Call for Submissions for 2008 PODi Best Practices Collection
ROCHESTER, NY—June 12, 2007—PODi, the Digital Printing Initiative, announces the call for submissions for the 2008 Best Practices case studies collection. Each year, the competition draws dozens of the most innovative examples of digital printing success. Entries can be submitted for any program that involves the use of digital printing, including print-on-demand books, direct mail, collateral, web-to-print, transaction applications and more. There is no fee for submitting case studies for the competition, and no limit on number of submissions. The deadline for entries is July 31, 2007. Submission forms and instructions are available at www.podi.org/casestudy/bpsubmission.
All case studies accepted for the online Best Practices Collection have the added opportunity to compete for the annual Best Practices Awards, which are judged by an industry panel and presented at the annual PODi Application Forum. Entries may also receive recognition through the “Attendees’ Choice” award at the Application Forum. Applicants can send hardcopies of their winning Best Practice applications for display at the Forum, and also receive a registration discount to attend. Forum attendees will choose their favorite applications, further showcasing the companies involved in the winning Best Practices.
“When case studies are accepted for the Best Practices Collection, the companies they spotlight receive valuable recognition within the marketplace. The honor has proven to be an effective sales tool that carries real credibility with customers and prospects,” said Rab Govil, president of PODi.
In 2007, fifty-two new case studies were added to PODi’s online database, bringing the total to 320. The case studies are free to PODi members, who can access the articles individually or download as a complete collection. A Case Studies Sample Pack is available to non-members.
PODi (www.podi.org) is an industry initiative with hundreds of member companies, including Executive Board members EFI, Hewlett Packard, Pitney Bowes, Quark and Xerox. PODi leads the evolution of the digital printing infrastructure by promoting interoperability through standards, and advances digital printing business opportunities through market development activities, including white papers, articles, independent reports and industry speaking engagements. Membership in PODi is open to companies and organizations involved in digital printing.