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.
A Little Place for Your Stuff
Published: May 25, 2018
Frank is distraught because the last US Blockbuster Video Store is closing. He does a quick review of recorded media, from tape cassettes, to video tape, to CD, to video disc, and even USB sticks.
SEAMS: The Voice of the Sewn Products Industry
Published: May 24, 2018
At this week's TechTextil, Will Duncan, Executive Director of SEAMS, talks about SEAMS which, for 50 years, has been the "voice" of the U.S. sewn products industry. Members include brands and retailers, as well as the textile supply sector. "Made in America" is the association's main initiative.
Product and Technology Changes Afoot at Xeikon
Published: May 24, 2018
At the recent Xeikon Café, Filip Weymans, Vice President of Marketing for Xeikon, discusses some recent technology and product changes that customers can look forward to, from the addition of dry toner and UV inkjet to a complete digital technology upgrade.
New 3D Hologram Solution for Label and Packaging Security
Published: May 23, 2018
Matt Hirsch Ph.D., Co-Founder and CTO of Lumii, talks to David Zwang about a new solution for label and packaging security that allows 2D printers and presses generate holographic 3D effects. Using proprietary algorithms and Terascale computing, the Lumii Light Field Engine calculates the exact patterns for a duplex print from a single image to create a visual 3D object from a 2D pattern.