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The planned acquisition of Radius Solutions is complementary to EFI’s other MIS software solutions for the printing industry.
The harsh glare of negative publicity apparently isn’t going to keep Goldman Sachs from going through with a $500 million plan to aid America’s small businesses. Announced last November, Goldman’s “10,000 Small Business Initiative” will invest $200 million in education and $300 million in developmental funding for qualifying firms. On Monday, according to a reporter for Aol Small Business, an unnamed Goldman executive confirmed that the plan was still in progress and that first steps were under way. The New York Daily News reported last week that La Guardia Community College in Long Island City would be the first community college to spearhead the educational portion of the program.
I recently caught up with Patrick R.
Panel discussion topic:
2010 Info 360:
Moderator: Welcome to Obsolete Anonymous! I've gathered you all here to welcome our latest member, the Print Industry. Print Industry: Hello, everyone. But there's been a mistake. I don't belong here. (chuckles all around) Print Industry: I'm serious. I'm not obsolete. I'm relevant. Print books have been around for hundreds of years. They're never going to be replaced.
During a Senate subcommittee hearing yesterday, there was no clear consensus on whether the Postal Service should address its financial difficulties by reducing its delivery schedule. The title of the hearing was “The Future of the United States Postal Service" and it was held by a Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee.
Coupon distribution across all channels continued to increase in the first quarter of 2010 as coupons become an ever more important part of the consumer shopping habit, driving up redemption rates as well, according to NCH Marketing Services Inc., a division of media and marketing services company Valassis.
Many consumers prefer physical mail to e-mail for bills, invoices, financial statements and catalogs, according to an open rate study conducted by Pitney Bowes. Pitney Bowes commissioned Leflein Associates to survey approximately 1,500 US adults and examine their preferences, attitudes and behavior toward mail, both physical and e-mail. The study also investigated which factors influence when and whether recipients open their mail and read it at home. Pitney Bowes plans to use the study to help its customers improve communications to their own customers.
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An amazing video about a disappearing skill -
I want to shine the light on an issue that I think warrants discussion by our industry. For lack of a better term, I have been calling it PIP-that is, paranoia in publishing. Here is the core of the issue: We believe that publishing will survive and be quite lucrative for many of the industry's smartest folks, but we can't quite figure out whether we will be part of that group-or part of that survival. And that is the terrible sadness of it.
Tactile gratification—the high-touch experience of turning covers and pages—is said to be one of print’s most enduring appeals. But, the pleasure isn’t universally shared. “For those with chemical intolerances and other illnesses that result in serious health symptoms when exposed to printing inks and papers, it can be difficult to read books, magazines, personal mail...
National Postal Forum 2010;
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In the press assembly area of the HP Indigo plant in Kiryat Gat, Israel. HP partially raised the curtain on its presence at Ipex with the “Commercial VIP event” that it hosted last week at the headquarters of its Indigo digital press division in Rehovot, Israel. An international group of customers, print industry journalists, and analysts attended, taking part in briefings, Indigo manufacturing plant tours, and visits to Israeli end-user sites.
I trekked to Nashville for the National Postal Forum for the first time in years and was shocked at the attendance. The Postmaster General's keynote was standing room only, more than 2,000 people. While these Forums have been larger in the past, this was quite a turnout considering the economic conditions and the experience other trade shows and conferences have had in drawing attendance.
In a press release today, Reed Business Information announced the intent to complete the divestment process started in July 2009 by by shuttering 23 remaining titles. Included in the list is the printing industry’s Graphic Arts Monthly and Graphic Arts Blue Book.
President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate William J.
There is a new research report released by the analysts at mediaIDEAS that answers the ever-asked question, is print dead? The answer of course is, no, we are neither dead nor dying, but the analysis also suggests a near moment in time when digital revenues will surpass print revenues for publishers. So, it isn’t about death, but rather about the realignment of our resources and expectations.
My recent post explaining how to calculate the "
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Blogging live from the Graphic Users Association conference (