The Technology Inside the KODAK PROSPER Press Pigment Inkjet Inks What if you could ... achieve wider color gamut, offer a broader range of substrates for inkjet printing, and have state-of-the art ink development which is environmentally friendly using water-based inks ... all delivered at a reasonable cost? Read more...
Lessons Learned at RICOH’s INTERACT 2019 from Harley-Davidson’s Re-brandingAttendees at INTERACT 2019 met and gained insight from Ricoh’s new management as they shared the company’s new direction. The RICOH PRO VC 70000 was a highlight of the event as the new owners shared how the printers were performing and attendees received an autographed copy of Make Some Noise printed on the new printer about the re-branding of Harley-Davidson from a commodity to the desired brand.
Dr. FontZ: What is WCAG and Why Should I care?Dr. Fontz explains the principles of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and why you should care. Not making your documents and websites accessible is not only poor customer service, it is breaking the law and could lead to fines for your company. So, what do you need to do?
Is the Growing ‘Private Equitization of Print’ Good or Bad for the Industry?Private equity has acquired companies like EFI plus packaging, managed print and IT service dealers. Apollo Global Management was interested in buying Xerox last year and recently announced its acquisition of Shutterfly and Snapfish. Does this acquisition of major print providers, signal a growing interest in other print companies – maybe even any Xerox – by private equity firms?
Developing the Business - Sid Chadwick The All Powerful “Customer Profile”: “Know My Customer’s Needs….and Wants…That Lead to….Endless Opportunities”Most readers of this column have a “Customer Profile” software of some design. That Customer Profile software --- is for supplier’s customer contact personnel --- to learn and record --- “Important Customer Information” including what each Customer/Buyer wants, needs, and doesn’t want.
Don’t be an order-taker; be an Order-Maker!There is nothing worse than having a Company tour and hearing your customer say; “WOW, I didn’t know you all did that!” Experience a deeper loyalty with your customers by working passionately with them to design, engineer, and develop awesome finished projects. Review these essential touchpoints to initiate engagement and help your customer to see you as a vital vendor-partner.
New Coalition Addresses Main Industry ConcernThe purpose of the coalition will be to coordinate the efforts of all organizations representing the broad scope of the graphic communications industry for creating awareness, recruitment of new people into the industry, providing a framework for apprenticeship and training programs, and the retention of the existing workforce.
A Video Series for Printers to Emulate in Educating Clients on Print & Direct Mail Profits This video series - by a Houston printer - on Creating a Direct Mail Marketing program is a template for printers to educate clients on print and direct mail’s profit potential. This video series will also enlighten students on the power of print as the author, Norm Pegram teaches at the University of Houston’s Digital Media Degree program in addition to his duties as PremierIMS’s CEO.
Webinar: Ultimate Creativity, Unbeatable Performance, Unlimited VolumeThink you have to choose between creatively-compelling design and high performance? Think again! Find out why the PersonalEffect Print solution is the VDP tool of choice for print service providers, how by using an InDesign-based solution you can achieve outstanding results for your clients, and why you never need to choose between design and performance again.
Lexmark, a global imaging solutions leader, announced that Tom Eade has been named senior vice president and chief technology officer.
Paul Rokos, formerly of Inlet (a joint venture of Pitney Bowes and Broadridge Financial Services) has been appointed as the new Director of Sales at Sefas Innovation.
Colin Kroeger, a recent University of Miami marketing graduate and Think Patented intern, is now full time at Think Patented as an Account Executive.
Highlighting Good News Outside of Print: Ottawa Passes Legislation that Bans Whale and Dolphin Captivity in CanadaThe bill will phase out the practice of keeping captive whales, dolphins and porpoises, but grandfathers in those that are already being held at two facilities in the country.
ꞏ George Dormani Celebrates 20 Years as Minuteman Press Franchisee ꞏ Countdown to EskoWorld 2019 ꞏ Munich Vocational School Centre Modernises its Printing Facilities
ꞏ Roland DGA Announces Launch of New Texart RT-640M Multi-Function
ꞏ Canon Solutions America Celebrated Début Of Custom-Designed Mural
ꞏ Color-Logic Donates Touch7 Photo Software to Ryerson University
ꞏ Crawford Technologies Partners with BlueCrest to Combine Market-leading
ꞏ LD Launches New Lexmark MS/MX*17 Series Gold Line SKUs ꞏ Epson Launches SureLab D870 Minilab Photo Printer for High Volume ꞏ Allegra Marketing Print Mail Announces Signed Franchise Agreement ꞏ First Speakers Revealed for the Sixth Edition of TheIJC in Düsseldorf ꞏ FUJIFILM Dimatix to Feature Powerful Industrial Inkjet Printbar Innovations ꞏ Color Experts' Day – a Big Success! ꞏ GO Launches New Large Heat Press for All Over Market ꞏ Komori Adds New Lithrone GX40P Perfector to its Lineup of 40-inch Sheetfed
ꞏ Ironmark Reinvests for the Future With Eight-color Komori GL840P with H-UV ꞏ Labelexpo to Present Most Extensive Educational Schedule to Date ꞏ ArcDrive and InkCycle/TonerCycle Announce Strategic Partnership ꞏ Epson Prepares for New Technology Showcase at The Print Show 2019 ꞏ LMI Solutions Launches LMI University with Full Stack of Sales Training ꞏ VDMA Additive Manufacturing Association Organizes Conference Program
ꞏ Xerox Acquires Multi-Brand Dealers Rabbit Office Automation and Heritage
ꞏ Heidelberg-Gallus Integration Update: Sales and Service Teams Growing