Ricoh Europe is to run a series of live webinars to help print shops to develop smoother and more productive workflows.

The education programme, called Unravel Your Print Workflow, will begin on 20 October 2022 with a session, at 2pm UK time, on the importance of having a smooth hand-off through the five print production stages: input, manage, prepare, produce and output.

The next on November 17 will look at the role of effective catch-all solutions in accepting incoming jobs, and the third on December 7 will explore the importance of areas such as batching where time and costs can be saved through reducing use of materials and maximising print floor resources as well as enabling faster production times.

The three live webinars will be supported by six practical and informative ebooks which are guides to the different stages of the full workflow process.

The aim is to demonstrate to businesses how improvements to workflow can unlock “cost, efficiency, productivity and margin benefits as well as new business opportunities”.

The webinars will feature insight, guidance and best practice from independent experts: Ralf Schlözer, a print analyst with 30 years’ experience; Geert Fransen, corporate marketing technology manager at digital automation specialist Unifiedpost Group; and Arndt Eschenlohr, print industry veteran and founder of e-commerce consultancy Escon.

Eef de Ridder, vice president for graphic communications at Ricoh Europe, said: “As print operations have evolved, expanded their services and invested in new technology, their workflow has had to adapt in response.

“Very often these changes are made at the time to meet the immediate needs of the business. The resulting procedures are developed with each new step rather than completely reviewed or updated to create the smoothest process.

“With this series of webinars, and six comprehensive ebooks, attendees can access expertise that will enable them to see how they can unravel their print workflow to simplify processes for the most efficient end to end operation – allowing them to enjoy significant benefits as a result.”

To attend the Unravel Your Print Workflow webinars, register at