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Michael Noeldner on Meadows Release Free QR Code Module For InDesign:
I don't think there in business anymore.
 

paul lattimore on There Goes the Neighborhood: How To Cope with Commoditization in Wide-Format Printing:
While I agree with Alan, there is so much of this "race to the bottom" that appears to be in the DNA of most in this industry. From the vendor side, we see it every day. We hold conferences,leadership summits, sales training events, etc... will
 

Alan Roberts on There Goes the Neighborhood: How To Cope with Commoditization in Wide-Format Printing:
Hopefully the industry is starting to get smarter and more business savvy and not let another product and service in our industry get commoditized. It's not the cost of producing a banner or poster. There is lots of value add attached to this busines
 

William Conger on Kiss your pre-printed paper good-bye:
This is probably a good thing but I can think of three downsides. The first is color consistency. If your companies brand is important enough you won't want inconsistent letterhead. The second downside is that your logo colors will be printed with pr
 

Jennifer Matt on Parenting and Your Print MIS:
Greg, It applies to all, full disclosure - I'm not even a parent ;-) Jane has young twins so she lives this stuff everyday. I was raised in a family of 14 kids so I got enough experience for a lifetime while growing up in a kennel (as my sib
 

Greg Goldman on Parenting and Your Print MIS:
Jen & Jane, Excellent article. I found myself replacing the words "Print MIS" with other SW platforms (Editorial Publishing solutions) and the article still applies. In the end it is never about technology and often it is the development of the peop
 

Gordon Pritchard on Frank spends a few minutes with designer Lance Hidy.:
1986? Hah! Where's the love for CricketDraw which, in 1985, let pixel heads like me access PostScript by displaying PostScript code generated graphics in real time in a second window. Write your code and see it rendered on screen in real time.
 

Jennifer Matt on Parenting and Your Print MIS:
Rick - Laughed out loud at the grandparents comment. You nailed it. One of my favorite quotes from one of my most admired people: "If you want to teach people a new way of thinking, don't bother trying to teach them. Instead, give them a t
 

Rick Hillbrand on Parenting and Your Print MIS:
Been there, done that with three kids and am "living" this article while replacing a 25 year old legacy DOS system with a brand new MIS system. One thing you forgot to mention were the "Grandparents" questioning your every move. How could you pos
 

Lisa Bickford on Parenting and Your Print MIS:
Thanks Jennifer - great article!
 

Bob Neubauer on World Bank Group’s Printing & Multimedia Touts Production Inkjet as a Game-Changer:
Hey, I saw that picture in In-plant Graphics. :-) The World Bank in-plant also runs two Kodak NexPress digital color presses and a Presstek 52DI.
 

Michael Jahn on Frank spends a few minutes with designer Lance Hidy.:
A few years BEFORE Adobe shipped applications like Adobe Illustrator 88 ( was released in 1987 ) - ( I played with the beta - Picasso ) and Adobe Photoshop ( later in 1990 ) there were some of us weird left brained artist types who wrote PostScript c
 

Frank Romano on Frank spends a few minutes with designer Lance Hidy.:
www.museumofprinting.org Hidy exhibit to remain until the Fall
 

Jennifer Matt on Radical vs. Incremental Change with Web-to-Print and Print MIS:
Rossitza - Great point. I live and work in San Francisco. I go to a lot of technology events in the Bay Area. The people working in technology (not just the young ones) are comfortable with change - actually I think the more accurate way to descri
 

Jim Hamilton on Frank spends a few minutes with designer Lance Hidy.:
Enjoyed this interview! Thanks, Frank! How long does this show run? (Is something up with the Museum of Printing web site? It's not currently accessible...)
 

Richard Romano on A Good Problem to Have? Managing Capacity When Volume Peaks:
Thanks, Howie (and Cory). Wide-format and specialty graphics shops typically think they can't automate as much as they probably can. A lot of it is probably just education and letting people know what's possible. I've not heard of cross training,
 

Howie Fenton on A Good Problem to Have? Managing Capacity When Volume Peaks:
Richard, Excellent article and I think you're spot on in terms of capacity/demand/staffing and finishing bottlenecks. I don't know about anybody else but I was surprised when I saw the InfoTrends research that showed that bottlenecks in finishing
 

Cory Sawatzki on A Good Problem to Have? Managing Capacity When Volume Peaks:
I am working with a company right now that has this very issue. The bottleneck portion of the program can manifest itself in many ways. I have found that consistency is a big issue. If you can not repeat a good process over and over, you will hav
 

Chuck Werninger on World Bank Group’s Printing & Multimedia Touts Production Inkjet as a Game-Changer:
Great work, Jimmy, you guys are tough to follow! You're doing a great job of keeping print a relevant part of the mix and adding value to the equation for The World Bank. That's the type of effort that'll be necessary to stay in the game for the lo
 

Rossitza Sardjeva on Radical vs. Incremental Change with Web-to-Print and Print MIS:
Tomorrow's success has never been more uncertain,and the courage to lead the changes will take to win...but of course there is a risk and this will not be frightening for most of new managers.
 

Jennifer Matt on Radical vs. Incremental Change with Web-to-Print and Print MIS:
Tom and Jeffrey, I like the idea of in general "stop thinking about your company" and start thinking about how you can change your customers expectations and how you can disrupt your competitors. Have the courage to do both. Yes - all this disr
 

Jeffrey Pierce on Radical vs. Incremental Change with Web-to-Print and Print MIS:
A whole generation of new managers have entered the industry since Tom Peters was writing on these same topics in the eighties. I'd think more businesses would embrace the value of innovation, agility, radical change, but the perceived risks can be
 

tom koceja on Radical vs. Incremental Change with Web-to-Print and Print MIS:
If your not striving for finding ways for total integration in connectivity for all production steps through accounting when looking at your business your lagging
 

Les Csonge on GLS Companies Named Top 100 Printing Companies in America:
Congratulations from all at www.yudu.com ;-)
 

John Clifford on Frank Visits X-Rite:
But from an educator's standpoint it's still an issue as to "what do I teach?" It's still the standard for advertising (as noted by Time, Inc's requirements) that ads should be PDF/X-1a. This standard does not allow ICC profiles or color management.
 

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