John McMahon at Madden Communications finds new solutions for clients
Published on August 5, 2010
John McMahon: John McMahon, Vice President Operations, Madden Communications, Wooddale, Illinois.
From a revenue point of view, we’re really kind of focused on trying to create solutions for clients and oftentimes that means focusing on areas other than print, in fact that’s continued to be less and less of our revenue as the years go on. We’re now heavily into permanent point of sale and permanent fixturing for several clients. We have global sourcing capabilities that we utilize on a daily basis for our clients and it’s really all about trying to create the most economical value added solution that the customers are looking for an oftentimes that has nothing to do with print, but most times it is related and in some cases we print materials that go on fixtures and go in permanent point of sale type of devices. So it’s all interlinked and it’s all about trying to create a positive solution for the client in retail.
Hiring Software Programmers That Understand Your Print Business
Published: June 29, 2017
Most printers have at some point hired a software programmer. Jennifer Matt interviews Chris Reisz-Hanson about why thinking about software programming with a single resource filling all the roles. Software is combination of user interface, defining the requirements, coding and testing - think about who is going to play all those roles before you start your next custom development project.
How does a Ph.D. Petroleum Engineer become a printer?
Published: June 27, 2017
Fadal Iskander, VP of TPSi in Tulsa OK, reports his company has been offering digital printing since 1978. Today, the company has a robust portfolio of HP Indigo and wide format presses it uses to produce a variety of applications, from transactional printing to wedding invitations. Despite his Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering, Iskander has dedicated his career over the last 40 years to printing!
HD Flexo Wins Awards, Customer Approval, for ProAmpac
Published: June 26, 2017
Joe Lydic, Art Director at packaging converter ProAmpac, talks about how Esko HD Flexo has benefited the company in its analog to digital platemaking transformation. Its first commercial job earned the company a Print & Packaging award. ProAmpac was the first printer in the Western Hemisphere to be HD Flexo certified. He also talks about how Esko workflow helps the company be more efficient.
Romano Review of Books: "Brand Luther"
Published: June 23, 2017
Frank reviews a book called “Brand Luther” that tells the true story of an unknown monk who used printing to challenge the mightiest force on earth at the time.
Who is Running Your Business? People or Software
Published: June 22, 2017
Your software should run your business, your people should run your software. Can you easily get to the trusted data of your business? Is it in a trusted system of record (Print MIS/ERP)? Or do you have to gather up data from many different sources to get to a version of the truth? Jennifer Matt interviews Jane Mugford about helping printers transition from people run business to a software run business.