Bill Gilmer of Wordsprint on NAPL consulting
Published on February 23, 2010
Bill Gilmer, Awards Print. I’m the President of Awards Print in Southwest Virginia. We have been using consultants from NAPL for years, even before NAPL offered this as an in-house service. The first one was Clint Bolte; came out and did a great job and we invited him out to talk about press room productivity and he ends up realigning all of our staffing. We brought Joe Becker out a few years later, he was great, to do succession planning and he ends up recalibrating how we flow our jobs through the plant.
More recently, we have gone with the NAPL in house consulting and we actually pay the premium membership every year and we get the services of the likes of John **** and Mike Philly, we’ve had Howie Fenton come out. And this has been terrific. I do not think we could have survived the recent recession without them, but they saw it coming, they saw it coming, we got our heads together, we laid out some strategic steps and it turns out, 2009 was actually our most profitable year in our history since we took the measures that we worked up with NAPL.
So, I highly recommend them.
"We believe in the printed word"
Published: October 23, 2016
"We believe in the printed word". So declares Claus Bolza-Schünemann, president of KBA, as he reviews the state of the industry as a whole and his company's position within it. He says that the success of drupa 2016—an event he traveled the world to promote as chairman of its executive committee—proves that there is no longer any excuse for "whining and crying about how bad the industry is." He also discusses how KBA regained its strength and forward momentum after several tough years of post-recession restructuring.
To Inkjet Or Not? The thINK Conference helps in the decision process
Published: October 20, 2016
Jen Mitchell, Marketing Director at Harding Poorman, talks about the value of the thINK conference in terms of staying abreast of industry developments and being able to network with peers. The company has not yet invested in inkjet and views the thINK platform as an excellent part of the education and due diligence process.
thINK "Beyond the Box" in Production Inkjet
Published: October 18, 2016
Mark DeBoer, Director of Customer Experience at Darwill and thINK conference chair, talks about the maturation of the conversation about production inkjet "beyond the box." He sees more emphasis on data at the thINK conference, as an example, "stretching our imaginations as to what is possible with data." He also touches on the advances that have taken place in finishing for production inkjet.