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Buying print today? Same as it ever was
Printing Impressions    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Turns out, the tried-and-true, age-old practices of print buying are still — to this day — the best and most effective ones. There were no secret apps, no "silver bullet" formulas and no shortcutting software to turn the business of buying commercial printing into a routine, foolproof task that anyone can do. You have to be mindful and detail-oriented, creative and intelligent. More

HP and Sappi launch new inkjet optimized paper
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HP has partnered with Sappi Fine Paper Europe to produce a new range of coated paper for high-speed inkjet web printing. The Jaz silk digitally coated paper, which is aimed at transpromo and transactional printing, aims to offer the look and feel of offset paper with high-speed inkjet functionality. More

Countering the threat from electronic publishing
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Speaking at the Cartagena, Colombia, edition of the Hay Literary Festival in January, acclaimed U.S. author Jonathan Franzen struck a blow for print when he insisted that, for the serious book reader — or "a literature-crazed person like me" — the "analogue" format was always going to be preferable to its upstart digital competitor, the e-book. Printed books, he went on, were part of the "concrete world," whereas e-books just weren't "permanent enough." More

 Supply Chain

Using a 'put' strategy to optimize order fulfillment
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Distribution operations that are required to ship product to the same location on a recurring basis can increase productivity with an order fulfillment strategy referred to as "put." Put systems offer a greater range of process control, increased order fulfillment efficiency and improved access to operator metrics. More

Map your way to proactive risk management
Supply & Demand Chain Executive    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Catastrophic events that made headlines in the last decade — including the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in 2011, Thailand's flooding and Hurricane Katrina — not only impacted immediate communities and businesses but disrupted global supply chains and surrounding countries. But other disruptive events that impact the supply chain are relevant as well. Labor strikes, bankruptcy, manufacturing declines — they all rank as disruptions to the global supply chain that impact its line of growth. More

Konica Minolta is Revolutionizing... Again.
Konica Minolta Sensing is proud to introduce the next-generation of measurement tools that streamline color adjustment in printing. The FD Series Spectrodensitometers offer pinpoint accuracy and compile with the new M1 standard for substrates with fluorescent whitening agents. Click here for more information or to request a free quote.

Preparing global supply chains against uncertainty
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As the global economy continues its postrecession roller coaster of ups and downs, companies are still struggling to assess, prepare for and manage disruptions in their supply chains. Supply risk remains a constant threat to companies regardless of their size or the industries in which they operate. Buyers and suppliers need to prepare to shift their supply chain strategies in a moment's notice in the event of natural disasters or other supply chain disruptions. More

There could be a great 3PL in your future
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Global third-party logistics had a mixed year in 2011, and 2012 could be more of the same. But the signs are highly promising, at least in certain areas, that the industry's fortunes are indeed looking up. On the positive side, third-party logistics revenues in North America, driven by domestic growth, increased 11 percent in 2011. Dedicated contract carriage, a mature segment of the industry, came back to life. More


Domtar VP Lewis Fix honored PR News CSR awards in professional of the year category
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Domtar Corporation announced that Lewis Fix, vice president of sustainable business and brand management, was honored on April 17, in Washington, D.C., at the PR News CSR Awards 2012 in the CSR Professional of the Year category. Lewis' decade of working at Domtar to advance Forest Stewardship Council certification and specifically his collaborations with nongovernmental groups such as Rainforest Alliance and World Wildlife Fund has helped pave the way for wider acceptance and adoption of sustainable forestry practices within the pulp and paper industry. More

Study: Clear environmental claims critical to consumer acceptance
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In the most recent research conducted by Perception Research Services, shoppers demonstrated that they are interested in choosing environmentally friendly packaging. Significantly more shoppers stated they would like to choose environmentally friendly packaging compared to 2010, with fully half still willing to pay more. This is especially true of younger shoppers. Over half of the sample stated that seeing environmental claims on packaging positively impacts their behavior to either buy more of the brands they usually do, or switch to others. More

Sustainable companies need nature to thrive
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How do we rise and adapt to the challenges of a rapidly changing world — and what role can business play to help lead the way? These are just some of the pressing questions that fueled the Fortune Brainstorm Green conference in Laguna Niguel, Calif. The event has become a signature gathering of corporate leaders, journalists, environmental groups and technical and policy experts, all with a common interest in solving the most pressing problems facing the planet. More


Free i2live webinar by Industry Intelligence relevant to wood, pulp, paper and packaging industries
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Register now for a free i2live webcast Thursday, April 26 at 2 p.m. ET, about Life Cycle Assessment and Environmental Product Declarations. Christine Burow will provide examples of how LCAs and EPDs are driving change in the lumber, paper and packaging supply chains. LCA is becoming an effective sustainability accounting tool companies use to measure the consequences of a product from raw material extraction to manufacturing, packaging, distribution, use and end of life. More


Your place in the marketing mix
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As Internet marketing consultants, we'd all agree SEO is a vital part of a successful marketing strategy. Online visibility is essential for both branding and conversions. SEO and Internet marketing are not the only ingredients in our client's marketing mix. Print advertising, radio and TV commercials, e-mail marketing, direct mail — for most businesses, these forms of marketing are still heavily used. More

John Foley: QR codes and other ways your audience interacts with print
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VideoBriefJohn Foley owner of interlinkONE and Grow Socially gives a few tips and tricks on QR Codes, mobile marketing and other ways you can get your audience to interact with printed pieces of all shapes and sizes. More

XMPie enhances Web-to-print, marketing on demand solution    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
XMPie, a Xerox company, the leading provider of software solutions for individualized communications management, will soon be releasing the latest version of its enterprise-class Web-to-print offering, XMPie uStore 6.0. For the first time, uStore will include a document submission feature, enabling the full range of capabilities for out-of-the-box e-commerce storefronts, as well as more complex marketing portals. More

NPTA Paper Merchant Weekly
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