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Hyping a Recovery Doesn't Help Anyone, Until You Actually Have One (Premium Content)

There is such a desire for good economic news that the press and others plant the good news at the top of the story and then hide the details in plain sight in paragraph 3, where they know no one will find it.

Change in Number of U.S. Commercial Printing Employees Per Establishment (Premium Content)

Ink Optimization Made Easy (Premium Content)

At the recent IPA Technical Conference, Chromaticity introduced an ink optimization solution that, according to the company, reinvents the way color separations are produced, a process that has remained relatively unchanged for decades. WhatTheyThink spoke to Ian MacKenzie, Chromaticity’s Vice President of Marketing, to get more detail about this bold statement and what it might mean to the industry.

It’s About the Conversation… Not the Campaign (Premium Content)

Over the past five years, my columns have espoused the value of variable data and integrated campaign management. While I continue to be a firm believer in relevant messaging and cross-media communications, I am quickly learning that in today’s wired and social media world, the market has taken yet another turn. Marketers are focusing on the importance of social media, and they will start seeking partners that go beyond integrated marketing campaign management. These marketers are hoping to tap into the conversations that are taking place via social networks as they move from a monologue to a true dialogue with customers. As we move into 2010, the rise of social media will require solutions providers to deliver and support a new concept: Integrated multi-channel conversation management™.

Is This Heidelberg’s New Digital Printing?

Selling Mailing Services: Getting Started (Premium Content)

If you have decided to add mailing and/or fulfillment services to your offerings, remember that you will not be alone in this dynamic market. Mailing and fulfillment service providers have been around for years, some producing the same types of work they always have, while others recognize the changes wrought by the digital age. Your closest competitors will be:

Doctor, When Will I Feel Better? (Premium Content)

As far as excitement goes for economy watchers, the first full week of any month is as good as it gets. That's what dull lives we economists lead.

Change in Number of U.S. Commercial Printing Employees (Premium Content)

Down the tubes (Premium Content)

Web-to-Print: We need a new name (Premium Content)

Kodak – Completing the Digital Printing Picture (Premium Content)

In the previous article on the Kodak event in Dayton I concentrated on the Kodak Stream continuous inkjet technology and the new Kodak Prosper Press platform. At this event Kodak also spent time on covering the Kodak Versamark VL series continuous feed inkjet color presses and the Kodak Nexpress SE and Digimaster EX300 sheet fed digital presses.

Kodak – On Stream to Prosper? (Premium Content)

Following the drupa event last year the major question that was being asked was what impact the new continuous feed color inkjet presses would have on the offset printing market. The vendors of these new presses took different positions in the areas of the market where they felt their presses were most appropriate. Most of them certainly saw their presses impacting in certain areas of the offset market where moderate quality on uncoated paper was a requirement, for example for newspapers and books.

An Examination of Business and Workflow Models for U.S. Newspapers

It's About Time We Got Smart About Chaos (Premium Content)

On August 3, Advertising Age columnist Bob Garfield's book, Chaos Scenario, will be released. The content has been previewed for a quite a while, and I cited it a few years back. Since the time of his first column about it, titled “A Look at the Marketing Industry's Coming Disaster,” much of what he projected has come to pass.

Change in Number of U.S. Commercial Printing Establishments (Premium Content)

Beyond Web-to-Print, Drew Swankie of R and R Images (Premium Content)

A year ago at drupa, HP announced an OEM relationship with Press-sense to bring to market HP’s SmartStream Director Web-to-fulfillment workflow solution, citing key benefits, components and features including:

Digital Packaging… The Time Has Come (Premium Content)

Digital press technology for packaging printing and graphics has been around for more than a decade, but momentum is currently building behind end-user investments and hardware developments by technology providers. In today’s market, it is clear that digital package printing represents a recession-proof and profitable market opportunity. With today’s available technologies, the emergence of inkjet, and the needs of brand owners, short run digital technology is truly poised to take off.

The Next Industry Changing Technology? (Premium Content)

Occasionally there are developments within this industry, often referred to as disruptive technology, that have the potential for fundamentally changing the market. The arrival of thermally imaged non-ablative CtP plates that came to market in 1995 is an example of such a disruptive technology. I have just come across another such disruptive technology that could have a similar impact to that of thermal CtP in changing the industry.

Make a Decision—Today! (Premium Content)

You may have heard pundits say that it doesn’t really matter what you do—just do something. The trick in the printing industry is, don’t try to do everything.

US Commercial Printing Annual Payroll Per Employee (Premium Content)

When Demand Rises, Prices Rise; When Demand Falls, Prices Fall (Premium Content)

That's the basic law of economics when the supply of a good or service is constant. There's been some discussion of late about the scarcity of print workers and the need for many thousands of them. One of the clues as to whether or not there is true demand for or a shortage of workers is the change in wage levels that the marketplace offers. If wages are up, there is greater demand for workers; and if wages are down, there is obviously not. Wages are the prices set by the interaction of workers and employers in a marketplace for long-term work. Higher wages attract workers who had previously been outside the industry; lower wages inside one industry send discouraged workers elsewhere.

Frank in the Future (Premium Content)

Multi-Channel Marketing… It’s Time to Follow the Money! (Premium Content)

Agfa, Extending Workflow into New Areas (Premium Content)

Colorado Firm Recognized for Environmental Excellence (Premium Content)

Daddy, What Was it Like Before the Recession? (Premium Content)

Commerical Printing Shipments, 2002 vs. 2007 (Premium Content)

Employer Branding: The solution to attracting & keeping great staff (Premium Content)

Digital Printing Coming of Age (Premium Content)

Media Days" Looks Ahead to What’s in Store at Print 09 (Part II)

Developing a Winning Cross-Media Proposal (Premium Content)

Go Vertical… It May Be Your Competitive Differentiator!

Media Days" Looks Ahead to What’s in Store at Print 09

Navigate, Don't Fear: Random Thoughts

Net new businesses, 12-month moving average (Premium Content)

Mama, they took my Kodachome (and my Grade S Paper, etc.) away (Premium Content)

Talking to the CMO: 2009 Is a Whole New (Media) World (Premium Content)

How Effective Are Your Digital Press Operators?

Defining Value-Added Services (Premium Content)

Inkjet Printing and Light Production Printers

Kodak and Xeikon: Ring and Miller Talk About the Alliance (Premium Content)

Are Printers Rational?

Change in Newspaper Advertising Revenue (Premium Content)

Partnering for Success, Interview with Tim Graham, President of OTC Systems (Premium Content)

Building a Strategic Marketing Plan in Today’s Economy (Premium Content)

How Many Words Do We Need? (Premium Content)

June 10 Economic Webinar Q&A

Current Dollar/Year Change in Corporate Cash Flow (Premium Content)

Tyranny of Color – Take 2 (Premium Content)

Successioning Your Business: Five Simple Steps that Aren’t Exactly Easy (Premium Content)

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