blog explores data explored in our New Workplace Virtual Summit webinar.

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08/06/2020

Aaron Hale

What Print Service Providers Need to Know in Today’s Regulated Business Environment

Worldwide, legislation is being established to protect people's personally identifiable information. This blog explores the attestations and accreditation that PSPs can pursue to protect themselves.

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08/04/2020

Colin McMahon

Upgrading AR into Real Experiences

Augmented Reality is a tool that is being consistently developed and refined as the technology becomes more mainstream. This blog looks at two recent examples of print-based AR done right and reflects how each avoids the two potential downfalls of print-based AR.

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07/29/2020

Ryan McAbee

COVID-19 Moves the Market Down Over 5% in 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing disruption in the global print production workflow market as supply chains are strained globally and print operations are interrupted locally. This blog details findings from our Forecast and the coronavirus' effects on them.

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07/27/2020

German Sacristan & Eve Padula

The Only Way toward Sustainability and Success

Nothing is certain in today’s environment. This blog explores how some are thriving in response to the required changes from COVID-19 and others continue to struggle.

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07/15/2020

German Sacristan & Eve Padula

The Commitment to Close the Gap between Analog and Digital Continues

On July 15, 2020, Canon announced the launch of its new ProStream 1800 continuous feed printer, the latest model in the ProStream 1000 series. This introduction represents Canon’s most recent effort to shift more print volumes from analog to digital.

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07/14/2020

Colin McMahon

Examining Specific Scenarios for the Print Industry

In our final blog entry on gamification, we will take a closer look into exactly how adding game design elements to certain elements of the print industry can lead to results. We will outline a few strategies and provide some examples to help solidify ideas that we’ve been discussing in the first three blog posts.

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06/26/2020

German Sacristan & Eve Padula

AccurioJet KM-1e Accelerates Growth with the Industrial Print Market

On June 24, 2020, Konica Minolta Europe held an analyst press conference to announce its AccurioJet KM-1e digital inkjet press. This B2 + sheetfed UV color inkjet production press is designed to accelerate Konica Minolta’s growth within the industrial printing markets.

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