Take my advice: Deliver what you promise 

Mar 01, 2004

Take my advice: Deliver what you promise

Adapting to a new sales environment 

Feb 01, 2004

Adapting to a new sales environment

Is that your final offer? 

Feb 01, 2004

Is that your final offer? Dick Vinocur offers advice on negotiating for print company leaders

Vision International: Olympic proportions 

Feb 01, 2004

Vision International: a printer specializing in XXL graphics takes it to Olympic proportions

Don't keep looking over your shoulder 

Feb 01, 2004

Don't keep looking over your shoulder

The true costs of building a digital color business 

Feb 01, 2004

The true costs of building a digital color business

January cover story: Safety first 

Jan 01, 2004

Implementing a safety program in your pressroom can lessen health risks, increase OSHA compliance and boost employee morale

Analyzing here and now for the future 

Jan 01, 2004

Analyzing ‘here and now’ for the future

A bumpy ride down the campaign trail 

Jan 01, 2004

Print consultant I. Gregg Van Wert gives advice to printers working in the political market

Compuprint America: offering comic relief 

Jan 01, 2004

Print company Compuprint America (Saddle Brook, NJ) employs unique self-marketing campaigns, including a comic-book hero, Printman, and an incentive program, Printing-For-Points.

Tracking RFID progress 

Jan 01, 2004

Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is, some say, set to become the new universally used method for tracking products through the global supply chain. Pundits believe that RFID's automatic identification and data-collection systems could make bar codes a thing of the past, especially if Wal-Mart doesn't back down from its mandate that all vendor shipments must have RFID tagging by 2005.

The best of 2003 

Dec 01, 2003

In 2003, we met many interesting printers. I particularly enjoyed The green printer (April), which profiled EcoPrint (Silver Spring, MD). The $1.6 million printer was originally housed in an old school bus: Owner Roger Telschow bolted a Multilith to the vehicle's floor and ran an extension cord from the to the executive suite, which also doubled as his apartment. On the following pages we've recapped

Join The Print Council crusade 

Dec 01, 2003

Join The Print Council crusade

Did you make the Foundations honor roll? 

Dec 01, 2003

Van Wert reviews his advice from the year 2003; did your company make the grade?

Staunch resolve for 2004 

Dec 01, 2003

The case for computer-assisted scheduling 

Oct 01, 2003

A Q&A with Donald H. Goldman, principal of Consult-Ware and senior project manager of Prism-USA, focusing on computer-assisted scheduling challenges.

The shocking truth about scheduling 

Oct 01, 2003

Manage your print company's scheduling to maximize your company's performance level

RFID and bar codes may co-exist for now 

Sep 01, 2003

From inventory management to security applications, radio frequency identification (RFID) is a hot topic. According to RFID.org, an RFID system comprises a reader, its associated antenna and the transponders (tags/RFID cards) that carry the data. One of the key differences between a bar code and an RFID tag is that you don't have to physically see a tag to read it a wireless reading device can automatically

The Copies Overnight/Copresco Story 

Sep 01, 2003

A digital-printing pioneer reflects on 16 years of changing technology

Building better binderies through benchmarking 

Aug 15, 2003

This article is excerpted from the book, "Benchmarking the Bindery." To order, contact NAPL at (800) 642-6275, option 3. Many companies have a wealth of data but seldom share it with the people producing its products. Benchmarking provides a means for an organization to identify, gather and share its accumulated information. When properly applied, benchmarking leads to continual process improvement.

Next-generation networking 

Jul 01, 2003

Networking in the pressroom

Top 50: CRM is alive and does good 

Jun 01, 2003

A Q&A with John Berthelsen, president of print firm Suttle-Straus, Inc., regarding his company's growth.

The 'consolidator' gets consolidated; American Printer, June 2003 

Jun 01, 2003

A fast-rising printer is absorbed into a financial-services network

June cover package: Management Plus 

Jun 01, 2003

NAPL's (Paramus, NJ) Management Plus program has recognized graphic-arts companies' business excellence for more than 20 years. The two-part program requires entrants to first complete a comprehensive self-evaluation form, which requests details on the company's financial performance, internal control systems, marketing/sales plan, vendor relations, business planning, human resources, environmental

Top 50 turns 10 

Jun 01, 2003

In 1994, american printer took a page from Inc. Magazine's annual listing of the 500 fastest-growing private companies and began our own, industry-specific listing: the Top 50 Fastest Growing Printers. Our objective was to recognize those graphic-arts firms that, through creative vision, savvy management and hard work, grew rapidly in a short period of time. Our rules for the awards program were simple.