Battle Shaping Up Between Printers and Dotcoms Over Access
The first phase of the project will include Bowne's offices and the offices of investment banks and law firms in New York and in Los Angeles, Palo Alto and San Francisco, as well as Bowne's printing facilities in the U.S. and Europe.
One company that seems to be casting its lot with the dotcoms is Englewood, CO-based Mail-Well, which has signed a multi-year subscription agreement with business-to-business e-commerce and supply chain solutions provider printCafe.
Under the multi-year agreement, printCafe will provide custom branded Mail-Well Websites, and business and production management systems for Mail-Well's 140 printing facilities throughout North America and the United Kingdom.
According to William Guttman, CEO of printCafe, the agreement calls for printCafe to "integrate the Mail-Well Websites with their back-end information systems to provide increased efficiencies for both Mail-Well and its customers."
"With printCafe, Mail-Well will be the first North American printer to offer its customers a fully integrated e-commerce solution," said Paul Reilly, president and COO of Mail-Well. "Mail-Well customers will be able to design, order, estimate and check the status of jobs online, as well as collaborate among all those involved in a print job. The printCafe solution will allow Mail-Well to service its customers through one, integrated network."