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Third Boston Print Buyers Meeting: Another Success Story

Friday, April 22, 2005

Press release from the issuing company

Boston, MA -- Boston Print Buyers (BPB), a professional organization serving graphic arts professionals who purchase commercial printing, held its third dinner meeting on April 13th at the Millennium Bostonian Hotel. The audience of more than 50 professional print buyers, many from financial service firms and major colleges and universities, enjoyed the event, which included networking, dinner, a panel discussion, an educational presentation, plus fun and prizes with a “time for trivia” contest, led by BPB founder Margie Dana. Attendees rated the Boston Print Buyers April meeting as outstanding, both in providing ongoing professional education and in fostering networking among print buyers. Steve Taneman, Publisher of Electronic Publishing, said, "… new "Print Buyer" organizations are long overdue. Increased influence of print buyers along with new technologies strongly supports the need for increased education, market information and best- of-breed print buying practices. We are very impressed with Margie’s efforts and the quality of attendees and content at Margie's bi-monthly meetings." The meeting, sponsored by Winthrop Printing of Boston, featured Richard Harvey of Agfa, who enlightened the crowd about cutting-edge screening technologies, and Kurt Muller, Winthrop’s General Manager, who fielded numerous questions about screening and prepress issues. "We're happy to sponsor Boston Print Buyers," noted John Orrall, principal of Winthrop Printing, "We really enjoyed this opportunity to present to a room full of senior-level buyers who appreciate the investment we've made in :Sublima, our new screening technology." Winthrop is the last major independent commercial printer left in the city of Boston. In addition to Winthrop's presentation, there was a buyer panel discussion. Margie Dana and members of the BPB advisory board (Rebecca Anderson, Pioneer Investments; Diane Dragoff, United Way of Massachusetts Bay; Monica Lee, MIT Publishing Services Bureau; and Dan Rollins, John Hancock Funds) tackled "Whose Job Is It, Anyway," in which they discussed who's responsible for print purchasing in their respective firms. Membership in Boston Print Buyers is open only to professionals who purchase printing, such as print buyers, graphic designers, and marketing executives. Special Charter memberships are now available for $150 for the first member of a firm, and only $125 for each subsequent member(s) from the same firm. To join, visit Boston Print Buyers online at www.bostonprintbuyers.com. Boston Print Buyers will hold its next meeting, which will focus on digital printing, on June 14th at the Millennium Bostonian Hotel. Registration for this event is now open.

 

 

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