The Datamax Thinking Blog

Educating, collaborating, and sparking ideas for maximizing the technology that matters.


Print Controls & Capabilities for School IT Directors Spinning Too Many Plates

The right Print Capabilities and Controls can stop so many plates from spinning, so you can craft initiatives that actually elevate the classroom experience. 

Without the right control and capabilities in place, an executive chef can be left spinning plates, rather than perfecting them on their way out to the kitchen floor.

Topics: Printing Color Printing Print Management Education Tips and Tools

20 Ways to Cut Printing Costs in 2020

What’s commonly perceived as “just another business expense” is an oft-overlooked opportunity for cost-cutting measures. Tighten your budget belt with these 20 ways to cut print costs.

Hoping to trim some fat in 2020?

The extra weight we carry in our operating budgets can certainly impact our budget belt size, but also overall business performance and results. As we approach a new year, with budgets and business plans freshly ingrained in our minds, many businesses are searching for ways to trim some of the fat out of the overall cost of conducting business.

Topics: Printing Color Printing Print Management Managed Print Services

No Production Print Job Left Behind: Is That the Case With You?

Production printers, in short, need to make-ready for the long print run. But with a well-vetted partner, print operators and print executives alike can exhale a little deeper, breathe a little easier.

The air inside production print rooms continues to get thinner.

When the challenges arise that come with quicker turnarounds and increasing client demands, in-plants, quick print shops and commercial printers find it harder to breathe easy in the press room. Common scenarios...

Topics: Color Printing Office Equipment Production Print Print Management

Print Pacesetter: In-House Production Offers You Control at Every Turn

With capable production print systems and the right technology partner, in-house production offers you complete control over your price, your processes and your final product.

In the Indy Car racing circuit, road courses require superior braking systems that are able to handle intense, repetitive braking as cars approach sharp, hairpin turns.

Often times, outsourcing your production print is a lot like racing behind the wheel of a 700-horse power,  2.2-liter twin turbo Indy Car with inferior brakes: It runs like clockwork until the unexpected happens (deadline change, color issue, mark-up fee) and you completely lose control.

Topics: Color Printing Productivity Tips and Tools Production Print Print Management

Scanning, Apps, & Productivity – Top 5 Most Popular Posts from 2015

As we all dig into a new year, here are a few of our greatest hits from last year.

I hope your new year is off to a fantastic start. As we all dig into a new year, here are a few of our greatest hits from last year.

Whether you’re revisiting them or seeing these for the first time, thank you for reading. All of us here at Datamax look forward to helping you reach your business goals this year. 

Topics: Scanning Apps Color Printing Productivity Tips and Tools

Research Studies Focus on Print Industry’s Future

These studies are set to showcase the future of the industry. Print needs and activities touch many other fields and are connected to related fields of business.

Virtually every field of business requires some sort of print activity. This activity is sometimes done on a small scale inside an office environment. Large scale projects produced by managed print services are commonly required. The print industry plays an active role on advertising and marketing. At the same time it is critical to overall daily operations. Two research studies, commissioned by PRIMIR, the Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization will be completed this fall.

Topics: Printing Color Printing

Print: Yes, People still Use It

The best marketing plans are the ones that consist of both print marketing and electronic/online marketing.

Marketing is one of the most important parts of business because how would people know that your company or your products exist unless you tell them you are out there!

That is why many companies have a department solely for marketing.

Topics: Printing Color Printing