If it’s September, it must be time to celebrate production print. I think you’ll learn a lot from our cover story Production Proficient by Frank G. Cannata. Frank interviews individuals from three progressive dealerships, including John Thiel of OMNI Business Systems, John Lowery and Jim Fortier of Applied Innovation as well as Keith Allison, Ray Bullins, and Jacqueline Smith of Systel Business Equipment about how each entered the production print market and what it takes to be successful. There’s nothing like the insights of dealers who’ve been there and done that.
In addition to our cover story, September features include:
PRINTING United Preview – Frank G. Cannata interviews Mark Subers, president of events and exhibitions for PRINTING United/NAPCO Media about why dealers should attend the October conference.
Package Deal – Contributing Editor Cary Sherburne examines the latest trends and opportunities in package printing.
Speed Bump – Contributing Editor Noel Ward helps you answer the question, is your dealership ready to step up into light production?
Digital Front End Finesse – Frank G. Cannata talks Fiery, PRINTING United, and production and industrial print with EFI’s Frank Mallozzi.
Diversification Row – The Swenson Group’s President Dean Swenson describes the bumpy road to success in managed IT with Editor-in-Chief Scott Cullen.
CR-Connect Dealer Tour – Scott interviews Bay Copy president Ray Belanger about the dealership’s 50 years in business.
Fit to Manage Print – For those who are wondering if dealers need another print management solution, Scott’s interview with directprint.io’s CEO Dan Jenkins provides some answers.
Besides these features, you’ll find our latest Japanese Headlines, European Headlines, and Economics Matters columns, as well as the second in an ongoing series of Access Japan features. This month we visit Toshiba Tec.
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Enjoy the issue!
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