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March 2014

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IWCO Direct: The Art of Driving Value

Which type of person is Jim Andersen, the CEO of Chanhassen, MN-based IWCO Direct? A hint: You don't want to play Andersen in chess, because he will chart out your demise while you're still placing pieces on the board. The...

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Patent Trolls Still Targeting Printers –Michelson

According to Jim Workman, assistant vice president at Printing Industries of America (PIA), there are several patent owners and law firms trying to flex their muscles seeking licenses and/or payouts, but the two most active litigators are CTP Innovations (represented...

High-Speed Inkjet Technology: Three Inkjet Myths Exposed

From the early days of low-resolution line printing through the many evolutions that brought us inkjet imprinting technologies and, finally, the full-color production workhorses of today, inkjet is a highly developed and reliable technology. But somewhere along the way, strong...

Postal Reform/Exigent Increase: Is the Mail Still Profitable?

In the past two years, when the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has headlined the news, it either has to...

Early 3D Adopters: Who's Doing 3D Printing?

The numbers of 3D printers installed at commercial print shops is still quite small. Most devices are purchased by hobbyists, online operations catering to consumer projects, and service bureau-type installations servicing engineers and prototype designers in the medical, industrial and...

Video Production Services: Lights! Camera! Printer!

Quad/Graphics doesn't fall into luck; you don't become a $4 billion-a-year performer by being in the right place at the right time. So while customers did, in fact, begin to clamor for their print provider to add video production technology...

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Dana on Marketing Messages: E-newsletter Success Secrets

How am I defining e-mail marketing? For this column, I'm writing about one specific product: a regular e-mail newsletter that you send out to customers, prospects and anyone else who's interested enough in hearing what you have to say....

Farquharson/Tedesco on Business Development: 10 Lessons No Longer Taught

If you would consider yourself a veteran salesperson (see also, "Vintage," "Old-Sc...

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Upfront

Commercial Printing Industry News Briefs from Printing Impressions’ March 2014 edition, including Quad/Graphics, Transcontinental, Konica and MGI, Calabrese Printing, Abbott's Printing...

Unfavorable USPS Reform Bill Passed Down to Senate Floor

The mailing and printing industries suffered a hard loss in early February when the Senate committee on homeland security and government affairs voted 9-1 to advance the Postal Reform Act of 2013 to the Senate floor. A last-minute amendment from...

Distributors Unisource, xpedx Combine Into New Company

International Paper (IP) announced that distribution solutions businesses xpedx and Unisource Worldwide will merge under the terms of a definitive agreement that will result in the creation of a new publicly traded company.Upon the expected completion of the merger in...

Workers Are Caught Stealing Via Forged Company Checks

It seems some people in control of the financial ledgers at several printing operations have been taking liberties with the checkbooks. Two unrelated examples of such thievery were revealed recently....

UniGraphic Deal Strengthens Quad's East Coast Footprint

Quad/Graphics has acquired UniGraphic Inc. The acquisition fortifies Quad/Graphics' commercial and specialty printing, in-store marketing, and digital and fulfillment solutions for businesses on the East Coast. It also strengthens its ability to service national retailers' large-format and in-store marketing needs,...

Across the Nation

Commercial printer equipment installations and other news from Printing Impressions’ March 2014 edition, featuring Minuteman Press, All Color Business Specialties, Worldwide Ticketcraft, CPI Card Group, Bolger Vision Beyond Print, Vanguard Printing, The Foley Group...

Bits and Pieces: Bull Market For Proforma

Linda Martinelli, who heads Proforma Graphic Printsource, is using her bovine affinity to compete for a possible berth in the Champions Tour Finale in Las Vegas that features a $500,000 purse. Well, Martinelli will compete in the form of her...

Digital Digest: Canon Solutions America's One-Year Anniversary Event

It's been a year since Canon Business Solutions and Océ North America were consolidated into the newly created subsidiary Canon Solutions America (CSA). To celebrate the anniversary, Canon held a press event in Delray Beach, FL, last month. CSA President...

Bindery Matters

Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ March 2014 edition, featuring Vedda Printing+, Texas Bindery Service, Walsworth Publishing, Southern California Graphics...

Printer News

Commercial printer company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ March 2014 edition, featuring, featuring Westamerica Graphics, Mossberg & Co., Think Patented, The Standard Group, Southeastern...

Supplier News

Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ March 2014 edition, featuring Konica Minolta and MGI, Mark Andy, KBA North America, MBO America...