Take my advice: Deliver what you promise
Adapting to a new sales environment
Is that your final offer? Dick Vinocur offers advice on negotiating for print company leaders
Vision International: a printer specializing in XXL graphics takes it to Olympic proportions
Don't keep looking over your shoulder
The true costs of building a digital color business
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
Print consultant I. Gregg Van Wert gives advice to printers working in the political market
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.
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.
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
Van Wert reviews his advice from the year 2003; did your company make the grade?
A Q&A with Donald H. Goldman, principal of Consult-Ware and senior project manager of Prism-USA, focusing on computer-assisted scheduling challenges.
Manage your print company's scheduling to maximize your company's performance level
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
A digital-printing pioneer reflects on 16 years of changing technology
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.
Networking in the pressroom
A Q&A with John Berthelsen, president of print firm Suttle-Straus, Inc., regarding his company's growth.
A fast-rising printer is absorbed into a financial-services network
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
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.