Hassan Igram talks about the importance of networking at industry events
Published on April 8, 2010
My name is Hassan Igram. I'm the CEO and President of Cedar Graphics and it's been awhile since I've been at an NAPL conference so I thought it's probably time to come by and catch up and see what's going on and maybe do a little networking, but more importantly I think in today's environment especially, economic conditions the way they are, it would be a good idea to try to at least some ideas that may help me innovate my business to some degree.
So far, so good. This is the first day and instead of doing the normal sales track thing that I normally do, I thought maybe I'd go to one of the seminars about metrics measuring business performance, especially in comparison to the profit leaders. So I thought that was pretty interesting. I enjoyed that. Sometimes you just need to pick up one or two tips to get an idea of what you can take back and implement; if you try to absorb too much sometimes it can be counterproductive. So that's kind of what my focus is today: try to pick up a tidbit here or there.
Production inkjet brings scalability, improved uptime to DMS Ink
Published: October 27, 2016
Christine Soward, President and Owner at DMS Ink in Ohio, has grown the business from $2 million to $20 million since 2005. The company introduced inkjet as a means to continue to scale the business and increase uptime. Two Canon roll-to-roll production inkjet presses and a Canon VarioPrint i300 sheetfed inkjet press replaced 7 toner devices, delivering more than 90% uptime.
GMC: Working to bridge the print/digital gap
Published: October 26, 2016
Rich Lloyd, VP of Sales for GMC, shares the company's strategy to help customers bridge the gap between printed and digital communications and to service the enterprise on multiple levels. He cites the industry skills that ideally position service providers to be a single source communciations services provider.
Digital Direct-to-Corrugated: Disruptive Technology On The Way
Published: October 25, 2016
Mike Schliesmann, Senior Vice President at Wisconsin-Based Great Northern Corporation, talks about why the company is interested in digital direct-to-corrugated printing and how this will bring disruptive technology to corrugated.
"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.