Jacob: Why CMOs Perceive Print as a Cross Media OutsiderJacob Aizikowitz’s hypothesizes is that CMOs declining use of print stems from the perception that print is out of synch with their digital marketing technology. Print is seen as an offline media not easily blended into digital’s seamless processes. CMOs find online, digital channels to be simpler.
Unpacking Kodak’s Microsoft Inkjet WorkflowsKodak’s new collaborative partnership with Microsoft, PrintVis, and Vpress is worth investigating. This new Kodak Prinergy On Demand Business Solutions creates an integrated business and production workflow environment for workflow efficiency and cost containment. Printers with homegrown workflows comprised of diverse software tools and processes may now have a solution worth considering.
Carl Icahn Buys More & More Xerox Stock – Why?Icahn owns 10% of Xerox Holdings Corporation and has been relentlessly buying more. Maybe the why is because revenues jumped to $1.77 billion in Q3 2020 from $1.47 billion. Operating cash flows increased from $34 million in Q2 2020 to $106 million. Cybersecurity products, IT solutions, and 3D metal printers are all set to score big going forward.
Avery Dennison Acquires ACPOAvery Dennison has acquired the majority of Acpo's assets. "Our acquisition of Acpo will further strengthen our leadership in core label materials segments," said Mitch Butier, Avery Dennison's chairman, president, and CEO. "By adding Acpo's well-regarded and complementary overlaminate product, we are increasing our product portfolio and adding even more value for our customers."
manroland Goss Acquires Thallo Packaging Business"The acquisition of the Thallo packaging technology and business allows manroland Goss to expand its product portfolio," says CEO Franz Kriechbaum. "Next to the fully automated and highly flexible VARIOMAN packaging solution, the Thallo press will strengthen our footprint in the packaging growth market."
Developing the BusinessWhen Confusion and Chaos Rein Focus on FundamentalsDon’t worry about what might happen, worry about what you need to make happen for your customers. They are your lifeline, your future, and they need you. Stay focused on what you don’t know that you should know and what you need to do better.
Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable!We can’t grow and achieve our goals if we are comfortable. Like you, I have had to re-think my way of doing business! Typically (in a comfortable setting), I would travel the United States educating and training printing companies in the Wide-Format arena. I had a major decision to make – stay comfortable or be uncomfortable! I chose to be uncomfortable!
COVID Relief ProvisionsA Congressional bill with lots of extra items that go beyond its core purpose is referred to as a “Christmas Tree.” Congress passed such a bill, called the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021 and it was signed by the president on December 27. While its primary purpose was to fund U.S. government operations through the end of its next fiscal year the Act contained several provisions relevant to health plan sponsors.
Webinar: An Operator's Perspective on Digital HybridHas your print shop made the switch to digital printing yet? If not, industry data suggests it is only a matter of time. Many converters have held out when it comes to investing in digital technology. Is that you? Gain insight and get all your questions answered – not by Mark Andy, but by the industry operators who have been running presses in the pressroom for a long time.
Rick NeumannIWCO Direct announced its VP of Minnesota Operations, Rick Neumann, has been elected to the 2021 Board of Directors for the Association for PRINT Technologies.
John Jilek, Jr.Effective Jan. 1, 2021, John Jilek Jr. became President and COO of Inksolutions.
Michael HillEyeC UK Limited welcomes the return of Michael Hill as SalesManager for the UK and Ireland.
Ashley E. PolingPostal Regulatory Commission Chairman Robert G. Taub announced that Commissioner Ashley E. Poling has been unanimously elected as Vice Chairwoman of the Commission.
Stanley J. Kukla Jr.Stan Kukla was passionate about the printing business and enjoyed the many relationships he created over the years. Prior to retiring from Kukla Press, Stan was very involved in seeing the success of the Printing Industry. He was the President of the PIA/Web Offset Group, elected into the Printing Impressions Hall of Fame Gold Ink Awards in 1992. and a member of the Chicago Litho Club.
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