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Business-Building Postpress Innovations Focus of R&E Council of NAPL Bindery, Finishing and Mailing Operations Conference

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

PARAMUS, N.J., JULY 31, 2006 — The Bindery, Finishing, and Mailing Operations Conference of the Research & Engineering Council of NAPL (www.napl.org), slated for Sept. 25-27, 2006, at the Marriott O’Hare Hotel in Chicago, IL, will deliver on its theme of Creating Business Solutions with Postpress Innovations by providing practical strategies for incorporating profit-building business solutions into their daily bindery, finishing, and mailing operations. “Postpress is one of the key areas in the production process where graphic communications companies can build their business and distinguish themselves from competition by creating value for customers, making this a must-attend event for printers who want to learn the top methods for achieving profitable postpress results,” notes Robert G. Whitton, incoming managing director of the R&E Council of NAPL. “They’ll leave the Conference armed with new strategies they can apply immediately to enhance the profitability of their postpress offerings.” Through a comprehensive program of sessions, workshops, and roundtable discussions, featured experts will draw on the latest case studies and industry research to discuss how attendees can: •Profit from mailing and fulfillment. •Streamline prepress through postpress communications with JDF/JMF workflow. •Implement lean manufacturing with such initiatives and 5-S and 6-S(afety). •Use Digital Smart Factory concepts to improve the business performance of postpress. •Discover cost-saving postal opportunities. In a new offering this year, attendees will tour the Chicago Tribune Freedom Center, seeing first-hand the state-of-the-art printing and distribution center of one of the nation’s premier newspapers. In an informative keynote presentation, Charles “Chuck” Miotke, president, US Magazine Group, Quebecor World, will provide A View of Finishing and Distribution from 30,000 Feet. Among the other noted industry leaders participating in this year’s program are: •Roger Bilodeau, vice president of Sales, Muller Martini, chair of this year’s Conference. •Tom Quinn, director of Mailing and Fulfillment Operations, Mailing & Fulfillment Service Association (MFSA), who discusses Expanding Fulfillment: Creating Solutions That Work. •Mike Winn, vice president of Postal Affairs, R. R. Donnelley, Rick Kropski, vice president of Logistic, Arandell Logistics, and Mary Ann Bennett, president and CEO, The Bennett Group, with a three-part analysis of Postal Challenges and Opportunities. •Don Piontek, president, Finishing Resources, presenting customer case studies from Print On Demand. •Ted Work, vice president, Technical Services, Cenveo, introducing a session on High-Volume Finishing successes through case-study examples. •Elsa Herro of Quad Graphics, with a look at Managing a Pluralistic Postpress Operation. Panels include Work-in-Process: The Future of Finishing, with Dennis Mason of Mason Consulting and Henry Freedman, editor of Technology Watch, and The JDF and JMF Impact on Fishing, featuring J.D. Bagnell, product manager of EFI, and Mark Hunt, Marketing manager for Standard Finishing. The 2006 R&E Council of NAPL Bindery, Finishing and Mailing Operations Conference is of particular interest to manufacturing and operations executives, bindery managers, warehouse supervisors, and mailing and fulfillment managers seeking insights into the latest finishing and distribution technologies and trends. This year’s even is sponsored by Heidelberg, Muller Martini, Kodak, Goss International, Kolbus, Prim-Hall, and HP. For information or to register, call NAPL at (800) 642.6275, Option 4.




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