US commercial printing shipments for June 2015 were the strongest June since 2010. Shipments were nearly $7.2 billion, up +5.3% compared to 2014. For 13 consecutive months, current dollar shipments have been higher than those of the previous year.  (click chart to enlarge)Jan-June multiyear shipments 080415 Watch for more details and analysis next week for the return of "Mondays with Dr. Joe." * * *

IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT GRAPH EXPO & DR. JOE WEBB: If you have been to Graph Expo over the years, the annual breakfast presentation by “Dr. Joe” has been a popular tradition since 2003. There will not be a breakfast event this year.

Instead, he will be part of the team presenting a new strategic management program UnSquaring the Wheel. The event includes co-founders Professor Chris Bondy of RIT and Mr. Wayne Peterson of Black Canyon Consultants. It begins Tuesday afternoon and concludes Wednesday morning. It is listed on the Graph Expo website as a “co-located event.” A description of the approach can be found at the program site as well as the agenda and pricing. Early bird discounts end on August 14.

If you are a printing organization of any size, this is a special opportunity to participate in a program that is very different from traditional industry management programs. The proof-of-concept and beta programs of UnSquaring were very well received. The workshop is intended for owners and top executives; management teams can derive great strategic and organizational benefits. Please contact Dr. Joe Webb for more details. Discount arrangements for PIA and EPICOMM members will be soon. Register as part of your show registration at the GraphExpo site.

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