The Key Point Blog


Masato Atoda

Print service providers display the value of print at the show

Japan Marketing Week, an exhibition about products and services related to sales promotion, was held near Tokyo from January 27-29, 2021. This blog explores some of the key items exhibited at the show.



Priya Gohil

Canon’s trailblazing Colorado 1650 printer thrives in rigorous wide format testing

Keypoint Intelligence recently published a test report on the Canon Colorado 1650 printer. This blog explores some of the key features of our findings.



Eve Padula & Marc Mascara

Print is becoming a communication enabler

Starting back in the early 1990s, the death of print has been prophesized repeatedly. This blog explores if print is really coming to an end.



Lee Davis

A standard protocol for scanning in the future

Applications rely on image capture APIs to acquire images from scanners. TWAIN Direct eliminates the issue of selecting an API by providing a universal image acquisition platform that works seamlessly with the technology that customers prefer.



Eve Padula

Even in a challenging environment, they exist!

Many businesses entered 2020 cautiously optimistic about the opportunities of the future, but those expectations were shattered by the forced closure of non-essential businesses. This blog explores the actions that various printing companies are exploring so they can maintain growth as we emerge from the pandemic.



German Sacristan

Against all estimations, only a few commercial printers were forced to close in 2020

Business bankruptcy estimations during the pandemic were high, but have since shown that only a very small number of commercial printers closed their businesses by the end of 2020. This blog explores the actual closures of PSPs during the COVID-19 crisis.



Colin McMahon

How internal development can drive engagement

Given the economic hardships created by the pandemic, outfitting a successful company can be more challenging than ever before. Part 2 of this series explores employee growth.



Jamie Bsales

Distinct software, finance, and innovation units to stand alongside core printing business

Xerox Corp. is one of the document imaging industry players currently reorganizing to help the company better align its businesses to market demands. This blog explores some of the key details behind this restructuring.



Eve Padula & Eric Zimmerman

Latex 700 and 800 printer series bring increased versatility and sustainability

With a focus on addressing concerns brought up during the pandemic, HP has furthered its investment in the sign & graphics market and introduced its Latex 700 and 800 printer series, announced updates the Latex Print and Cut Plus series, and highlighted new additions to its PageWide XL printer series at the beginning of February.



Keypoint Intelligence

A digital shift from the annual EFI Connect event

EFI kicked off its annual user group event this week under a new name, Engage, which signifies the pivot to a virtual event. This blog explores some of the top-level aspects at the start of the event.