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.
Frank: Book Publishers Turn the Page
Published: February 23, 2018
Frank opines about offset vs. digital printing for books and variable art for packaging. Book publishers are changing their warehousing and distribution strategies as a result.
As Far as the Eye Can See: Increasing Color Display Quality
Published: February 23, 2018
Kevin O'Connor, Principal at Make Color Behave, talks about advances by Apple and others are looking ahead to new video standards that will enhance color viewing beyond SRBG which only presents about 35% of the colors the unimpeded human eye can see. The most current Apple screens will support new standards that will capture about 53% of what we can see with our eyes.
USPS Challenges Trish Witkowski to Discover NEW Print Finishing Techniques for Mail
Published: February 22, 2018
Tim McGinley of the Mail Innovations Program at the USPS challenges Finishing Section Editor Trish Witkowski to find new print finishing techniques and effects for mail. Trish begins her journey with Jeff Hernandez of Classic Color and his groundbreaking Brand Alchemy exploration. Jeff is developing realistic textures that mock actual products, and he’s putting the ideas directly into the hands of creatives.
Arna Marketing: “A Technology Company That Happens to Print”
Published: February 21, 2018
New Jersey’s Arna Marketing, “a technology company that happens to print,” builds custom programs for its customers, heavily leveraging variable data and digital printing via Canon Solutions America’s Océ Varioprint and Colostream systems. David Zwang talks to Steven Hegna, President and “Concierge” of Arna Marketing, about the work he currently does for his customers, as well as where he sees his business going.
Signage—and the Superbowl—Mean Business for Twin Cities' Pixelwerx
Published: February 19, 2018
Richard Romano talks to Adam Carver, President & CEO of Minneapolis' Pixelwerx, about his wide-format, signage, and specialty graphics business. Pixelwerx also recently acquired Canon Solutions America Océ Colorado 1640 UVgel wide-format printer.