E-TOOLS – Internet Services Directory

Editor’s Note: Keeping track of who’s who in the dotcom world can be a bit confusing at times. Here’s a directory of the companies offering Internet-based solutions for the graphic arts industry. For a list of online companies that offer paper procurement resources, see the January 2001 issue of Printing Impressions.

Gives print buyers access to 58,000 U.S. printers in a centralized auction market using electronic bid forms. Designed to open up all print jobs to all printers. A standardized electronic spec sheet allows print buyers to post quote requests for public consumption. 58k.com rates buyers on their follow-through.

Online media asset management system that stores digital content. Customers receive their own unique Artmachine, completely customized to their specific functional, navigational and cosmetic requirements.

A marketplace for used industrial equipment. The company’s online and off-line sales and marketing capabilities offer AssetTRADE customers the ability to identify, evaluate, appraise and resell industrial machinery and equipment.

Application Service Provider (ASP) for the commercial printing and fulfillment industries. Provides Web-enabled communication, collaboration and commerce capabilities.

Offers PrintCommerce service, collection of applications that provide a solution for enterprise-wide print management. Features include online, automated print ordering, project management, job tracking, file management and archiving, and custom marketing.

Receives specifications from print buyers, which are then posted in an auction room, specific only to that job. Time parameters and minimum bid increments are determined for the auction. Pre-approved and qualified suppliers are invited to bid as often as they like. The lowest current bid is visible to all invited bidders during the auction.

Graphic artists, illustrators, Web designers and prepress operators can keep track of product updates, industry events and company information in their various areas of interests. Users can also use the site’s imaging, troubleshooting, productivity and site extension e-tools.

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