PREPARE is the one area that affects everybody regardless of geography, function or segment.

Seriously, don’t miss this one.

Now that your job onboarding (INPUT) is on point and your job management process (MANAGE) is streamlined and your processes are working together, it’s time to get the files prepared while not losing your profit through unnecessary errors before it gets into production.

‘Prepress’, while much different in the digital age, has been around since Guttenberg, so why are printers still having so many issues to makeready production files? It’s in the details, or rather, the overwhelming number of details: variable data, bleeds, fold lines, color consistency, imposition and batching to name just a few.

Hosted by an expert panel featuring Pat McGrew, Managing Director of the McGrew Group; Ryan McAbee, Chief Analyst at Pixel Dot Consulting; and Linnea Wolken, Director, Global Marketing, Alliances & Operations, Ricoh Graphic Communications Group, join us to learn how to capitalize on the PREPARE stage of your ecosystem including:

  • How automating your prepress process gets you closer to an error-free workflow, with a customer savings scenario
  • What the key components are in creating makeready files
  • Highlighting the steps of an efficient prepress process and how they fit seamlessly together
  • How to control quality with checks and balance points prior to production

This is the 4th webinar in a six-part series on the print ecosystem.

This is a stage you truly can’t get wrong. Besides your profitability, your reputation and customer’s overall satisfaction is at stake.

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Meet the Presenters

Ryan McAbee
Ryan McAbee

Ryan McAbee is the Chief Analyst at Pixel Dot Consulting, a firm that partners with companies in the production printing industry to ‘Elevate print through tech.’ We help OEMs and PSPs define and build their future through consulting, market analysis, product strategy, sales enablement, and industry education services. Ryan has spent over 20 years immersed in the technology that powers print, working with a wide range of well-known and industry leading vendors and print service providers.

Linnea Wolken
Linnea Wolken

Linnea brings over 20 years of global business strategy, brand development and product management experience to Ricoh, where she is responsible for growing the worldwide awareness and demand of the production workflow software and solutions portfolio. In her role of Director, Global Marketing, Alliances & Operations, Linnea also manages global strategic partnerships and marketing operations for Ricoh which provides her a comprehensive view of the business, customers and markets. Prior to joining Ricoh, Linnea held key leadership positions at Hunter Douglas, US West/Qwest, and PepsiCo. Linnea earned undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and International Affairs, and holds a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business from Hofstra University. A New York native residing in Colorado, Linnea balances her time with her active family, dogs, enjoying the local ski slopes, and volunteering her ample skills as an accredited global marketing leader and speaker to various non-profit organizations and small businesses.

Pat McGrew
Pat McGrew

Always promoting best practices for the print business, Pat leverages decades of industry experience as an owner, executive, marketer, analyst, evangelist and consultant to enable your hardware, software and services business growth. Always an advocate for the customer, particularly in workflow and bizflow effectiveness, business management and portfolio messaging, Pat’s vast experience spans all customer communication channels and segments in order to assist you in your strategic goals. An experienced professional speaker, analyst, podcaster and host of #PrintSampleTV, Pat is well recognized and awarded for her contribution to the industry, and sought out globally to perform triage on your business needs. Pat is certified as a Master Electronic Document Professional by Xplor, as a Color Management Professional (CMP), CMP Digital, and BrandQ Professional by IDEAlliance.


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