Luther Erlund on Bernie Sanders: There's No Need to End Saturday Mail Delivery:
Amen - It is refreshing to hear some positive information regarding the Postal Service - Is it perfect NO but it is hampered by the Pension Funding for sure - seems like the plan Senator Sanders has put forth returns the Postal Service to profitabili …
James Daly on New Travel Planning Apps are the Star of the Celebrity Cruises Marketing Show:
Since Internet bandwidth is limited aboard ship and while in various ports Celebrity (and others) would be well served to take that technology one step further in providing custom brochures with custom itineraries and shore excursion packages selecte …
Charles Gehman on Bernie Sanders: There's No Need to End Saturday Mail Delivery:
I think he should resign from Congress and go get a job at the USPS, so he can put his great ideas to work. PLEASE!
Patrick Whelan on US Commercial Printing Industry Demographics, 2011 to 2018:
Thanks for sharing Joe. Great info!
Paul Gardner on BR Printers to Become the First Printer on the West Coast with the Ability to Print Books in Four-Color Inkjet:
Second on the West Coast? Perhaps... but certainly not the first. Jim Lucanish and the team at O'Neil Data have been printing with HP inkjet presses in Los Angeles since 2008.
Gary Guss on A Potpourri of Material from Frank Romano:
Hmmm... Maybe RRD will purchase me as a consumer and then print magazines for me... it will be a win/win. I am also available to be purchased by Quad .. bidding war anyone? Anyone ?
Joe Webb on Does Being a “Marketing Services Provider” Make a Difference? In 2013 it Did, but Not for Everyone:
I'll post data in next week's blogpost/column about that since a few folks have been asking for that
Steven Schnoll on Does Being a “Marketing Services Provider” Make a Difference? In 2013 it Did, but Not for Everyone:
As of 12/13 How many commercial printers do you think are in the US
Richard Spencer on Pageflex Appoints Unified Data Development LLC as a Strategic Partner :
If you are interested in talking at PODi or before, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 605.444.4240.
Thomas Schildgen on Catching up with New CalPoly Graphic Communications Department Chair at CalPoly:
I wish you the very best at the helm of the Graphic Communication Program at Cal Poly.
Arizona State University
Paul Gardner on Ninth Annual Dscoop Conference Sells Out:
What an amazing group is this community of HP printers! It's been incredible to be a part of this, and to watch the event and the organization grow year after year!
Andy McCourt on 3D Print Building More Than Hype:
Great article by Sean. The resistance to 3D printing by those in the 2D printing world is puzzling. With Stratasys now offering a CMY 3D printer, maybe this will change. Architectural models would appear to be a natch for those already in plan printi …
Paul Gardner on Kodak Adds MCS Inc. as a New Authorized Reseller of KODAK DIGIMASTER HD Digital Production Platform in the U.S.:
How positively Disruptive! Looks like a most interesting experiment for Kodak. Can't imagine Kodak would have embraced this in a previous incarnation.
Best of luck to MCS and Kodak!
Gordon Pritchard on Preserving the Art of Letterpress Printing:
BTW, Apple uses letterpress printing for their cards: http://www.apple.com/ca/mac/print-products/#gallery-cards-letterpress
Scroll to bottom of the page.
Eddy Hagen on Vistaprint Agrees to Acquire Dutch Print Group:
The history of the People & Print Group is really interesting: it was founded in 2005, by two students, as kind of a study project. In 2007 they hired their first employee. In 2011 they were the runner up in the Deloitte Fast50 in the Benelux. In 201 …
Marco F. PICASSO on 3D Print Building More Than Hype:
3D printing is 30 years old, but only now it becomes popular. Anyway no conventional printers, up to now, at least here in Italy, have understood the opportunities they have to increase their dropping business. It is difficult to convince them that 3 …
John Henry on NPOA: Newest Star in the Association Constellation Aims to Be the Brightest for Quick and Small Firms:
Thank you for a well researched and written piece. I look forward to the others you're doing. I hope if your or anyone from whatthink is at GOA show you will take some time to stop and say hello at our meeting.
I also encourage anyone to contact …
Les Csonge on Storefronts and Digital Magazines:
Great article Cary, congratulations Ethan, Gregg on the continual progress with digital magazines, the technology is evolving for sure and will no doubt continue to do so.
I beleive "Discoverability" will also start to play an even bigger part for …
Mary Beth Smith on Is It Time to Specialize Your Sales Force?:
Timely and true. I would love to hear how companies are retooling comp plans and commissions when multiple reps are involved in the account, i.e., the generalist miner and the specialist closer.
Paul Gardner on Transcontinental Printing to Sell Assets of Subsidiary Rastar:
Goodbye Rastar, so sad to see you go.
Kevin Despain and parters Grant Fletcher and Don Smith - along with a couple of hundred bright, dedicated employees - changed the world for the better with this amazing company.
You will long be remembered! …
Steven Schnoll on Is It Time to Specialize Your Sales Force?:
Great article. This is a very important topic. For those who want intense training on the subject Please visit the Graphic Communications Institute at Cal Poly web site for an upcoming workshop on Niche Vertical Markets. This is limited to onl …
Margie Dana on Frank Gets Mail - Some of it He Really Likes!:
Frank, just watched this video and loved the content: I, too, like to collect and crow about printed pieces that "don't just sit there, [they] do something."
Wish i had a copy of that EFI piece. Wow.
Next week's print tip is about such a terri …
Joe Kling on Benny Landa on the Development of the Nanographic Printing Process:
Going uber tactical here, I wonder if any testing has been done with various finishing equipment, especially high speed feeding. I love the product from Xerox's Cypress but was disappointed to see that high speed feed rollers made burnouts in the ink …
Howard Owen on Dscoop University to Debut at Dscoop9 in Orlando:
Congratulations John. In a year, the concept of Dscoop University was announced, you were hired, and a robust organization was created. Dscoop9 will give the membership a first hand look at the curriculum you have created.
Judging from the content o …
Joe Webb on USPS Records Loss of $354 Million in First Quarter, Underscoring Need for Comprehensive Legislation:
Buried in the losses is a 210% increase in "Every Door Direct Mail," one of the only innovations of the USPS. It looks like it's finally getting some well-deserved traction in the market.