Operations

Sessions are open to all attendees. Operations classes are especially relevant for anyone on the technical side of the business, including pre-press operators, press operators, production managers, operations managers and IT professionals.

Upcoming Sessions

Thursday

Location

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Osceola 1-3

HP Indigo: Web-to-Print Deep Dive

Chuck Gehman, Mimeo.com; Mark Sarpa, Progressive Solutions; Ryan Crist, Cockrell Enovation; Ian Tolmie, Cenveo; Benny Bowman, Worth Higgins; Sue Fee, Today's Graphics

Web-to-print is evolving, and many new vendors, technologies and approaches exist. It brings a set of unique challenges and opportunities, and each vendor approaches them differently. Learn about issues such as cross-media capabilities, workflow and business system integration, VDP and customization online, hosting decisions and much more.

Location

4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Tallahassee

Peer-to-Peer Networking

This networking session is a Dscoop tradition, and it kicks off the operations track with a fun and interactive Q&A. The game scenario gives operations attendees the opportunity to get involved by asking or answering questions with the help of their peers. This networking session is a great ice breaker, especially for new attendees.

Friday

Location

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Sun 1-3

Tech’s Hold’Em

Dscoop Member Panel

Back by popular demand! All participants play a modified version of Texas Hold ‘em by receiving cards for asking or answering questions about productivity, troubleshooting, press performance and production management. Learn from top performers in the industry in a collaborate atmosphere.

Location

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Sun 1-3

The Increasing Importance of IT in the Growth of Your Business Operations

Moderator: Barb Pellow, InfoTrends; Panelists: Todd Kalagher, Finlay; David Smith, Williams Visual Solutions; Chuck Gehman, Mimeo.com

Participate in a discussion about the increasing role of IT services and their impact on your business operations, development and growth initiatives.

Solutions Showcase

Tips and Tricks on the HP Indigo 5500

Klaus Fischer, HP

Learn the latest about the HP Indigo 5500 press from HP experts. Always a favorite, this session is an open forum for attendees to ask questions and see the press in action.

Location

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Sun 1-3

Best Practices: RIP and Print Server Selection

Moderator: David Smith, Williams Visual Solutions; Panelists: Petar Obradovic and Devin Gettman, HP; Rob Drage, Rastar; James Handler, Primary Color; Drew Swankie, R and R Images

Productivity, job processing, variable data handling, color management and workflow automation can be affected dramatically by your pre-press setup and print server selection. HP has expanded the selection dramatically in the last few years. What system makes the most sense for you whether you are adding a new press, looking to add a second press or looking for a scalable system across multiple presses? Hear from HP and Creo experts and a few users about the best practices in the evaluation and selection of server technology. Hear from users whose workflows and productivity have changed dramatically with an upgrade from the standard on-board press print server.

Location

4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sun 1-3

Photo Specialty Printing: Computer to Coffee Table

Photo Partners and Dscoop Member Panelists

Industry leading Web-to-print software developers and digital print service providers share their experience on how to carve your niche and grow your business in the ever popular photo specialty market.

Saturday

Location

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Sun 1-3

HP Indigo: Variable Data Printing 101

Dscoop Member Panelists

I’ve heard it. I’ve seen it. Now my customer wants me to print it! Learn how to create variable data jobs from a simple name change to the complex rules-based printing. Exchange dialogue with your peers and see some examples.

Solutions Showcase

Tips and Tricks on the HP Indigo 7500

Klaus Fischer, HP

Learn the latest about the HP Indigo 7500 from an HP expert. Always a favorite, this session is an open forum for attendees to ask questions and see the press in action.

Location

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Sun 1-3

HP Indigo: Maximizing Profits by Maximizing HP Indigo Press Uptime

Mike Blanco, Finlay; Mark Goodson, Emprint; Patrick Meredith, Global Soft Digital Solutions

Each of us purchased our press with the intent of maximizing profit through HP’s world-class technology. The HP Indigo helps us achieve that objective. To realize the benefits of owning this technology, we must learn to maximize press uptime. The presenters (your fellow cooperative members) share best practices for maximizing your press uptime, focusing on the main causes of press downtime and proposing strategies for improving that metric.

Location

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Sun 1-3

Color Management for Mixed Equipment Production Printing

Christian Schowalter, GMG Americas

A simplified, process-independent approach can support achieving reliable and consistent color, between different units of the same model and between different models and manufacturers of equipment. Learn how this can be done, what changes are required in daily business practices, and the results in terms of color consistency, matching to industry standards, and matching between different machines and other printing processes such as offset and grand format.

Solutions Showcase

Tips and Tricks on the HP Indigo 5500

Klaus Fischer, HP

Learn the latest about the HP Indigo 5500 from an HP expert. Always a favorite, this session is an open forum for attendees to ask questions and see the press in action.

Location

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sun 1-3

Introducing Data Services Into Your Company

Dscoop Panelists

Openly discuss the benefits, hurdles and security concerns that occur when adding data services to your company. Learn how to safely handle customer-owned databases and limited-use databases. Discover how to obtain databases—otherwise known as data mining—for your clients.

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