Canon Says to Xerox: If You Buy HP, We’re Out!If Xerox’s hostile takeover succeeds, the merged Xerox/HP company would be a strong competitor with nearly twice the sales revenue of Canon. Fujio Mitarai, Canon’s CEO, announced that if Xerox’s takeover of HP succeeds, Canon will terminate the decades-long, $5+ billion sales relationship. The relationship also includes various technology exchanges based upon mutual trust.
Fonts Have a History that Matters to Every Print BusinessUnderstanding fonts is vital to executing a full-service business model that attracts and keeps profitable customers. Successful printshops have set themselves apart by offering graphic design services to their customers. The heart of graphic design when working with text is font choice. Learn how to put fonts to work to increase your business.
Ink: The Magic Ingredient in Food Packaging SuccessOEM’s are working to develop equipment for the Food Contact Materials (FCM). The goal is to provide their customers access to the multi-billion-dollar digital labels and packaging FCM marketplace. John Ortiz, Memjet’s VP of Inks and Materials, shares his views on inks and navigating the complex FCM compliance issues.
Developing the Business - Sid Chadwick Is Your Backlog Coming Down?Proper buying of Print is a difficult task, and like health-care, it is a custom-made transaction, a custom-made experience. Patients can’t “test-drive” the health-care they experience. They can’t “test-drive” the project they need to be printed. Most of your Buyers want something improved. Do you know what that might be?
Did You Know Outsourcing Wide-Format Projects Can Be Profitable?Too often, we don’t undertake Wide-Format projects that are not in our wheelhouse. Possibly, we are afraid of outsourcing it to another printer because we don’t “trust” the security of our client list or worry about the quality of the end-product. Think of it as a partnership; it can be very profitable.
BlueCrest Announces More Versatility with IntelliJet 20 HDBlueCrest announced a new ink set and model, the IntelliJet 20 HD with HP Brilliant Ink. The announcement comes alongside BlueCrest’s production print partner, HP, who is also announcing the release of a new ink set enhancement for the HP PageWide T250 HD with HP Brilliant Ink.
Graphco is pleased to announce that Troy Miller has joined the Graphco sales team effective immediately as the Southeast Region Sales Manager.
The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award – Charlie Brown of Metal Magic.
Michael Wombacher is the new Managing Director for the POLAR Group, an independent family business in Hofheim, Germany.
Milestone Systems’ Board of Directors announces that Lars Thinggaard, President and CEO, has decided to leave the company. During the intervening period, Lars Larsen, Milestone Systems’ CFO, will serve as Interim CEO.
Rollem International announces Dennis Carter will begin representing Rollem in the Southeastern Territory of the United States.
Good News Outside of Print: City of Detroit Restores Water Service to ResidentsThe City of Detroit announced that it would restore water to residents in the city who have had their service cut off due to unpaid bills, so those people can wash their hands to avoid the coronavirus.
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