The Internet Printer
Currently, Dome sees about 2GB of data per month. WAM!NET has made transferring data truly a drag-and-drop system that is not platform-dependent, Poole reports.
Internet Opinion: Dome specializes in custom print jobs, producing a broad mix of items annually for more than 250 clients. Efficiency is a top priority from top to bottom. The Internet now plays a key role in Dome's daily effectiveness to communicate, as a multi-purpose printing resource, to its range of clientele.
"There just cannot be a breakdown in the communication process," Poole states. "We do not have time for production bottlenecks."
a Printing Arts America company
Internet Objective: Executives at George Lithograph wanted to replace their outdated and fragmented system solutions. These systems were proprietary, print-specific and not Internet-friendly. George Lithograph wanted an Internet solution that could meet the requirements of the three divisions of business—print, fulfillment and consulting—as well as the requirements of its growing customer base. In addition, the system had to be Y2K compliant.
Internet Endeavor: "When we looked at the alternatives, Impresse offered significant advantages in the areas of automated, on-line estimating and pricing for customers, as well as providing tight integration with both manufacturing and business/financials," reports James Mekis, director of technical development. "When looking at the growing variable data publishing area, where the content that we print needs to be tightly bound to the business management information, the benefits of a system such as Impresse become even more apparent."
Mekis reports George Lithograph is using Impresse's Press Buyer and Press Manager modules, which integrate with the company's document management systems.
Internet Opinion: George Lithograph has been using the Internet to enhance customer relationships since 1992. "The Internet, followed by e-commerce, has dramatically changed the way business—not just print business—is being done. It enables faster response and greater efficiency," Mekis contends.