Significance: Talk about your competitive print bidding environments! Not for the weak of heart, 58k.com promises to provide a safe, confidential platform for commercial printers and their current and prospective clients to use for on-demand print bidding.
The site, headquartered at the New York, NY, base of 58k.com, reaches print buyers around the globe on a 24/7 basis. Unique to 58k.com, commercial printers can actually see their competitor's job quotes. More information can be gained by visiting www.58k.com—but beware, it might be too tempting not to put in a quote!
Get ready to shop at an Internet superstore for the graphic arts community—PrintNation.com. PrintNation.com is a newly launched e-commerce superstore that intends to position itself as the one-stop shop for buyers of graphic arts equipment and supplies. The service is a state-of-the-art, e-commerce site where a graphic arts professional can shop for prepress devices, consumables, service contracts and more—all thanks to a convenient electronic shopping cart, the Internet.
Significance: PrintNation.com is well worth a visit. The site has over 1,300 manufacturers represented, with more than 100,000 graphic arts products available, many with discounted prices.
PrintNation.com sports a sophisticated auction system, through which manufacturers wishing to sell equipment can submit individual product descriptions. Images of the equipment for sale can be uploaded onto the site.
Bottom line: PrintNation.com is setting out to become a one-source, on-line store for everything from a bucket of ink to a flatbed scanner to an imagesetter to a perfect binder to a cutter. The site even sports an impressive sampling of digital cameras for sale.
With a wide database of products already on the service, and the site still in its infancy, it is probable that PrintNation.com may, in fact, be the graphic arts site of the future—today.
Chambersbrug, PA-based e-LYNXX has brought to the e-market printLYNXX, a fully integrated print procurement e-commerce system engineered specifically for print buyers. Located at www.printlynxx.com, print-