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Prisma Graphic utilizes Web to Print Technology

According to Wikipedia: Web-to-print, also known as Web2Print or remote publishing, is a commercial prepress process that bridges the gap between digital content online and commercial print production. This process allows a print house, a client, and possibly a graphic designer to create, edit, and approve computer-based online templates during the prepress phase. Web to print is a technology to help business owners create a consistent brand image and build loyalty with their clients.

Prisma Graphic as a Web to Print Company

Prisma Graphic is not just a web to print company; with our exclusive Dokshop; but a print empowering company. Dokshop gives business owners control over their image through their print materials and collateral marketing efforts.

By utilizing Dokshop, companies can have their own business printing portal with access from anywhere.

The Dokshop services lets you sign in and create your custom portal with your images and marketing materials. Marketing Directors, managers, or employees can access company approved marketing materials with just a click of the mouse. Choose your template and add your text and we will print it for you and have it delivered to your location. We make web to print easy.

Let us show you how easy it is to set up your custom portal with an online web-to-print demonstration today.

June 15, 2010 at 1:50 pm Leave a comment

Prisma Graphics: Top Marketing Supply Chain Provider

Recently, American Executive did an article showcasing us, Prisma Graphic, a local Phoenix commercial printer. The article interviewed Bob Anderson, owner of Prisma Graphics since 2001, regarding how the company has been able to stay in the top 10% of commercial printers nationally.

There have been two key things that can be attributed to Prisma Graphic’s success in the printing industry. The first was its people. Anderson said the 28 employees working for the company in 2000 were well known for their high-quality standards. Today, 22 of those employees are still with the company, and although Prisma now employs 130 people, that dedication to quality still remains. For example, the majority of Dokshop’s business has come through referrals, Anderson said.

Second, the team suggested working with the client’s marketing department online rather than by phone and fax. Back then, there were no available software programs allowing for that kind of collaboration, so the company’s internal developers created a program of their own, and Dokshop was born.

Dokshop has enabled large corporate clients to have the brand protected by using Prisma Graphic for their collateral marketing material. The company even handles warehousing, fulfillment, and inventory management for clients, tracking and delivering orders as needed. And, as companies continue to reduce marketing budgets and head counts, Anderson predicts the demand for these services will grow.

Read the entire article to find out how Prisma has succeeded and continued to grow in the down economy and how they are using innovative web to print products such as Dokshop and their new designer product, PrintPower, to stay on top.

American Executive article: Prisma Graphic: Open to Opportunities

June 7, 2010 at 2:19 pm Leave a comment

The Good Deal Appeal

Gone are the days of freely spending money without searching the Internet for a bargain. Savvy shoppers look for and USE coupons, discounts, freebies, etc. , and often select a product or service with such an “offering” over the competition because of the “good deal appeal.”

If you’re not using coupons in your marketing mix… THINK AGAIN! You just might be missing the entire population of shoppers who key in on coupons while surfing for bargains. Not convinced, go to a search engine, type in your product followed by the word “coupon “ and check out what your competition is doing.

Haven’t you noticed the coupon/promo code box during your Internet shopping? The one that when you leave it blank you feel like you were ripped off , or worse yet, not “special” enough to have access to the mystery code?

Well don’t make it hard for your customers to find your coupons – don’t make your customers work to feel special – go make a snazzy coupon and help your customer choose you over the competition – from a financial standpoint, as well as an emotional one.

Face it, everyone likes a good deal – especially in this economy! I know I like a good deal as a consumer and I really like a quirky idea as a marketer. So figure out an offer you can make that is unique, worthwhile and won’t break your bank.

According to About.com, Over 76% of the population use coupons, according to the Promotion Marketing Association (PMA) Coupon Council. Coupons still work and provide an affordable marketing strategy for small business.

Here’s a few things to consider before creating your coupon:

  1. What can you afford to decrease or give away? What is your budget?
  2. What do you hope to get out of this coupon campaign? Awareness, repeat customers, etc.
  3. Who is your target audience?
  4. How will your coupon be disseminated? WHERE will it be discovered?
  5. How will you know if your campaign is successful?
  6. Is this a job that can be done in-house or do you need professional support?

Check out this site – I randomly selected it based off a coupon savings link and was pleasantly surprised by the real estate give to the Open Box feature promoting 60% off. Also thought the red tag sale button at the top that makes you think you’ll get a great deal, but only today, is also tempting.

So, whether you’re providing a service or product, think in unique terms of what you can afford to GIVE to your customers so that they choose you over your competition. Be smart, be creative and be genuine – everyone knows when they’re getting a good deal or getting snowed!

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May 18, 2010 at 7:00 am Leave a comment

Getting Cooler Color with InDesign CS4’s Kuler Panel

Learn how to use InDesign CS4’s new Kuler panel to create perfect colors for any project.

Use InDesign and Kuler for perfect color combination’s

February 22, 2010 at 5:14 pm Leave a comment

Prisma Graphic Services and Capabilities

Prisma Press Floor

 

 

 

 

Prisma Graphic has the following services and capabilities.

Equipment List

Electronic Prepress

  • (1) Magnus 800 Platesetter with 5 Autoloader/Cassettes
  • (1) Creo Trendsetter Spectrum Platesetter
  • (9) Mac Work Stations
  • (9) PC Work Stations
  • (6) PREPS Imposition Stations
  • (2) Prinergy JVX 10.4 Ripping & Trapping Systems
  • Prinergy Stochastic Screener
  • Prinergy – PDF Workflow
  • Kodak – FM Staccato Screening
  • Canon Color ImpoProofer Automated
  • 2-sided proofer with Color Management
  • Canon ImagePrograf Contract Color Proofer with Kodak Color Management
  • Epson Inkjet Color 9900 Proofer 44”
  •  (2) Sherpa 2-Sided Proofers
  • HP DesignJet 5500 Proofer
  • Pictoral Proofer (11” x 17” max)
  • Multiple CD/DVD Burners
  • Rimage Premium CD/DVD PlexWriter (6 Unit) High-Speed
  • Eversmart Pro2 Flatbed Scanner (11.5” x 17” original input)
  • X RITE PlateScope (Plate Quality/Process Control)
  • X RITE Spectrodensitometer (Proofing, Plating, Press Profiling Process Control)
  • Eye One Color Calibration System
  • Profile Maker Pro (Color Profiling system)
  • Complete Up to date Software and Font Library
  • All files archived on DAT and DVD
  • Mirrored 3T Raid Dell Servers & Gigabit Speed Network
  • E. Quix & High Speed Network Server
  • FTP Server
  • (2) CIP3 Servers
  • Kodak ColorTune Proofing Server
  • Prinergy 1.6 Remote Proofing Server
  • Kodak InSite – Customer Job Interface 

Bindery

  • (2) Heidelberg Cylinder Press; Sheet Size: 22 x 30”
  • Brausse – 22 1/2 x 29” Die Cut, Emboss and Foil Stamp
  • Kluge EHD – 14 x 20” Die Cut, Emboss and Foil Stamp
  • Baum Lawson MPU, 47” Paper Cutter (Micro-cut)
  • Polar 52” EMC Paper Cutter (Micro-cut)
  • (2) Saber® 54” Cutter w/ Baumann Jogger
  • Mueller Martini Saddle Stitcher   10 Stations w/ Cover Feeder & 3-Knife Trimmer
  • (2) Mueller Martini Saddle Stitcher   6 Stations /Cover Feeder w/ 3-Knife Trimmer
  • Perfect Binder 18”
  • Rollem TR, 35” Perforating & Scoring
  • Rollem TR, 40” Perforating & Scoring
  • MBO B26S Perfection Folder 26 x 40”; 32-Page
  • MBO B23 Folder 20 x 26”; 8-Page
  • MBO B32 S Perfection Folder 32 x 40”; 8-Page
  • Stahl Folder 30 x 40” 16-Page Folder
  • Kluge Pocket Folder Gluer w/Final Fold Ability
  • Challenge Paper Drill, 5-Hole
  • (1) Auto Shrink Wrap Packager
  • (3) Semi-Auto Shrink Wrap Packager

Presses (Web, Sheetfed & Digital)

  • M-130 Heidelberg 38 inch, 5 Color Heatset Web with Color Control System CCS Loop
  • Combo Folder – Sheeter – Pattern Perforator    Maximum Sheet:  22.75 x 38 inches, Maximum Image Area:  22.5 x 37.5 inches
  • Color King 36 inch, 2 Color Web Press / Combo Folder  Maximum Sheet:  22.75 x 36 inches, Maximum Image Area:  22.5 x 35.5 inches
  • Akiyama 40 inch, 5 Color Perfector with Color Control System CCS Loop Maximum Sheet:  28 x 40 inches,  Maximum Image Area: 27.5 x 39.5 inches
  •  (2) Akiyama 40 inch, 6 Color w/ Aqueous Coater,  Maximum Sheet:  28 x 40 inches,   Maximum Image Area:  27.5.  X 39.5 inches
  • Mitsubishi 28 inch, 6 Color w/ Aqueous Coater,    Maximum Sheet:  20 x 28 inches,    Maximum Image Area:  19.5 x 27.5 inches
  • Ryobi True 2 Color (Best for Registration and Solids),  Maximum Sheet:  12 x 18 inches,  Maximum Image Area: 11.5 x 17.5 inches
  • (2) AB Dick 2 Color Replicator,  Maximum Sheet:  12 x 18 inches,  Maximum Image Area: 11.5 x 17.5 inches
  • Halm Jet 2C Color Perfector Envelope Press,    Maximum Sheet:  13 x 18 inches, Maximum Image Area: 11 x 17 inches
  • HP Indigo 5000 4 Color Press   Maximum Sheet:  12 x 18 inches,  Maximum Image Area: 11.6 x 17.2 inches
  • C6500 Digital 4 Color Copier/Press,   Maximum Sheet:  12 x 18 inches,  Maximum Image Area: 11.6 x 17.2 inches

Fulfillment

  • Pick and Pack
  • Package and Distribution
  • On-line Customized Inventory Management
  • Cycle Count

 Mailing Services

Our Mailing Department offers a fully integrated service, which
is completely in-house, and configured to suit any requirements.
These services include data acquisition and management, CASS
certification, NCOA service, DPV validation. Prisma can customize
any mailing program to satisfy the needs of our clients.

 Dokshop.com (Web-to-Print Solution)

A unique business-to-business product that enables users to order,
personalize, proof and manage print materials online.  Its parameter-
based programming allows customization with various user options
and controls. Each site can be specifically tailored to fulfill any client’s
needs.

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 Offset Printing Services:

  •  Sheetfed: Medium Quantity Print Runs
  •  Jprint 5C Perfector Press with Color Control System CCL
  • Sheetfed: Large Quantity Print Runs with our new Control System CCL
  •  Heatset Web: Large Quantity Print runs with Color
  • Open Web: Short and Large Print runs

  Digital Printing:

  •  Including Variable Data
  •  Indigo Short Quantity Print runs, Up to 12”x18”, Including Variable Data with Inline Finishing
  •  Konica Minolta Quantity Print runs, Up to 12”x18″
  •  41”X72” Large Format-Short Quantity Print runs
Prepress  
  •  State-of-the-Art Computer Hardware,
  •  Software & Color Correction & Image Manipulation
  •  Hi-res Canon Kodak Proofs
  •  HP Ink Jet & Laser Proofs, Sherpa Digital Proofs
  •  Prinergy Ripping & Trapping
  •  Prinergy –FM Segundo Stochastic Screening
  •  Kodak Remote Proofing
  •  Kodak-FM Staccato Screening
  •  Prinergy PDF Workflow
  • SSL Secured FTP Site
  • Direct-to-Plate Magnus 800

  Design & Production 

  •  Outside agency support
  •  Supplement In-house Creative Staff
  • Develop Original Concepts 
  • Follow Existing Corporate Graphic Standards

 CD/DVD Duplicating

  •  Data Duplication 
  • Thermal Label Printing

Bindery

  • Folding 
  • Scoring 
  • Perforating 
  • Stitching 
  • Perfect Bind 
  • Die Cutting 
  • Embossing 
  • Foil Stamping 
  • Gluing
  • Drilling
  • Mounting
  • Sequential Numbering

  DOKSHOP: Online e-Commerce Website

  • Pre-approved Products
  •  Brand consistency
  • Static and Dynamic Fields
  • Instant Online PDF ApprovalView Order Status and History
  • Customizable Shipping

State-of-the-Art Warehouse Facility

  • Product Inventory Storage
  • Clearly Labeled Product with Scannable Bar Codes

 Fulfillment  

  • Computerized Pick & Pac
  • Build Kits of Various Configurations Requirements
  • Bulk or Custom Packaging to Fit your Unique
  • Ship to Single or Multiple Locations

Mailing, Shipping & Receiving

  • CASS Certified Mailing Services
  • Database Management
  • Inserting
  • 1st Class, Standard Presort
  • Bulk Mail with FedEx Overnight
  • 2-day or Ground Shipping
  • Common Carrier

 

Contact Prisma Graphic for a quote on all your printing, design and mailing needs.

 

November 12, 2009 at 5:57 pm Leave a comment

Why printing? The ways Prisma Graphic can help your company prosper.

Why printing?  The ways printing helps your company prosper.

 Prisma Graphic  At one time or another we all have taken printing for granted. Perhaps because print has been the world’s number one communication medium for so long, we tend to overlook its impact and power. That oversight could be detrimental to the success of a marketing campaign, a product launch or a branding initiative trying to make connections. Consumers trust print, feel comfortable using it and are unable to fast forward past it. Electronic content comes and goes and when it’s gone, your message disappears with it. Print, on the other hand, is there for the long run.

 According to a recent survey by the Magazine Publishers of America 24% of readers will pass along an interesting article to someone else, 23% will save it for future reference and 13% will visit a relevant website; giving advertisers double and triple bonuses on their marketing investments.

This magazine is dedicated to the persuasive power of print and how it continues to evolve and play an important role in the marketing mix. Along with several informative articles throughout, we have included the advantages of using print. We hope you find this blog informative, inspiring and ultimately beneficial to your marketing efforts.

 Sincerely,

The Prisma Graphic Team

November 11, 2009 at 10:38 pm Leave a comment

Web to Print: The DokShop Solution

WEB TO PRINT: The DokShop Solution

DokShop For some years now discerning print buyers have been charged with reducing costs, saving time and improving results, all the while saddled with tight marketing budgets based on revenue generation. While some marketers have turned towards alternative media to help meet their defined objectives, others simply started cutting back their efforts altogether. Those that have experimented with multi-channel communications, especially the integration of print and the Internet, have found they did not need to stray too far to get results. And really, with so many companies falling well short of their sales objectives today, no one can afford to scale back any part of their marketing efforts.

 A September 2008 Epsilon survey of top Chief Marketing Officers reported that over 94% of the respondents said they feel “a tough economic period is precisely the time when marketing plays a key role.” By investing in proven strategies and collateral-based marketing materials, companies can sustain basic marketing efforts that continue revenue flowing even through economic downturns. This notion can be substantiated considering the CMO Council’s 2008 Marketing Outlook that said events and trade shows, direct marketing, sales support materials, and online marketing were at the top of marketers’ investment lists.

 Generally speaking, collateral-based materials have always been centered in corporate marketing departments where brand standards, timing, costs and other critical aspects of marketing campaigns can be closely monitored. With the time, expense and headcount required to maintain this control, however, many have looked to their vendors for solutions. Meeting these demands on time, with ease, and at reasonable prices can be difficult; especially for those vendors unwilling to evolve. Many traditional printers have yet to embrace the web-to-print relationship, maybe for fear of losing the customer to the convenience of the Internet, or simply due to a lack of technological confidence or knowledge.

 “In today’s business environment, being able to provide traditional print, as well as a robust web-to-print solution, is crucial to the future success of any commercial printer,” according to Bob Anderson, President of Prisma Graphic Corporation. Launched almost 9 years ago, Prisma’s industry-leading, online solution called dokshop has become an integral part of the company’s business and appeal. “Most of our clients really understand the importance of an online application like this right from the start,” says Anderson. “Our dokshop system alleviates the majority of the day-to-day costs and headaches of corporately-managed marketing efforts; helps to explain why it has become the fastest growing component of our company.”

 Dokshop Defined

DokShop Prisma Graphic developed dokshop.com as an online solution to support company-specific ordering sites that are tailored and personalized to meet the individual needs of each client. More specifically, dokshop sites enable clients to easily manage and distribute valuable corporate marketing assets; direct mailers, sales sheets, brochures, image or logo libraries, advertisements and email blasts, for example. These products can be produced statically or variably and either printed on demand and/or distributed electronically or by any common carrier. More importantly, the basic functionality of these sites gives complete control to the client to decide who can order, how often, how much and how each order is cost accounted.

 Prisma Graphic promotes these fully-customizable, web-to-print solution sites to clients looking to save time and money in the marketing process. With complete personalization options, dokshop can mirror a corporation’s centralized marketing department and help to lower basic administrative costs. Ultimately, dokshop’s very existence is to help marketers maintain brand standards, manage multiple location orders and total inventory, minimize collateral waste and economically distribute assets quickly and efficiently.

 Orders placed through dokshop typically ship within 1-to-4 working days from the time of receipt – a fraction of the time needed for a traditional order. Since introduced in 2001, dokshop has enabled businesses around the country to launch worldwide marketing campaigns much more efficiently. Today, dokshop supports nearly 235 clients with over 32,000 users and continues to grow.

 Simply put, dokshop allows Prisma Graphic to offer their clients the products and services they need, when they need it and how they need it. Please contact your current Prisma Sales Representative, or Bob Anderson now to find out how this dynamic web-to-print solution can benefit your company (800 379-5777 or  roberta@prismagraphic.com ).

  “What brought Avnet to Prisma in 2000 was the need for a quick turnaround on a specialty order of embossed business cards. I am pleased to say we have been married like ink to paper with them ever since. Prisma not only upholds our project deadlines but also meets our time, cost and quality standards. Needless to say, when they launched their dynamic online ordering site, we were the first in line. Their dokshop system has helped us control brand consistency across our 300 world-wide locations, streamline our print buying process and manage our company collateral; supporting our company-wide green initiative. Our business relationship has significantly grown and strengthened over the years, as they continue to work with us and our ever-evolving needs. The key to their success is their friendly service, ideas and consistent effort to support our programs.”

 Al Maag,   Chief Communications Officer, Avnet

With operations in 73 countries, Avnet has become one of the world’s largest technology distributors of electronic components, embedded subsystems, enterprise computing products and solutions. Their corporate social responsibility strives to make a difference in their employees, community, industry and the environment.

In 2008, Avnet was recognized in the list of “America’s Most Admired Companies” by Fortune magazine – ranking first in many categories and second overall.

 “As a large organization, one of the biggest struggles we face, as do many large organizations, is maintaining brand consistency. We also have the added challenge of supporting multiple locations throughout the country, which can be both time consuming and costly. A couple of years ago, Prisma set us up with a dokshop site, which streamlined our ordering process while allowing us to maintain our brand throughout our nearly 200 locations. Our dokshop site has made it easy for our locations to utilize corporate-approved materials, rather than relying on their own collateral.”

 Darin Hancock,  Marketing Manager, University of Phoenix

In the past 30 years, University of Phoenix has helped transform the landscape of higher education by making it easily accessible for working students. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (ncahlc.org). University of Phoenix offers a wide variety of degree programs at the Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorial levels and in fields such as business, technology, health care and education to name a few.

November 10, 2009 at 3:36 pm Leave a comment

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