August 24, 2012

CrawfordTech’s Weekly Reading List: August 24, 2012

The announcements for GRAPH EXPO 2012 are starting to rollout via press releases, blogs and social media. Right on the heels of GRAPH EXPO will be IBM Information OnDemand and Document Strategy Forum. As a global solutions provider we are also focused on our presence at Cross Media 2012, across the pond in London during the first part of September, GITEX in Dubai and DMS EXPO in Germany.


September and October are shaping up to be full of interesting news including the recent MUST SEE ‘EMS awards announcements (early this year), Xplor returns to GRAPH EXPO, digital mail makes the news with a private launch, an interesting article on Production Workflow tools and their evolution, augmented reality and how it can lift print response and announcement of the DM Awards Finalists.

Has your business evaluated your production workflow tools lately?

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GRAPH EXPO 2012 MUST SEE ‘EMS Winners Announced (via WhatTheyThink?)—find out what the folks over at the MUST SEE ‘EMS program have selected as the products you can’t miss. Be sure to stay tuned right before the conference for the Best of Category selections and the Legacy Award.

Xplor Returns To Graph Expo 2012 (via—returning to GRAPH EXPO for another year is Xplor International with their educational presentations by industry and subject matter experts. Be sure to check out the full schedule and join CrawfordTech’s Ernie Crawford for his presentation, at 9 a.m. Monday, October 8th, on the digital mailbox revolution.

Digital Post’s private launch ahead of public rollout (via IT Wire)—in a private launch in advance of the public rollout later this year, Digital Post has sent invitations to select groups to jump start their digital postal mail offering. Find out why and what impact this will have on digital mailbox adoption.

Print Production Workflow Tools Evolve (via DPS Magazine)—when was the last time you evaluated your print production workflow toolkit? As digital printing affords print providers more capabilities workflow tools have had to evolve with the time. Find out what products are on the market including our own Crawford Technologies offerings. Be sure to read the printed article that is also a part of this series.

Video: Direct Mail Achieves 20% Lift Using Augmented Reality (via Direct Mail Production Canada)—have you experienced augmented reality? Many people might have seen this on their Hallmark holiday cards over the past couple years. That is all well and good, but does it have a more commercial application. In this article find out how direct mail is seeing a lift from a little virtual reality.

DM Awards Finalists Announced via Twitter (via @DMMagAndAwards)—Check out all of the Document Manager Magazine Award finalists including Crawford Technologies for Best Software. Want to participate? We would love your vote! Vote at

Webinar: 16 Ways to Improve Cross Media Communications With Minimal Change and Risk (via CrawfordTech)— Do you do business in Europe? If you do and want to take advantage of cross media for your regular customer communications, but you’re worried about having to make changes to systems, applications, document composition systems and mailing technologies, this educational webinar is for you.


Be sure to check out the June edition of our newsletter, the Crawford Courier. It is full of must read content!

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