The Internet Printer
St. Cloud, MN
Internet Objective: A commercial printer specializing in direct mail applications from catalogs to direct mail inserts, Nahan Printing found itself on a quest. For several months, the company had been looking for an effective means of accepting digital files from its customers electronically. Nahan had been dependent on a Web server, taking uploads of digital files from a select portion of its client base. However, Nahan wanted something more efficient, more managed—and less dependent on Nahan personnel.
Internet Endeavor: In September, Nahan implemented WAM!NET's Internet Gateway. With Gateway on board, Nahan does not need to worry about software, hardware or electronic management systems; WAM!NET manages the Gateway. All of Nahan's subscribers are now using Internet Gateway. Lyle Myers, chief systems coordinator, reports that Nahan is experiencing an increase in file transfer traffic since Nahan started accepting files through Internet Gateway, which saves on traffic through Nahan's own internal firewall.
Internet Opinion: "We are very comfortable with the Internet and Internet Gateway, and we know that WAM!NET is providing security in the WAM!NET environment," reports Myers. "We are interested in all Internet technologies targeting commercial printing. The future calls for logical investments by commercial printers in Internet services."