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Gordon Pritchard on Around the Web: The Perception of Lines. Loving Lydian. Platform Shoes? Young Entrepreneurs Spurn VCs. A Sixfold Dos-à-Dos Book. The Case of the Missing Mile Marker Signs.:
We see vertical lines differently than horizontal lines for the simple reason that our eyes are positioned horizontally. Gravity also affect vision. If you position a dot or object at the exact center of a square or rectangular base, it will appear t
 

Werner Rebsamen on Out of Stock:
Frank - thanks for great comments. According to the library hunter, book store sales have increased 35 percent in the last decade. Sales of printed, physical books have grown since 2013. E-book sales are stagnant but found their place. They closed th
 

Michael Jahn on Print Software Integrations Are Integral to Your Print Business:
When a data exchange fails, you contact technical support. It might be someone simply fat fingered a URL, a product name or paper name was changed, some XSLT Style sheet needs updating - any number of things. You just need to track it down.
 

Brian Shipe on Print Software Integrations Are Integral to Your Print Business:
The Most important Question: "What happens when data exchanges fail?" And I'll add to that: WHEN the data transfer fails, how do you "recover".
 

ali moharamnejad on Too Many Trade Shows?:
hi thanks for this article., here i like introduce one global trade show portal to use ., hope helpful: https://www.digisilkroad.com/
 

Henry Cazalet on Millennial Marketer: “I Don’t Use QR Codes”:
Thanks Jerry. Yes I couldn't agree more, QR codes are cropping up everywhere, just not for marketing. The big barrier seems to be the hassle of finding your scanning app, loading it up and then scanning. People just can't be bothered. Now that App
 

Jerry Brown on Millennial Marketer: “I Don’t Use QR Codes”:
Fun article, Mr. Cazalet! QR Codes may be dead for marketing purposes - RIP - but they are being used in many more valuable and appropriate ways as means of conveying personal and purchasing information. For example, I just came back from an appoi
 

Henry Cazalet on Millennial Marketer: “I Don’t Use QR Codes”:
In the UK, the use of QR codes in marketing shows no signs of returning to the glory days of 2012/13 where it seemed almost every product had a QR code proudly displayed on its packaging. I took a trip to my local supermarket to see how many brand
 

Stan Tan on Millennial Marketer: “I Don’t Use QR Codes”:
The competition for QR codes is typing in an URL or search for a landing page on your phone and that is ten times easier than finding that QR code scanner app, position your camera properly to the QR code and scan it.
 

Gordon Pritchard on Frank Books a Hotel Room:
No encyclopedia collection would be complete without Frank - the living encyclopedia of print.
 

Robert Godwin on The Importance of Awareness for Print-Based Augmented Reality:
Odd that using AR as a sales tool for PSPs is not addressed in this (good) article. I see greater value in using AR to sell products like standees, roll up banners and signage. AR can effectively demonstrate what different things look like in place a
 

Dave Hultin on The Manifestations of Fear in Print Software Implementations:
This is so good! So, so good! I had a battle with fear last year. Not a battle with my own fear, but a battle with how others respond to fear. The battle is real, and it's exactly as you describe, Jennifer. This article is much bigger than fear
 

Werner Rebsamen on Frank Books a Hotel Room:
Thanks Frank - great video. Yes, the Encyclopedias are history. I still have some in my book shelf but never use them anymore. All because the encyclopedias died, people assume bound books are a goners. Just the opposite is true. Physical books are o
 

Christopher Kendig on Graphco and Standard Broaden Horizons in the Midwest:
Congratulations on having Horizon for your extended market into Chicago. Derek you are absolutely the best in the business and I'm sure all of your customers will appreciate the new solutions you can provide with Horizon and Hunkler. Have a great 201
 

Russ Stewart on The Importance of Awareness for Print-Based Augmented Reality:
Interesting how this topic keeps popping up. Almost 10 years ago, I was introduced to AR and during my time with a leading financial institution, I studied how we could use AR along with transpromo print. I proposed that we could reduce customer serv
 

Susan Moore on The Manifestations of Fear in Print Software Implementations:
Great analysis! Beyond the obvious business benefits, those companies who push through the fear, like in any sport, the reward is extremely gratifying, both physically and emotionally. Thank you!
 

Howard Owen on Want Higher Profits? Hire More Women:
In 32 years gender/race have never been a factor at my business. When the issue received some attention last fall we did an audit - as owner I'm the only caucasian male, women outnumber men two to one, and half of our leadership are women. Diversity
 

Alice Wilson on Millennial Marketer: “I Don’t Use QR Codes”:
I disagree! QR codes are a great tool to give a digital dimension to any product. I feel they are becoming mainstream in the US and for sure in Texas. I have seen so many versatile uses for QR codes and now that every smartphone has a default build i
 

Barbara Childers on Want Higher Profits? Hire More Women:
Were you intentionally trying to be punny with your headline?
 

HARVEY LEVENSON on Want Higher Profits? Hire More Women:
This article significantly supports and enhances the credibility of the recent postings on the benefits of gender equity, and it includes numbers! Kudos to WTT for posting this as a lead story. I recommend that companies and associations having board
 

Jennifer Matt on Want Higher Profits? Hire More Women:
The best headline of the year for WhatTheyThink *by far).
 

Susan Kinney on Want Higher Profits? Hire More Women:
Good article!
 

Robert Godwin on Want Higher Profits? Hire More Women:
"Want Higher Profits? Higher More Women" Kneed I say more?
 

Timothy Baechle on We Are the World:
Great article, Morten. I share your perspective. Inkish.tv, you and Jan are doing fantastic work around the world. I look forward to seeing you in the New Year. Happy Christmas.
 

Chuck Stempler on Frustrating, Tedious, and Detail-Oriented Print MIS Work:
MIS - learn it, live it, love it.
 

Robert Lindgren on Frustrating, Tedious, and Detail-Oriented Print MIS Work:
One of the most profitable printers that I even met said, "every hour that a press doesn't run, It's picking my pocket." Another even more profitable one spent four years working on building an operation that runs 24/7 with four crews. Both of the
 

Jonathan Stuart on Frustrating, Tedious, and Detail-Oriented Print MIS Work:
@Robert You're right in theory, about taking work at marginal contributions. If your press is otherwise idle it might make sense to take a job at prices less than full overhead recovery. Unfortunately, the flaw in this argument is when marginal p
 

Robert Lindgren on Frustrating, Tedious, and Detail-Oriented Print MIS Work:
Jennifer… I agree that cost and price are different things. The problem is a thought process that mechanically moves from cost to price. The reality is that our objective ought to get as much as the customer is willing to pay, but also get the
 

Jennifer Matt on Frustrating, Tedious, and Detail-Oriented Print MIS Work:
Jonathan, Two great points that have happened way too often in our industry. The Print MIS never stops getting implemented. You have to have people in charge of the Print MIS forever. Your business keeps moving, the software keeps moving, on-going
 

Jennifer Matt on Frustrating, Tedious, and Detail-Oriented Print MIS Work:
Robert Lindgren, Cost and price are of course different things but understanding and trusting your costs is critical to making really good decisions about your pricing. Cost is relevant. Where we're seeing lots of profitability leaking from pri
 

Jonathan Stuart on Frustrating, Tedious, and Detail-Oriented Print MIS Work:
I've seen many print MIS systems, and in my experience there are two root causes of the dissatisfaction described in this artice. 1) The original launch project was never finished because the business ran out of resources or patience mid-way throu
 

Robert Lindgren on Frustrating, Tedious, and Detail-Oriented Print MIS Work:
I have to handicap every estimate because our Print MIS estimate is always wrong. The assumption in this statement is that the estimate is a detailed prediction of the "cost" of production. The estimate is then used to determine the "price" for th
 

Kevin Klansky on Frustrating, Tedious, and Detail-Oriented Print MIS Work:
Great article...couldn't agree more with Tim's quote! "They have a foundation in place to grow because their Print MIS system runs their business; their people run the system."...
 

Patrick Whelan on Lessons from a Well-Intentioned Personalized Mailer:
Great article an even more enlightening comments.
 

Gina Danner on Lessons from a Well-Intentioned Personalized Mailer:
One challenge is that people still think "fill in the blank" in a single template, verses, using the right template then fill in the blank. Taking the step from the "name game" to the level of true highly personalized, purchase data, direct marketin
 

Tod Cordill on Lessons from a Well-Intentioned Personalized Mailer:
Gina, I like the "operational data" vs "marketing data" concept. I've dealt with this issue but never used these terms. They may have thought about the tabby-tuxedo issue but didn't have the time, resources or budget to address it. Good chance its
 

Gina Danner on Lessons from a Well-Intentioned Personalized Mailer:
Alas, the collision of operational data and marketing data. Unfortunately all too often when an organization tries VDP for the first time, or through a "packaged service" they miss the nuance required in creating and maintaining a "friendly" marketi
 

David L. Zwang on MakerBot Method Bridges the Gap Between Desktop and Industrial 3D Printing:
Great story Cary.. With this new product, it appears we may be at the cusp of the democratizing the manufacturing process...
 

Gordon Pritchard on Understanding the Software Feature Request:
Software is developed to exploit a market opportunity where the return on investment to develop the software is greater than the cost to develop it and that it does not cannibalize other revenue streams. If there is a customer problem/challenge th
 

Vincent Tutino on Understanding the Software Feature Request:
Jen, really appreciate this article and your focus on helping educate printers on how software is made and evolves to meet their needs. I've been using this approach very successfully for years and it really helps us to prioritize the next features
 

Mick Rowan on Understanding the Software Feature Request:
Loved the article Jen. This is very timely for us here at printIQ. I’m actually working through our Feature Request policy at the moment. Heading up the Product team, I’m often supplied fragments of ideas from customers who are essentially trying to
 

Heath Cajandig on Understanding the Software Feature Request:
Great article Jen-
 

Jeff White on Understanding the Software Feature Request:
Great article Jen. You nailed it when it comes to enhancement requests and bug fixes. Most important is that clients need to change their workflows to meet the software, that's the way the software is designed so doing it any other way usually will
 

David L. Zwang on Esko—Firing on All Cylinders:
Marriott... I agree with everything you said.. It will be interesting to see how Esko moves to face these challenges.
 

James Kohler on Glamour Goes Online Only:
I must be old but I still like the printed magazine even though I have an iPad Pro 11”. For example, I belog to KelbyOne who publishes Phtotoshop User. I loved the print version and read it cover to cover. Now it is an electronic version and I hardly
 

Marriott Winchester on Esko—Firing on All Cylinders:
Hello David, I think you have captured the history of Esko and the current product offering accurately. As a large Esko user for most of my packaging career, I think what is missing is how the relationship with Esko's traditional customers, the prep
 

Patrick Whelan on Achieving Successful Sales in 2019:
Probably the best article I've read all year. This should be every printer / mailer / MSP's sales and marketing blueprint for 2019!
 

HARVEY LEVENSON on Petition to Confirm Robert Tapella as GPO Director:
I endorsed Bob Tapella to become the next GPO Director. Bob is an objective and intelligent person who would represent the best interests of the GPO for all people. With Bob having previously served as Public Printer of the United States, I can think
 

Robert Godwin on Setting Up Estimating in Your Print MIS:
Upon reading the article by Jennifer and the comments my personal algorithm kicked in. What did it tell me? Frequency = message Cost is mentioned 42 times Value is mentioned 10 times. If the reverse were the case, I would say printers are on the
 

Gina Danner on Setting Up Estimating in Your Print MIS:
This is a great discussion and one that needs to be had over and over again in every organization. First... Smaller printers, under $10MM in revenue still are struggling with understanding their true COSTS. Having done several acquisitions over t
 

Neil Bhisma on Google, HP, & FedEx Office – Cloud Printing Pioneers:
The above information is relevant to know about HP Printer.Nice to visit your blog as it contains detail information. But still anyone wants to gathered more information then i recommend you to read this blog: https://www.hptechnicalsupportphonenumbe
 

Robert Lindgren on Setting Up Estimating in Your Print MIS:
MAYBE WE SHOULD RECHECK OUR HOUR RATES… As budget hour rates (BHR) are central to your estimating system and your pricing is determined by it, it’s natural to think that you should check to be sure they’re right. It’s not that difficult of a
 

Jennifer Matt on Setting Up Estimating in Your Print MIS:
Joe I agree, the paper, press, finishing costs are more in the comfort zone of most printers. Where lots of profit is leaking out is all those services provided before the product hits the press (data services, personalization, automation software,
 

Joe Lindfeldt on Setting Up Estimating in Your Print MIS:
Printers seems to be pretty in touch with their print costs, granted they need to be aligned in the system. But printers are more than printers now and this article seems to miss out on the opportunity to discuss the non print services that go into o
 

Jennifer Matt on Setting Up Estimating in Your Print MIS:
John, Much appreciated. Our smarts come from working with printers who are willing to dig in and do the hard work of building data-driven print businesses. In the process of working together we learn a lot. Writing for WhatTheyThink allows us to s
 

John Zarwan on Setting Up Estimating in Your Print MIS:
Every time I read something Jennifer and Jane write, I am consistently impressed by their insight and intelligence.
 

Luther Erlund on Steven Antoni Promoted to President at CloudLab, Americas:
Steve, congratulations - well deserved and recognizes your continued commitment to the Printing and Graphics Market. I look forward to reading more exciting news about CloudLab as you execute your strategy and deliver value to your clients. All the
 

David L. Zwang on Heidelberg 2.0—Reinventing a Classic:
John and Chris I would guess that we can attribute 'false starts' to many if not most of the software developers and hardware manufacturers in our space. However the fact that some, like Heidelberg, were proactive and willing to learn from those fal
 

Randall Blinn on Steven Antoni Promoted to President at CloudLab, Americas:
Congratulations Steve - well deserved
 

Chris Lynn on Heidelberg 2.0—Reinventing a Classic:
I agree with John's point about Heidelberg's checkered history in digital. It embraced the new technology at DRUPA 2000, only to bail out with a bloody nose 4 years later. (I touched on this in a 2004 article in The Seybold Report which, I humbly sug
 

John Zarwan on Heidelberg 2.0—Reinventing a Classic:
(almost) Everything David says is accurate. The two main nits to pick are Heidelberg has reinvented themselves a number of times -- not the least of which was the move into offset presses in the 1950s (help me here Frank Romano -- might have been the
 

Gordon Pritchard on Frank Clicks Paper:
@Christopher Reilley RE: "To Mr. Pritchard's point above, Clickable specifically uses the built in apps on a phone (whether iOS or Android) such as the camera, browser, email app, etc." Obviously. However to access the content the user has to d
 

Christopher Reilley on Frank Clicks Paper:
As a Solutions Engineer for Ricoh, I was recently allowed to play with the software in order to better support users. To Mr. Pritchard's point above, Clickable specifically uses the built in apps on a phone (whether iOS or Android) such as the camera
 

Greg Whetstone on Print MIS Product Spotlight: EFI’s Pace:
We are just now installing the Pace Scheduler in our Pace system . Has anyone done this that could shed some light on the challenges going forward ? Also, anyone done this with direct mail involved ? Please let me know, any help would be great . T
 

Gordon Pritchard on Frank Clicks Paper:
How many different apps do I need to fill up my phone storage in order to view interactive media from different sources? The way things are going I won't have room for any other type of app. This technology has been here for at least 15 years now.
 

Dov Isaacs on Frank Clicks Paper:
Although the technology for the sounds and video is “neat and cool,” the problem is that given the pace of technology change, it is very unlikely that those “apps” that support the multimedia and the servers that interface with same and store the con
 

Chris Lynn on KYOCERA Celebrates World Philosophy Day:
I found it hard not to be cynical about this, but I came round and wrote a piece here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/philosophy-commerce-chris-lynn/
 

Shelagh Hammer on Web to Pack: Packaging Goes Digital for Heidelberg Customer:
In order to provide full web to pack solution Colordruck using the Highcon Euclid digital cutting and Creasing machine.
 

Cary Sherburne on Around the Web: Virtual Fitting Rooms. Gift Wrap Your Face. Typewriters for Sale. Flying Cars. Music for Cheese. Fungus Footwear. Bionic Mushrooms. Fake News[casters].:
I guess I won't be doing a deep dive on Mars boots anytime soon, but maybe I will giftwrap my face. I was thinking about diving deeply into the Magic Mushrooms till I figured out they weren't the ones I grew up with :-)
 

Dru Sefton on Around the Web: Virtual Fitting Rooms. Gift Wrap Your Face. Typewriters for Sale. Flying Cars. Music for Cheese. Fungus Footwear. Bionic Mushrooms. Fake News[casters].:
What a fun roundup! I signed up as a member just because this is such a great column.
 

John Zarwan on Apocalypse Postponed: The State of Retail:
Readers might be interested in the white paper I did for PRIMIR last year (and the much larger 2015 report) on retail advertising. It discusses and quantifies both the various retail sectors (department stores, grocery, drug, auto dealers, restaurant
 

Roger Kolker on Frank On "Creative Selection" and Apple's Design Process:
Autocorrect is my enema.
 

Gordon Pritchard on There is No Such Thing as G7 Proofing Media: CGS Offers Tips for Updating Your Inkjet Proofing Substrate:
And kudos for saying “align” rather than “match”!
 

Jennifer Matt on Optimal Use of Your Web-to-Print System:
Got a question in email that I want everyone to have a chance to read my clarification. The questions was about this statement: "The roadmap is driven more by non-users than it is by existing users." My point here is that software vendors of
 

Abhay Sharma on There is No Such Thing as G7 Proofing Media: CGS Offers Tips for Updating Your Inkjet Proofing Substrate:
What a fantastic, technically correct posting that helps dispel so many myths in one fell swoop. Readers, please carefully read this posting and digest each very valid point. Lynn, you are a great teacher, you can have my job!! Dr Abhay Sharma, Profe
 

Warren Werbitt on The Importance of User Groups:
I like what you have to say.
 

Mark Print on Xeikon Celebrates 30-Year Anniversary; Jubilee Book to Mark Print’s 25-Year Digital Journey:
Funny stuff my name being Mark Print...
 

Rick Lindemann on Copresco Sees Opportunities in Digital Book Printing:
Man, what a smart guy. People should listen to what he has to say! (Hi Steve!)
 

Chris Lynn on Who's Making Money at Digital/Inkjet Printing? :
I'm sure Frank has an unrivaled collection of memorabilia from defunct technology enterprises. My surely more modest one includes the essential Wam-Net purple sneakers (never worn), a couple of Seybold totes, a Crosfield watch (which is right twice a
 

Joe Webb on Postal Service, American Postal Workers Union Continue Negotiations:
"The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations" This is always a fascinating sleight of hand. Get a much different perspective Study_of_USPS_Su
 

Joe Webb on Who's Making Money at Digital/Inkjet Printing? :
You're wearing a... Seybold shirt? Next thing you'll tell me is that you have a Type-X hoodie that you wear with your Wam-Net purple sneakers :) And as far as my quote about "printers don't invest in a technology until they lose money to it" was tru
 

Chris Lynn on UV-LED Curing Helps Bring Jobs Back to Offset:
Hard for me to understand why UV-LED curing makes offset printing more cost-effective than digital. Is this in comparison with mercury curing, or with conventional (non-UV) inks? Compared against toner or inkjet digital printing? Over what run-length
 

Craig Kevghas on Frank-ception: Taking On a New Dimension at PRINT 18:
Sounds like a great application to employ at your museum... Think they'll donate one?
 

Joe Webb on Frank-ception: Taking On a New Dimension at PRINT 18:
Amazing! You're not even a 3D person in real life! :) This is marvelous stuff -- I hope designers and agencies start building it into their programs -- but we need print business owners to use it in their own businesses to start proving it works. Wh
 

Gordon Pritchard on Frank-ception: Taking On a New Dimension at PRINT 18:
One of my favorite packaging related movie scenes sums up the impact of this tech. It's from the movie "Minority Report" (2002!) starring Tom Snooze: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccCJfwnFU_Q
 

Eric Vessels on PRINT® 18 Chicago Puts Industry Out In Front:
Another new print publication onsite was the @Print18 magazine that WhatTheyThink and PrintingNews did. An event-based print publication that we hope helped to enhance time spent at the show for attendees. The covers were fun and we were told the p
 

Gordon Pritchard on Andy Cave Awarded Technical Innovation at the "Future of Flexo, Join the Network" Gala Event 2018:
A well deserved honour.
 

Mike Kutler on The Great, Outdoors: Attention to Detail Goes a Long Way Toward Creating Effective Outdoor Graphics:
Outdoor graphics is one of the fastest growing industry related to printing and marketing. Just like the social media outdoor graphic is also an effective marketing technique. No matter what industry you are in, marketing is and always will be import
 

Scott Eganhouse on Seamless Cloud-Based Mailing Solutions:
Best video interview at #Print18 from What They Think? That's what I was told...hashtag#unforgettable! Of course it had a lot to do with the fact that I split the front of my pants when taking the chair. Loved the alternative headline title Je
 

Jerry Brown on Adobe Redefines What Is Possible With PDF With All-New Acrobat DC:
That's great, Adobe. But will "Use Overprint Preview: ALWAYS" finally be the default setting in Preferences?
 

David Avery on Print: It's a Good Thing:
Remember when Quark 5 came out with no manual in the box - Download it. Oh, wait, Remember Quark? Could there be cause and effect?
 

Gordon Pritchard on Print: It's a Good Thing:
Must be very old stock. Most folks just use their phone or tablet to do audio recordings - and typically they don’t come with much in the way of printed instructions.
 

Mark Hunt on Smart Binding System Manufactures Fully-Automated Roll-to-Perfect Bound Variable Books with Ease:
Hi Chuck, thank you for your comment and question. Maximum cover weight specification for the Standard Horizon BQ-480 perfect binder is: Normal: 81.4 to 302.4 gsm Coated: 104.7 to 348.9 gsm Horizon specifications are typically conservative. I
 

Paul White on Frank Visits Faneuil Hall’s Edes & Gill: An 18th-Century Print Shop:
Not only is this "Cool" as Noel commented, this press also reminds me of the working prototype of the first Presstek press that Bob Howard and Dick WIlliams demonstrated for us in their Hudson, NH shop..... a while ago.
 

Joe Webb on Frank Visits the New England Author’s Expo:
There are many "authorpreneurs" who are doing quite well creating books that support narrow areas of subject matter expertise. One of the great resources in this area is the Author Marketing Institute https://authormarketinginstitute.com/ They have a
 

Glenn Wells on Accurate Press Specifications in Your Print MIS:
It is energizing to read this because it is the reason all business systems exist: to provide one truth. It's a great foundational pep talk for our task force.
 

John Fleming on Accurate Press Specifications in Your Print MIS:
Great article! This is a task that all owners need to focus on at least once a year. If you are an EFI PrintSmith MIS customer, we are hosting another two day regional training event on MIS Assessment overview Nov 16th-17th, 2018, Philadelphia PA.
 

Chuck Werninger on Smart Binding System Manufactures Fully-Automated Roll-to-Perfect Bound Variable Books with Ease:
This is truly amazing and is an amazing system, I'd love to use one like it to produce our custom textbooks! Is there any way to use a heavier cover stock with it?
 

Gordon Pritchard on Westkey Graphics Has Completed Installation of Canada’s First HP Indigo 6900 Digital Press to Expand in to Digital Label Production:
I guess that environmental concerns about the technology wasn’t a priority in the purchase decision making process.
 

Noel Ward on Frank Visits Faneuil Hall’s Edes & Gill: An 18th-Century Print Shop:
This is cool! Nice work. I gotta go see the press in action.
 

Pat Berger on Westkey Graphics Has Completed Installation of Canada’s First HP Indigo 6900 Digital Press to Expand in to Digital Label Production:
What they think June 2008 Andy Tributes article Is Inkjet Green. In 10 years nothing much has changed. With the huge increase in LED and Conventional UV the problems are getting worse. Also pay attention to HP INDIGO of 2008 http://whatthe
 

Pat Berger on Westkey Graphics Has Completed Installation of Canada’s First HP Indigo 6900 Digital Press to Expand in to Digital Label Production:
While we are at it LED UV http://pub.ingede.com/en-GB/press-releases/pm1801-uv-inks/ http://pub.ingede.com/en-GB/press-releases/1501-2/ My previous post are one of the reasons China refuses to take our recycable fibers. Contamination
 

Pat Berger on Westkey Graphics Has Completed Installation of Canada’s First HP Indigo 6900 Digital Press to Expand in to Digital Label Production:
The following 2 links connect directly to INGEDE http://pub.ingede.com/en-GB/news1807/ https://www.ingede.com/ingindxe/news/news2016/news1607-pub.pdf
 

Pat Berger on Westkey Graphics Has Completed Installation of Canada’s First HP Indigo 6900 Digital Press to Expand in to Digital Label Production:
Here is an interesting thread about HP indigo https://printplanet.com/forum/environment/environment-discussion/278799-hp-admits-that-indigo-prints-disrupt-recycling
 

Noel Ward on "Burning Down the House"...and What You Might Learn:
Nice work, Heidi!
 

Steven Schnoll on PRINT 18 Is Just Weeks Away:
If you are a progressive executive and concerned about the continued path of success and profitability for your company than PRINT 18 is a must-attend event. Fantastic array of exhibitors and unparalleled education sessions. Plus a new dynamic guided
 

David L. Zwang on Are Europeans Slower than Americans?:
Morten... interesting article.. As someone who spends a lot of time both in and out of the US, I can fully understand your point. However...you should also realize that even understanding discussions between U.S. citizens is not always as easy as you
 

Thayer Long on thINK Forum 2018 Kicks Off:
Great event- kudos to thINK and Eric (and of course the cavemen!)
 

Thayer Long on Frank Celebrates 50 Years of PRINT:
Thanks Frank- as a student of history you also become a prescient voice. The industry has evolved, and so has it's most venerable event, PRINT.
 

Werner Rebsamen on Frank Celebrates 50 Years of PRINT:
Frank - thanks for covering this event. Yes, when I did read your title, my first thoughts back were the heat and the smell of the Chicago stockyard! Simply terrible conditions. Just imagine all those poor sales people who had to wear fancy suits and
 

Raymond Prince on Frank Celebrates 50 Years of PRINT:
PRINT 68 was also fantastic from a offset sheetfed perspective. The novel thinking of Dahlgreen was amazing even for today - a 4 color sheetfed press with one set of grippers, one ink roller inking system. The press was demonstrated on the floor but
 

Scott Gorman on Frank Celebrates 50 Years of PRINT:
Great to see how our industry has evolved. 1968 is the year I was born and I've now been in print for 34 years. Thank you Frank for all you do for our great industry.
 

Joe Webb on Frank Celebrates 50 Years of PRINT:
That's some heavy book! It made the camera shake! Sold for $6? That's $45 today. (Frank always makes fun of my inflation calculations -- thought I'd get one last good one in). So no hot lead typography -- just think -- there could have been a mix of
 

Julie Shaffer on Frank Celebrates 50 Years of PRINT:
Thanks for this excellent history, Frank! I look forward to celebrating the 50th anniversary with you in Chicago at PRINT 18.
 

Neil Bhisma on One Canon Event Shares Good News, Surprises:
Nice article i really get impressed by knowing the details about Canon.As the above information is so helpful as well as useful. Thanks for sharing.You can also take some help for your next article with the help of this link: https://www.canonprinte
 

Graham Judd on Judging a Book By Its Covers:
I like your shirt, with the logo! Where do I get one? At MOTAT (Museum of Transport and Technology, in NZ) we have a bound book of reproductions of the early Inland Printer, the first few years, which I love to troll through looking at the old adver
 

Craig Kevghas on Judging a Book By Its Covers:
The museum is not only a tremendous collection of industry publications, a historic vault of Bibles, printing technology and older presses, and Frank's favorite publishing artifacts and keepsakes, but also a monument to education. A tremendous spot f
 

Barry Brown on LED Lighting in Retail: What’s the Impact on Color?:
Unless LED lighting can be developed to provide a full/fuller spectrum, perhaps the solution would be a)to educate the consumer on the limitations of LED lighting (perhaps "real" colour rendition indices compared to full-spectrum natural daylight w
 

Werner Rebsamen on Judging a Book By Its Covers:
Frank - thanks for all of your efforts to put together such a historic collection of Print-magazine covers. Did my February 1988 American Printer cover story make the cut? It was all about the Muller Martini's PrintRoll system. The content of my arti
 

Cary Sherburne on LED Lighting in Retail: What’s the Impact on Color?:
Danny makes a good point. In this instance I was not talking about packaging as much as I was talking about clothing ... so textiles, not print/packaging production. Most experts recommend examining color under three lighting conditions that have dif
 

Danny Rich on LED Lighting in Retail: What’s the Impact on Color?:
Perhaps, I can shed some light on the issue of why pirnt shops do not want to put disclaimers on their products. In clothing retail or paint retail, the consumer has an idea of what color they wish to acquire. So in the store they see a rack of
 

Gordon Pritchard on LED Lighting in Retail: What’s the Impact on Color?:
The problem with your clothes shopper example is that it is a logical fallacy. To rephrase it so that's clear, if I wrote: "Most of the women I know say they've seen Sasquatchs", does it follow that you should disagree with my assertion of the futil
 

Chris Lynn on LED Lighting in Retail: What’s the Impact on Color?:
Perhaps my sample of clothes shoppers skews to the high street; but implicit in my comment is the thought that, when the consumer gets home, she will view her purchase under both daylight and indoor lighting and will decide whether or not to take it
 

Ann Laidlaw on LED Lighting in Retail: What’s the Impact on Color?:
There are two different issues with regard to new lighting technologies and product color in retail. 1) We need consistent, well-defined viewing environments throughout the supply chain for evaluating and approving color. The lighting cabinets are n
 

Cary Sherburne on LED Lighting in Retail: What’s the Impact on Color?:
Chris, if you are in a large store, I don't think most people head for the windows. Plus some of them don't even have outside windows. You would think brands and retailers would pressure LED lighting vendors, but the issue has been the fact they are
 

Gordon Pritchard on LED Lighting in Retail: What’s the Impact on Color?:
@Chris An interesting anecdotal rationale which doesn’t actually address the issues I raised. Paint manufacturers faced a similar issue with folks deciding on paint colors based on the paint chips they provided customers. Their solution was quite
 

Chris Lynn on LED Lighting in Retail: What’s the Impact on Color?:
Interesting discussion. Most of the women I know take clothes to a store window to check color before buying because they know that the artificial light does not render accurately, so I disagree with Gordon's assertion of the futility of the effort.
 

Gina Danner on When Personalized Ads Aren’t Personal:
One of the things that is so interesting is that many digital ad campaigns typically cost about as much as a mail piece to target an individual. When you look at frequency plans and the number of ads that need to be delivered to gain engagement. E
 

William Ray on LED Lighting in Retail: What’s the Impact on Color?:
Keep in mind that "color" is a result of the Stokes shifting phosphor, the thickness of same, the accuracy of the LED emission centroid and the state of the epitaxial layer. It is a sum of errors problem. Then add into the mix that there is both b
 

Gordon Pritchard on LED Lighting in Retail: What’s the Impact on Color?:
@ Peter What exactly do you totally disagree with in what I wrote? • That "Lighting standards for the printing industry aren't there for color "accuracy""? • That they're to provide "lighting constancy to enable better color communications in
 

Cary Sherburne on LED Lighting in Retail: What’s the Impact on Color?:
Plus the work AATCC is doing to bring together all the stakeholders, brands, engineering, manufacturing etc. Will be a big help
 

Peter Goldberg on LED Lighting in Retail: What’s the Impact on Color?:
Gordon I totally disagree. It is possible to achieve very high CQS if the right LED's are selected to achieve the cool, natural or warm white. This aspect is being discussed amongst all the leading USA and European standards authorities and hopefully
 

Gordon Pritchard on LED Lighting in Retail: What’s the Impact on Color?:
Lighting standards for the printing industry aren't there for color "accuracy" - they're to provide lighting constancy to enable better color communications in the production chain. In-store lighting is usually determined by the building lease holde
 

Cary Sherburne on LED Lighting in Retail: What’s the Impact on Color?:
Danny, thanks for your comment. You are so right. Hoping this article -- and a longer, more detailed one that ran in the AATCC journal -- will help with the education process
 

William Ray on LED Lighting in Retail: What’s the Impact on Color?:
Another little thing to contemplate. If you buy several of the same brand of LED light, say an A19 bulb form factor as an example, and then fire them up side by side you will see that none of them will appear to be the same color. This is due to t
 

Danny Rich on LED Lighting in Retail: What’s the Impact on Color?:
We have been raising this issue for the past five years. I was at the AATCC conferences that you mentioned. The lighting and standards industry were completely clueless. One report stated that his purple flowers turned blue under his LED lights bu
 

Chuck Werninger on Komori Corporation Announces Plans to Field Test Ground-Breaking Impremia NS40:
If the quality is as good as expected, with the high speed and large format, it will shake up the offset/variable value proposition, this is really exciting! I can't wait to see samples and would love to see a press!
 

Peter Goldberg on LED Lighting in Retail: What’s the Impact on Color?:
Serious issue when LED industry proclaims CRI numbers that exclude RED, GREEN and other hard colours. CRI is measured using only 8 pastel colours causing issues in the retail environment. A far better measure would be the Color Quality using 15 colou
 

Dave Dickey on LED Lighting in Retail: What’s the Impact on Color?:
Another consideration when talking about lighting in both textile and printing environments is the UV component of the light source in use. While an LED source may produce D50 or D65 light in the visible spectrum, that does not mean that it will nece
 

David Avery on LED Lighting in Retail: What’s the Impact on Color?:
Penneys opened a store in Binghamton with Pulsed Xenon lighting many years ago. Had to close and redo the lighting because of the high rate of returns on clothing.
 

William Ray on LED Lighting in Retail: What’s the Impact on Color?:
Printers think in reflective color and, typically in terms of a polychromatic metaphor. LED light that arises from Stokes shifting material is a pseudo white and lacks significant amounts of many frequencies. The most common Stokes material is YA
 

André Salié on Do We Need to Be Careful About How We Discuss the Environmental Benefits of Flexible Packaging?:
Packaging in any form is a must and a fact for many goods, especially for food. Nevertheless if you are following the official government statements about the development of packaging waste that is not recycled in any sustainable form but just burne
 

Randy Radosevich on Open Letter to Printing Industries of America Board of Directors from Allen Press:
May have failed to change Printing Industries of America. Keep pushing and we’ll see the gender pay gap closed and imbalance corrected—women will be promoted to at least 30% management and senior leadership positions industrywide #Printing is for
 

Randy Radosevich on Open Letter to Printing Industries of America Board of Directors from Allen Press:
After Actions Review... analyzing all of the input on social media & email we found that (the overwhelming majority of the #printing community supports fixing now and) those who didn’t support recognizing the problems and further correcting the gende
 

Rise Textile on Think 3D Printing is Not for You? Think Again!:
3D printing is always the best idea. 3D Printers are easily available nowadays. https://bit.ly/2lYbdCw
 

Brandon Carter on Print MIS Product Spotlight: PrintJobManager:
Hey Mark, I've been really enjoying reading article i would like to suggest To become successful with any business, it is important to have a robust business plan. you will also have to figure out the most cost effective way to get the web to print
 

Gordon Pritchard on Do We Need to Be Careful About How We Discuss the Environmental Benefits of Flexible Packaging?:
I would have thought that the issue of plastics in packaging would be a great opportunity for printers to lead the charge in finding, developing, and informing their brand customers about alternatives. But it seems not. The subject isn't even a topic
 

Randy Radosevich on Open Letter to Printing Industries of America Board of Directors from Allen Press:
Allen Press leadership team has voted their conscience & unanimously decided to resign entirely from the PIA We believe in our hearts that #Printing is for everyone...up to all of us now to take the lead & reimagine, making our industry’s potentia
 

Heidi Tolliver-Walker on Do We Need to Be Careful About How We Discuss the Environmental Benefits of Flexible Packaging?:
Good point about municipal pick-up, and that goes for all plastics, not just flexible packaging. We live in an area where it's single stream recycling, but we've lived in areas where the municipality was VERY limited in what it could take (like, glas
 

Raymond Prince on Open Letter to Printing Industries of America Board of Directors from Allen Press:
It is a sad state when people do not want to address an issue but chose to be taken off a listserve. Now is a time for leadership.
 

Gordon Pritchard on Do We Need to Be Careful About How We Discuss the Environmental Benefits of Flexible Packaging?:
“Then there is the issue of the multi-layer forms of flexible packaging required to create different barrier properties. If even one layer is non-recyclable, it renders the entire package non-recyclable.” That’s a killer issue right there. Also, fle
 

Laney Fugett on Ryerson University Adopts Digitally-Enhanced Textbook "Introduction to Graphic Communication":
The Visual Communication Technology program at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH has also adopted this textbook for the academic year. When I first saw the KickStarter campaign and the idea of engaging students via cross-media regar
 

susan kinney on Open Letter to Printing Industries of America Board of Directors from Allen Press:
I think it is a great that PIA has 6 women affiliate managers out of 24 which is 25%. Why is it that PIA and BFHS can only find 7% women in leadership positions? Affiliates Board Positions need to be nominated! Believe it or not 20 years ago that we
 

susan kinney on Open Letter to Printing Industries of America Board of Directors from Allen Press:
Why can't the association do a survey to find out why there is only 7% women in leadership roles when the industry is made up of 31% women. Survey the companies and find out what the actual percentage of women in leadership roles is. If the percentag
 

Werner Rebsamen on The Success of Roll-Fed Inkjet and Importance of Finishing:
Mark - great video to share with our industry. I loved especially your comment of "Always Think Backward." I published such an article on this topic many years ago in the American Printer Magazine. Always made my RIT students and industry seminar par
 

Randy Radosevich on Open Letter to Printing Industries of America Board of Directors from Allen Press:
Have officially resigned my advisory board position as I can no longer stand to be part of “PIA Leadership” that fails to acknowledge, let alone act, to resolve the national board gender diversity failure. Further, Allen Press senior leadership is me
 

David Olberding on Open Letter to Printing Industries of America Board of Directors from Allen Press:
I appreciate the sentiment of adding more women to the Board of PIA but it is not Michael Makin that has any say on who is on the Board. This Board placement comes directly from the Affiliates. 1/3 of the affiliate directors are women and they pick
 

Randy Radosevich on Open Letter to Printing Industries of America Board of Directors from Allen Press:
The Printing Industries of America network has lots of potential to do good (however acting more like the "Death Star" right now). Hope they decide to act now and become more of a force for good and role model for all orgs in our industry Disrupt
 

Raymond Prince on Open Letter to Printing Industries of America Board of Directors from Allen Press:
Opinions on female participation on industry boards and association have been all over the place. Thus I offer numbers. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics NAICS 323 Printing and Related Support Actives list total employees as of first half of 2018 at
 

Joe Webb on They’re Coming: Are You Ready for Psychographics?:
The main way psychographic targeting was done was through advertising in or direct mail to readers of specialty magazines. Publishers had lots of research about the behaviors, interests, attitudes, and values of their subscriber bases. So many of tho
 

Gordon Pritchard on Labels and Packaging: Predicting and Achieving Consistent Color Across Disparate Press Platforms and Media:
Would love to know the profile of the 80 people that were tested (age, sex, graphic arts involvement (buyers, sellers, students or?)
 

Andy Plata on Open Letter to Printing Industries of America Board of Directors from Allen Press:
Excellent topic that will help the industry. It will be very interesting to see how the PIA, other print associations - and even printers - do a better job of developing diversify-the-team programs. Maybe we need a tag #PrintDiversity
 

Randy Radosevich on Open Letter to Printing Industries of America Board of Directors from Allen Press:
FIRST STEP TAKEN! Our PIA MidAmerica national board member has just done the right thing and resigned (hope the other regions will swiftly follow our lead!), now opening up an immediate seat on the national board Hope we lead by example and promot
 

Randy Radosevich on Open Letter to Printing Industries of America Board of Directors from Allen Press:
Are PIA leaders not acknowledging the problem because they don’t want to do anything about it?
 

HARVEY LEVENSON on Open Letter to Printing Industries of America Board of Directors from Allen Press:
Pay attention industry associations supported by a membership. It's the 21 century and we need to all get on board with 21 century thinking. Even Printing Impressions is supporting Randy's position. https://www.piworld.com/article/open-letter-to-
 

Randy Radosevich on Open Letter to Printing Industries of America Board of Directors from Allen Press:
Thanks Harvey for sharing with us both your voice and courage! Everyone who speaks up now and stands together on this, like you, is a HERO imo (this is one of the most important 'printing community issues' of our times!) Personally, am a multiple
 

HARVEY LEVENSON on Open Letter to Printing Industries of America Board of Directors from Allen Press:
Randy Radosevich, you are a printing industry hero for supporting the generous and thoughtful LeBron program to promote education among minority children, and a role model for leadership and critical thinking in our industry. We need more like you.
 

Randy Radosevich on Open Letter to Printing Industries of America Board of Directors from Allen Press:
Just wanted to thank everyone for the support! Keep speaking up. Things need to change and it’s up to all of us (Print nerds) to finally make it happen Also, wanted to update that we are also focusing on diversity in general. Taking a different ap
 

Raymond Prince on Open Letter to Printing Industries of America Board of Directors from Allen Press:
I am told that females make up about 7% of the board of PIA and of the membership of BFHS. A member of the board of PIA told me that they do not know of any African American or Hispanic members of the board of PIA. As far as the Ben Franklin Honor So
 

susan kinney on Open Letter to Printing Industries of America Board of Directors from Allen Press:
Bob Lindgren ought to check the percentage. Currently Ben Franklin Society only has 7% women. Only 2 out of 7 were inducted this year.
 

Robert Lindgren on Open Letter to Printing Industries of America Board of Directors from Allen Press:
I had the honor and pleasure of serving as PIASC's President/CEO for 35 years. During that time PIASC has had four women serve as Chair and one is a current Vice Chair. One of these women, Janet Green, later became PIA Chair. During those 35 years, I
 

Heidi Tolliver-Walker on Are You Sending Personalization that Isn’t Personal?:
Interesting. But if that were the case, wouldn't they be more likely to say, "We hope you love your new [product]. Share with your friends!" Or ". . . refer your friends and get a 10% discount on a future purchase!" Anyone else have experience with t
 

Nick Loeser on Are You Sending Personalization that Isn’t Personal?:
The moment I bought my Nissan I started getting direct mail and email promoting new offers, vehicles and incentives. Like similar "I just bought this" experiences, it's possible this isn't a big data fail, but rather a strategy. Maybe they're countin
 

Gina Danner on Open Letter to Printing Industries of America Board of Directors from Allen Press:
Well.. I can't help but weigh in on this discussion. Data points show that diversity in organizational leadership directly impacts financial performance. Check out catalyst.org for research points. Now... experience. I've been an owner for
 

Pete Basiliere on Open Letter to Printing Industries of America Board of Directors from Allen Press:
Print is a form of manufacturing. Check out: https://www.womeninmanufacturing.org/home/ "Women in Manufacturing® (WiM) is a national association dedicated to supporting, promoting and inspiring women who are pursuing or have chosen a career i
 

Raymond Prince on Open Letter to Printing Industries of America Board of Directors from Allen Press:
The open letter from Allen Press addresses the tip of the iceberg. The industry has changed. The representation on the Board of Directors as well as the representation of females and minorities in the Ben Franklin Society(which is guided by PIA) to s
 

HARVEY LEVENSON on Open Letter to Printing Industries of America Board of Directors from Allen Press:
Thank you, Randy Radosevich, for directly addressing an underlying issue deserving of attention, and for your creative idea of using an industry-public platform such as WTT to bring this out. I also congratulate Joe Lindfeldt for adding “racial di
 

Wally Barr on Dealing with Disruption:
Great post! Expanding on the first point the new printer does not need to have any presses. The realization of what business you are actually in is very key. My company Print eVolve exploits this need. It is my goal that no document will ever not be
 

Nona Woolbright on Open Letter to Printing Industries of America Board of Directors from Allen Press:
This is perhaps a bigger issue then the industry realizes. At the 2017 FTA Forum, I presented the findings from my research on this subject. Turns out over the past ten years, graphics education enrollments have grown to nearly 80% female. And when t
 

John Berthelsen on Open Letter to Printing Industries of America Board of Directors from Allen Press:
It is worth noting that well more than half of scholarship applicants are female. They are becoming increasingly important to the future workforce of the graphic communications industry. The PGSF board has 27 members, five of which are women.
 

Joe Lindfeldt on Open Letter to Printing Industries of America Board of Directors from Allen Press:
This is noble and worthy effort. The only thing more limited than gender diversity is racial diversity. This is a challenging topic, but one worth taking the lead on.
 

Trish Witkowski on Snail Mail Shouldn’t Be Stale Mail: Five Game-Changing Envelope Products:
Hi Brook – thanks for your comment. That is totally new to me - thank you! Will look into it.
 

Brook Spaulding on Snail Mail Shouldn’t Be Stale Mail: Five Game-Changing Envelope Products:
exciting -- look, too, for USPS TED-C (trailing edge die-cut shaoes) that meet automation aporoval so do not have to use Customized Market Mail -- a faux note trailing edge shape has become very popular but other shapes now approved, too
 

Rise Textile on Rolling Out the New Year - Rundown of Rollfed Wide-Format Systems:
Thank you for sharing information. Keep going good. https://bit.ly/2njsNlh
 

Rise Textile on FESPA 2017 Showcases European Wide-Format Introductions:
This is so useful and informative. i am thankful that I came across this site. Thank you for sharing this. https://bit.ly/2njsNlh
 

John Clifford on Frank on 25 Years of PDF:
I was working at GTS Companies and we did the prepress (film creation) for the printing of that book (at least the English version). As the company's PDF Expert at the time I was intimately involved and still have a copy here somewhere.
 

Michael Jahn on Frank on 25 Years of PDF:
One of my favorite projects at Agfa was answering PDF workflow questions from Mattias Anderson, William Eisley, Amie Howard and Mark Witkowski as this book was complied. Thanks for that massive effort Frank !
 

Cary Sherburne on Looking for Cool Leggings? Check Out Bombsheller and Its On-Demand Manufacturing Model:
Great news! Attendees will have a lot to learn from him!
 

Joe Olivo on How Printing Industry CX Is Like Eating at Panera’s:
I agree that a printer can learn much from Panera in regards to delivering an enjoyable customer experience. I have often sat in Panera to see how the experience could translate to my printing company. As one who prefers to order online, I have watch
 

Julie Shaffer on Looking for Cool Leggings? Check Out Bombsheller and Its On-Demand Manufacturing Model:
Pablos is going to be the keynote speaker at Association for Print Technologies Print Innovation Exchange in Savannah December 4th! He's a visionary thinker and I expect the session to be enlightening.
 

Corry Casler - PressWise on A Big Focus on Small Print Shops:
I agree with Ryan. It’s a combination of factors, but the first indicator is number of employees. The sweet spot for a lite MIS system, for ours at least, is 5 to 15 employees. Shops with more than 15 employees typically have heavier requirements bet
 

RYAN MCABEE on A Big Focus on Small Print Shops:
Hi John, from talking with vendors there is no one method used to identify small vs. larger print shops. I lean toward number of employees as a better indicator since people are the resource enablers and constraints for implementing and using a print
 

John Giles on A Big Focus on Small Print Shops:
Small shops have a lot of challenges when it comes computerized print management systems and I agree a number of shops need to update and refresh their systems. My question is how do the vendors identify a smaller print shop. What is the sweet spot
 

Mike Philie on How Printing Industry CX Is Like Eating at Panera’s:
Heidi, great article. I like the Panera analogy. My observation is that the CX factor is often overlooked in printing companies as folks go through the "heat of the battle" to get the work out. As consumers we are much more in-tune to what a good cus
 

Pete Basiliere on Is Informed Delivery Changing Consumer Behavior?:
I have a couple of questions that I hope one of you can answer: 1) While the recipient can only see the images for seven days, how long does the USPS keep its digital copies of the mailpiece front/back images? 2) Does the USPS provide those image
 

Eddy Hagen on Print E-Commerce Marches On, Consumes More of Total Shipments:
An important question for printers that start with an online offering is how to get (enough) customers and what the cost of that will be. The latest financial results from Cimpress, published yesterday, provides an interesting insight: Vistaprint
 

Andrew Schipke on Case Studies for Inspiring Direct Mail: Demand Generation Well Done:
Heidi, Just a FYI - the USPS is now approving shaped envelopes or "TED-C" as the USPS calls them (Trailing-Edge-Die Cuts) for full automated postage discounts as opposed to much higher Customized Market Mail rates which will benefit direct mail deman
 

Adam Dewitz on A Big Focus on Small Print Shops:
WhatTheyThink has released a data series tracking establishments. This data series, organized by NAICS, is from County Business Patterns. http://whattheythink.com/industry-data/establishments/
 

Eric Vessels on Software Tools for Teamwork in Your Print Business:
Oddly enough, this article ends up being a behind-the-scenes look at how WhatTheyThink operates! I'm on board with what you are advocating here. Tear down the silos and start collaborating! It's made a huge difference for us since we started doing
 

Kurt Ruppel on Is Informed Delivery Changing Consumer Behavior?:
Heidi - Your projection on the number of Informed Delivery (ID) subscribers is really accurate. At last week's Western Area AIM meeting in Minneapolis, USPS VP Innovation Gary Reblin shared that as of July 16, ID had 11.2 million subscribers. Gina
 

Gina Danner on Is Informed Delivery Changing Consumer Behavior?:
It is a great service. I use to just go to my collection box once a week, now I will stop by 2-4 times a week when I know what is there. When I talk about the tool to clients (all marketers) they get it from a marketing perspective -- if nothing
 

Tim Daisy on Is Informed Delivery Changing Consumer Behavior?:
I’ve been using informed delivery for over a year. I have a P.O. Box which is a two mile walk/bike/drive away. Knowing what’s in my box dictates if and when I go to the post office. Graphics on the envelope certainly help me determine the contents of
 

Wally Barr on The Future of Web-to-Print:
Spot on insight. Traditional growth for printers is often expensive and inefficient. Growth can be realized in growing your network or partners. The single biggest flaw in web2print is it focuses much on design only. There is never any emphasis on th
 

Gina Danner on Around the Web: Amazon to Replace Libraries? – Book Fore-Edge Painting – The Truth About Recycled Clothing – Japan’s Looming “Y2K”-Like Problem – This Week in Printing History:
Panos Mourdoukoutas Op Ed in Forbes has been taken down due to his ill informed writing. https://www.geekwire.com/2018/forbes-took-controversial-op-ed-calling-amazon-replace-public-libraries/ The initial information that was presented in the O
 

Steve Bonoff on Printing News Group Joins WTT Media to Expand Independent Industry Coverage:
Well said, Eric. I can only imagine the pressure on today's news media to maintain a business model that serves both profits and objectivity. Keep up the good work.
 

Mark Lewiecki on Adobe PDF Print Engine 5: PDF 2.0 Coming Soon to a DFE Near You:
David: This is a good analysis of the new feature in Adobe PDF Print Engine 5. However, I want to correct one of your points on in-RIP processing of CxF spectral data, which can be used to define spot and specialty colors. Color Management Modules (C
 

Wally Barr on How to Engage Your Customers and Make Money at The Same Time?:
Could not agree more with this post. When you analyze the big 3 Amazon, Google and Facebook there is a common trait. They all provide a massive amount of free tools to use their sites better. Taking your example of web 2 print and Amazon, it is not e
 

Eric Vessels on Printing News Group Joins WTT Media to Expand Independent Industry Coverage:
Hey Robert, Sorry for the delay in responding. Been a busy week! ;-) The independence we speak of in the press release is something we've taken seriously since startup back in 2000. Of what and of whom? Any outside source that would affect
 

William Farquharson on Taking Stock of Industry Associations:
Drop the mic! You've crushed it with this article, Cary. This is the best summary of the industry I've ever seen. Outstanding work!!!
 

Robert Godwin on Printing News Group Joins WTT Media to Expand Independent Industry Coverage:
"The printing industry needs a strong independent multi-media resource to provide trustworthy commentary..." 'Independent’ of what? Of whom? More begging the question than citing the structure that would prove independence. As with any publication
 

Gerhard Maertterer on Kelley Holmes Talks About Printing News Joining WhatTheyThink:
Great! Congratulation! WTT Media & Printing News Group can serve as a model for us in Europe. Good luck! Gerhard Maertterer - www.maertterer.net
 

Eric Vessels on Kelley Holmes Talks About Printing News Joining WhatTheyThink:
Thanks Pat! We are really excited to enter this new chapter with a new partner and team members. We have LOTS of work to do to demonstrate the real power of this news and I personally look forward to great things ahead.
 

Pat McGrew on Kelley Holmes Talks About Printing News Joining WhatTheyThink:
Awesome! Congratulations to the happy parties!
 

Gina Danner on Succeeding in Spite of Print Software’s Weaknesses:
I have launched multiple complex print center software platforms over the last 30 years that include everything from MIS tools, print automation tools, and web to print systems for my own business. We have a culture that is focused on "get it done",
 

Carl Braun on Frank Has Some Cross Words for Arial:
Who cares. Of course if they called it Helvetica the law suit would still be going on. I started in the business as a markup man in a union shop. Typesetters went away with programs like In-Design. Nobody views typesetting as an art (kill the widows
 

Joe Webb on Frank Has Some Cross Words for Arial:
Frank! You're master of the sans serif Univers :)
 

Steve Weiss on Frank Has Some Cross Words for Arial:
Frank, a decent history of how Arial supplanted Helvetica, but you're too soft on how poor and unaesthetic a substitute it is. Helvetica's got the most graceful curves since God created Eve. Helvetica is like a song. Arial is white noise. The Helveti
 

Jennifer Matt on Succeeding in Spite of Print Software’s Weaknesses:
Corry, Thanks for sharing that example; an internal marketing campaign (brilliant idea) to really prioritize winning the hearts and minds of internal staff. Agreed on your last comment. We'll force them (never works). People are AMAZING at figu
 

Corry Casler on Succeeding in Spite of Print Software’s Weaknesses:
One of our clients, a print marketing firm, actually created an internal marketing campaign for their PressWise launch. To me this was a brilliant example of how to properly get staff on board with a new software system. One of the marketing tool
 

Jennifer Matt on Succeeding in Spite of Print Software’s Weaknesses:
Robert, Yes there is imperfect software (and lots of software that is built in isolation - without really understanding the workflows it tries to solve). Do you want to wait until it gets perfected to make it work for your business? Its not
 

Robert Arena on Succeeding in Spite of Print Software’s Weaknesses:
I can not agree. I do not believe software should have to be an exact match to an existing work pattern but it should be able to provide an organization with easy to decipher forms, integration with accounting and inventory management, and ease of us
 

Steve Ciesemier on Succeeding in Spite of Print Software’s Weaknesses:
How timely, Jen! Yesterday I was in a workflow automation meeting with a very large in-house print services manager. He knew their company had a "too manual, too many touches" problem. But he was very skeptical that our solution could work in the
 

Jennifer Matt on Succeeding in Spite of Print Software’s Weaknesses:
We are all faced with the challenge of getting our people (who have become comfortable with the way things are) to move out of their comfort zones to a new way of doing things. I would be interested to know what have people done that has worked?
 

Mary Ann Osting on Succeeding in Spite of Print Software’s Weaknesses:
Very timely.
 

Eddy Hagen on When Color Memory Fails, Do Brand Standards Matter?:
Thanks for picking up my article and starting the discussion Heidi! When talking about side-by-side comparisons of colors, you might want to check that other article I published recently, about a test with printed packages (https://www.insights4pr
 

Shane Parker on Succeeding in Spite of Print Software’s Weaknesses:
This is spot on. Guilty of this many times.
 

Jim Rosenthal on Succeeding in Spite of Print Software’s Weaknesses:
The biggest challenge is to teach an old dog new tricks. In other words, moving someone who has been in the industry a long time even 10 degrees left or right of their comfort zone is a very difficult proposition
 

Formara Print on Does the Future of Print Start with Digital Marketing?:
We noticed a while ago that our customers' needs were changing and that print alone was no longer good enough to effectively communicate with their customers. So we extended our business model to offer digital marketing. In our experience, you can't
 

Tenelle Recto on Solutions that “Stick” Around: Five Opportunities in Synthetic Print Media:
good job, i tested now with white PET its sticks even better i will inform you and send some samples best regrards Ronald
 

Stan Tan on Does the Future of Print Start with Digital Marketing?:
I can foresee retargeting with direct mail playing a bigger role in a digital marketing strategy. Sooner or later, direct mail will be integrated into CRM and marketing automation systems like HubSpot. A banner ad on Facebook will not match the ef
 

Maeghan Nicholson on Whose Job Is It to Create Demand for Print?:
We believe in interacting with our local creative community and generating demand for print from them. So much so that we are having a creative poster design contest for them this summer (https://www.suttle-straus.com/creative-throwdown) and hosting
 

dave cesaro on Interest in Print Retargeting Growing?:
Valassis, the leader in Intelligent Media Delivery, offers retargeting with print. We call it Remarketing Activation. The results advertisers are seeing are truly amazing. Here is a link to more information. http://www.valassis.com/resources/infogra
 

Pete Basiliere on Spacing Out:
@David +1
 

David Avery on Spacing Out:
Newspapers (em dash) one space = more copy per column inch. Student Termpapers (em dash)two spaces = fewer words per page.
 

Stan Tan on Whose Job Is It to Create Demand for Print?:
Print will still continue to live on. As of today, I haven't found any good and accurate tracking system for print. So looking from the marketing manager's point of view, they wouldn't go out of their way to allocate more budget into print based o
 

Heidi Tolliver-Walker on Whose Job Is It to Create Demand for Print?:
Thanks for such a thoughtful response! While digital responses may be easier to capture, it's not that these responses cannot be captured in print. Rather than just write print off as a dying process, why not emphasize using tracking in print instead
 

Stan Tan on Whose Job Is It to Create Demand for Print?:
I wouldn't say it is poor customer service. I see it more towards the speed of adaptability of traditional printing companies. From how I see it, the printing companies are getting destroyed not because of other printing companies (this plays a pa
 

Steven Smith on DPInnovations: A Complete web2fabric™ Workflow Solution:
Hi Wally, I'd be interested to learn more about your thoughts, "The content is not there and it is truly based on design only.". Could you expand a little ?
 

John Clifford on Spacing Out:
When I get a word document and bring it into InDesign, one of the first things I do is to do a search&replace for double spaces to make them single. As for, what I've always called the serial comma, I used to do a lot of vintage Hollywood stuff an
 

Gordon Pritchard on Spacing Out:
So, One Won.
 

Heidi Tolliver-Walker on Whose Job Is It to Create Demand for Print?:
Thanks for your comment, Stan. I would be interested to hear more about your experiences. Can you give specific examples of poor customer service (no names, please)? That would be very helpful, I think.
 

Stan Tan on Whose Job Is It to Create Demand for Print?:
As someone who is new to the industry, print people in general who have been in the industry don't know how to sell and market themselves. They have businesses coming to them for a long time that they forget what it is like to serve the customer.
 

Wally Barr on DPInnovations: A Complete web2fabric™ Workflow Solution:
Makes more sense than traditional web2print. The content is not there and it is truly based on design only.
 

Wally Barr on Whose Job Is It to Create Demand for Print?:
It is up to printers to create demand. It is a segment of marketing. It used to be the most cost effective way prior to digital. The key is setting up some sort of network. Traditionally printers try new things and want every thing to take place in h
 

Jon Kenney on Whose Job Is It to Create Demand for Print?:
Great topic! Historically, print was a need as it was one of only a few means of targeted communication with the marketplace. As a need, demand generation for print wasn't necessary. Printers needed to only demonstrate the value of their service, n
 

John Cole on Whose Job Is It to Create Demand for Print?:
Heidi - Could not agree more. When Agfa launched digital all those many years ago, we focused equally on the end user and the printer. Since then, little attention has been paid to the end user by any of the OEM's. Can you imagine car man
 

bill smith on New Coatings for Performance Fabrics:
For Mark Sutherland: Would like more on textile coating and laminating. Any recent papers?
 

peter Marker on Delivering Relevant Benefits in Print Sales:
In dell printer, if you facing paper jamming problem then visit this link to solve it https://printerchatsupport.co.uk/dell-printer-support/ It mainly happens for bad paper in the paper tray and if the paper loader is not properly attached.
 

Joe Webb on Around the Web: Amazon’s On-Demand T-shirts – Cooking a 4,000-year-old recipe – “Cash is grief” – Mary Meeker Slide Roulette – This Week in Printing History:
For anyone who does not understand the subheadline "It's a Cookbook!" you are directed to the highly regarded episode of Rod Serling's "The Twilight Zone" from March 1962 which is available at YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=De4u1Zz7Yt4 The t
 

Gordon Pritchard on Frank Loves Lisa:
@Dov, Thanks for the correction about display Postscript.
 





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