Founded by Bill Rollinson, former CEO of the Internet Shopping Network, MediaFlex.com develops e-
commerce front- and back-end solutions for the digital printer. Its Online Print Center handles many of the daily tasks that print-on-demand customers need. Customers can place their own orders on-line, choose from a wide selection of media and finishing options, specify payment options, upload digital files and designate shipping destinations. The Online Print Center then manages the support functions for the print shop owner. It will validate credit cards, check orders for errors, and confirm order and job information.
Significance: MediaFlex.com is a savvy Website for the on-demand digital printing market, which, from its inception, had to claw its way in areas of marketing—just ask some of the pioneer digital press buyers.
Printable.com's mission is to help printers succeed in the new on-line economy. Printable.com provides a full range of e-commerce services for printers, including Website hosting and enhancement, on-line supply procurement, and access to timely and relevant industry information.
For example, PrintServ is a suite of hosted services that e-commerce enable printer Websites and help printers aggressively compete on-line. PrintPass is a neutral marketplace that helps printers and their suppliers do business more quickly and efficiently.
Significance: Printable.com is poised to be an asset for commercial printers. Through unique features such as inventory prediction and low-friction reordering, PrintPass helps strengthen existing trading relationships. And through a complete, real-time product and price comparison, Printable.com helps buyers and sellers reduce operating costs and create a more efficient marketplace. www.printable.com is a destination that provides content and community to help printers make better business decisions—a very good thing.
An Internet portal services for the graphic arts industry. This is GraphicsResourceCenter.com—an Internet communications media and e-commerce opportunity targeting the commercial printing industry. The totality of this portal services concentrates on the delivery of information resources and providing the communications tools to bring members together using advanced Internet technologies, including live video.