Printing Management

The following sessions will be presented at MAILCOM 2023 Fall:


Prepress 101: Print Production Basics

Getting a file through a printing plant is a rigorous process. When things go wrong, they go wrong quickly, and recovery can be expensive and time-consuming. We’ll learn to navigate the difference between gray areas of printing specs and what needs to be 100% correct. Learn what makes a proper print file and which aspects are more important than others. Every designer will make some mistakes. Find out what the top mistakes are and how to quickly fix them. Discover tactics and workflows that aid in communicating with people before and after the Prepress Stage. Be a “Preflight” Star. Preflight with Acrobat in less than 90 seconds! This session will cover the basics of preflighting — reviewing your completed job files to identify potential problems before they are sent to press, in a timely and efficient way. Instructor: Christopher Vaccaro, MDC, Prepress Department Manager, The Mines Press

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 – Round Seven, 10:15-11:15am


Tips & Tricks for Reducing In-House Print & Mail Costs

Tasked with reducing costs this year? Start with low hanging fruit. What departments outsource their printing needs, does your team have the ability to do what they are doing in house within current capacity? If so, ask to see their outsourced expenses for last year, compare those to your all-in cost to produce the same in house. Dealing with supply chain shortages and delays? How can you buy in bulk and save cost? Instructor: Kathy Howell, AVP Client Management, CPMI Solutions

Monday, October 2, 2023 – Round Two, 3:15-4:15pm


Best Practices of High Performing Print Shops

Many printing and marketing service providers are challenged with applying best practices to improve performance. We will take a peek within the industry to see what best practices are being deployed. Instructor: Floyd Creecy, CMDSM, MDC, HeiTech Services

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 – Round Four, 1:30-2:30pm


Outsourcing Your Print Production?

Hear from the trenches the real-life considerations you need to keep in mind when considering outsourcing your print production operations and the multitude of workflows, processes and functions across an enterprise that need to be involved in the decisions. Instructors: Christine Erna, TEC Mailing Solutions LLC and Mark Rheaume, Ricoh Digital Services

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 – Round Six, 4:00-5:00pm