The Digital Handyman: Retooling the Publishing Workflow
August 1, 2006

More than a decade into the “CTP revolution,” many of the promises of digital workflow have yet to be fulfilled. The publishing industry is far from achieving the hands-off, utopian workflow many envisioned when film went away and content went digital. While some in the industry once resisted the notion of a digital workflow, most now agree that the evolution from film to files has been a positive for the publishing world—as profound a development as desktop publishing. With digital content, publishers can now cut out much of the prepress expense for their print workflow, and perhaps even more importantly, their content is now

August 1, 2006

FastStats Digital Edition Readers Highly engaged With Advertisers • 91% of digital edition readers take action after reading an ad in a digital edition. • 83% of digital edition readers look at an advertiser’s Web site. • 41% forward information about an advertiser to a friend or colleague. • 32% recommend a product or service. • 24% purchase a product or service based on an ad in a digital edition. Source: Texterity’s BPA Worldwide-certified survey of 31,596 digital edition readers. More Bids = More Savings • Print buyers see a 20%-40% reduction in cost when obtaining quotes from two or more vendors, on

P3Software Exceeds $250 M in Print Transactions for 2005
March 1, 2006

NATICK, Mass. -- P3Software, the leading provider of low cost procurement software for print, announced that their P3Expeditor system processed over 17,000 print jobs valued at more than $250 million in 2005. The P3Expeditor system streamlines the procurement process, reduces errors and saves print buyers time and money. "We set out to develop a low cost software solution for print buyers in all types of organizations," says Caleb Tower, president of P3Software. "Our numbers last year tell us that we have succeeded. We processed $100 million in transactions in 2004, so the quarter billion in 2005 represents tremendous growth and market acceptance." Demonstrated Product Value

Print Buying Made Easy
June 1, 2004

New software automates everything from bid solicitations to delivery.&012;"Time, time, time is on my side," said Mick Jagger. If only that were true for print production professionals, life would be so much simpler. In this era of compressed production schedules and tight budget restraints, few print production people have enough time to do all that needs to be done. There is no shortage of talented and qualified printers to tackle any print job, but developing the print specs, getting pricing and scheduling the various steps involved can often take more time than the actual printing of the job. In an attempt to accelerate