Ashley Roberts

Ashley Roberts

Ashley Roberts is the Senior Production Editor of the Printing & Packaging Group.

The Week That Was (6/29/2020)

On this episode of The Week that Was, APPI has developed a new antimicrobial flood coating; Quad augmented its Quad 3.0 strategy and divested a book manufacturing facility to the CJK Group; new research highlights trends in influencing profitability; and Bill Farquharson has some simple sales advice.

The Week That Was (6/22/2020)

On this episode of The Week that Was, PRINTING United will move to a powerful online experience in 2020; IWCO Direct CEO John Ashe discusses the direct mail market; Taylor Corporation announces new CEO; and Worzalla completed its $12.5 expansion.

The Week That Was (6/15/2020)

On this episode of The Week that Was, experts discuss PRINTING United Alliance’s COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan; Chris Carpenter of Royle Printing discusses the investment in a ROTOMAN S press; Kodak launched a new inkjet press; and we look at the “The 90% Rule in Prospecting."

The Week That Was (6/8/2020)

In this episode of The Week that Was, Alon Bar-Shany has departed HP Indigo; Verso Corporation will indefinitely idle two paper mills; and Adriane Harrison discusses revisions to the Paycheck Protection Program.

The Week That Was (6/1/2020)

On this episode of The Week that Was, Editor-in-Chief Mark Michelson spoke with Joel Quadracci; Andy Paparozzi explored the reopening of the economy; and PRINTING United 2020 is expected to reunite and revitalize the industry.

The Week That Was (5/29/2020)

On this episode of The Week that Was, Marco Boer discusses how COVID-19 might affect the commercial printing industry; Ricoh's Heather Poulin talks about the benefits of the SGIA and PIA merger; we explore benchmarking; and Philip Beyer tells the story of how a 3 Musketeers Bar led him to entrepreneurship.

The Week That Was (5/22/2020)

On this episode of The Week that Was, Editor-in-Chief Mark Michelson spoke with Quad CEO Joel Quadracci; IWCO Direct named a new CEO; Graphic Village acquired DMS ink; and find out how to become an “Ambassador of the Possible.”

The Week That Was (5/11/2020)

On this episode of The Week that Was, NAPCO Research and the PRINTING United Alliance have launched COVID-19 Print Business Indicators Research; the Phoenix Group named a new CEO; the deputy USPS Postmaster General has submitted his resignation; and Bill Farquharson asks an important question.

The Week That Was (5/4/2020)

On this episode of The Week that Was, SGIA and PIA announce a new association name; Cenveo and Jostens are both closing a printing facility; Raymond J. Prince passed away; and Bradford & Bigelow discusses its expansion and morale-boosting plan.

The Week That Was (4/27/2020)

On this episode of The Week that Was, SGIA and PIA have merged; Domtar is reducing uncoated freesheet paper production; HP Indigo's Alon Bar-Shany joined us on the Impressions Xchange podcast; and Komori has completed its acquisition of MBO.

The Week That Was (4/20/2020)

On this episode of The Week that Was, Peter Schaefer talks about LSC's bankruptcy filing; congressional leaders announce “Stimulus 3.5”; Lisbeth Lyons speaks about the legislative response to COVID-19; and Worzalla announced the winner of its "Name that Press" competition.

The Week That Was (4/13/2020)

On this episode of The Week that Was, LSC Communications filed Chapter 11; Memjet announced the death of CEO Len Lauer; and printers discuss the Paycheck Protection Program.

The Week That Was (4/6/2020)

On this episode of The Week that Was, SGIA’s Marci Kinter explains what an "essential" business is; Heidelberg USA's president Felix Mueller discusses the company's plan to profitability; SBA reveals its Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program; and Bill Farquharson encourages you to make this one sales call soon.

The Week That Was (3/30/2020)

On this episode of The Week that Was, we take a look at the paycheck protection program; Canon announced its new varioPRINT iX-series device; Quad announced strategic actions due to COVID-19; we reveal a COVID-19 Resource Channel; and we highlight just some of the printing companies and OEMs stepping up to provide resources to health care providers in need.

The Week That Was (3/23/2020)

On this episode of The Week that Was, Los Angeles-based Sinclair Printing is winding down operations; SGIA Economist Andy Paparozzi talks about the $2T stimulus package; the SGIA March 2020 Economy Watch is out; and a Minuteman Press location is 3D printing face shields to protect health care providers.