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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
 

Alistar Smith on Update on HP's Digital Packaging Strategy:
Thanks, HP for providing this great strategy. It really helped a lot. I was using an HP DeskJet 2621 printer form last 2 months. But I had some problem with it that its cartridge was not working properly. Then I contacted HP customer support for help
 

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.
 

Alistar Smith on Google, HP, & FedEx Office – Cloud Printing Pioneers:
I am happy to hear this HP and Google cloud printing pioneer. HP printers are good to use and they respond very fast. But sometimes ago, my HP printer could find server connection, I don't know why. But then I contacted HP for a solution: http://hppr
 

Alistar Smith on Adobe PDF Print Engine 5: PDF 2.0 Coming Soon to a DFE Near You:
I am also using Adobe PDF software. This works fine and very friendly application. I have learned many things from it. I was using HP printer and had a problem with it that server not connecting properly. Then my friend suggested me to contact at htt
 

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.
 

Dov Isaacs on Frank Loves Lisa:
@Gordon, No Apple product including Lisa and Macintosh ever had DPS, Display PostScript. After Steve left to found NeXT, he did put Display PostScript on the NeXTStation. The problem was that as an interpretive programming language, the overhead o
 

Gordon Pritchard on Frank Loves Lisa:
@ John Zarwan Yup. I'd set up the text in MS Word with all the codes and took it to a shop via 3.5" floppy and they output the galley text ready for pasteup. One project that I used this for was a marketing piece for Quebecor/Ronalds Printing.
 

John Zarwan on Frank Loves Lisa:
Hey Gordon. One reason Compugraphic didn't go to the Mac was they didn't want to adopt PostScript. (I took over the Lisa product after that decision was made...a fateful one for both Linotype and CG). It certainly wasn't Adobe Illustrator, which didn
 

Joe Webb on The Final Column: The Security Guard Will Take Your Badge and Escort You to the Lobby:
Thanks very much everyone. There are also comments at LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6414456083653423104 Since the question was asked, there are no books in the future plans. But Richard is working on a good one that
 

Wayne Lynn on The Final Column: The Security Guard Will Take Your Badge and Escort You to the Lobby:
For a long time your columns, books, etc. were things I eagerly awaited. I'll miss the columns but hope the books keep coming. I think we all feel the same way. Are you going to make it to Atlanta to watch your Mets and my Braves? Let me know. We
 

Jerry Brown on Frank Loves Lisa:
With apologies to Jessi Colter. I'm not Lisa, my name is Macintosh Lisa left you years ago My display is not gray But mine won't leave you 'Til the sunlight has touched your face She was your morning light Her smile told of no night Your
 

Chuck Surprise on The Final Column: The Security Guard Will Take Your Badge and Escort You to the Lobby:
You will be missed, Dr. Joe. We met in passing at a number of industry events, and I have enjoyed and passed along your spot-on columns in WTT. In general they helped guide and reinforce my perspective on communication, present and future.
 

David Siegfried on The Final Column: The Security Guard Will Take Your Badge and Escort You to the Lobby:
40 years. It's been a pleasure to know you most of that time. Thanks for all the insight. Dave
 

Pete Basiliere on The Final Column: The Security Guard Will Take Your Badge and Escort You to the Lobby:
Well done, Joe, well done! Many thanks for your time and insights, Pete
 

Sean Smyth on The Final Column: The Security Guard Will Take Your Badge and Escort You to the Lobby:
We first met (you wont remember) at a Rexham Custom plant outside Boston back in the early days of inkjet (or spray and pray as it was then) when Dr Joe was consulting. I was a techie from the UK in awe of someone who knew what was going on who could
 

Rossitza Sardjeva on The Final Column: The Security Guard Will Take Your Badge and Escort You to the Lobby:
Thank you, Dr. Joe Webb for the very interesting and helpful analyses and commentaries. All the very best in the future!
 

Terry Tevis on The Final Column: The Security Guard Will Take Your Badge and Escort You to the Lobby:
Happy Trails Old Friend! Seldom do I comment on people or events anymore yet with you migrating into a more leisurely life, I must take a few moments. I simply thank you for providing such grand insight into print and its place in the grand schem
 

Ray Rafalowski on The Final Column: The Security Guard Will Take Your Badge and Escort You to the Lobby:
Dr. Joe, thanks for all the great info that you have shared with us over the years. It was very helpful to me in my career serving the print industry as an equipment and consumable rep for a couple major companies. I had the pleasure of meeting and t
 

Frank Romano on The Final Column: The Security Guard Will Take Your Badge and Escort You to the Lobby:
To Dr Joe You’re the top You’re Dr Joe You’re the top You’re an oldtime radio show You’re at a richness of years with very few peers You and TrendWatch; both were top notch You’re retired! Cheers! You’re a vintage analyst You’re a coveted
 

Craig Kevghas on The Final Column: The Security Guard Will Take Your Badge and Escort You to the Lobby:
Say it ain't so, Joe! Dr. Joe and I will always share are devoted love of Baseball. Because he proudly roots for that Queens New York team called the Mets, it's been quite some time since he's known victory. I believe this absence of sports joy drove
 

Frank Steenburgh on The Final Column: The Security Guard Will Take Your Badge and Escort You to the Lobby:
Dr. Joe, I wish you the best in retirement. Hope it follows the same path as mine! You are an industry Guru. Very few have the knowledge you have of our industry......and thank you for sharing it with so many of us over your wonderful career. I val
 

Deborah Papineau on The Final Column: The Security Guard Will Take Your Badge and Escort You to the Lobby:
I met Joe through a playgroup at the YWCA our children attended when they where very young. He hired me to work in his office in RI and I started by stuffing envelopes for the TrendWatch surveys and later became his research assistant. When he sold t
 

Jack Noonan on The Final Column: The Security Guard Will Take Your Badge and Escort You to the Lobby:
Dr. Joe - Thank you very much indeed for the excellent WTT research, analysis, commentary & contributions that you have made for the benefit of the entire print industry over the years. Best wishes in all future endeavors.
 

David L. Zwang on The Final Column: The Security Guard Will Take Your Badge and Escort You to the Lobby:
I first met ‘Dr. Joe’ in the early 90’s while we were sitting on the advisory board of Vue Point, an industry conference that is still missed today. Joe and I hit if off, perhaps as a result of our strange sense of humor, interest in the industry or
 

Eric Vessels on The Final Column: The Security Guard Will Take Your Badge and Escort You to the Lobby:
@Joe Lindfeldt: Stay tuned! We have lots planned. As always, we'd love to hear from any of our members about what we can continue doing, stop doing, or start doing!
 

Joe Lindfeldt on The Final Column: The Security Guard Will Take Your Badge and Escort You to the Lobby:
Thank you for bringing so much strategy and intellect to an industry that really struggled for such representation. I wonder who will take the baton and continue the mission? Industry life is getting harder...not easier. It's important to have the to
 

Alan Roberts on The Final Column: The Security Guard Will Take Your Badge and Escort You to the Lobby:
All the Best Dr Joe. Your columns have kept me a loyal subscriber to What they think.com and your industry insight and knowledge accompanied by your with and humor will be fondly missed by all. We are so fortunate to work in an industry that continue
 

Gina Danner on The Final Column: The Security Guard Will Take Your Badge and Escort You to the Lobby:
Dr. Joe was, "that guy" in our industry that I had respect for. He talked about numbers and data in a way that made sense to me. From the early days of reading his writing on WTT I knew he was smart and forward thinking. I like that. I had the
 

Eric Vessels on The Final Column: The Security Guard Will Take Your Badge and Escort You to the Lobby:
Dr. Joe was one of the critical early supporters of the WhatTheyThink business model and saw early on what we were trying to do and very quickly predicted our demise. Kidding, of course. One thing constant having worked with Joe Webb all these year
 

Richard Romano on The Final Column: The Security Guard Will Take Your Badge and Escort You to the Lobby:
I first met Dr. Joe in 1999 at a Friendly’s Restaurant in Auburn, Mass. (he always knew how to woo potential collaborators!) as we discussed the possibility of my writing a few TrendWatch research reports. From so simple a beginning… As it happened,
 

John Clifford on Frank Loves Lisa:
I remember seeing a compugraphic demo of the Lisa and its typesetting interface. You didn't mention that it was the first computer with a mouse (yes, that was the clunky thing in Frank's video sitting next to the machine) and what most impressed me w
 

James Kohler on Frank Loves Lisa:
I'll go back even further. As a young RIT student I remember when we got and I ran the Linofilm machine!! I thought that was a huge upgrade from running the Linotype machine. Also, I did a lot of Desktop publishing on two Amiga computers using PageSt
 

Gordon Pritchard on Frank Loves Lisa:
In 1984 I used MS Word 1 on my 128 k MAC and an app called “Set & Send” to get galley type printed out on a Compugraphic. Had to learn and embed all the typesetting codes but it was very profitable for me as a graphic designer compared with using tra
 

Michael Jahn on Frank Loves Lisa:
interesting fact - it was named after Steve Jobs' daughter, Lisa https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisa_Brennan-Jobs
 

Michael Jahn on Frank Loves Lisa:
I think John Harrison may need to correct me here, but I thought AGFA purchased a bunch of the apple Lisa as well!
 

Frank Cost on Frank Loves Lisa:
What is the closest Pantone match of that distinctive yellowed ancient Apple computer plastic? I'm thinking of painting my office.
 

Frank Steenburgh on President Announces Intent to Nominate Robert C. Tapella as GPO Director:
Robert served brilliantly as Public Printer and will be brilliant as GPO Director!
 

John Zarwan on Frank Loves Lisa:
Frank, if you'd wanted a Lisa, all you had to do was ask! When I was the pm at CG, shut the program down. (A good month was when more were sold than came back). We sold the excess inventory to employees. I think it was about $1000. Would have happily
 

Eric Vessels on Kodak Customers Take Home 20 Awards at the 2018 IPMA Conference:
Hi Bob, This is a press release issued by Kodak (as noted above below the date). At WhatTheyThink, we don't run vendor-issued press releases as articles. They are displayed in the news area and run as-is by the issuing company. I can get yo
 

Trish Witkowski on The Selling Power of a Successful Client Event:
Tony - thank you - I'm a huge fan of the locr map variable map technology!
 

Bob Neubauer on Kodak Customers Take Home 20 Awards at the 2018 IPMA Conference:
Your article contains numerous errors: 1. It incorrectly implies the award ceremony already happened. It's not until Monday June 11. 2. It incorrectly calls the awards the "In-Plant Awards" in the first paragraph. 3. There were 442 entries, not
 

Tony Hodgson on The Selling Power of a Successful Client Event:
There's no doubt that well-executed customer events really do work. And a key element of the strategy is to promote the event effectively. One tactic that can make a huge difference is to show where the venue is on a personalized route map. Whether o
 

Eddy Hagen on Are You Sending Personalization that Isn’t Personal?:
I also got an interesting one earlier this week: an e-mail from IKEA, promoting a 15% discount on their PAX series of wardrobes. Sounds nice, but I had bought a complete new PAX wardrobe only 4 weeks ago… So what should have been a nice promotion
 

Gina Danner on Are You Sending Personalization that Isn’t Personal?:
You are right on all fronts Heidi. Biggest issue with data is that there is a lot of it. AKA -- "Big Data" and most marketers don't have the resources to deal with it. Next is that most organizations start with the accounting data and think tha
 

Eddy Hagen on Around the Web: E License Plates – Direct-to-Egg Printing – Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report – 36 Days of Type – This Week in Printing History:
Mary Meeker's Internet Trends is indeed something worth looking at. One statement that's also worth mentioning is the "7 billion US$ opportunity for mobile ads" (given the rising amount of time on mobile devices). But that's also something I st
 

Pat Foley on The Great, Outdoors: Attention to Detail Goes a Long Way Toward Creating Effective Outdoor Graphics:
To Say, Lets move for the bigger things and creative ideas are actually effective graphics to catch the attention of folks. There are many creative ideas to go for that but I really think it totally depends on the nature of business and event. From r
 

Morten Reitoft on Breaking Into the “European” Print Market: Understand Geographies and Cultures:
Shoshana, I appreciate your input but can't comment on that in particular since I am so fortunate that the Americans I know seems to on the same page as I am. However, I believe that Americans and Europeans are very different in many ways which initi
 

Werner Rebsamen on Streamlining and Automating On-Demand Textile Production:
Kirby - nice to get an update on your pioneering endeavors. We go back a long time, your dad bringing the very first computerized hardcover binding line to North America. You initiated and managed the POD endeavors at Lightning Source. Those 225000 b
 

Robert Godwin on Around the Web: Investing in the Swamp – The Quest for Red Pigment – Scented Postage – The Retail Apocalypse Deferred – Blockchain and Digital Signage – Towel Day:
Gina, Indeed Gen Z is important not to watch, but to engage. I have been looking into this for the past several months. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/digital-natives-restless-robert-godwin/ What is old is new again? Maybe. Human to human interact
 

Shoshana Burgett on Breaking Into the “European” Print Market: Understand Geographies and Cultures:
Morten, you are correct in your observation, but it goes much deeper than that. Americans are very individualistic, focusing on themselves than the collective. This is in stark contrast to some of our European partners who are more willing to work as
 

Chris Lynn on Tired of "Fake News"? Two Sides Says Turn to Newspapers:
This article would be better (and more consistent with its message) if it (a) had links back to the original articles cited, and (b) was signed. That said, I completely agree with its message. We have allowed the creation of publishing business mod
 

Gina Danner on Around the Web: Investing in the Swamp – The Quest for Red Pigment – Scented Postage – The Retail Apocalypse Deferred – Blockchain and Digital Signage – Towel Day:
Retail will certainly be interesting especially as we watch the evolution of data / AI / and Generation Z. Gen Z is much different than previous generations and will drive some interesting and confounding dynamics in our society. We all better pa
 

Dave Hultin on Web-to-Print is a Tool for Your Customers:
Consumers have moved the sales transactions and support conversations from their mouths to their fingers on the keyboards and smart phones. It really wasn't all that long ago the thought of choosing technology over people to finalize a sale would be
 

Joe Webb on Around the Web: Investing in the Swamp – The Quest for Red Pigment – Scented Postage – The Retail Apocalypse Deferred – Blockchain and Digital Signage – Towel Day:
Retail employment also includes employment by retailers in their e-commerce initiatives, so the data don't show... much. So retail employment won't show the change in retail sales by channel. Subtracting nonstore retailers from the data as they say d
 

Eric Vessels on A Little Place for Your Stuff:
16GB? Get a new phone...LOL
 

Gordon Pritchard on Tired of "Fake News"? Two Sides Says Turn to Newspapers:
What? You mean that posters such as "Lucky Dog Hot Sauce" and "Snarky Nail Artist" on Twitter and Facebook aren't bonafide reporters nor are social platforms such as Twitter and Facebook credible news sources? Who would have guessed? In N America,
 

Corry Casler on Web-to-Print is a Tool for Your Customers:
I’m a spoiled-rotten Amazon shopper. They’ve completely changed the buying experience and service expectation for me, and likely the estimated 90 million paying Amazon Prime subscribers (Statista) in the US too. As much as we love our print provi
 

Noel Jeffrey on New 3D Hologram Solution for Label and Packaging Security:
Wow! This is a technology that I'd like to learn more about. You don't even have to buy a new press.
 

Chuck Werninger on Web-to-Print is a Tool for Your Customers:
You’re dead-on here! Customers will go to where they feel best served and that’s typically at a printer who has software for most of their needs and skilled customer service for when they ask for help.
 

Werner Rebsamen on RIT Announces College Name Changes, Reorganized Academic Affairs:
Finally! While teaching 26 years at the former School of Printing, I have always realized, that we were teaching two entirely different segments, one connected strictly to the Arts, that is Typography / Layouts and Design, the others which covered th
 

Werner Rebsamen on RIT Announces College Name Changes, Reorganized Academic Affairs:
Finally! Kudos to the new RIT president and their foresight what printing is. For 20 some years, this former member of the print Faculty addressed the Research and Engineering Council of the Graphic Arts, an annual event where 400 some industry exper
 

Robert Godwin on “Uncle Dave” Mainwaring Has Passed Away:
RIP Uncle Dave- Chuck Gehman introduced me to Dave when we both at Printable (MARCOM CENTRAL) I remember some skeptical observations regarding startups and dot coms. Turned out he was prescient.
 

Joseph Pasky on Throwback Thursday, Bindery Edition: Trish Asks Trade Binderies About Their Most Useful Vintage Machines:
Delightful trip into the past in the 'wayback machine'. Nice job.
 

Frank Romano on EFI Opens Massive New Inkjet Facility:
Thanks guys Werner: I will miss you at the Retirees event All the best
 

Heidi Tolliver-Walker on Flies on the Wall: On Sale Now:
Gina, do you guys do retargeting in direct mail?
 

Gina Danner on Flies on the Wall: On Sale Now:
We use a variety of tools at NextPage to do cluster analysis. When you lay in purchase history to that analysis you are able to typically see 3-7 key clusters from the database -- AKA 80% or more of the database will fall in one of those key cluster
 

Eric Vessels on Print Takes Off at FESPA Global Print Expo 2018:
@David, It's a very worthwhile event to attend even at the distance. My first year here and there is much innovation to be seen. The usual suspects of course, but lots of great innovation throughout the halls - by the big dogs as well as the lesser
 

David Singletary on Print Takes Off at FESPA Global Print Expo 2018:
Great overview. By seeing this cannot resist attending this event. Definitely going to learn more about print industry.
 

Bob Raus on EFI Opens Massive New Inkjet Facility:
Very impressive. Great to see continued investments in US manufacturing.
 

Pat Berger on Sun Chemical Warns of Potential Shortages of Photoinitiators Used in Energy Curable Inks:
I can see this as a long and persistent situation. The manufacruing of the precursors for photoinitiators is just plain bad stuff. When the Chinse shut down production for environmental issues the rest of should take notice.
 

Werner Rebsamen on EFI Opens Massive New Inkjet Facility:
Thanks Frank - driving by, I did admire this enormous, beautiful and modern building. Now you did give us a chance to see the inside. Great interview. Will I have the pleasure meeting you at the RIT Retiree Party?
 

Tim Matthews on The Pre-Mortem to a Print MIS Transition:
Well done!
 

Werner Rebsamen on Digital Platemaking:
Drivers License on the phone? What about low or no battery power? Printed items do not need such power. We can say - "that's the power of Printing!"
 

Chuck Werninger on The Pre-Mortem to a Print MIS Transition:
Great suggestions, Jen! We're setting sail on ours right now so your article is very timely!
 

Marion Williams-Bennett on locr Personalized Maps Enable Service Provider to Expand :
Here is the link to the webinar: Enjoy! https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1310179545284152579
 

Craig Kevghas on Digital Platemaking:
Think how many police-related incidents we'll avoid once officers start texting citations directly, without having to leave their cars. Excuses will have to be submitted via PDFs to the judge. Under the notion that "driving is a privilege and NOT
 

Gordon Pritchard on Digital Platemaking:
Digit-all.
 

Pat Berger on U.S. Paper Recovery Rate Reaches 65.8 Percent in 2017:
IN 2017 we exported close to 20 milions tons about 37% of out totall recovered fiber. The last quarter of 2017 China told the US that it won't accept any more of our garbage invested fiber. Most of this collected fiber that is in warehouses on th
 

Chris Lynn on Your Customer’s Workflow Challenges are Your Opportunities:
The article is spot-on. Most PSPs should re-brand themselves as 'MSPs' - Marketing Services Providers. That said, I know printers who, instead of charging a premium for value-added services, use them as a barrier to competition in key accounts.They l
 

Pat McGrew on A Big Focus on Small Print Shops:
hi Paul - that number is from NAICS. A caveat here as a veteran of fun with NAICS numbers is that they rely on self-reporting. My experience has been that many printers do not identify themselves as printers - they may have begun as a copy shop and g
 

Corry Casler on A Big Focus on Small Print Shops:
Thanks for the shout-out Ryan. Years ago, after having to turn away small shops, we quickly realized we were missing out on this important segment. Prospects let me know in no uncertain terms that software vendors weren’t paying attention to
 

Paul Foster on A Big Focus on Small Print Shops:
"there were slightly less than 70,000 print shops with fewer than nine employees" Is the 70,000 number correct?
 

John Zarwan on Your Customer’s Workflow Challenges are Your Opportunities:
Once again Jennifer has nailed it. The key for print service providers -- actually for all businesses -- is to make the customer's life easier.
 

Jennifer Matt on Your Customer’s Workflow Challenges are Your Opportunities:
Gina, Couldn't agree more AND remember if you're talking upstream of the print (not to procurement), then solving those issues represents real value. Do not give away workflow solutions to win the print. Understand how much time/money you're savin
 

Gina Danner on Your Customer’s Workflow Challenges are Your Opportunities:
Excellent example of the real problems that clients have and they just need solved. They often look to the PSP for solutions since the invoice for the end product comes from a printer. Printers in reality should stop seeing themselves as ink on p
 

Nick Gawreluk on Education Partnerships at Printing Industry Midwest Helps Students Explore Jobs in Print:
Thank you Pat! I was really fortunate to have the PIMW support from high school through college.
 

Maeghan Nicholson on Interest in Print Retargeting Growing?:
I think you meant "It’s a reality that marketers are going to start with what’s easiest and gets the biggest return for the LEAST money."?
 

Maeghan Nicholson on Cold (Type) Case:
This is hilarious!
 

Shoshana Burgett on Wish You Were Here:
My children, now 18 and 21, continue to receive postcards from my trips. BTW check out an app called Postagram, which takes your Instagram photos and sends them as a postcard. In many countries, it's even cheaper than posting it from that country, t
 

Pat Barnum on Education Partnerships at Printing Industry Midwest Helps Students Explore Jobs in Print:
It has been so fun and rewarding to follow your career development, Nick. From that first internship, through college, your entry into the trade media outlets, and now working for a major supplier to the industry. You are a shining example of how
 

Masahiko kamei on Interest in Print Retargeting Growing?:
Hi! I am extremely interested in Retargeting by Direct Mail. I see similar things are happening in Japan as well. We like to learn more from case studies. I found 3 case sudies from your article: http://whattheythink.com/articles/88207-heating-retar
 

Werner Rebsamen on Paul Marino of Impress Communications Talks About His “Picture-Perfect” Bobst ACCUCHECK System:
Thanks Trish - Loved those "trap-door" features. Before all of those computer controls, we already had such a system going in 1973 on the Worlds first fully automated, in-line system, printing and hardcover binding up to 70 hardcover bound books a mi
 

Dov Isaacs on Cold (Type) Case:
@David, Actually “Font is a four letter word beginning with an ‘f’”. - Fontsy Dov
 

Carlos Silgado on Cold (Type) Case:
Great story and interesting comments on the evolution of fonts from metal to digital files! I did not know that the digital world has multiplied the number of fonts on that quantities!
 

Julie Shaffer on Cold (Type) Case:
Great true detective story! Thanks, Frank!
 

David L. Zwang on Cold (Type) Case:
Frank.. great piece.. and I always thought font was just another 4 letter word :-)
 





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