(Boston, MA) - Margie Dana, a former print buyer who’s been an independent printing consultant since 1997, has formalized her second business, Boston Print Buyers, with the launch of its new web site: www.bostonprintbuyers.com.
This new venture was designed to serve print buyers, designers, marketing specialists, purchasing managers, and others who buy commercial printing. Boston Print Buyers offers networking and educational opportunities to its members, filling a void that has existed for years in the business community.
“New England print customers need networking opportunities and more ways to keep up with the graphic arts,” noted Dana. “This peer organization will fill that need. I could have used such a group when I was a print buyer!”
Events scheduled for 2005 include bimonthly dinner programs. Both the December and February meetings sold out quickly. Each program, sponsored by a manufacturer, combines networking opportunities plus a 30-45 minute educational presentation by the sponsor. These presentations must “enlighten and delight our attendees,” noted Dana, “as opposed to their being a sales presentation.”
The inaugural Boston Print Buyers meetings earned rave reviews from attendees. December's meeting focused on Packaging. February's event was entitled "Digging Digital Workflow." The upcoming April event will focus on State-of-the-Art Screening Technology. Buyers, designers and other print purchasers may now register for this next event at www.bostonprintbuyers.com.
Membership in Boston Print Buyers is limited to professionals who purchase printing in any capacity. Benefits include an online member forum, member directory, expanded e-newsletter, and discounts at BPB events. Memberships will be available for online purchase soon.
Margie Dana, best known, perhaps, for her weekly Print Tips e-column, works with a BPB board of advisors, who are senior-level print purchasers from a range of New England industries.
For more information, please visit the new Boston Print Buyers web site at www.bostonprintbuyers.com or contact Margie Dana via email at [email protected]
or by phone at 617-730-5951.