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Nicholas Gawreluk

Nick's PrintSpective

By Nicholas Gawreluk

About Nicholas

Nick Gawreluk is product manager of integrated solutions at Mimeo. His passion for print has spanned across the globe to South America and Europe in addition to many unique work experiences inside the United States.

He enjoys sharing his insight and involvement within the industry and is always searching for new experiences. Nick’s goal is to lead his generation into the future of the printing industry.
 

A Student's Perspective: Entering the Printing Industry

I enter the printing industry with a "glass half full" mentality and think there couldn't be a more exciting time to be involved. Are there challenges with growing media channels becoming a competing a more effective option? Yes. But there are also opportunities and good business to be done if you can find where those growth areas exist that incorporate and still drive print  Read More >>

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The Importance of Reinvention

With the adoption of cross-media services, print no longer is a majority holder when it comes to media distribution. I view this as a time in the industry full of opportunity to reinvent ourselves to better serve the needs of brand owners in their pursuit of conveying a message at the right time to the right audience through unique media channels.  Read More >>

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‘Print 2022’ - Industry’s Future as Seen by Those Who Will Shape It

At RIT, I took the “Printing Industry Trends” course with Frank Romano. On the first day of class, Frank casually mentioned our main assignment was to create a book. “Print 2022: Printing Changed the World - Now the World Is Changing Printing” is that book.
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Heidelberg USA’s President Reflects on the U.S. Printing Industry

As the printing industry slowly recovered from one of the most difficult business climates ever, Harald Weimer stepped into his new position as president of Heidelberg USA. It brings me great pleasure welcoming him to my blog to share his outlook on the U.S. printing industry,  Read More >>

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Getting a Taste of Mimeo’s Secret Sauce

I consider Mimeo to be one of the most interesting companies in our industry because of how successfully the company has executed its business model. I think everyone can learn a thing or two from what Mimeo is doing, so it’s a pleasure to welcome Chuck Gehman, vice president of Product Platforms at Mimeo, to my blog.  Read More >>

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Media Architect Is the Next Evolution of the Print Professional

In 2009, I was a freshman at RIT’s School of Print Media with a major titled “New Media Publishing.” As a graduating senior this spring, I could not be more excited to enter the industry as a media architect.  Read More >>

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Brazil Proves to Be Land of Opportunity

Having previously worked in Europe and the United States, I can say that everyone around the world can learn from the Brazilian culture and the country’s emerging industry. I am in the homestretch of my Heidelberg internship in Sao Paulo, Brazil and these past three months have been truly incredible.  Read More >>

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Brazil Makes a Big First Impressão

Greetings from South America! I am spending my summer working for Heidelberg in its lead market, São Paulo, Brazil. Similar to my time with Heidelberg in Germany, I am working within the company’s integrated workflow system, called Prinect.  Read More >>

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Transforming a Printing Company Via Benchmarking

Could you imagine turning on ESPN and watching a game in which the players and coaches had no idea what the score is? Now how about operating a printing company without metrics to measure if it is successful or not?  Read More >>

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Embracing Change at the Personal and Industry Levels

Many companies are reassessing current business models and rethinking production operations to gain greater efficiency. In order to effectively manage and embrace change in the workforce, one must look into human behavior at the individual, group and organizational level.  Read More >>

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Sustainability Q&A with John Roberts’ Keene

President/CEO of The John Roberts Co. and an accomplished industry veteran, Michael Keene has lead the company with an innovative vision and commitment to environmental protection. He’s here to share the company’s unique story and offer insight on its sustainable operations.  Read More >>

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Envisioning a Future Without CSRs

When I look into the future with my crystal ball, I see a different type of printer that will operate under a non-traditional sales/CSR model. There will be a drastic change in the way printers communicate with clients and handle their workflow internally.  Read More >>

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In Pursuit of Profitability

In 2010, we saw in excess of 2,000 printing companies close their doors, which should make almost anyone ask, What financially went wrong? I believe that the pricing theories used in the face of changing volume maybe one of the central issues behind these closings.  Read More >>

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Printing Is the Same in Any Language

Greetings from Germany, everyone. I have been having the time of my life here and I am now approaching the last month of my internship with Heidelberg. I want to share with you what I have been up to for the past four months, the influences of German culture in Print Media and how this experience is shaping my career goals.  Read More >>

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Making a Good First Impression

I am writing from Heidelberg, Germany, where I have started a four-month internship at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen. Heidelberg has never before had a student from the United States intern at its world headquarters and, coincidentally, I have never been to Europe.  Read More >>

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A Frank (Romano) Take on the Industry

I would like to welcome special guest Frank Romano to my blog this week. I gathered a list of questions that I believe encompasses the crucial emerging areas of the industry and, with Frank’s insights, I hope you learn something new.  Read More >>

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Spanning the JDF Generation Gap

In this blog, I will discuss my prediction for the future of the print production workflow powered by JDF (Job Definition Format) and how this will reshape the way companies structure their workflows—from start to finish—in the near future.  Read More >>

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Color Manage My World

The task that color management sets out to achieve is by no means easy. Recently at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), I completed a color management systems course and afterwards took on the challenge of color managing a weekly magazine.  Read More >>

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Seeing a Future in Print

On Oct. 22, Heidelberg USA graciously opened the doors of its Print Media Academy to welcome and educate the next generation of young people contemplating a career in the graphic arts. The event—named “Fit to Print”—proved to be extremely successful, and I would like to share my experiences.
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A Student’s Perspective on RIT’s Printing Applications Lab

As the new school year begins, I could not be more excited to return to RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology). The campus is alive with students and the school year promises to be a busy one. As I meet people throughout the industry, I always find it interesting to hear how familiar they are with the school.  Read More >>