NAPL Appoints Janet Treer Senior Consultant
February 9, 2009

Janet Treer has been appointed senior consultant in the Print Consulting Services Group of NAPL ( With over 25 years experience in the print and graphic communications industry Treer provides executive leadership and management capabilities in helping a broad range of companies succeed in a rapidly changing business environment. Her background and skills will ideally complement the consulting team and be an invaluable resource for NAPL’s clients.

2008 Lewis Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award Recognizes James Hammer
February 5, 2009

Printing Industries of America is pleased to announce that James Hammer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hammer Packaging in Rochester, NY, is the recipient of the 2008 Lewis Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award. Established in 1950, the Lewis Award is recognized throughout the graphic arts industry as the highest honor awarded to any individual in the business.

Business Coach and Author David Ulrich to Headline NAPL Top Management Conference
January 19, 2009

NAPL’s Top Management Conference (TMC) will bring together CEOs, company owners and executives in a powerful three-day annual event, to be held this year at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson, Ariz., March 15–18. The conference, widely regarded as the industry forum for strategic management, will feature University of Michigan business professor David Ulrich, back by popular demand, in a keynote presentation on gaining a competitive edge through “branded” leadership.

William F. Woods Joins NAPL as a Senior Consultant
January 13, 2009

William F. Woods, Jr. has joined NAPL as a senior consultant in its Print Consulting Services Group. An attorney and veteran of the graphic arts industry, Woods specializes in executive coaching for entrepreneurial business leaders and brings a new capability to NAPL’s broad array of consulting services dedicated to the printing and graphic communications industry.

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NAPL Releases Sobering Industry Outlook for 2009
December 22, 2008

According to NAPL’s Printing Economic Research Center, the commercial printing business is not likely to experience any meaningful improvement until well into the second half of 2009 at the earliest. This economic downturn is different than previous recessions, because the industry is changing structurally as well as cyclically and, therefore, stronger and more creative responses are required by today’s business owners.

GRAPH EXPO Identifies Top Factors for Printer Success
October 16, 2008

RESTON, VA—October 16, 2008—For the third year in a row, the GRAPH EXPO MUST SEE 'EMS Committee has named management information systems (MIS) as the most critical technology for printers to employ for success in this changing print market. MIS topped a list of the six technologies deemed most important for printer survival in 2009 and beyond.

Webb and Romano Headline Executive Outlook Conference Powerhouse Line-up of Presenters
September 5, 2008

RESTON, VA—09/05/08—Dr. Joe Webb and Professor Frank Romano will headline the day before GRAPH EXPO® opens EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK® Conference, October 25th in Chicago’s McCormick Place, which will feature the industry’s most knowledgeable experts and instructors. ‘Dr. Joe’ is the Director of’s Economics and Research Center and Romano, RIT Professor Emeritus, is best known as the industry’s combination guru and curmudgeon. Dr. Joe, print’s iconoclast and an astute behind-the-numbers forecaster, will delve into the impact of today’s economy on the printing industry, and offer printers practical advice on what they should accomplish during the show and once they return home. Professor

DICE Conference Theme is Profit
September 3, 2008

EAST HAMPTON, NY—August 27, 2008)—Take three days and become a student again. “Profit University. . .Knowledge is Profit” is this year’s theme for the 2008 annual DICE (Digital Imaging Customer Exchange) Conference Oct. 9-11 in Las Vegas. Topics cover strategic planning, self promotion, mining data, improving sales efforts, managing operations and much more. Interact and learn from expert industry “faculty.” Keynote speakers are Bill Wagner, CEO and Co-Founder, Accord Management Systems, Inc. and Joe Truncale, President & CEO, NAPL. Pre-conference workshops hosted by industry leaders are offered on October 9th: • Strategic Planning - Kate Dunn, President, Digital Innovations Group