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Dr. Joe's Recommended Reading: Negative Rates, Shock that the Supply and Demand Law Works, and Linking Into Your Audience

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, February 11, 2016

Dr. Joe's Recommended Reading: Negative Rates, Shock that the Supply and Demand Law Works, and Linking Into Your Audience

 

US Commercial Printing Shipments Best Since 2008

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, February 04, 2016

US commercial printing industry shipments are up for 19 consecutive months in current dollars and 16 consecutive months compared to the corresponding month of the prior year. On an inflation-adjusted basis, the industry has had five positive quarters.

 

Dr. Joe's Must Reads: Demographics, Apple, and Butchers of Books

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, February 04, 2016

Various topics that caught Dr. Joe's attention the last week: Demographics, Apple, and Butchers of Books

 

EFI Connect Attendees Gain Insights from Steve Wynn Keynote

By Cary Sherburne on Thursday, January 28, 2016

How does The Wynn Resort create such an excellent customer experience? Steve Wynn shared his thoughts and experience in a fabulous keynote at EFI Connect 2016.

 

Dr. Joe: Effects of Digitization, the “Haves and Have-mores” and Not the “Haves and Have-nots”

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, January 28, 2016

Two topics caught my eye this past week. The first is that digitization is now characterized as the “haves and have-mores” and not the “haves and have-nots.” The latter may be referring to Venezuela's economic problems with high inflation and shortages of goods.

 

Globalsoft Digital Now Part of the Creel Family

By Cary Sherburne on Thursday, January 21, 2016

I read with interest the announcement by Las Vegas based Creel of its acquisition of Globalsoft Digital, based in New Jersey with operations in France as well. Chris Petro has done a great job with Globalsoft Digital and has always been on the forefront of technology adoption. Alan Creel’s Las Vegas operation also includes Digital Lizard. With the addition of Globalsoft Digital, he significantly expands his geographic footprint and adds a business that generates about 50% of its revenues from photo specialty printing with the balance from web-based commercial print.

 

Recession Fears and Other Media Ramblings

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, January 21, 2016

Recession Fears and Other Media Ramblings: Recession Watch, Buybacks are Bad: I've Always Said It, Sniglets for the Digital Age, Courtesy of Mr. Tree, Duh! Tax Rates Make a Difference!

 

Dr. Joe Recommends: Finding International Economic Data

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, January 14, 2016

Need a global perspective of world economics and world events? Many of our readers do, especially those who sell equipment, supplies, software, and other products around the world.

 

Tidings Are Good and Not So Good for Ever-Popular Greeting Cards

By Patrick Henry on Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The greeting card, a tradition and an industry in one, is struggling in its present form but faces no shortage of creative possibilities for the future.

 

Dr. Joe Recommends: USC's Digital Future 2015 Report, New Rules of Marketing and PR Book

By Dr. Joe Webb on Friday, December 18, 2015

Dr. Joe Recommends: USC's Center for the Digital Future 2015 Report (PDF), e21's “Social Media Is Making Some Regulators Obsolete”, Content Marketing Institute Says “Lincoln Electric Believes Print is Relevant”, and “New Rules of Marketing and PR” Now in its Fifth Edition.

 

Jack Klasnic Passes

By Frank Romano on Monday, December 14, 2015

My friend and partner, Jack Klasnic, is gone. We met in the 1970s and partnered to perform audits of inplant printing facilities.

 

Dr Joe : Effective Nonprofit Marketing, Kauffman Index of Startup Activity

By Dr. Joe Webb on Friday, November 13, 2015

Dr Joe on: Five Things That Can Make Nonprofit Marketers More Effective, Apple Customers Are Older Than You Think, Kauffman Index of Startup Activity

 

Dr Joe: Fed Has Hurt Business Investment, Open Textbook Network, Economics for Real People

By Dr. Joe Webb on Friday, October 30, 2015

Dr Joe on Fed Has Hurt Business Investment, an "Open Textbook" initiative launching at the University of Minnesota, and a free economics textbook from Mises Institute called “Economics for Real People” by Gene Callahan.

 

Craftsmen’s Club Visits NYT Plant and Comes Away Suitably Impressed

By Patrick Henry on Tuesday, October 13, 2015

As long as The New York Times remains in print, it will print on a massive scale. This is exactly what takes place every evening at the paper’s main plant in College Point, Queens.

 

Franklin Luminaire Awards: the Industry at Its Best and Brightest

By Patrick Henry on Monday, October 05, 2015

Among printers, honors and awards signal deep bonds of friendship and respect. In New York City, it’s a tradition that industry members still turn out in force to celebrate.

 

Tax Foundation Report on the Postal Service and Other Resources

By Dr. Joe Webb on Friday, October 02, 2015

 

The Might and the Memory of “Mr. Univers”

By Patrick Henry on Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Millions—perhaps billions—have seen his font creations. Those quoted here understand their lasting significance for the art of typography.

 

Reinventing Swatch Books

By Cary Sherburne on Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Those of us who love printing and paper love to get swatch books to see the latest and greatest paper offerings. Over the last year, Neenah has taken a creative approach to swatch books with its Explore series.

 

Dr. Joe Recommends: CMO Survey, What's Happened with China's Currency, Canada's Economy Slips into Recession

By Dr. Joe Webb on Friday, September 04, 2015

Dr Joe Webb comments on potpourri of news items: CMO Survey, What's Happened with China's Currency, Canada's Economy Slips into Recession

 

Of Politics, Printing, and Innocence Lost

By Patrick Henry on Thursday, September 03, 2015

On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, Americans will go to the polls to elect 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 34 U.S. Senators, 11 state Governors, and one President. It’s been widely reported that next year’s election cycle will be the costliest in history, with spending by candidates, parties, outside groups, and individuals expected to be as high as $10 billion.

 

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