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Paul Gardner on GPA Announces Julie Shakoor Has Joined Their Team:
Julie is one of the best HP ever had. Congratulations to Julie and to GPA - a wonderful match of talent and opportunity!
 

Dharminder Biharie on drupa 2016 is behind us. Now what? :
The challenge with the customer is not the technology, but to find out with the client has pain. Or can we predict pain in the future? This analysis means you have to slice the company into small, understandable chunks for the customer. The big pictu
 

Paul Stead on The Role of Live Events in the Print Industry:
Jennifer, Great post on a great subject and as a long term supporter of ‘live events’ I really like a lot of what you have said, particularly around the senseless time spent staring at your mobile device in a live show environment. It’s just a waste
 

William Ray on The Role of Live Events in the Print Industry:
Events like GraphExpo and DRUPA are very interesting and, at least in the past, have been very significant in terms of gear sales. The net technical information --at least for us in the print research area -- is limited, though. Meetings like TAGA
 

Larry Vogel on The Role of Live Events in the Print Industry:
Jennifer hit the nail on the head, and makes a very compelling case for industry events and the person-to-person communication they facilitate. They represent an enormous investment of time and money for vendors and, for print providers, they mean p
 

Chris Bondy on drupa 2016 is behind us. Now what? :
Hi Dharminder, Thanks for your post and insight. Your role in BusDev is critical to the future of the industry! It is folks like you that will be able to work the details at the site-level to usher in an entire new way of thinking regarding new busi
 

Dharminder Biharie on drupa 2016 is behind us. Now what? :
Hello Chris, You are so spot on with your comment.It is clear that having a beautiful piece of technology is not enouhg to make the business model sustainable. I can see from my perspective (I work for Xerox as a Business Development Manager in
 

Jennifer Matt on Maintaining Multiple Web-to-Print Solutions:
Joe, Excellent question. Here's my #1 advice on this... have the ecommerce manager build the best freakin sales demo site. What do I mean by the best freakin sales demo site? I mean dig in and figure out EVERY single feature on the platform
 

Joe Fedor on Maintaining Multiple Web-to-Print Solutions:
Wow, really good topic for today, Jen. Definitely what I would call "w2p 2.0," considering how many printers today have some kind of platform in place. But I think it's a real challenge to figure HOW to go about the discovery learning you describ
 

Shoshana Burgett on Frank's Hot Type Time Machine Travels Back to Time of Paste Ups:
Frank, Thanks so much for making me old today and reminiscing of my early days doing these layouts in type for Women's Wear Daily and Travel magazine and the DESI awards. Thanks for memory lane.
 

Joseph Pasky on Process Control: Not If, But When:
I guess we were lucky enough in both cases, to be able to work closely with the print buyer's color house to produce working files to our print specifications.
 

Gordon Pritchard on Process Control: Not If, But When:
At Creo we used to provide marketing materials to clients to repurpose and print for their marketing purposes. What you wrote about your experience I could just as easily say about the materials our (non-G7) clients produced who weren't actually atte
 

Joseph Pasky on Process Control: Not If, But When:
Indeed, in the late 1980s we installed SystemBrunner software with an X-Rite ATD scanning densitometer in Stoughton Massachusetts, with excellent results. Instrument Flight is still a great system. We now use G7. Earlier this year, we challenged t
 

Joseph Pasky on Around the World with Frank: Artron Printing:
I've posted a few of my photos of Frank's visit here in Shenzhen. https://goo.gl/photos/pfJtMGdQQxkqLu689 jpasky@gmail.com
 

Gordon Pritchard on Process Control: Not If, But When:
I found this interview to be somewhat confusing (maybe just me?) I thought that G7 was a methodology to bring a CMYK output device into grey balance. But here the scope of G7 seems to have been expanded to be a process control and communications met
 

Jerry Scher on The Question is the Most Powerful Sales Tool:
Jennifer - very powerful message!
 

James Kohler on Frank's Hot Type Time Machine Travels Back to Time of Paste Ups:
I asked a RIT Freshman studio one time if he had RubyLith - His answer " No, I don't have that album yet"! Well that sure marked my age!!
 

David Avery on Frank's Hot Type Time Machine Travels Back to Time of Paste Ups:
It amazes me, the things that are most problematic in files today (Bleed, spot colors, blends, overlays) were so basic then. Mitch - strippers dealt with the film images made by photographing the mechanical pasteups made by pasteup artists.
 

Joe Fedor on MarcomCentral Releases FusionPro 10 with Enhanced Features for Design, Data Integration and Workflow Efficiencies:
Kudos on a very well written press release! And congratulations, Doug and team, on your new release!
 

Mitch Bogart on Frank's Hot Type Time Machine Travels Back to Time of Paste Ups:
https://www.mymajors.com/career/printing-film-stripper/ Is there significant difference between stripping and paste-up? As link above shows, a quite large and diverse set of skills was required. I thought paste up was assembly only; Frank showed
 

Robert Arena on Web-to-Print From the Customer’s Perspective:
As you may have stated, web to print is very important as print runs become smaller and smaller. It solves the problem for the printer of too many touch points. From the clients perspective it may make it easier to order and track order history. But
 

John Clifford on Frank's Hot Type Time Machine Travels Back to Time of Paste Ups:
Cutting in single word/letter corrections. Always had some foul galley around for the corrections. HATED when I'd have to go in and do a transposition! Teh worst.
 

John Clifford on Frank on Company Slogans and Taglines:
Frank Romano Curmudgeon. Critic. Humorist.
 

Michael Reidy on Frank on Company Slogans and Taglines:
Imaje used to have a great slogan: You make it, we mark it.
 

Gavin Anderson on Frank's Hot Type Time Machine Travels Back to Time of Paste Ups:
Oh wow! I remember those days! Good times. Like others, though, I'm glad they are in the paste (er, I mean, past).
 

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