April 13, 2012

CrawfordTech’s Weekly Reading List: April 13, 2012

Welcome to the Friday the 13th edition of the Crawford Technologies Weekly Reading List! This week we are keeping an eye on developing news in the multi-channel and digital mailbox services arena, as well as, digital print and “NanoInks” that are headed to drupa 2012 this May.


In addition, we have an inside look from CrawfordTech on the Xplor International EDP Program, why it is important and why you should think about getting accredited. Also on our radar for those looking at automated workflows is a look at the top 5 reasons to implement an Automated Document Factory (ADF).

Finally, if you are going to durpa and interested in ADF, Document Re-engineering or Enterprise Content Management solutions, be sure to set an appointment with Ernie Crawford, President, and James Weaver, EMEA Business Development while they are at drupa. Setup is easy and can be done in a few seconds by clicking here.

What are “NanoInks” and how do they affect digital print?

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Government is to Fully Digitize Communication (via The Nordic Page)—in another example of government backing Digital Mailbox Services in Europe, the Norwegian Government aims to replace regular mail. Find out how they see the future of mail and the benefits they see it providing.

NZ Post suffers big drop in mail traffic (via NZ Herald)—the U.S isn’t the only country seeing a drop in postal mail volumes. New Zealand is reporting nearly 30 million fewer letters and parcels this past year. Learn more about how this is impacting the New Zealand postal service and how it is guiding the future.

Finishing In A World Gone Digital (via MyPrintResource.com)—how efficient are your finishing solutions? This is a question many digital printers look at day after day because the cost of the finishing can make or break a print job profit. Learn why you can’t afford conventional finishing approaches in a digital world.

5 reasons you should implement an ADF, and why it has taken until now to be able to afford it (via CrawfordTech Blog)—the view of Automated Document Factory solutions are changing. The change is making them attainable for more companies and driving the ability to do business faster with high returns on investment. Don’t miss these 5 reasons you be looking at implementing an ADF.

Australia Post Announces Key Features Of Digital Mailbox (via Australia Post)—another announcement showing the progress in Australia to make a digital mailbox available for every citizen with a physical mailing address. Find out how Volly, a secure digital delivery system from Pitney Bowes, is partnering with Australia Post to make digital mail possible.

Landa Lifts Curtain Just a Bit: “Nanography” “NanoInks” at drupa 2012 (via InfoBlog)—if the name Landa sounds familiar it is probably because the founder of Landa Corporation, Benny Landa, was also the founder of Indigo. Find out what “Nanography” and “NanoInks” means for the industry. You know it will be interesting from the founder of Indigo.

The March edition of The Crawford Courier is available and is full of must read content!