VIDEO REPLAYSVIRTUAL USER CONFERENCE

The 2020 Solimar Virtual User Conference was broadcasted LIVE from San Diego and around the world and delivered six exciting and interactive sessions. In these sessions, we heard from industry analysts and our president along with many esteemed members of our Solimar Customer Advisory Council (CAC).

Presentations & Sessions:

VIDEO REPLAYSVIRTUAL USER CONFERENCE

The 2020 Solimar Virtual User Conference was broadcasted LIVE from San Diego and around the world and delivered six exciting and interactive sessions. In these sessions, we heard from industry analysts and our president along with many esteemed members of our Solimar Customer Advisory Council (CAC).

Presentations & Sessions:

Keynote: Workflow Evolved!
Pat McGrew, Managing Director, McGrewGroup will share her industry perspective on the importance of workflow and how it’s a buyers market! Smart companies integrate commercial software into their IT infrastructure to enable automation, rapid onboarding, cost savings and increased productivity.


Presentation: Chemistry Evolved!
Jonathan Malone-McGrew, Senior Director of Engagement, Solimar Systems, Inc., will discuss the latest offerings, benefits, and modular solutions of the Solimar Chemistry platform.


Solimar University Online, Solimar Systems, Customer Communications, PDF, Transactional Print, Workflow Management, Workflow Automation, Xerox, Konica Minolta, Canon, Oce, Digital Print, EFI, Crawford, San Diego, Augmented reality, Mary Ann Rowan, Mailer, Industry Association, Jamie Walsh, Paul Abdool, Jonathan McGrew, Screen, Riso, Ricoh, Transactional Printing, Print, Printing, Xplor, RealityBlu, Xploration, Ligia Mora, Customer Advisory Council, Padres

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Session: Solimar CAC Direct Mail Panel
Solimar Customer Advisory Council direct mail members have a panel discussion of the benefits of their Solimar workflow and data optimization for driving production inkjets, printers and e-channels.

Panelists:
JOHNSON & QUIN,
Manish Haria, CISO & CIO

MAIL COMMUNICATIONS GROUP,
Shayne Huston, CEO

VIATECH PUBLISHING,
Brendon Bain, VP of Technology


Keynote: PDF Evolved!
Pat McGrew, Managing Director, McGrewGroup and David Sweetnam, Director of Research and Lab Services for EMEA and Asia, Keypoint Intelligence will discuss the importance of optimizing files in prepress. She will also share third party Keypoint Intelligence lab test results of Solimar’s ReadyPDF on various printers, inkjets with PDF catalogs, direct mail, transpromo and other applications.


Presentation: ReadyPDF Evolved!
Mary Ann Rowan, Chief Experience Officer, Solimar Systems, Inc., will speak on use cases and the benefits of industrial PDF optimization.


Solimar University Online, Solimar Systems, Customer Communications, PDF, Transactional Print, Workflow Management, Workflow Automation, Xerox, Konica Minolta, Canon, Oce, Digital Print, EFI, Crawford, San Diego, Augmented reality, Mary Ann Rowan, Mailer, Industry Association, Jamie Walsh, Paul Abdool, Jonathan McGrew, Screen, Riso, Ricoh, Transactional Printing, Print, Printing, Xplor, RealityBlu, Xploration, Ligia Mora, Customer Advisory Council, Padres

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Session: Solimar CAC Transactional Mail Panel
Solimar Customer Advisory Council transactional members have a lively panel discussion of the benefits of ReadyPDF and PDF centric workflows that optimize their environments in expected and surprising ways.

Panelists:
GILMORE
Chris Beech, Manager, Composition Services

RR DONNELLEY
Brian Cox, Sr. Director IT, Application Development / CCM Platform

REVSPRING
Eric Hollingsworth, Vice President of Operations


Keynote: Post-Composition Evolved!
Kemal Carr, President & Keith Woedy, VP of Research & Practice Lead, Madison Advisors will present highlights of their Post-Composition Study and specifics on key Solimar benefits.


Presentation: Solimar Evolved!
Drew Sprague, President and CEO of Solimar Systems will share his thoughts on Solimar’s business model, the latest solution offerings and a sneak peek into what’s on the near term horizon.


Solimar University Online, Solimar Systems, Customer Communications, PDF, Transactional Print, Workflow Management, Workflow Automation, Xerox, Konica Minolta, Canon, Oce, Digital Print, EFI, Crawford, San Diego, Augmented reality, Mary Ann Rowan, Mailer, Industry Association, Jamie Walsh, Paul Abdool, Jonathan McGrew, Screen, Riso, Ricoh, Transactional Printing, Print, Printing, Xplor, RealityBlu, Xploration, Ligia Mora, Customer Advisory Council, Padres

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Session: Solimar CAC In-Plant Panel
Solimar Customer Advisory Council in-plant members have a panel discussion regarding compliance requirements in securing customer data and how Solimar software is a key enabler.

Panelists:
GLOBAL HEALTH CARE COMPANY

STATE OF COLORADO
Mike Lincoln, Colorado State Printer

STATE OF WASHINGTON
Michael Zimmerman, Digital Print & Mail Solutions Architect

PINNACOL ASSURANCE
Craig Coley, Corporate Services Director


"RR Donnelley has been a long-time enterprise customer of the Solimar Chemistry platform for print file conversions and post-composition enhancements. ReadyPDF is now benefiting us in our pre-press processes as we cleanup and improve PDF files prior to production. I look forward to sharing my PDF optimization challenges and successes on the Customer Advisory Council Transactional Print Panel during their upcoming Solimar Virtual User Conference."

Brian CoxSenior Director, Software Development & BCS ArchitectureRR Donnelley

“This particular job was e-delivery for a number of iterations, both internal and third-party. We host and archive 100% of the output and print the content on a color roll press. Pre-ReadyPDF, this application would have a 24-hour turnaround. Using ReadyPDF it takes just 1 hour – the savings are quite incredible!”

“Typically, we saw a 650MB file reduced to just 50MB. Although the ReadyPDF files were smaller, they also contained more content, ensuring there was zero impact on the downstream systems. ReadyPDF also enabled a more streamlined approach, eliminating the need for multiple resources as all files, whether archived or printed, are optimized for print production.”

Chris BeechManager, Composition ServicesGilmore Doculink

“The State of Washington has been using Solimar products with our statewide in-plant print and mail operations since 2006. As our customers have shifted their large-scale mailings to PDFs over the years, Rubika has enabled us to optimize workflows and handle specialized production tasks like batching and barcoding in a standard way that would otherwise have to be reinvented by each separate project team. Solimar’s tools have helped us minimize contact points with sensitive documents through automation, and with a growing focus on data security and other compliance issues, there is always more to learn at the Solimar Virtual User Conference in September.”

Michael ZimmermanDigital Print & Mail Solutions ArchitectWashington State Department of Enterprise Services

"After attending Inkjet Summit in 2019, Borns Group migrated from a commercial offset to a digital inkjet press with the Solimar PDF workflow platform as our print optimization and automation solution. We rapidly gained new work and our turnaround times went from days to hours. I'm excited to be one of the newest members on the Customer Advisory Council and look forward to participating in the CAC Direct Mail Panel at the 2020 Solimar Virtual User Conference."

Lee BornsVice PresidentBorns Group, Inc.

"J&Q has been a long-time customer of Solimar for print transforms and post-composition technology. Rubika has helped us automate our spoilage workflow to go completely lights-out helping in meeting stringent SLAs with lower costs. Excited to share my experiences and learning how other service providers are using ReadyPDF and other Solimar products to conquer their output challenges."

Manish HariaCISO & CIOJohnson & Quin

"Mail Communications Group has been using the Solimar product for over 10 years with our biggest changes within the past 5 years. As the Solimar team developed new capabilities we have been able to add new customers into our service family. Looking forward to sharing some of these stories during the upcoming CAC Panel event at the Solimar Virtual Conference."

Shayne HustonCEOMail Communications Group

"When we migrated from cut sheet lasers to the Xerox Rialto, a color inkjet press, our IT team estimated it would take a year to convert our PCL documents to PDF. Solimar was the perfect solution to seamlessly create optimized PDF to drive our press and fleet of printers. I enjoy being on the Advisory Council and look forward to sharing more at the upcoming In-Plant Panel at the Solimar 2020 Virtual User Conference."

Craig ColeyCorporate Services DirectorPinnacol Assurance