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Charles Gehman on New brand Identity Underscores Heidelberg’s Strategic Reorientation:
So Patrick, success meaning sales are "up"? I would ask you, as the wonderful communicator you are: who is the target audience for this message? It must not be me, because I have no idea what it is saying. What is the benefit for the customer?
 

Greg Imhoff on EFI Extends Its Inkjet Product Line and Technology Platform with Acquisition Of Matan:
EFI's growth from Software into Hardware aquisitions in the W I D E format speciaity print markets is just plain smart. There will be more opportunites - no doubt. Congrats Guy & Co.
 

Patrick Henry on New brand Identity Underscores Heidelberg’s Strategic Reorientation:
In fact, Heidelberg has been implementing and communicating its revised business strategy for the last three years, and apparently with some success. The company says it now derives half of its revenues from software, consumables, and services. So, t
 

Charles Gehman on New brand Identity Underscores Heidelberg’s Strategic Reorientation:
What a complete waste of time! Strongly advise stopping payment on the check written to the consultants who came up with this utter nonsense, Of course, I mean this in the nicest way possible. Great products sell, not icons and color schemes th
 

Robert Lindgren on Selling Print to an Informed and Predominately Online Buyer:
Printing Industries of America and its Affiliates across the country sponsor PrintAccess, the "electronic yellow pages for the printing industry". This website has just undergone a major upgrade to make it powerful across all platforms. Check to be
 

Thomas Schildgen on FASTSIGNS International, Inc. Becomes an ACCGC Sustaining Corporate Affiliate:
The Accrediting Council for Collegiate Graphic Communications (ACCGC) represents a joint effort between education and the industry to validate the outcomes of four year degree programs at the University level, as well as the two year degree programs
 

Rossitza Sardjeva on Industry Leaders to Talk July 6-8 at Cal Poly Graphic Communication Conference:
I am so sorry not to attend the IC CONFERENCE because of my duties in my University............
 

Judy Berlin on Web-to-Print Differences: In-Plants vs. Commercial Printers:
You’re right, Howie! The bottom line is that no matter if you’re an in-plant or commercial printer, there are going to be challenges when you adopt any new technology. That’s why it’s so important to have the right solution in place. There ar
 

Steven Schnoll on Graph Expo 15 to Offer Stellar Line Up of "Hot Topic" Education Spanning 12 Key Market Segments:
GASC has showed extreme insensitivity to the people of the Jewish faith by having the show dates coincide with one of the most important Jewish holidays Rosh Hashanna. This is the first time in over 40 years I will not be attending.
 

Naresh Bordia on Online Print Marketing: Optimizing for Two Audiences:
Agreed Jen, Very simple but absolutely effective, consistency is key
 

Naresh Bordia on Web-to-Print Differences: In-Plants vs. Commercial Printers:
Yes, today corporate clients are looking for simplifying process, going iPhone way everything at one click - SSO, LDAP, vendor management and integrations with ERP. From end client profile creation to login to order creation to order processing to pr
 

Edie McGahan on Transactional Printer Intelligent Document Solutions Reinvents Business Model with Production Inkjet:
Congratulations Bill! Your brother Tom posted video on Facebook. Glad to hear you're doing well. Great interview. ???? Two thumbs up! All the best. Edie McGahan. ( I posted on your Company Facebook pg too cuz originally I couldn't post here) Futu
 

Jinkai Qian on CxF3 and Color Management – exciting things to come :
Exactly like Gordon commented, printing ultimately is a combination of objective science and subjective art. Thanks for the article!
 

Jennifer Matt on Printers 5 Top Challenges with Print Software:
Brady, I think one of the most common mistakes with large scale changes is assumptions made about how much your people care and how interested they are: Not enough context is provided for the initiative - people who are asked to change want to
 

Corry Casler on Printers 5 Top Challenges with Print Software:
#5 Love!!!
 

Brady Manthe on Printers 5 Top Challenges with Print Software:
As someone responsible for change, I have had to take an honest look in the mirror. As a bit of reference, I was hired to make changes and was forewarned that "everyone would resist change". What I have found is completely the opposite. Everyone real
 

Robert Godwin on Printers 5 Top Challenges with Print Software:
"We've Always Done It This Way" and the Human Condition Anyone who has had the role of Change Agent in an organization has heard this excited utterance. It is the first line of defense for those responsible for producing results. It took me a w
 

Jane Mugford on Printers 5 Top Challenges with Print Software:
Gerald you are so right that one of the biggest pain points is the "we've always done it this way" syndrome. In fact, I would go so far as to say it's not just a pain point but it can completely derail an implementation. If people really wanted to ru
 

Jennifer Matt on Printers 5 Top Challenges with Print Software:
Gerald Thanks for building on the ideas - very helpful. We often get put right into the middle (between the printer and the vendor of the Print MIS). And we often get brought in when things have gone "off the rails". Because we're brought in by
 

Gerald Walsh on Printers 5 Top Challenges with Print Software:
You may not want to know how the car is built, but you definitely want to know what happens when you push that red button! Jennifer makes the point that proper implementation is where the ROI happens. She's absolutely right and I would go further
 

Alberto Echevarria on Two Sides Releases Results of New Paper vs. Screen Survey:
This would be great news if what people prefer and what people do was the same thing. I would prefer to drive a Maserati but I bought a Mazda. If this survey was worth the screen it is shown in, we should all go out and invest our retirement money in
 

Jennifer Matt on Printers 5 Top Challenges with Print Software:
Bill, We are in the middle of a very big transition in our industry. We have made it through big transitions before (desktop publishing, digital printing, etc.) The transition is often messy and crossing that divide between how its always worke
 

Bill Knepper on Printers 5 Top Challenges with Print Software:
Amen to all of the above!!!!!!!!!!
 

Gordon Pritchard on CxF3 and Color Management – exciting things to come :
Now, if only they could standardize the viewer. ;-) Great report.
 

Jennifer Matt on Online Print Marketing: Optimizing for Two Audiences:
Joe, My recommendation has been very consistent as far as content goes. The minimum (where you start) is: Write one unique blog post per week. Post that blog post on your blog (has to be on your primary domain so your primary domain keeps grow
 

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