CHICAGO—Roughly 50 trade journalists, consultants and analysts converged on the Sheraton Hotel & Towers here Tuesday and Wednesday for Print 09 Media Days, a preshow glimpse of the technologies that will be on exhibit at Print 09. The Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC), which manages the event, was among 14 exhibitors that provided presentations in advance of Print 09, which kicks off Sept. 11 at McCormick Place and runs through Sept. 16.
The first editions of the Longmont Daily Times-Call and Loveland Reporter-Herald to be printed on Lehman Communications’ brand new manroland Uniset press hit the streets early Tuesday morning, May 19. After completing due diligence on models from several manufacturers, the executive team decided to make a change. The new custom-configured manroland Uniset 75 press brings new print speed and expanded color capabilities that bode well for Lehman advertisers and readers throughout Colorado’s Front Range region and beyond.
Attendees at the 2009 Offset and Beyond Conference, which kicked-off yesterday and takes place through Wednesday, May 6, are taking advantage of the advice and experience of some of the world's top business and print leaders. In addition to Printing Industries of America's stable of experts, key presenters at this year's event being held at Caesars Palace include Howard Putnam, the former CEO of Southwest Airlines. Putnam spoke about leadership in turbulent times.
GARY STIFFLER considers himself a good judge of people. A 28-year printing industry veteran, Stiffler’s background includes stints with World Color and Quebecor World. During that time, he also became a shrewd arbiter of talent, appreciating the timber of employees that can enable a company to endure the peaks and valleys of business over the long haul.
Printing companies are keen to make a good impression with environmentfriendly production, so long as it pays off. The many practical solutions for doing this were explained by manroland and printing industry partners at PraxisDialog 21, held earlier this year in.
They are counting the days at Lewisburg Printing Co. (LPC). The firm is eagerly anticipating having its new 73-inch Roland 900 XXL press fully operational in May and is promoting it on the company website.
NAPL, the trade association for excellence in business management, selected 17 graphic communications companies to receive 2008 Management Plus Awards, which recognize management excellence in all phases of operation.
Carlson Print Group (CPG) is letting everyone know what it thinks of its new Roland 706 Hi-Print UV press with In-line Foiler Prindor. The digital and offset printer, a division of American Spirit Graphics Corp. (ASGC), was quick to pick up business soon after promoting its new addition on its web site. Installed in December 2008, the 40-inch, 6-color press presents an extra shot of competitive marketplace thinking to CPG’s overall strategy.
IT’S HARD not to automatically view everything through the frame of the current economic climate. In most cases, however, the business challenges companies are struggling with were preexisting conditions that have now been greatly amplified. The trend toward print buyers, at every level, cutting back their order quantities is a case in point.