THIS SUMMER has involved much more travel than I would have liked, but has resulted in some interesting bits and bytes that I thought I’d share with you. After recovering from Drupa, I was off again to Las Vegas for EFI Connect. Frankly, Las Vegas is not one of my favorite destinations, but I suppose if you must go, the Wynn is the place to stay. It is a lovely venue and a great place to hold meetings.
PACE Systems Group
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL—March 25, 2008 — Pace Systems Group, Inc., developer of the industry leading ePace print management system, kicked off its 2008 FUSION User Conference on March 24th. Some 200 ePace users gathered at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, to hear Pace Systems Group president Jay Farr describe company development programs aimed at responding to user needs and keynote speaker Dennis Mason discuss the global printing industry and its implications for US and Canadian printers. Discussing the meeting, Pace Systems Group vice president of sales and marketing Scott King commented: “We are particularly gratified by the
BY MARK SMITH Technology Editor For better or for worse, and maybe a little of both, self-service has become the model of business efficiency in the modern world. Vending machines aside, the trend first took hold at the gas pump, then led to ATMs popping up like weeds and now is spreading to the grocery store checkout line. Online interfaces to customers are the printing industry's latest take on the self-service trend. The basic concept is not new, but the way printers are now executing it differs from the wave of eProduction/eCommerce ASP ventures that enveloped the graphic arts during the dotcom bubble.