PrintIT Reseller issue 118

PRINTITRESELLER.UK 3 Don’t let the opportunity to enter the PrintIT Awards 2024 pass you by – the deadline to submit your entries is fast approaching – 5pm on July 19. For a reminder of the 2024 categories and an overview of the key entry criteria for each award, please see page 22. It’s definitely event season. The first of four Golf Society meetings this year took place at the Cheshire Course, Carden Park Golf Resort on May 9 and the second round at Olton Golf Club on June 27. Paul Johnson reports on the inaugural outing – page 40. Vision held its annual conference last month and announced bold plans to double revenue in five years. Sales and Marketing Director Martin Randall explains more on page 29. Also this month, PrintIT Reseller attended the Vantage Online User Conference which came hot on the heels of a wide-ranging reorganisation across Asolvi which saw the company move away from regional operating companies to product focused business units, a series of internal promotions, and the news that Tony Milford was returning as Managing Director of Vantage Online – page 39. Also in this issue, Liz Budd, Head of Marketing at First Copy, picks the work tools she uses every day and couldn’t do her job without (page 18). This month’s Q&A is with George Baker, Managing Director, KRL Group Ltd, and PITR spent 60 seconds with Andrew Paczy-Smith, Product Manager, Exertis IT. If you’ve got any news about your business to share, would like to be included on our monthly VOX POP panel, have a compelling business success story or simply wish to comment on any industry issues, please get in touch with me at: [email protected] Michelle Ryder, Editor PRINT.IT Reseller is published by Kingswood Media Ltd., 7 Amherst House, 22 London Road, Sevenoaks TN13 2BT • Tel: 01732 759725 Email: [email protected] No part of PRINT.IT Reseller can be reproduced without prior written permission of the publisher. ©2024 Kingswood Media Ltd. Design: Sandtiger Media 04 Bulletin Where do you take yours? 06 Bulletin What’s new in printers and printing 16 People A round-up of new hires 18 I couldn’t do my job without... Liz Budd picks her favourite work tools 20 A decade in print Adam Northcut shares his print experiences over the past decade 22 PrintIT Awards The clock is ticking, get your entries in 26 Focus on: What’s New A round-up of recent product launches 29 Conference Vision sets out five-year plan 32 Cover Story AI Revolution in Document Management 34 Cloud Cloud print services adoption accelerates 36 Interview Sustainable solutions from PCL Direct 39 Events Vantage Online user conference and golf society update 42 VOX POP Navigating the pace of tech evolution – part one 48 View from the Channel George Baker, Managing Director, KRL Group Ltd 50 60 seconds with... Andrew Paczy-Smith, Product Manager, Exertis IT 2024 ISSUE 118 Comment Register online To receive your regular FREE printed copy of PrintIT Reseller Magazine simply fill in our online registration form at If you no longer wish to receive PrintIT Reseller magazine please email your details to [email protected] Read PrintIT Reseller online at: Join us : Follow us @print-it-reseller-magazine Issue 118 ISSN 2055-3110 (Print) ISSN 2055-3129 (Online) Group Editor: James Goulding 07803 087228 · [email protected] Editor: Michelle Ryder 01732 759725 · [email protected] Publishing Director, Social Media and Web Editor: Neil Trim 01732 759725 · [email protected] Advertising Director: Ethan White 01732 759725 · [email protected] Account Manager: Jeff Root 07976 950285 · [email protected] Art Director: Nick Pledge 07767 615983 · [email protected] COMMENT Lexmark MPS Express Our turnkey cloud solution frees your customers and their teams from day-today printer management Scan the QR code to contact us now 20 24 Royal Lancaster · December 3 Entries close 5pm 19 July PRINT IT RESELLER MAGAZINE IN PRINT & ONLINE SINCE 2011