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September 2009 Blog Posts (20)

Always Wear an Undershirt … and Other Lessons Not Found in Sales Books



So… I have been doing printing sales for roughly 7 months now. Along the way I have learned some key lessons that I haven’t come across in any of the “How To” and “Motivational” sales books I’ve read. Maybe this list belongs more in the “For Dummies”… Continue

Added by Tara "the Print-cess" Wagner on September 26, 2009 at 1:51pm — 9 Comments

How to Get Free Email Mail Marketing that Converts Like Crazy

First... Set Up a Free Account With a Company that is White Listed...



There are many email marketing companies that offer free campaigns, but two stand alone as the best.



1) iContact - Included in their free package is a 31 page white paper that will make even the most novice marketer an email pro. They have a fully integrated survey sytem along with email scheduling capabilities. iContact also… Continue

Added by kylee roberts on September 24, 2009 at 3:58pm — 1 Comment

New Print Finishing Demo Showroom

On September 1, 2009 Kluge opened our new demo showroom at headquarters in St. Croix Falls, WI.



We are excited to now offer customers the option of seeing a live demo of our equipment prior to purchase at our demo room. In the past we have had to rely on tradeshows and customer partners to demo equipment presale. Now we have a place onsite to serve this purpose.



The showroom now features our new V-10 F Series Press, capable of foil stamping and embossing a sheet size of up… Continue

Added by Sam Beamond on September 24, 2009 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Digital Printer Ink Supplier - Bordeaux Digital Printink

Bordeaux Digital Printink is a worldwide leader in the market of alternative inks. The company develops, manufactures and markets quality inks for wide and super wide digital printers, with a diverse range of products that are used in printing houses in more than sixty countries. Bordeaux is an industry innovator, introducing new technologies and uniquely engineered products, such as the pioneering HAP Free Organic Green Ink.



A worldwide distribution network, including dealers,… Continue

Added by Hillel on September 24, 2009 at 4:47am — No Comments

Better Color With Less Ink

There were a couple of vendors at Print 09 offering better color by using less ink. Specifically, Fine Eye, which also announced at the show that they were merging with Chromaticity, has developed a new algorithm for separating color. They say that the math almost everyone uses to separate color is more than 100 years old and needed refining. That makes sense: clearly we don't use the same ink, paper, screens or presses as we did 100 years ago. The company says that their real intent was simply… Continue

Added by Stephen Beals on September 22, 2009 at 8:16pm — No Comments

The Virtual Office – Get A Domain Name, Already!

I just don’t get it. It’s nearly 2010, not 1910. Internet domain names have been publicly available for at least 25 years. Yet, as I was adding Print '09 contact information to my CRM database in the aftermath of Print ’09, one thing really struck me: there were many professionals and small business owners at Print ’09 who are still using aol.com, yahoo.com, gmail.com, etc. for primary business contact email.



Now, I’m not knocking the big boys of email. I have private email accounts… Continue

Added by Rick Cowles on September 21, 2009 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Expand the Capacity of your Folder Gluer... Literally!

The latest exciting add-on offered by Kluge is for their line of folding and gluing equipment. Our research shows that the capacity folder sector is an area of growth potential. We now enter into the market with the "Capacity Folder Unit".



Sometimes dubbed the term, "Box Folder", Capacity Pocket Folders are essentially a box pocket incorporated into a pocket folder or similar item. By enabling a pocket folder with a permanently large opening for inserts, the capacity folder can hold… Continue

Added by Sam Beamond on September 18, 2009 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Paramount Performance Marketing in the news

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Added by Jon Cummins on September 17, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Digital Silk Screen Printing

Hi



A new company that recently joined the Israel Exporter is SLR Printing



S.L.R. Printing Industries Ltd. was founded in 1960 by its CEO, Mr. Haim Levy, and began as a small high-quality print shop, specializing in digital silk-screen printing.



Visit SLR Printing today!



Enjoy

Hillel

Director…

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Added by Hillel on September 17, 2009 at 3:28am — 1 Comment

Can you hear me?

An elderly man was wondering if his wife had a hearing problem. So one night, he stood behind her while she was washing dishes and he whispered softly to her, “Honey, can you hear me?” There was no response. He moved a little closer and said, “Honey, can you hear me?” Still, there was no response. Finally he moved right behind her and hollered, “Honey, can you hear me?” Startled and annoyed, she snapped back, “For the third time, yes!”


If you need something,.... I'm listening!

Added by Ed Dignam on September 16, 2009 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Cool custom decks of playing cards with scratch & sniff inks + more

Pretty cool project, huh? Here's more information on it...

Added by Kristie Amella on September 15, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

New Tabbing Rules Explained. Plus, Some Advice on How to Comply.

If you are like me, you hate trying to interpret and stay on top of the latest USPS changes to rules and regulations. I've gotten a lot of helpful info from my local printers and mail houses, but I found this article at www.TarketMarketingMag.com, which (I think) explains the new rules quite well. Figured I would share it here. It also has links at the end to USPS documentation.…



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Added by Jennie Doran on September 15, 2009 at 9:04am — No Comments

Generating new product "buzz" in a retrenching print industry

My entire career has been built on introducing concepts and ideas to a diverse audience. Some would call it "pre-sales" - but I don't really believe that doing something like convincing the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to examine its reporting requirements would qualify as "pre-sales". Yet, in a way, that's exactly what that task entailed: convincing the regulators of a moribund industry that a particular rule was being inconsistently interpreted (and applied) by nearly every commercial… Continue

Added by Rick Cowles on September 14, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Connect With Israeli Printing and Publishing Companies

Hi all



I would like to introduce my new website: Israel Exporter



This site was created to provide a user friendly platform for promotion of multilateral trade relations between Israeli industries and world markets.



Connect With Israeli Printing and Publishing Companies on the Israel… Continue

Added by Hillel on September 10, 2009 at 5:00am — No Comments

Don't Sell PURLs!

Here is a recent post you may relate to on our blog : http://acculink.blogspot.com/



Don’t sell PURLs!



This discussion is directed to anyone who thinks they are in a position to “wow” their prospect with an offer to increase results with increased response rates generated by the introduction of personalized URLs (PURLs) in their next campaign. Though the technology is nothing new, we are seeing a greater interest in this service as more publicity of its merits are exposed.… Continue

Added by Lindsay Gray on September 3, 2009 at 9:58pm — 1 Comment

Finally, a website specifically for the finishing and converting industries!

The URL won’t leave you guessing on the content of our new site. Since its inception in 1919, Kluge has become renowned for manufacturing high quality print finishing equipment. In the late 1980’s we purchased the Haskins folder gluer line and have been developing highly versatile multi-function folder gluers ever since.



Today, we have taken our folder gluer product line a step further and created an online presence that will educate you about the industry. At the same time,… Continue

Added by Sam Beamond on September 3, 2009 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Dog owner? New Mom? Traveler? Camper? Everyone could use one of these...

The next time your client is looking for a new and cool product to brand and giveaway, suggest this product to them. No matter who their target audience is, this could come in hand at one point or another....…



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Added by Kristie Amella on September 2, 2009 at 5:39pm — No Comments

Picture this scene.....

You have an event coming up. You need to find:

a couple of vehicles wrapped prior to the event for some local last-minute exposure...…

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Added by Kristie Amella on September 2, 2009 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Kodak kicks it up a notch at Print 09

This post was re posted here from Kodak's GrowYourBiz blog.



Kodak has a long history of innovation. It's at the core of everything we do. So it's no surprise that at Print 09, Kodak is bringing innovation to the trade show floor. We're reinventing the trade show experience and it's all about you - the customer.





We're going… Continue

Added by The Nizzer on September 2, 2009 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Get In The GROOVE This Fall ...



It's hard to believe that September is already here while Autumn, Halloween, and all the other holidays are just around the corner.



Summer flew by this year despite all the challenges that face us (and with the holidays coming up soon), it might be a good time to reflect back and start counting our blessings.



One of my new ad agency clients… Continue

Added by Tom Bello on September 1, 2009 at 6:57pm — No Comments

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