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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

Folding carton press advancements

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

Recently I had the opportunity to test several new large-format 57-inch and larger presses going into the folding carton market. The test results as well as productivity measurements, and even print quality measurements, were impressive. I found that the data begs the question, Is it worth keeping an old press or rebuilding it? Here is a short review of the press results: Dry solids: Even and virtually

PRIMIR Winter Meeting highlights direct marketing trends

Oct 29, 2010 12:00 AM,

Reston, VA-based PRIMIR, the Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization, announces the lineup for its Winter Meeting in Florida.

Transcontinental closes Boucherville printing plant

Oct 27, 2010 12:00 AM,

Montreal-based Transcontinental announces that it is closing the Transcontinental Boucherville printing plant at 1485 Coulomb in Boucherville, QC, Canada.

Royal Oak High School to receive Kagy Award

Oct 26, 2010 12:00 AM,

Printing Industries of America announces Royal Oak High School (Royal Oak, MI) will receive the 2010 Frederick D. Kagy “Education Award of Excellence” for its success in implementing and maintaining a thriving graphic communications program.

Graphic Arts Capital acquires Champion Capital

Oct 22, 2010 12:00 AM,

Algonquin, IL-based Graphic Arts Capital (GAC), a leading provider of print-related equipment financing, recently expanded its reach through the acquisition of Champion Capital, a provider of lease financing to importers and dealers of printing and graphic arts equipment.

Survey Advantage releases print buyer satisfaction survey results

Oct 20, 2010 12:00 AM,

Jamestown, RI-based Survey Advantage has released its print buyer satisfaction ratings for Q3, 2010.

GASC honors ‘Positively Print’ award recipients

Oct 7, 2010 12:00 AM,

The Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) recognized the "Positively Print" award recipients at a ceremony following the Executive Outlook Conference preceding Graph Expo.

NAPL/NAQP launches new website

Oct 7, 2010 12:00 AM,

NAPL and NAQP announce the launch of a new website at The associations have added exciting new features, new content and easier navigation.

Wilma Grant to receive Naomi Berber Memorial Award

Oct 7, 2010 12:00 AM,

Printing Industries of America announces the recipient of the 2010 Naomi Berber Award, Wilma Grant. The Berber Award recognizes a woman in the printing industry who has an outstanding record of accomplishments that demonstrate her contribution toward the development of the graphic communications industry.

Fit to print

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

So often, in this industry, we use terms to describe print issues and think everyone uses them in the same way. I hope to bring a little clarity to the terms image fit, and Grids | Grids have been used over the years for many purposes. The first use I saw was for striking in pinning systems for plate register on a press. Today, the most popular use is to see if lines and dots can on a multicolor press.

Big events

Oct 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By AP staff

NY firm executes QR Codes to drive event traffic

Heading for the exigency exits

Oct 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien

Do you know what an exigency is? Until recently, I thought this was what happened when you drank too much coffee while you were driving and couldn't locate an off ramp. In such circumstances, an exigency would be inevitable. A lawyer might say that an exigency is an Opponents to the latest USPS rate proposal might describe an exigency as a a means of circumventing postal reform legislation which restricted

Remembering a master of industrial marketing

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

Editor's note: Consultant and columnist Dick Gorelick passed away Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, at age 71. AP editor Katherine O'Brien offers this appreciation. One reader dubbed him the master of industrial marketing. Others told us they eagerly anticipated Dick's insights, turning immediately to his column. Well, you've done it again, wrote Terry Corman after reading Dick's June 2008 piece on sales compensation.


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

My wife and I like to play chess. Chess is like fighting, but with rules, so it is ideal for married couples. Chess strategy can be either offensive or defensive in nature. My wife and I both pursue a scorched earth policy, creating bloody carnage and leaving a trail of bodies wherever we move on the board. Before I go further, I should acknowledge that many of my readers don't play chess. You might

Communication is key

Oct 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Michael Casey

Recently, I was hit hard by a customer service experience that provides an example for all business owners. My son and I took a banana boat ride (water tubing for 10 people at a time) while on vacation. The employee working the concession barked orders at us: You need to shower before you get on the boat. Give me your glasses, hat and anything else you have. I explained that I can't see without my

American Printer columnist Dick Gorelick passes away

Sep 14, 2010 12:00 AM,

We regretfully report that American Printer columnist Dick Gorelick has passed away.

Xplor announces 2011 conference plans

Sep 10, 2010 12:00 AM,

Land O'Lakes, FL-based Xplor Intl., the worldwide electronic document systems association, announces the 2011 Xplor International Conference and Vendor Forum will take place April 5-7, 2011, at the TradeWinds Island Grand Hotel and Conference Center near Tampa Bay, FL.

Managing through changing times

Sep 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Nsenga Thompson

The National Assn. for Printing Leadership (NAPL) (, announced its 2009 Management Plus Award recipients at the 2010 Top Management Conference in February. This year, 18 companies were recognized with Gold, Silver and Merit awards, along with this year's William K. Marrinan Hall of Fame recipient Classic Graphics (Charlotte, NC). Joseph P. Truncale, NAPL president and CEO, says, They