October 1, 2004

The Q word: an opposing view 

Oct 1, 2004 12:00 AM,

I applaud the excellent points recently made by Dick Gorelick about customer-focused quality (Putting meaning into the word, June 2004) and regret that he did his background research on the Baldrige Award before entering a time capsule in 1990. He states that it is a mistake to assume quality is defined solely in terms of product attributes, and I completely agree. Instead of chancing credibility

Minding the Binding 

Oct 1, 2004 12:00 AM, By American Printer Staff

Roswell Bookbinding (Phoenix), founded in 1960 by Mark and Iris Roswell, reportedly offers the widest variety of bookbinding operations in the entire western half of the U.S. From the conservation of a single library book to a million perfect-bound brochures for a luxury auto manufacturer, Roswell's diverse capabilities serve countless publishers, printers and libraries. The 50,000-sq.-ft. facility

Time to spruce up your website 

Oct 1, 2004 12:00 AM, By M. Richard Vinocur

More than a decade ago, I suggested the Internet was three to five years from being an effective marketing tool. I wrote that investing hundreds of thousands of dollars in a content site or millions on a transactional site would be like flushing money down a toilet. Techies protested I didn't know what I was talking about, and that I wasn't willing to accept new technology. Later, Bill Gates' book,

Strategic planning for a secure future 

Oct 1, 2004 12:00 AM, By I. Gregg Van Wert

Since the fall season is when many print executives turn to planning and budgeting, here are a few questions you may wish to reflect on as you create your company's successful future. What business are you in? I recently participated on a team assembled to strategize the future path for one of our industry's leading equipment manufacturers. Not surprisingly, a focal point of our discussion was the

Wide-format inkjet marches on 

Oct 1, 2004 12:00 AM, By Hal Hinderliter

Revenues from the sale of inkjet printers, media and ink are expected to grow to about $50 billion by 2007, up from $33 billion in 2002, according to research firm I.T. Strategies (Hanover, MA). Furthermore, the retail value of wide-format graphics, which measured $19 billion in 2002, has been projected to grow to nearly $30 billion in five years. Clearly there's a market for wide-format inkjet printers

New Products <i>part 1</i> 

Oct 1, 2004 12:00 AM,

Sensor-activated industrial wiper dispenser Georgia-Pacific North American Commercial Business (GP) offers the goRag industrial wiper dispenser, an alternative to rental shop towels and cloth rags. The sensor-activated system mounts near workstations to dispense disposable industrial wipers. The dispenser allows the operator to custom-set the length of the wiper dispensed (eight, 12 or 16 inches).

The greatest thing since sliced bread 

Oct 1, 2004 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien

My Bostonian grandfather, James L. O'Brien, was born in 1895 and died in 1990. He often reflected on the changes he had seen in his lifetime. We didn't have electricity, he would say. There was no radio, no television and no automobiles or airplanes. After my grandmother died, my grandfather got a microwave oven which he insisted on demonstrating for my sister and me when we visited. Look at that,

Paper 101 the basics 

Oct 1, 2004 12:00 AM, By Sabine Lenz

It was a foggy morning in Sydney, Australia, when I heard the news. The marketing department of a well-known, worldwide software company had chosen me to design all the materials for its first user conference in the Southern Hemisphere the type of challenge we designers dream about! The company was committed to making a great first impression, so no expenses were to be spared: teaser postcards, invitations,

Slow & steady wins the race 

Oct 1, 2004 12:00 AM, By Dick Gorelick

The spirit of P.T. Barnum lives on in the graphic-arts industry. It is embodied in the speakers and consultants, and many of the organizations that sponsor them, who promise the silver bullet: the secrets to instant success. Life is complex, only slightly more so than managing or selling for an organization that provides a custom-manufactured product or service. It's an industrial Rubik's Cube, loaded

PUR 

Oct 1, 2004 12:00 AM, By Dr. Hermann Onusseit

The first reactive polyurethane (PUR) hot melts for perfect binding debuted at Drupa 1988. It was an undeniable adhesive achievement, an innovation that promised to push perfect binding beyond ordinary applications and into the dizzying heights of truly difficult jobs. Today, PUR is gaining popularity for use with UV coated papers as well as those with high filler contents. It's also suitable for

Be wary of sub-par data & sub-par advice 

Oct 1, 2004 12:00 AM, By Steve Johnson

That was all there was. By convention, usually is followed by the name or title of the person to whom a letter is addressed. I marveled at this bold departure from etiquette. Donning my Sherlock Holmes deerstalker cap, I weighed the possibilities. My first thought was that the letter must be from my wife, to the best of my recollection the only person who calls me However, she stopped writing me letters

Industry News <i>part 1</i> 

Oct 26, 2004 12:00 AM, AP staff

Industry News <i>part 2</i> 

Oct 26, 2004 12:00 AM, AP staff

Industry News <i>part 3</i> 

Oct 27, 2004 12:00 AM, AP staff

New Products <i>part 2</i> 

Oct 27, 2004 12:00 AM, AP staff