Economic conditions may have bumped environmental concerns from the top of the printing industry’s investment objectives, but more than 80% of printers surveyed by NAPL’s Printing Economic Research Center (PERC) are either pursuing or soon intend to pursue environmental sustainability measures, according to a recently published NAPL White Paper, Environmental Sustainability: Structural Change or Just a Fad?
TWO PREDICTIONS for the 2009 calendar year: Barack Obama will be sworn in this month as the 44th president of the United States, and printers will endure an even tougher year than they did in 2008. Sorry...with the economy being what it is, the editors at Printing Impressions can’t even afford to go out on a limb. And, when it comes to forecasting the fortunes of printers for the final year of the millennium’s first decade, it hardly takes Nostradamus to tell us that economic pressures will cast a heavy burden on printers in 2009.
THERE’LL BE a slight hissing noise behind the strains of Auld Lang Syne at New Year’s Eve celebrations this year. It’s the sound of some steam going out of the economy. The slowdown in GDP growth isn’t expected to turn into a recession, but it will have an impact on printing industry sales growth. The one standout will be growth in digital printing. While it continues to use the Blue Chip Economic Indicator Consensus in its forecasting, NAPL’s Printing Economic Research Center (PERC) is now making that number the upper bound of its economic outlook range, reports Joseph Vincenzino, senior economist. PERC’s analysis had
Printer Honored by Business Committee DALLAS—Donna Epps, Deloitte National Technology Partner and president of the board of directors of the Dallas Business Committee of the Arts, presented the 2003 Obelisk Award to David Torok, president and CEO of Padgett Printing, at a gala held recently at the new Latino Cultural Center. More than 40 members of the International Printers' Network (IPN) met recently at Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) in Germany for three days of programs, including a two-day introduction to the company's latest digital printing and digital finishing technologies. The IPN members, who represented 27 companies from the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Iceland and