About EFI PrintSmith Vision

EFI PrintSmith Vision is a print estimating software designed to help businesses in the government, printing, publishing, textiles and other sectors produce estimates and track production processes. The platform enables administrators to manage job costing, accounts payable/receivable, payment processing, invoicing and other financial operations. Managers can automatically update progress status across job tags in real-time using the drag-and-drop interface. EFI PrintSmith Vision enables teams to record location of jobs across production and collect shop floor data in real-time. Additionally, employees can manage sales orders, process credit card transactions and print receipts on a centralized dashboard.

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176 Reviews of EFI PrintSmith Vision

Average User Ratings

Overall

3.97 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

3.5

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(51)

51

4 stars

(83)

83

3 stars

(29)

29

2 stars

(11)

11

1 stars

(2)

2

Likelihood to Recommend

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Showing 1 - 5 of 176 results

October 2020

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2020

Easy enough!

Pros

The quick reporting, estimating, invoicing, are all great features. Job history is great too. I like that it comes in segments that work for small businesses like mine, so I'm not paying for a bunch of features I don't use.

Cons

Now that it is all web based (I also used PrintSmith Classic) it would be nice if updating the software version was automatic.

Reasons for Choosing EFI PrintSmith Vision

Price point and the level of service in tech support made this an easy purchase.

October 2020

Nathaniel from GAM Graphics And Marketing

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Printing

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2020

One of the best MIS on the market in my opinion!

We started with one of the older versions about 25 years ago. we did at one time try a competitor before our upgrade to Vision. we dumped the new software 6 months into implementation as it was going to take another 18 months to implement it and would take a dedicated person for that time. Instead we took a week and upgraded to Vision and have never looked back...well other then to make the payments on the software we scraped...

Pros

I like the ease of use and set up. how it makes my company run more efficiently and helps gain and track profitability.

Cons

i cannot say there are too many cons with the software. If we come by a problem or glitch, we let the support know and they work their best to correct it or show us where we were looking at it wrong.

Reasons for Choosing EFI PrintSmith Vision

Was way easier to upgrade to Vision then to start over with a new product. but even if it was not an upgrade, it is still one of the best programs on the market for Printers!

October 2021

Scott from United Printing

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Printing

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2021

PrintSmith Vision

Overall I would say my overall experience with PrintSmith Vision is a positive one. I feel once a person gets into it and starts using it. The software does what is expected of it.

Pros

I feel PrintSmith Vision is probably one of the best estimating software for the printing industry. The real beauty of it is that you can truly break down your costs and see if you are making money on any job. It breaks it down to a monthly summary in all departments so that you can see how much each department made that month. Helps you identify your weaknesses and strengths.

Cons

PrintSmith Vision does have a few things I would love to change to make it better for the users. For most of the stuff I would like to see fixed I can contact the support and request changes.

May 2021

Michael from AlphaGraphics of Carmel

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Printing

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2021

Good Software for Small Printers

Good - upgrades can take some time to resolve issues but generally happen. Support through AlphaGraphics and PS has been good.

Pros

Good transition from original Printsmith - plenty of improvements in estimating, job input and time clock feature.

Cons

Quirky - can be slow. Sometimes frustrating in how you need to update or change an existing estimate or order.

Reasons for Choosing EFI PrintSmith Vision

Easier to transition from existing PS Classic

October 2020

Ruffin from Wythken Printing

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Printing

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

3.0

October 2020

Good platform, but needs improvement in areas

While the new user interface makes PrintSmith much more appealing than a lot of other basic MIS options out there, there are enough issues with PrintSmith poorly handling different aspects of production that leave me with mixed feelings about the platform. It might be fine for small shops with limited production capabilities, but probably not the best/most efficient solution for handling production processes other than digital and offset printing.

Pros

The html5 update was long needed and helped put PrintSmith ahead of the competition when it comes to user interface. We use the EFI-hosted option which makes it a breeze to access from not only anywhere in the shop, but also makes it so much easier to access remotely. There are also integration options for Fiery RIP's if you take the time to set it up.

Cons

PrintSmith does a terrible job with handling production processes other than digital and offset printing. The way it processes wide format and merchandise production is clunky at best and leaves you wondering if the engineers ever even bothered to take into consideration the way that shops actually handle pricing and production. There are many strange (and often very cumbersome) quirks throughout the platform that make it seem like EFI doesn't care too much about refining PrintSmith to operate intuitively or smoothly and that they're more focused on making the platform simply appear versatile and easy.

Reasons for Choosing EFI PrintSmith Vision

While I wasn't part of the initial selection process, PrintSmith was originally chosen because of its modular build-as-you-grow structure, it's integration with Fiery RIPs, and the fact that a few employees had previous experience with the platform.