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Jerry Scher on Game-Changers for the Printing Industry: Millennials and Generation Z:
Enjoyed your article and acknowledging that Talent Acquisition/Management strategies are changing for Millennials and Gen Z populations. They are also struggling with personal branding as they change jobs/careers as well as entering the workforce. Ch
 

David Straub on Speedmaster XL 106 LE UV opens up new markets for Riesselmann print shop:
200 to 100,000 run sizes. Quality, quality, QUALITY......! The latest curing technology with LE UV. Flexible substrating with Brilliant results. Only one question I have...... Nano who? David S.
 

Joseph Pasky on Frank Romano's Mailbox: Frank Shows Off Wood Type Font Prints:
There was a nice segment on PBS Newshour this week about Arion press in California printing/binding "Leaves of Grass". Worth a look.
 

Slava Apel on Choosing a Web-to-Print Partner:
Jennifer, in your "support for mobile and integration as well as their vision for the future" do you recommend looking for just the sites being "Responsive" or applications to be "Native" or just plain "compatible", i.e. no Flash?
 

Jim Hamilton on Frank Romano's Mailbox: Frank Shows Off Wood Type Font Prints:
Though these Hamiltons are no relation (that I know of) I have long wanted to visit the museum. I hope to get a chance to get there before long. And I'm always keeping my eye out for type cases that have the handle with 'Hamilton' in raised letters.
 

Kevin Karstedt on EskoWorld 2014 Puts Spotlight on Branded Packaging :
Nice article Patrick. I have seen Rob explain the Spelling Beer concept and it is a very interesting use of Data and Digital Print. I look forward to someone taking the concept to production.
 

roy pagan on Liquid Meddle: Digital Inkjet Makes Inroads in Industrial Printing:
Great Article!
 

Roger Lyngholm on Frank Romano's Mailbox: Frank Shows Off Wood Type Font Prints:
Frank, I heard you say "the beauty of letterpress is because you can see the impression on the back of the sheet". Say it isn't so. This may well be the case now, but I can hear legions of printers past rolling in their grave recalling the 5 years th
 

ferko GOLDINGEr on Frank Romano's Mailbox: Frank Shows Off Wood Type Font Prints:
Thanks for the great post Frank. The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum is a one-of-a-kind working museum. Besides over 1.5 Million pieces of type they also have 9 letter presses, a Linotype machine, and the equipment to make new wood type - a fasc
 

Kerry Regan on Frank Romano's Mailbox: Frank Shows Off Wood Type Font Prints:
Frank, Some people do still make wood type. Next time you're in Rochester, check out Virgin Wood Type Manufacturing Co., where Geri McCormick and staff still cut wood typefaces. Here's an article on the business: http://on.rocne.ws/1lwaKhM
 

Gordon Pritchard on Frank Romano's Mailbox: Frank Shows Off Wood Type Font Prints:
Letterpress is alive and well! If you ever get back to England you must check out the Tom Paine Printing Press in Lewes Sussex. A bit of the story and pics here: http://the-print-guide.blogspot.ca/2014/04/printshop-in-center-of-cosmos-lewes.html
 

Jennifer Matt on When Marketing Web-to-print, Don't Call it Web-to-Print!:
Chuck - I find IT getting more involved sooner because virtually every functional area of the modern corporation is being inundated with technology tools to help them do their job better. Marketing is becoming way more technical and procurement is be
 

David Straub on New KBA Rapida 105 41-Inch Press Set for Delivery To Rand Graphics:
Congratulations to Mr. Vautravers and Rand Graphics. That is one helluva piece of print equipment and should make you great profit going forward. Thank you for the continued belief in conventional type printing and combining it with the best
 

Hamilton Costa on Expoprint Trade Show in Brazil: The Strength of Emerging Markets:
I have missed you too Pat. Good to hearing from you! No problem with paper at all. You get what you need.
 

Pat McGrew on Expoprint Trade Show in Brazil: The Strength of Emerging Markets:
Hamilton! I hated missing the event this year. Tell me... what is the paper situation in Brazil? Are gloss and silk stocks available locally from the mills? Pat
 

Slava Apel on When Marketing Web-to-print, Don't Call it Web-to-Print!:
Just like Facebook is adding the "buy" button, and not calling it peer-to-vendor software, we can also call it “ordering” or “buying” or “proofing” or “automating” or “marketing” etc., instead of “print order procurement” or “Web to print”. One wor
 

Cary Sherburne on When Marketing Web-to-print, Don't Call it Web-to-Print!:
I think the point is people need to craft services around the web to print capability and name it accordingly... Literature Fulfillment Service, Marketing Resource Center, Marketing Resource Manager ... depends on what they are doing with it.
 

Carl Gerhardt on When Marketing Web-to-print, Don't Call it Web-to-Print!:
Interesting discussion and great points but not much about "what to call it"......if we don't call it web-to-print.
 

Charles Gehman on TKS JETLEADER 1500 receives prestigious 2014 InterTech Technology award:
TKS is not exactly a "household" name in the US industry, unless you are in the Newspaper business. I had the opportunity to look very closely at the JETLEADER 1500 around the last Drupa, and I was very, very impressed with the company and the techn
 

Charles Gehman on EFI Acquires DirectSmile, Broadens VDP and Cross Media Capabilities:
Another excellent addition to the EFI Productivity Software portfolio! Congratulations to both sides.
 

Cary Sherburne on When Marketing Web-to-print, Don't Call it Web-to-Print!:
It's great to see so much discussion on this thread. Thanks to Jennifer for getting it started. I agree with Chuck with the caveat that there are STILL lots of marketing people that don't understand the possibilities. Witness the stories of our tw
 

Charles Gehman on When Marketing Web-to-print, Don't Call it Web-to-Print!:
The market is getting very sophisticated. I recently saw an RFP from a customer that discussed Web2Print requirements in great specificity. This Fortune 500 company's process was being led by an IT team. Procurement and the actual end-customer
 

Pete Basiliere on When Marketing Web-to-print, Don't Call it Web-to-Print!:
Jennifer, since you do not believe in patents, why are you on a site that copyrights and reserves your work? The protection that a copyright provides to your work is essentially the protection that patents offer inventors.
 

Jennifer Matt on When Marketing Web-to-print, Don't Call it Web-to-Print!:
Jacob, We are seeing a lot of printers making their 2nd or 3rd technology decision with web-to-print. This makes the printer a more informed customer (they at least know what limitations they want to avoid from their previous technology decisions)
 

Jacob Aizikowitz on When Marketing Web-to-print, Don't Call it Web-to-Print!:
Jennifer, thanks for the message and the presentation. As a vendor in this and other related application areas, I believe that Web2Print is a term useful for the very entry level of that market -- a Print Shop that opens a door on internet street.
 

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