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Photo book tells the story of design at Apple

“Designed by Apple in California” chronicles 20 years of Apple design through 450 photographs

Photo book tells the story of design at Apple
Neethu Mohan
English Editor
2016-12-02

 

A new hardbound book released by Apple chronicles 20 years of Apple’s design, expressed through 450 photographs of past and current Apple products. “Designed by Apple in California,” which covers products from 1998’s iMac to 2015’s Apple Pencil, also documents the materials and...

Three Reasons Why Social Media Should Be A Key Part Of Your Sales Activities

Sales people would not achieve their target without social media networks

Three Reasons Why Social Media Should Be A Key Part Of Your Sales Activities
Matthew Parker
Founding director of Profitable Print Relationships
2015-03-02

We live in a world of change

Incredible as it may seem, the first mobile phone call made in the UK happened as recently as 1985. Nowadays it is unthinkable that a sales person would be able to operate with out a mobile phone.

LinkedIn launched in May 2003. Twitter started up in March 2006. Google Plus only went live in June...

3D “Printers” For Signage

Reality Check for Clearing up Misunderstood Product Names

3D “Printers” For Signage
Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth
ME Printer Contributing Editor
2015-02-01

Increasingly trade shows have been featuring “3D printers.” But 90% of the equipment that are mentioned are not printers whatsoever, they are rapid prototypers. Since my Hellmuth family background is architecture, I have worked with actual 3D printers (which are used to make architectural models). Some use piezo printheads; other brands use...

The Sales Challenge

The Sales Challenge
Bill Farquharson
Sales trainer for the printing, packaging, publishing
2015-01-24

Dear Print Buyer...

We haven’t spoken in a while, you and I, so I wanted to reach out and check-in. I've got an idea.

I want to make a deal with you. You have done an excellent job of avoiding my readers and, in particular, their phone call attempts to get some face time. This is unfortunate because they have a lot to give to...

Think “Smart” To Maintain Your Business’ Lead

Technologies such as QR, AR and NFC galvanize print's position in the connected world

Think “Smart” To Maintain Your Business’ Lead
David Pittman
Labels & Labeling | Packprint World
2014-12-14

In a connected world, where the internet and mobile devices are an integral part of our day-to-day lives, the printing industry has had to face up to the fact that the world in which we live has changed.

Be it the rise of e-readers and online publishing, and the connotations for the commercial print market, or the growth in e-commerce...

Training Skills Time Bomb

Crisis in UK printing Industry

Training Skills Time Bomb
Colin Thompson
CEO | Business Coach | Speaker | Author
2014-07-06

The Printing Industry turns their backs on training people because of costs they cannot afford, but they can invest in their people if they plan for their future with the right strategy?

`A skills time bomb`, that is what the Printing Industry have passed their vote on by not backing the investment on training of people for the...

What Printers Can Learn From Travel Agents

How to improve print sales with three focus points

What Printers Can Learn From Travel Agents
Matthew Parker
Founding director of Profitable Print Relationships
2014-07-05

Imagine that you are going to a travel agent. You want to book the holiday of your dreams. You are all fired up about the beach or the hotel or the scenery or the food.

Imagine if, instead of talking about the holiday, the travel agent started telling you about the plane. They told you about the fuel consumption. About how they...

A Successful Finat Congress at Monte Carlo!

Themed “The Battle for Shelf Appeal" FINAT Congress 2014 was held from 5-7 June in Monaco

A Successful Finat Congress at Monte Carlo!
Harveer Sahni
Managing Director, Weldon Celloplast Limited
2014-06-17

FINAT Congress 2014 was recently held from 5-7 June in picturesque destination, Monte Carlo, Monaco. The Principality of Monaco is a sovereign city-state, located on the French Riviera in Western Europe. It is bordered by France on three sides; one side borders the Mediterranean Sea. It continues to be an ideal tourist...

Why Discounting Is The Route To Failed Print Sales

3 reasons why price discounting doesn’t work

Why Discounting Is The Route To Failed Print Sales
Matthew Parker
Founding director of Profitable Print Relationships
2014-05-21

Let me tell you about Sean

Sean is very fussy about his coffee. He knows what he likes. He only likes the best. Sean makes sure that he gets premium coffee.

But he never pays full price for it.

Sean buys his coffee from a specialist coffee merchant. It’s the type of company...

Busy At Fespa Digital!

ME Printer Editorial Team Flies To Munich From All Over The World

Busy At Fespa Digital!
Morteza Karimian
Group Publishing Director
2014-05-20

Fespa Digital opens tomorrow and ME Printer editorial team is already there to cover the event. The team including, Eskandar Jahanbani the editor, Rod Hayes, technical editor and Nicholas Hellmuth contributing editor travelled from Dubai, UK and Guatemala (yes Guatemala!) to attend the high profile signage and soft signage show.

There...

Need Attention? Think PRINT!

Print Actually Trumps Digital In The Attention Economy: Here’s How

Need Attention? Think PRINT!
Matthew Buckland
Online Media Specialist
2014-05-11

There are few good things to say about printed media these days. It’s wasteful, inefficient, static, expensive to create and distribute. That’s why it’s all going digital.

But apart from a nostalgic affinity (“I like the feel of a newspaper, it’s what I have always done”), there is a huge advantage that print has over its...

Frank Romano Actually Flew To London

Yes you heard it right!

Frank Romano Actually Flew To London
Morteza Karimian
Group Publishing Director
2014-04-12

Anybody who is anybody in the world of graphic arts knows Frank Romano. He is professor of Rochester institute of Technology and perhaps the biggest authority on everything print. Another iron clad fact about him is that he never flies. He hasn’t flown since 40 years ago.

The idea of Frank hopping on a plane is inconceivable. But it...

IPEX 2014 In The Halfway Of Stage

Live from London | Rod Hayes Reports

IPEX 2014 In The Halfway Of Stage
Rod Hayes
ME Printer Technical Editor
2014-03-28

Ipex has just past its halfway stage and everything points to the naysayers having been put to the sword. Each day the visitor numbers exceeded expectations by some margin; exhibitors were without exception pleased with both the turnout and the depth of interest shown. Eric Bell, director of marketing services for Press Giant...

Sell Service Not Print

Printers start selling value added services will create a new type of relationship with their clients

Sell Service Not Print
Matthew Parker
Founding director of Profitable Print Relationships
2014-01-25

Do you remember vinyl?  What about cassettes?

I spent many happy days in my youth building up my record collection.  And I enjoyed making compilation tapes too.

All of this is now a distant memory.

My vinyl was sold off long ago (although with many regrets).  My cassettes are now more.  DAT has been...

Looking For Sustainable Values

Looking For Sustainable Values
Sabine A. Slaughter
ME Printer Contributor Editor
2014-01-12

ME Printer’s contributing editor and publisher of Globalprintmonitor.info Sabine Slaughter is a regular visitor to SGI. Here are her impressions from a show that is now more focused on environmental issues.

Once again, SGI proves its worth to everyone...

Are Niches The New Mainstream?

The success story of Labelexpo

Are Niches The New Mainstream?
Sabine A. Slaughter
ME Printer Contributor Editor
2013-11-05

Having attended Labelexpo show in Brussels last month, one could have thought not to be at a speciality show but to attend another drupa. The amount of visitors – up by 11% to 31,795 in comparison with 2011 – was breathtaking. And not only this. Apart from having all one topic in common, - labels -  digital and analogue machine...

Live from Chicago

Print 13 & CPP Expo: September 8-12, 2013, Mc Cormick Place

Live from Chicago
Dr. Ahmad Al Shaikh
Modern Printing Press Managing Director - Dubai
2013-09-11


Dr. Ahmed Al Shaikh, managing director of Modern Printing Press in Dubai and a well known printing professional in the region is in Chicago now visiting Print13 trade fair. Here is his take on the show sent to us via his Blackberry.

The absence of major offset players...

Printing and Publishing Group holds election

All industry players are welcome to take part in the event

Printing and Publishing Group holds election
Mazen Haj
Printing & Publishing Group chairman
2013-09-10

Printing and Publishing Group will be having the Committee Election on the 18th of September 2013. I am encouraging all the printing and packaging houses, suppliers and publishing houses to attend this important gathering.

By participating in the event you’ll find the opportunity to share your knowledge and your...

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