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If maximizing production and profits are important initiatives, consider a cross-functional business analysis as Step 1. Begin by reviewing the five critical business areas from the front office to the loading dock and all points in between. Then determine optimal paths for decreasing costs while also maximizing efficiency, productivity, and profit...

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Many in the print industry are finding it difficult to find and hire pressmen, print operators, finishing operators, and even salespeople. Could part of the problem be because it is increasingly difficult to hire the “right” people? You know, trained people who are like your past and current staff. Let’s discuss alternatives.

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With great sorrow, we share the passing of our friend and former colleague, Katherine O’Brien. Katherine served for 18 years as American Printer’s editor-in-chief, North America’s oldest publication, founded in 1883. Her reputation as the print industry’s “investigative reporter” resulted from insightful questions and to-the-point follow-up queries...

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Harvey Levenson, Professor Emeritus at Calpoly State University, responded to Andy and Julie’s article Thriving Beyond 2021. Harvey shares the underlying need has always been the most effective and influential means of delivering meaningful information. Harvey’s response gets into rhetoric and communication, as well as Aristotle’s definitions of Et...

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