Tag Archive: Printing

Oct 08

The End of the Age of Gutenberg?

Perhaps 200 years from now, historians will be calling the 21st Century the “End of the Age of Gutenberg.” The development of movable type in the 1400s slowly nudged knowledge and information past the gates of shadowy cloisters into the public, commercial realm. With (lots of) time and further innovation, Gutenberg’s vision of standardized and …

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Oct 01

Graph Expo 2012 is Just Around the Corner

Graph Expo 2012

Graph Expo 2012 is just around the corner.  And with it comes the crazy, hectic tradeshow frenzy that every exhibitor lives through. The nightmares, the middle of the night “we should do this” brainstorms, coupled with “the no sleep at all” nights worrying about what you’ve forgotten. I’ve been managing tradeshows for more years than …

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May 18

drupa 2012 — The “Thoughtful” drupa

Komori “family photo” on the first day of drupa 2012

We can close the book on drupa 2012—all that’s left is the tearing down and the moving out. The pundits will debate the success, the highs and lows, over the course of the next several weeks and it will be interesting to read their varying perspectives. Yes, attendance was lower than last drupa, but what …

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May 07

Live from drupa 2012 – Catch the Excitement at the Komori Stand

drupa is in full swing, and if you watch the video below you can see for yourself what’s happening in the Komori stand in Hall 15. If you’ve never had the “drupa experience,” you don’t know what you’re missing. New technology is EVERYWHERE—and the Komori stand has loads of it! I can’t wait for the …

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Mar 22

Counting Down the Days Until drupa 2012

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drupa 2012 is rapidly approaching—are you attending? For me, this drupa already feels different. There have been a host of announcements from a wide range of exhibitors touting a number of interesting and exciting new products. It seems to me that drupa will be “springtime” in more ways than one—new products introduced, new alliances being …

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Dec 05

Social Media Marketing for Printers: Prepare for Launch

Now that we’ve explored the five most active social media platforms available and how they can advance your business goals, it’s time to evaluate which platforms are right for your business. Then, the next step is to develop a strategy for building and growing your presence. Where do you go from here?

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Nov 16

Social Media Marketing for Printers: Get Connected on LinkedIn

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You’re most likely on LinkedIn. So are the executives from all 2011 Fortune 500 companies. To most users, LinkedIn might be considered something like an extremely large online Rolodex. While a basic LinkedIn profile is an effective tool for keeping track of people, finding people that you are looking for, and being found by them, …

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Jul 12

Are You Ready For Automation? Real Automation?

I wanted to offer some perspective to all those who are considering a new press. The entry dialogue is and has been “how fast will it make-ready?” After all, hasn’t the mantra always been to produce print “better, faster, cheaper?” All the focus has been on the machine and the software to improve your profit …

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Jun 20

Connecting with In-Plant Printers at IPMA

Komori participated in the IPMA (In-Plant Printing & Mailing Association) conference last week in Charleston, SC.  This is a great group and an anomaly in the printing industry.  They come from corporate in-plant shops, educational institutions, government offices and non-profits and cover sectors from manufacturing to insurance companies to churches and healthcare institutions.  What they …

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Jun 01

Web Presses in a Short Run World

What do these sentences have in common? •     If the job is under 20,000 impressions, it should never go on a web press. •     Always allow for at least 5000 waste copies on a web press. •     Web presses are complicated to run. •     Print quality is much lower on a web press as compared …

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