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InfoTrends forecasts growth in U.S. document outsourcing

Dec 10, 2010 12:00 AM,

nfoTrends is forecasting that the document outsourcing market will once again experience positive growth. The “U.S. Document Outsourcing Market Forecast for 2009 to 2014” includes actual and forecasted revenues, trends, and analysis across four primary segments.

RR Donnelley CEO Quinlan wins 2011 Prism Award

Dec 8, 2010 12:00 AM,

The Advisory Board of New York University’s Graphic Communications Management and Technology Program has named Thomas J. Quinlan III, president and CEO of RR Donnelley & Sons Co., the winner of the 2011 Prism Award.

Johnson & Quin acquires Compuletter

Dec 7, 2010 12:00 AM,

What is stupidity in the pressroom?

Dec 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Raymond J. Prince

A good friend of mine (Bill McLauchlan) likes to state, Stupidity is doing the same thing and expecting different results. Once, while spraying weeds, I realized that I had been using the same spray for 30 years on Canadian Thistle with the same results: The thistle came back each year. Now I was the stupid one. So often this is what we are doing in our pressrooms. Problems will not just go away if

Earning customer loyalty

Dec 1, 2010 12:00 AM,

Do you know how loyal your customers are? Or, do you just feel in your gut that you're doing great and customers push as much your way as they can? Last year a printing company owner in Colorado shared that he almost lost a longtime customer. What surprised him most was that the two sat together each month at a local business meeting. The customer could not tell him face-to-face that he was blowing

A recession is a terrible thing to waste

Dec 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Bob Rosen

As our economy begins to show signs of emerging from a brutal recession, there is a bright spot, because the downturn has encouraged many printers to make long-overdue changes in their business. Most traditional printers had seen their businesses steadily eroding over the past few years, yet somehow the alarm bells didn't ring loudly enough. It took a sharp fall-off in sales to prove that the old

Succession planning

Dec 1, 2010 12:00 AM,

Holiday thoughts

Dec 1, 2010 12:00 AM,

Nine critical terms

Dec 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Dick Gorelick

In the bad old days, only stripper and bleeding in the gutter had two or more meanings. These days, the graphic arts industry is characterized by terms that defy precise definitions and impair communications. Some trade associations and consultants publish research using these undefined terms, thereby making their survey results questionable. Here are nine of the terms to which different people provide

What a year it was

Dec 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien KOB@americanprinter.com

What were some of the key trends of 2010? Well, leggings made an unfortunate comeback. There's even something called an unfortunate combination of jeans and leggings best left to middle school girls. Men and women, generally on the younger side, took to wearing snap brim hats not seen since the Eisenhower administration. (Unless you are Bear Bryant, Frank Sinatra or Karl Malden, it's a difficult look

PIA announces 2011 officers, board of directors

Nov 17, 2010 12:00 AM,

Pittsburgh-based Printing Industries of America installed its 2011 officers and board of directors November 14, 2010, at PIA’s Fall Administrative Meetings in San Francisco.

Vision 3 Summit focused on post-recession business development

Nov 16, 2010 12:00 AM,

As the economy emerges from the 14th recession in the last 80 years, what markets offer the most potential for graphic communications firms? This is one of the many questions to be addressed at next March's Vision 3 Summit, a groundbreaking new leadership conference produced by the graphic communications industry's top three associations.

Ginny’s Books acquires Morgan Printing

Nov 16, 2010 12:00 AM,

Austin, TX-based Ginny’s Printing has acquired book and publications printer Morgan Printing, announces Michael Martin, Ginny’s president and CEO.

On Demand 2011 to feature Publishing Xchange event

Nov 11, 2010 12:00 AM,

Questex Media, producers of the On Demand 2011 Exposition, have scheduled the Publishing Xchange educational event to debut at next year’s show (March 22-24 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington DC).

CIP4 awards 2010 Fellowship to EFI’s Margaret Motamed

Nov 10, 2010 12:00 AM,

The International Cooperation for the Integration of the Processes in Prepress, Press and Postpress (CIP4) organization announced at its Fall 2010 Interoperability Event the presentation of a CIP4 Fellowship to Margaret Motamed of EFI. As a CIP4 Fellow, Motamed has been granted a life-long membership in CIP4.

CIP4 announces 2010 CIPPI Award winners

Nov 10, 2010 12:00 AM,

The Intl. Cooperation for the Integration of the Processes in Prepress, Press and Postpress (CIP4) (www.cip4.org) organization announces the 2010 winners of the Jürgen Schönhut Memorial CIP4 International Print Production Innovation (CIPPI) Awards.

CGX calls for emerge 2011 speakers

Nov 10, 2010 12:00 AM,

Houston, TX-based Consolidated Graphics Inc. announces its emerge 2011 Conference will be held May 18 - 19, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dallas, TX, and speaker submissions are being accepted through Dec 6.

A tribute to Dick Gorelick

Nov 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Steve Johnson

Longtime AMERICAN PRINTER columnist Dick Gorelick passed away in September after years of declining health. Many were not aware of his condition, because he kept writing and consulting without letup throughout an arduous regimen of hospitalizations, treatments and surgeries. Telephone calls were so cheerfully answered that few realized the chatty Gorelick was often talking from a hospital bed. Dick's

Trade show transitions

Nov 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien KOB@americanprinter.com

Even five years ago it was obvious that Graph Expo was evolving beyond its old iron roots. But I know I wasn't alone in wondering about the show's prospects this year. Would people come? More importantly, would they be qualified attendees? The answer is yes. People did come. It was a vibrant, encouraging event. Hats off to GASC. The lousy economy, coupled with the nonparticipation of some top press

Are we enabled by babble?

Nov 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Dick Gorelick

Not too many years ago, the print community had a unique language with shared meanings. We knew the definition of and The industry's definitions of those words haven't changed much. However, that isn't the case with other words and terms, many of which now mean different things to different people under different circumstances. A consultant to print buyers recently observed that there is lack of clarity