thINK A Community of Canon Solutions America Production Print Customers Announces Third Annual thINK Conference PR Newswire official statement

“thINK 2016 attracted more than 400 production print professionals, analysts, partners, and press, establishing it as the largest inkjet user group in the world. Across the three-day event, over 30 sessions, designed for all levels of inkjet experience and awareness, were held throughout the event. In addition, post-event resources provided the audience with unprecedented access to a robust bank of inkjet-related knowledge. New to this year’s event, guests who want an in-depth look at a particular line of inkjet presses will have access to two product-centric sessions. The sheetfed Ocu00e9 VarioPrint i300 and Continuous Feed Inkjet tracks are sure to augment the excitement for all the inkjet enthusiasts participating this year. Additionally, Business, Advanced, and Technical tracks will also be included, further expanding the scope and breadth of information for think 2017.
“We expect thINK 2017 to be even more successful than 2016, and have no doubt that it will help both new and existing members expand their inkjet knowledge by interacting with some of the great minds leading this industry,” said Mark DeBoer, thINK President. “With dynamic intermediate and advanced educational sessions last year, attendees left with best practice techniques they could apply immediately. We know they will want to come back to continue the learning process.”
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ual interactive, educational thINK conference, thINK extends beyond the conference to facilitate inkjet education year round.
Recent inkjet education and resources made available to thINK members include:
Paper Selector: thINK members can now easily find the right paper for the job with the new Paper Selector tool on thINKforum.com. Members simply select their inkjet press and narrow their search to the right media for the job.
thINK members can now easily find the right paper for the job with the new Paper Selector tool on thINKforum.com. Members simply select their inkjet press and narrow their search to the right media for the job. Vertical White Papers: Six vertical white papers detail print opportunity in each vertical segment: Healthcare, Finance, Insurance, Non-Profit, Retail and Higher Ed.”

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Ordinance Solutions America Releases Pivotal Industry Resource Titled Inkjet Workflows u How to Make Your Work Flow What They Think

“MELVILLE, N.Y. – Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., today a
ounced the release of its newest industry resource poised to become an essential tool for print service providers in a book titled Inkjet Workflows u2013 How to Make Your Work Flowu2026Efficiently. Collaboratively published with thINK Forum, the comprehensive guide was designed to help companies that are looking to integrate production inkjet technology into their print shop, while also providing readers with in-depth research and discussions about all steps within the production workflow process.
As proven before with resources like the Designer’s Guide to Inkjet and published book The Inkjet Edge u2014 How to Transition Your Business to Inkjet, Canon Solutions America is committed to developing industry-leading resources that help ensure the success of its customers and its customers’ clients. In its newest release, Canon Solutions America has developed a collection of learning, know-how, and recommendations from its valued customers, industry workflow experts, leading industry analysts, solutions partners, and inkjet experts. The sharing of knowledge and experience is paramount to Canon Solutions America’s core values, and with Inkjet Workflows u2013 How to Make Your Work Flow…Efficiently, the company has showcased its dedication to sharing the knowledge and advice of those who have already made a successful transition to effective and efficient production workflows.
“Growth is very often associated with the practice of sharing knowledge and exchanging impactful experiences, both in our industry and as a whole,” said Ed Jansen, vice president, Professional Services, Production Print Solutions, Canon Solutions America. “We firmly believe that with our newest industry resource, everyone who embraces its wealth of knowledge can be more prosperous as the industry continues its growth and evolution.”
As most print service providers already know, an efficient workflow is at the heart of not only creating, but sustaining success in print room operations. Workflow efficiency is determined by all the processes that allow print service providers to get from concept to a final product with a minimum of manual steps and make sure everything along the way is optimized including document submission, prepress automation, production management, file conversion, data cleansing and optimization, and mail stream management. With Inkjet Workflows u2013 How to Make Your Work Flowu2026Efficiently print service providers will be able to leverage their strengths, identify process gaps, and more importantly create plans to fill those gaps, and therefore ru
ing more efficient operations, especially when contemplating the integration of a new production inkjet press. A streamlined, cost and time efficient workflow can be a huge competitive differentiator. By learning to take as many steps out of the overall process and eliminating as many human touches as possible, print service providers can reduce costs, improve margins, and shorten overall production time to become a more cost efficient producer.”

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