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Adobe Creative Cloud: Moving At the Speed of Light

By Cary Sherburne on Tuesday, October 21, 2014

 

An Update on Océ Products from Canon

By Adam Dewitz on Friday, October 10, 2014

The week before Graph Expo, I was invited to Océ's Global Commercial Printing Business Days at its Customer Experience Center in Poing, Germany. This event include in printing company executives, press, and analysts from all over the world for a preview of Océ's new and upcoming products as well as insight into its market strategy. It also served as the launch for the ImageStream 3500 production inkjet system that Océ unveiled in May.

 

BoSacks Speaks Out: Where's the hope for magazines?

By Bob Sacks on Monday, October 06, 2014

An interesting professional sobriety hit the magazine business last week that was a long time in its maturation. The MPA moved us off the teat of accounting for print ad pages as our franchise enabler and instead offered a solution of cross-media oversight. Concurrent with this move was the decision to no longer make public the accumulated printed ad page stats. This move attempts to take the consistently depressing news about declining page counts off the front page and to make them available only to MPA members and their affiliates.

 

Commentary on HP Splitting into Two Companies

By Cary Sherburne on Monday, October 06, 2014

The annocument from HP that it will split into two different companies is not unexpected, given the public discussion and rumors about spinning off or selling the personal systems and printing business, including the recent failed merger with EMC.

 

The Future Has Been Disrupted...What Now?

By Eric Vessels on Friday, September 26, 2014

Dr. Joe Webb and Richard Romano, authors of Disrupting the Future and Getting Business, are out with their latest release This Point Forward. I just finished reading it and wanted to let you know what I think and share some details on the WhatTheyThink teams activities at this years Graph Expo.

 

RetailMeNot's report tells retailers to "stop doing something old," referring to us

By Dr. Joe Webb on Thursday, June 19, 2014

RetailMeNot's report and the infographic are essential reading for print business owners because they offer a media executive's perspective on the nature of print. The executives perceptions of digital media are quite clear: "Seventy-five percent believe that digital consistently delivers better ROI – or "promotional performance" – at a lower cost than non-digital."

 

BoSacks Speaks Out: Magazine Revenue and the numbers.

By Bob Sacks on Thursday, June 05, 2014

The magazine industry only produces revenue by having a product worth selling. I am happy to report that the industry still produces tens of billions of dollars in revenue. But as an industry the count of sales of magazines has been declining in both newsstand copies sold and subscriptions bought.

 

A look at the Océ ImageStream 3500

By Adam Dewitz on Friday, May 30, 2014

Canon has made a breakthrough in production inkjet printing with the announcement of the Oce ImageStream platform. This new production inkjet system can print on any paper including coated papers without requiring separate paper treatment with a primer or bonding agent. This development provides Canon with a production inkjet platform to handle commercial print applications including books, magazines, and high-quality direct mail.

 

The Future of WhatTheyThink

By Adam Dewitz on Friday, April 11, 2014

On Wednesday we announced that Randy was leaving WhatTheyThink to focus on a hyperlocal business network called Georgia CEO. Here is some historical context on Randy's departure.

 

Unisource/WhatTheyThink Digital Print Survey Results Released

By Adam Dewitz on Friday, April 04, 2014

Last year Unisource approached WhatTheyThink to collaborate on a survey of digital printers to identify quality concerns and production challenges in day-to-day operation faced by owners of toner-based digital printing equipment.

 

RIT to Hire New Administrative Chair for School of Media Sciences

By Adam Dewitz on Thursday, March 27, 2014

 

73% of online adults in the US now use social networking sites

By Adam Dewitz on Thursday, January 02, 2014

A new study released by The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project found that 73% of survey respondents actively use social media with 42% using multiple social networking sites.

 

Printing Industries Alliance Hosts A Solid and Satisfying “Innovation Forum” on Long Island

By Patrick Henry on Friday, March 22, 2013

Regional printing trade shows mostly are things of the past - vendors can’t justify the expense of exhibiting at these local affairs, and printers can’t find the time to attend them. All of the above may be true, but in spite of that, members of the industry still find value in the knowledge-sharing camaraderie that only face-to-face encounters can provide.

 

Is Kodak Finally Nearing the End of Its Journey from Silver Halide to Silver Lining?

By Patrick Henry on Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Kodak has had some serious losses to report lately. But, the company insists that other numbers make more sense to focus on as it drives ahead with its plan to emerge from bankruptcy.

 

The Publishing Revolution Revisited

By Bob Sacks on Tuesday, February 26, 2013

BoSacks Speaks Out: I have a publishing epiphany to relate to you that comes from a man who died in 1799. But before I tell you of his wisdom, I will tell you a little personal history which explains how I retrieved this 18th century wisdom.

 

Kodak Exec Says Company Has Reached “Turning Point” in Quest to Emerge from Chapter 11

By Patrick Henry on Monday, November 26, 2012

As it has at previous stages of its effort to put its troubles behind it, Kodak has reached out to the trade media with another update on the progress it claims to be making toward orderly emergence from bankruptcy. We spoke recently with Chris Payne, Kodak’s vice president - marketing, business to business, about the latest developments and about Kodak’s long-term plan to renew itself as a provider of graphic production technologies.

 

Some Metro Firms Report Recovery in Sandy’s Devastating Wake

By Patrick Henry on Friday, November 02, 2012

No small part of the $50 billion economic loss being attributed to storm Sandy will come from business interruptions suffered by printing firms throughout the tristate metro region. Wherever the damage was worst, the toll taken on these highly vulnerable manufacturing operations was highest. Many remain out of commission, their electrical power gone, their communications severed, their work piling up, and their employees stranded at home with gas gauges pointing at empty.

 

On Print Magazines, 21st Century Love & Bias Among Media Buyers

By Bob Sacks on Thursday, November 01, 2012

I am pretty sure that most of us have been unceremoniously dumped in our youth by a boyfriend or a girlfriend at one time or another. I am sure some of us also went back and begged for either forgiveness, a new understanding and/or a chance at a do-over. In adolescence these are normal and understandable actions.

 

Newsweek's Shutdown is Not A Sign Of Magazine Troubles

By Bob Sacks on Tuesday, October 23, 2012

It seems to me that sometimes we publishers lose sight of our perspective. It is admittedly understandable as we hunker down in the trenches producing our products that we sometimes miss some of the details of the wider battle for revenue and survival.

 

Today is “National Print Day”

By Adam Dewitz on Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Today is “National Print Day” according to grassroots campaign to promote print as an environmentally and socially responsible medium vital to communication.

 

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