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Printing Impressions Editorial Director Mark Michelson caught up with Len Lauer, chairman and CEO of Memjet, during GRAPH EXPO 2015, to discuss why Memjet remains a market leader in high-speed, high-quality production inkjet printing. Although the company may not be a household industry name, Memjet's single-pass, pagewide-array inkjet printing technology was being demonstrated by 10 different partner OEMs during GRAPH EXPO 15, including label, mailing, commercial and wide-format digital printing applications.

Wisconsin's stable of printing press operators, collectively the fifth-largest industry in the state, has been blindsided by the Internet, e-books and a wicked recession.

Yet the biggest challenge is not technology, but complacency, according to the chief economist for the National Association for Printing Leadership, a trade group.

"Our biggest threat is complacency, the status quo, and assuming that what worked yesterday will work tomorrow," Andrew Paparozzi told a gathering of commercial printers from Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana on Thursday.

Printing Impressions Commercial Printer News for June 2009

NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies is offering a series of Regional Meetings in Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey and Massachusetts during the month of June. Aptly themed “On the Road to Recovery,” the NPES 2009 Regional Meetings aim to deliver the most up-to-date economic and trend information for graphic communications professionals to equip them move their companies forward now.

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