Piet De Pauw

After obtaining a bachelor's degree in Graphic Arts, Piet started his career as a software support engineer at Esko. This immediately made him realize the vital importance of automation within an organisation.

Passionate about the web, he became an online marketer at Thomas More university college, gained a lot of digital marketing experience and re-joined Esko in the Enfocus business unit.

Today he's in charge of driving interest for the Enfocus automation solutions. As you're reading this after reading an entire article, he might think he succeeded...

Blog posts by Piet De Pauw

9 Oct 2017

Ink Coverage: A closer look

Are you tired of seeing the vivid colors on your screen turn into a muddy brown once printed, or having objects “rubber stamp” themselves on opposing pages of a book or magazine? No worries. This article tells you all you need to know about excess ink coverage and how to solve the issue in a heartbeat.

19 Sep 2017

5 eye-catching substrates for creative print advertising

Print campaigns are a must if you want to get noticed offline but getting your prints to really stand out is another thing entirely. So, it is time to put your creative hat on and, rather than just looking at creative words and images, consider your substrate options. The choice these days is huge and since consumers are bombarded with hundreds of ads every day, why not wow them with an eye-catching substrate? To help you get started, we’ve put together a list of substrates that are definitely worth trying.

 

 

5 Sep 2017

Big is beautiful! A closer look at image resolution

“This is going to look amazing”, thought the client when he sent his file to the printer. But when he finally got his prints, they looked anything but spectacular. “What happened? That picture looked amazing on my monitor”, he wondered. Low image resolution is what happened — it transformed the client’s beautiful photograph into a blurry mess.

1 Sep 2017

Preflightin’ it old skool: color bars and registration symbol

If you’re new to the printing industry and have a keen eye for detail, you’re probably wondering what those little color bars and bullseye symbols in newspapers are for. And if you’re interested in logo design, chances are you can’t help but ask yourself why the Enfocus logo looks a bit like those bullseye symbols (or like the BMW logo, if you’re a car fanatic). In this article we explain all about old-skool preflighting, and you’ll find out why the Enfocus logo looks the way it does (spoiler alert: it has absolutely nothing to do with cars).

25 Aug 2017

Does your print automation software tick all the boxes?  

There is no way around it: the future of print lies in automation. Automating print workflows reduces errors, maximizes throughput and allows shorter runs to remain profitable. Jumping onto the automation bandwagon, however, is easier said than done – especially if your printing business is new to the concept. Which boxes should the ultimate print automation software tick? Read on to find out!

22 Aug 2017

5 tips for designing great print ads

Print is dead. Long live print! Online advertising may be on the rise, but there is no reason why print ads can’t be just as effective. After all, as is the case with so many things in the advertising industry, a great-looking design makes all the difference. Are you a graphic designer or marketeer looking for inspiration for your next print ad? Take these tips to heart and your clients – and their customers – will be blown away!

21 Aug 2017

Testimonial: How Colour Engine solved DG3's complex workflow with Switch automation

Print and communications specialist, DG3 has been using Enfocus software for many years. So, when faced with the challenge of implementing client specific workflows — without increasing costs — DG3 was happy to turn to UK Enfocus reseller, Colour Engine for help.

18 Aug 2017

5 reasons why PDF will always be successful

When VHS made its way to the home video industry in the early 1990s, everyone was in awe. The same thing happened when Adobe introduced PDF to the world only a few years later. But while VHS soon found itself replaced with DVD, followed by Blu-ray and live streaming, PDF is still around after almost a quarter of a century. Will this popular file format still be considered just as awesome another 25 years from now? We have five reasons to be confident that the answer is yes!

14 Aug 2017

Time is money: why the future of print lies with automation

The printing industry may be booming, but it’s not without challenges. Unless printers are willing to part with traditional business models and explore new technologies, the ever-increasing demand for short runs and custom printing will create many bottlenecks. Turning a profit will become virtually impossible if these bottlenecks persist. The key for print businesses to remain viable in the future is print automation: doing more with less by streamlining workflows and reducing human touch-points wherever possible.

11 Aug 2017

Dummy text that’s not for dummies

Lorem ipsum is probably the oldest filler text in the world. It’s a dummy text that makes perfect sense – because it makes no sense at all. Although the words are Latin, the text as a whole is just a bunch of mumbo jumbo. And it’s supposed to be exactly that, allowing viewers to focus on a design or page layout without getting distracted by the meaning of words. Here are a few non-filler words on how lorem ipsum came to exist and why this dummy text should be kept out of reach of dummies…