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Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

The little reminder in the back of my head that whispers every time I see or experience something neat-o which I know “bookies” would find interesting. I suppose the most recent memorable event for me occurred just last week. I had the great honor of attending the National Book Awards hosted by Faith Salie. Faith [...]

Inkjet is a whole lotta hoopla!

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

The latest “scoop” on inkjet from my perspective is a whole lot of hoopla. In fact, inkjet conjures up visions of a favorite SpongeBob episode my kids absolutely LOVE! After all the talk about any new print technology, for me it comes down to 3 big things: 1) Is it faster? 2) Is it cheaper? [...]

To double-bump or not to double-bump.?That is the question!

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

We were presented with a great opportunity for one of our customers who is publishing a graphic novel. They needed a SUPER rich black to fill full-bleed 8.5”X11” pages. We pulled out an old trick used mostly in commercial printing companies. We employed the ol’ “double-bump”. This technique is also commonly referred to as a [...]

JZ has got it down!

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Making print books relevant in an increasingly “e” world is a challenge for our industry. I came across this marketing campaign for JZ’s recent title Decoded and I was really blown away. Talk about using social media to energize print sales… awesome! Disclaimer: I am not endorsing “BING” as a search engine.

School is Out!

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

School is out and what does this mean? For my household is spells disaster for my wife in the form of idle teenagers who live in the country. Of course I explain to them how “When I grew up we spent the whole day playing outside…. Go outside!” Can you see the eye rolls immediately [...]

InkJet Update

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Inkjet update for those who are watching this development in our industry. After talks (and testing) with all major suppliers of inkjet technologies I have gain some confidence in a few significant opinions: Initial capital costs from all inkjet suppliers is insane. Inkjet (quality) is ready for SOME markets not all. None of the current [...]

What is a bookophile?

Monday, November 29th, 2010

We really are blessed to work in the book publishing industry. The people in this industry and to be specific in the book segment of printing and publishing are such fun. We work with amazing authors and publishers who are always so sincere and pleasant. We have the benefit of working with personalities so diverse [...]

Win! Bookless Library No More!

Friday, October 1st, 2010

I was delighted last night when I received an email from our local public school, who not 1-year ago was touting their “bookless” library. A year ago I was wringing my hands in despair at the thought of a bookless library. So when their email arrived yesterday asking for book donations I took a moment [...]

Print Making a Comeback?

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Is it just me or are you hearing people talk about print in a new way? I had to laugh to myself over the weekend when I was at a dinner party and overheard two “super hip” Marketing Managers talk about print as if it were the new “killer app”! “Print is coming back in [...]

The e-book and the p-book, living in harmony.

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Did you see this in Newsweek back in early August? I absolutely love the message in this summary comparison. We are all seeing more and more e-readers in public but seems my local bookstores are as jammed as they always have been with people buying good old “p-books”. These methods to read are certainly [...]