Information Silos: Are They Killing Your Efficiency & ProfitInformation silos are more about management style than about structures or technologies. Fostering a work environment built on trust, sharing, and accountability is your best bet for improving cross-departmental collaboration. Can your businesses increase collaboration by creating regular check-ins between teams to discuss new processes and workflows needed to support the new remote work environment?
Planning for Profitability in Labels and Packaging 2021Unlike other print markets, labels and packaging weathered the pandemic. As consumers endured isolation, package arrivals became an event and labels and packaging worked as a marketing channel, providing brands a special consumer connection. The “Planning for Profitability in Labels and Packaging 2021” research report is of value.
Paragon Expands Direct Mail CapabilitiesParagon Customer Communications has expanded its direct mail capabilities on coated media following investment in a Ricoh Pro VC70000 high-speed color inkjet press. “Our latest Ricoh investment will allow us to diversify our product offering. We value the input of Ricoh to our business both in terms of technology and as a partner in developing new business,” said Dave Phillips, Site Director at Paragon.
Mittera Acquires Assets of Trend Offset PrintingMittera has announced it has acquired the assets of Trend Offset Printing. The addition of Trend Offset will enhance Mittera's presence in retail as well as commercial printing services. "As the landscape of our industry continues to change, it is critical that printers evolve to serve the customer needs of the future and not those of the past," said Jon Troen, CEO of Mittera.
Canon Unveils New Customer Innovation CenterCanon Solutions America debuts its newest facility in Florida. This facility features the state-of-the-art Canon Americas Customer Innovation Center (CIC) to host customers and showcase a wide range of Canon’s advanced production printing technology. The CIC is also home to Canon’s media lab, which is designed to deliver specialized media testing.
Developing the Business - Is Not A Zero-Sum GameOur great industry and your customer markets are NOT a zero-sum game. Steve Jobs and Bill Gates had to come to that personal understanding re. software and computers and they did ahead of their industry! My observation is that most organizations have capabilities – that not just their target customers and prospects – but also including nearby competitors – could sometimes use.
Charge Customers for Your Value; Not Your Competitor’s!Do not sell yourself short! Why do we deliberately give ‘services’ away or charge practically nil (a.k.a. zero) for it? Have you said, “the customer is not going to pay that” or “our competitor’s pricing is much lower”. Have we become obsessed with focusing on our own internal navigation -- that we are not obsessed with the value and positive impact we can have with our customers.
Gain a Competitive Edge in Inkjet System DevelopmentOpportunities in digital printing continue to fuel growth for PSPs across industry segments such as graphic arts, packaging, decorative, and a range of industrial applications. Inkjet printing is addressing the needs of PSPs in these segments and the development of new solutions presents a growth opportunity for integrators and system developers. If you are planning or developing inkjet printing systems, this webinar is for you.
Idealliance Celebrates 55th AnniversaryThis year, Idealliance celebrates its 55th Anniversary. They have been in the forefront of many—if not most—essential workflow transformations to remove friction in the graphic communications supply chain. Dick Ryan, Idealliance CEO said, “Idealliance’s 55-year history of success validates its ability to stay relevant in a changing print and packaging industry, serving its members by guiding the next revolution.”
Sam ErrigoSam Errigo, Executive Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Konica Minolta, has been named to the 2021 Top 100 Global Sales Leaders.
Teresa SternhagenTeresa Sternhagen was appointed General Manager of Toshiba's toner products division.
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