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Southwest Precision Printers' Trevor Tully reveals how his company's acquisition of its largest competitor — fellow Houston-based, $20 million in annual sales Page International — makes Southwest Precision Printers one of the largest commercial printers in the South.

Unlike traditional promotional product providers, Orange County Printing's Forte Select enables users to create one-off pieces such as mugs, mouse pads, and t-shirts that are personalized with individuals' names, images, or other custom content. Products are available and sold through OCP and all 70 Consolidated Graphics companies.

HP today announced developments for its HP Inkjet Web Press platform to help print service providers (PSPs) become more profitable and accelerate their transition from analog to digital printing. On show at an open house event at Los Angeles-based O’Neil Data Systems — site of the first HP Inkjet Web Press beta installation — the press demonstrates how customers can benefit from market-leading total cost of ownership, excellent productivity and a high level of quality.

AS DIGITAL printing demand, applications and operations grow, adjustments are being made in finishing strategies. In-, near- and off-line solutions all still have their place, but determining the best approach has become a more site-specific decision.

PEOPLE ARE innately good. As human beings, we cannot help but to feel compassion and empathy for fellow human beings, especially those in need. In our genetic makeup, we want what is best for mankind.

HOW MANY times have you heard someone say, “Never say never?”A print salesperson told me, “Our pricing and poor quality will prevent me from ever selling $1 million in a year. I can never do it.” I asked the salesperson’s boss (owner of the company) how many salespeople she had who sold more than $1 million annually. She replied, “Seven of our nine salespeople produce more than $1 million. Three of the seven sell more than $2 million.”

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