Deborah Corn’s podcast with Andy & Julie Plata discusses the future workforce as universities continue canceling graphic arts programs. The Platas share how a university upgraded courses, with industry vendor assistance, to attract digital-native millennials. Graduates learn to initiate, produce, and manage a broad mix of media disciplines - includ...Read more on Printmediacentr.com
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In the mid 70s Gary Starkweather pitched his idea of using Xerox copier technology to build laser printers. His boss declared it was the most brain-dead idea ever heard. Starkweather persisted working with his technical assistant, Bob Kowalski. As a team of two they created the Xerox laser printer which revolutionized printing and Xerox’s profits....Read more
Xerox’s New Baltoro HF Inkjet Press Makes Inkjet Accessible to Commercial Printers Who Have Been Waiting for the Right Time
Developing breakthrough print technology is a daunting task. But, doing that while a company is dealing with the multi-year organizational upheaval seems almost impossible. Xerox accomplished the impossible! The new 100% Xerox designed from the ground up, high-quality, high-speed, cut-sheet inkjet press – The Baltoro HF Inkjet Press - will bring ma...Read more
Private Equity is Increasing Its Focus on the Print, Packaging, and Labels industry – Is this Good or Bad?
PE firms like Siris, who bought EFI, seem to be recognizing the unrealized value in the print, packaging, and label industry. As more senior print professionals join PE firms investments should accelerate. Recent PE examples: Platinum Equity buys Pitney Bowes DMT; ICV buys SG360; Arion Partners financed ePac; Apollo buys Pitney Bowes Services; Icah...Read more
INTERACT 2019’s 300+ attendees gained new insights into Ricoh’s future plans and latest technology platforms. One of the event’s technology highlights was the new RICOH VC 70000 with early owners sharing their operational experiences and new revenue opportunities. A new ‘Operational Excellence’ education track focused on lean manufacturing, media,...Read more
Marketers discarded the old communications channels when the shiny new digital ones arrived like in the movie Toy Story where Woody was discarded for Buzz Lightyear. BUT, as the new begins fading, the old is often reconsidered. Digital delivery systems are beginning to fade. So - now is the time to promote print to ‘top of mind’ with storytelling....Read more
An all-cash agreement is in place to buy EFI for $37 a share. If the transaction is approved by EFI’s shareholders and no better offer is received, the sales will be completed by the end of September. The transaction announcement surprised the industry as well as EFI’s new CEO. By Thursday afternoon, the stock was trading at $37.22 (a 26.6% increas...Read more
The key to success is to make it easy for people and companies to do business with your firm. Most companies have mission statements focused on benefitting their clients, team members, and partners. But business processes tend to bloat over time which can lead to ‘Process Paralysis.’ See if you have the signs.Read more
Tuesday, President Trump shared the opportunities and challenges he faces leading the USA over the coming year. And earlier that day, Xerox’s Vice Chairman & CEO, John Visentin and his leadership team, shared the new management’s 3-year success roadmap. Read on as we share comments, a video and slides of the 2019 Investor Day presentations.Read more
Whatever Happened To: The KBA & Xerox Integrated Digital 40 Inch Sheetfed Press for the Folding Carton Market?
Whatever Happened To: The KBA & Xerox Integrated Digital 40” Sheetfed Press for the Folding Carton Market? This Series is dedicated to major industry announcements that seem to have disappeared. This installment seeks feedback on the drupa 2016 KBA / Xerox partnership announcement of a folding carton press. Announced as in the final stages of deve...Read more