Marriott Winchester on The Nutrition Facts Label Gets a Makeover, and the Label Industry Gets a Mandate:
View the link above for free information on what to expect and to keep updated as we all navigate the nutrition label changes. Keep an eye out for the next PLC/sgsco video, Plan Label Changes. We are working with t …
Davi de Avila Domingues on Midland Paper Launches Three (3) New Specialty Paper & Film Catalogs:
Where do I can find the HP Indigo Catalog in the site?
Thomas Williams on Where is the "True North" of Print Business Performance?:
Nicely done and very informative. Thanks for sharing your experience and insight.
Gordon Pritchard on Frank on Company Slogans and Taglines:
Observe. Digest. Report.
Wayne Lynn on Xerox and RR Donnelley to Merge? What Would This Mean for the Industry?:
Cary, I agree with Peter. This doesn't make a lot of sense when you look at it from the classical M&A point of view. If this comes to pass I think we are likely to be surprised at the shape and size of the resulting business entities. Somebody see …
David Hultin on Web-to-Print From the Customer’s Perspective:
That's a good, solid reminder Jennifer ... well-said! Fresh in my mind from a webinar we presented earlier today: Printers need to show their customers (the print buyers) how the web-to-print solution will increase revenues or decrease costs for the …
Scott Eganhouse on Web-to-Print From the Customer’s Perspective:
This is a great nugget of wisdom. One of the valuable (read painful) lessons I’ve learned building web environments in which products and services are consumed is this: It’s never too earlier to get an end users (your print client) involved in the u …
Cary Sherburne on Xerox and RR Donnelley to Merge? What Would This Mean for the Industry?:
Peter, thanks for your comment. The $3.5B is RRD valuation not revenues, their revenues are more like $11B ... it appeared from the article that the entire RRD would be acquired and split across Xerox and Conduent, although this is, of course, just s …
Peter Crean on Xerox and RR Donnelley to Merge? What Would This Mean for the Industry?:
My first thoughts were the same as yours - why??. But I think we are looking at it from the wrong end. It makes more sense when you consider the positions of Carl Ichn and ACS fonder Darwin Deason, two legendary merger specialists and rai …
Gerhard Maertterer on Xerox and RR Donnelley to Merge? What Would This Mean for the Industry?:
What a sense of déja vue!
In 2012 Ricoh acquired Georg Kohl, a german provider of document process outsourcing, business process outsourcing, direct mailing services and production printing capabilities. In those days Ricoh’s press release broadc …
David L. Zwang on Xerox and RR Donnelley to Merge? What Would This Mean for the Industry?:
This notice was a bit of a surprise to me as well.
I get the value of the RRD services business to Xerox. It is probably one of the largest components of RRD at this point. As for the other side of the RRD biz. They do have some hardware they have …
greg Patt on Fall in Love with the Problems - That Software Solves:
Good article Jennifer - I have to agree wholeheartedly with your statement, " is it usable without training? " That should be the ultimate criteria to meet for any software, intuitive simplicity. Apple had it but is losing it quickly.
My favorite …
David Avery on Frankentype: Growing Type in a Petri Dish:
I was waiting for the clip from Frankenstein .... "It's Alive!!!!!!!"
Robert bloecker on Taylor Communications Completes Staples Print Solutions Acquisition:
This hurts, we are a smaller printer in Las Vegas and this will take staples from us as a client. More ways they are hurting the middle class. As a Las Vegas Printing Company all we can do is try and survive.
Jennifer Matt on When Sales Isn’t Involved, Web-to-Print Projects Fail:
I think you misunderstood me, Sales needs to be involved in the web-to-print program so they can SELL web-to-print sites (create self-service customers).
Most traditional printers are B2B - they do business with people they know. Web-to …
David L. Zwang on drupa 2016: A Watershed Event:
Thanks for the catch. yes it was a typo... actually Xerox suggests that it is a B3+ We will make the change
Peter Crean on drupa 2016: A Watershed Event:
Great summary. Just a not, but the Xerox Brevia is a B3, built on the iGen platform. It was probably a typo when you listed it as a B2. It is measure of the breadth of production inkjet that you cite new inkjet offerings in B1, B2 and B3 …
Robert Godwin on When Sales Isn’t Involved, Web-to-Print Projects Fail:
A sales person must add value. For many web-to-print companies the cost of sale is reduced because there is no sales person involved, and that cost reduction allows more competitive pricing for the client. Try googling “cheap business cards”. W …
HARVEY LEVENSON on Greenfield and 100% Digital, ePac LLC Sets Its Sights Exclusively on Flexible Packaging:
I’ve been following ePac’s development from the day the idea for the company was conceived by Carl Joachim, Jack Knott, and their partners. They are providing the packaging industry with exactly what the industry has been wanting for quite a few year …
Ellen Hurwitch on When Sales Isn’t Involved, Web-to-Print Projects Fail:
You are so spot on, Jennifer!
I cannot tell you how many times printing sales folks, and even print shop owners, are like deer in the head lights. Fear of change, fear of the unknown. Fear of losing the relationship they have with their customer.
Eric Vessels on GPO Names Chief Public Relations Officer :
Vince's commentary: http://www.piworld.com/article/stay-away-from-the-big-broker-that-may-make-you-broke-commentary/
GPO Chief of Staff Andrew Sherman's response: http://www.piworld.com/article/response-vince-mallari/
Vincent Mallardi on GPO Names Chief Public Relations Officer :
GPO's historic indifference to our industry, and indulgent behavior internally, requires much more than P.R. and social media; it needs a makeover. Please read my commentary in Printing Impressions. Alohas!
Robert Godwin on Frank Visits Scodix at drupa 2016:
Regarding embellishments- You got that right Frank!
The effects Scodix (and others) now boast in the digital workflow are significant. Graphic designers can now economically add value to marketing collateral with the special effects Scodix and simi …
Gordon Pritchard on Frank Gives an Overview of Landa at drupa 2016:
RE: Frank Romano wrote: "the quality of the many new printers/presses introduced at Drupa, will be judged by the printers who buy the equipment and the print buyers who pay for the output. The rest of us may not matter."
I think that sidesteps the …
Frank Romano on Frank Gives an Overview of Landa at drupa 2016:
I appreciate all the comments made about quality. Landa’s quality, and the quality of the many new printers/presses introduced at Drupa, will be judged by the printers who buy the equipment and the print buyers who pay for the output. The rest of us …