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NexSteps for NexPress as SX Platform Debuts

Kodak's NexPress SX digital color production platform is a reminder that while inkjet systems have tended to snare most of the attention from the graphic arts trade media of late, there’s still plenty of technical innovation to write about on the toner-based side as well.

 

Do you think marketers understand the full value of personalized communications?

You might want to think again. Sure, many do. But their primary association, the DMA, apparently doesn't. A friend forwarded me an email he received recently from the DMA, and while I will not include the whole thing here, here are the high points that demonstrate that something is lost in translation here!

 

PrintCity Alliance Promotes Poll for Print Lovers

PrintCity Alliance is running an online survey that invites print fans to count (and measure) the ways they love the medium and its role in the graphic communications mix.

 

EFI President Fred Rosenzweig to Retire

One of the big surprises in EFI'

 

What Would You Do for $5? Want To Find Out Why the Answer Matters to Graphic Communications?

Have you heard about Fiverr, “The place for people to share things they’re willing to do for $5”? If you’ve ever wondered what the five-dollar phrase “digital disintermediation” really means, Fiverr is a cyber bazaar full of answers.

 

A Slightly Belated Happy 125th Birthday to the Linotype, Ottmar Mergenthaler’s Miraculous Machine

The recent Independence Day holiday weekend passed largely without notice of the 125th anniversary of the introduction of the Linotype Type Casting Machine on July 3, 1886. But awareness of this amazing device could rise with the upcoming release of Linotype: the Film.

 

“Monster Machine,” a.k.a. Kodak PROSPER 5000XL Digital Color Inkjet Press, Takes Center Stage at Mercury Print Productions

On June 30, Mercury Print Productions cut the red ribbon on a Kodak PROSPER 5000XL digital color inkjet press that had already printed in excess of 20 million impressions and was said to be well on its way to producing many millions more.

 

GCSF Underwrites 29 Young Scholars of Design and Graphics; Alan Siegel Accepts “Champion of Education” Award

Twenty-nine students have received a total of $40,000 in grants from the Graphic Communications Scholarship Award and Career Advancement Foundation, an organization that has disbursed nearly $300,000 for graphics education since 2002.

 

2011 NYU Prism Award Goes to RRD’s Thomas Quinlan; Alumni Award Is Presented to NAPL's Joseph Truncale

The New York University (NYU) Prism Award Luncheon celebrated its 25th anniversary today by conferring the honor for which it is named upon Thomas J. Quinlan III, president and CEO of R.R. Donnelley and Sons Company. Also honored was Joseph P. Truncale, president and CEO of the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), who was named the recipient of the 2011 Alumni Award.

 

In 600 Square Feet, A Whole Wide World of Craft Printing

“My middle name is Franklin, so I had to become a printer.” And so Dave Moody did, honoring a family heritage and perpetuating the traditional arts of printing on vintage but very busy letterpress equipment.

 

Canon and Guests Investigate “Success with Print” in NYC

Canon brought its “Success with Print” educational series to New York City on June 7. The session was one stop on a 15-city tour aimed at helping printers locate new growth and profitability in a market where these opportunities are becoming increasingly hard to find.

 

Sacks, Bensen, and Heidelberg Accept Educational Tributes at 2011 Gamma Gold Key Award Ceremony

On June 2 in New York City, Bob Sacks, a.k.a. “BoSacks,” became the 114th recipient of the Gamma Gold Key Award. Also honored for exceptional support of education were Annette Wolf Bensen and Heidelberg USA.

 

Despite Help from Friends, Historic Print Shop in NYC Faces Possibility of Permanent Closure

Supporters of New York City’s historic Bowne & Co. Stationers are rallying to save it, but against what appear to be very long odds. Its parent organization has closed the storefront at 211 Water Street, stunning fans of the printing office and its extensive collections of antique types, type specimen books, and equipment.

 

Wish You Were Here

I was in Berlin,

 

Social Networking Vending Machine

Really?

 

Speaking of the Moral Compass

In yesterday’s post I talked about people who have a moral compass that doesn’t point due North.

 

Two Ways to Make Your Marketing More Relevant

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Reputation Management - Do unto Others

I believe that last week’s Facebook PR slime-

 

Have you entered the Web2Awards Competition Yet?

You have until May 31st to enter this competition,

 

A Visit from a Chinese Publishing Delegation, and a Thought about “the Human Factor” Behind the Numbers

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to brief a group of visiting Chinese publishers and printers on the state of the industry as experienced by their counterparts in the U.S. Our discussion highlighted the similarities that link China’s and America’s publishing sectors amidst profound market shifts in both countries. It also illuminated a few notable differences that distinguish our industry’s attitude toward change from theirs.

 

Who is your pick for CEO of the Year?

We recently opened nominations on our 2nd Annual Print CEO of the Year Awards.

 

New Mac "Rogueware" Alert

Back in 1998,

 

“The Freedom Press” Makes Art of the Art of Printing

“Heavy metal” is the printing industry’s affectionate term for presses. It also denotes the material that accounts for 95% of what a conventional printing machine is made of. Now, a sculptor has unconventionally added bamboo, cork, oak, and rope to the equation—and the result serves equally well as an art object and as a functioning example of the thing it represents.

 

PaperPhone: The Smartphone of the Future?

Last week,

 

Sappi Eats their Own Cooking

A while back a posted a piece on TheDigitalNirvana entitled “Do You Eat Your Own Cooking” which pondered why so many direct mailers and so-

 

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