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How Does PDF Drive Powerful Content Assembly? Industry Experts Tell All

Jonathan Malone-McGrew // December 6, 2022

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As producers of content look at their print and digital production processes, there is a significant opportunity for operational efficiency, cost savings, and labor optimization. To start on this path, it is imperative to understand where manual processes can be transitioned to automated and repeatable software-driven workflows. Whether you run an In-Plant print and digital delivery environment or are a Print Service Provider (PSP) that provides print and digital content creation, production, and delivery services–there are important software capabilities that can improve efficiency, drive down cost, and open the doors to new opportunities.

As part of our Solimar Systems ROI Boost video series, Pat McGrew, Managing Director of McGrewGroup, and Drew Sprague, President of Solimar Systems, discuss the importance of being able to assemble content when creating communications output for delivery to recipients in a timely and high-quality manner. To facilitate this, Pat and Drew also share how the PDF file format can be a strategic and vital part of the operational decisions made in achieving the most efficient processes for onboarding, assembly, production, and delivery.

These conversations between two industry veterans have unexpected outcomes too! In this video, we learn the difference between many different ways the print and digital creation and production industry leverages when making content ready for the production process. As Pat indicated to Drew, this is one of the rare times she has experienced someone walking through all of these methods clearly and distinctly. As you watch and listen to the conversation, make sure you note these different capabilities and benefits of assembly, batching, concatenating, comingling, householding, merging and insert. These flexible and configurable workflow capabilities are what can migrate a challenging and time-consuming process to a rules-driven, templated, and automated workflow process.

Solimar Systems enables organizations around the globe to onboard, make ready, enhance, manage and deliver print and digital communications. As an early adopter of the PDF output format, our Chemistry™ platform optimizes and drives a variety of print and electronic workflows including transactional and direct mail printing, accessibility, archive services,…

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Jonathan Malone-McGrew

Jonathan Malone-McGrew, edp, has literally grown up around PDF and the print and digital communications industries. In his early years, he watched his parents build a successful print software company that provided print-stream transforms as well as other solutions to empower print providers. With an education in Business and Marketing, Malone-McGrew has found opportunities to work with print hardware and … Read more


Jonathan Malone-McGrew, edp

Jonathan Malone-McGrew

Jonathan Malone-McGrew, edp, has literally grown up around PDF and the print and digital communications industries. In his early years, … Read more