The Graphics Communications Coalition for Open Competition announced that, based on productive meetings with key Hewlett Packard (HP) executives, HP has agreed to reconsider aspects of the implementation of its new MarketSplash® program, an online resource for small businesses including marketing materials, products, and design services.
Among a commercial printer's critical core technologies, topping the list was information technology (IT), along with the effective use of Management Information Systems (MIS) and print buyer interfacing via the use of Web-to-Print software, in a three-way tie identified by the Selection Committee for the PRINT 09 MUST SEE 'EMS technology/product recognition program.
In a decisive response to the current economic situation, the Graphic Arts Show Co. (GASC) has announced the PRINT 09 Subsidy Plan, a stimulus package that will reduce for every exhibitor the cost of participating in this year's show. Supporting this unprecedented financial relief package are GASC partners, the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), the Printing Industries of America, and NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies (NPES).
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.
WASHINGTON, DC—Some 60 attendees at the Print Outlook portion of the NPES 2009 Industry Summit, held earlier this week, heard predictions on the outlook for the overall U.S. economy, the printing industry specifically, advertising media trends and even for business in general under the new presidential administration.
PRINT 09 will debut its first-ever show floor feature dedicated to green-sustainability issues when the year's largest and most comprehensive global graphic communications exhibition and conference opens September 11- 16, 2009, in Chicago's McCormick Place.
Technology, networking, and education once again brought thousands of graphic communications professionals together in Miami Beach, Florida for the annual Graphics of the Americas (GOA) Exposition and Conference held from February 23-24.
The Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) today announced the launch of PRINT 09 Media Days, to be held June 16-17, 2009 in Chicago, IL, in advance of the global PRINT 09 trade show and conference. PRINT 09, coming to Chicago’s McCormick Place September 11-16, 2009, is the year’s largest and most comprehensive graphic communications trade show and conference.
According to the NAPL Printing Economic Research Center (PERC), while the printing industry has been hit hard by the economic downturn, it is by no means alone. Based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, & Orders report, printing was one of ten major manufacturing groups in which shipments fell in 2008.
Which industry trends are the ones to watch in today's economic environment? How can printers today leverage the industry's hottest technologies to gain a competitive edge in a recovering economy? These are just some of the questions to be answered at this year's EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK Conference, to be held in Chicago's McCormick Place on Thursday, September 10, 2009, the day before the global PRINT 09 show opens.