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Mitch Evans Joins NAPL Business Advisory Team

Industry Veteran Named Association Vice President,Will Lead Team’s NAPL/NAQP Small Printer Segment East Rutherford, N.J. (July 30, 2013)―Mitch Evans has joined the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) as a Vice President and fulltime member of its Business Advisory Team. Evans has served as Managing Director of the National Association of Quick Printers (NAQP), the […]

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Are Mergers and Acquisitions Just for the Big Guys? No!

It’s always interesting to go to a Mergers and Acquisitions or M&A presentation and listen to people who have been successful using M&A as a growth strategy. Usually they will talk about their successes, sometimes they will discuss their trials and tribulations, but rarely does anyone talk about the common misconception that M&A is only […]

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Joy at Work

This is the title of a popular best-selling business book written by Dennis Bakke.  In it, the author emphasizes the mostly overlooked importance of all employees at all levels understanding the basics of business.  This includes how revenue is generated, why expenses must be managed and, most importantly, how profits are generated and to what […]

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Don’t Bank On Consolidation

As we mentioned in our previous post, more and more the benefits of consolidation, as well as those of an improving economy, are going to be reserved for companies that are best prepared for what the commercial printing industry is becoming. While there is no question that the industry is consolidating—NAPL estimates that the commercial […]

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Stuck in the Old Ways – Try a Clean Sheet Approach

Most companies offering digital printing services today use the same processes and procedures as they do for conventional offset printing work. The problem is that these elaborate steps such as estimating, scheduling, and customer service procedures work great for conventional printing, but are too time-consuming for digital printing. In an on-demand world where work is […]

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NAPL Soderstrom Dinner Set for Sept.7

New Downtown Venue/Catering by Wolfgang Puck /Top Marketing Plus™ Awards East Rutherford, N.J. (July 22, 2013)―The National Association of Printing Leadership (NAPL) will hold its annual Soderstrom Awards Dinner on the eve of PRINT 13 on Saturday evening, September 7, 2013, at The University of Chicago Gleacher Center overlooking the Chicago River. The evening’s caterer […]

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Hot Enough for You?

Hot Enough for You?

I’m not so sure about global warming, but we certainly have had local warming here this week, with the temperature in the upper 90s and the humidity not far behind. Even with air conditioning in nearly every indoor space, unrelenting heat that goes on for several days, lurking at any uncovered window or door, does […]

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Expectations Move Lower

NAPL State of the Industry participants are not as optimistic as they were at the start of 2013. Back then our survey group expected to increase sales 3.6% this year. Now they expect an increase of 2.7%. The share of those expecting a gain declined from 62.1% to 49.1%. Conversely, those expecting a decline more […]

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Getting a Charge

Among the innovations popping up increasingly at conferences and show booths these days are charging stations–little pads or docks visitors can use to charge their cellphones, tablets, and other electronic devices. Given the omnipresence of battery-powered technologies, from hand-held games and music players to mapping/directional devices and electric/hybrid vehicles, finding places to recharge your tools […]

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