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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

MegaSpirea's MailLiner

"People were calling colleagues from the booth saying, 'You gotta see this!' Truth be told, I didn't make it back for a closer look, but after I opened the samples I'd been handed, the marvel of video on the web showed me this is definitely something you have to see. MegaSpirea's MailLiner 100 was one of the Must See 'ems, and Scott Gerschwer, VP of Marketing (the guy who stopped me on the floor) told me last Friday, people were calling colleagues from the booth saying, 'You gotta see this!' The MailLiner 100 addresses the need of service bureaus and data centers to combine envelopes and their contents with 100% accuracy. Instead of printing a document and putting it into an envelope, the system creates the envelope in-line and wraps it around the document. Using a continuous-feed printer (think InfoPrint, Kodak, Nipson, Océ, or Xerox) a document is printed and is immediately followed by an envelope, bearing address, postal indicia and relevant messaging. The MailLiner 100 does the slitting and trimming needed to separate the envelope and its contents, does the requisite scoring, folding, gluing, and marries the pieces back together, ready to mail. Cameras and bar codes further ensure accurate matching of mail piece and envelope. The machine runs at about 300 pages per minute and can put up to 5 pages in each envelope."

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Graphic Arts in 2017...event featuring Dr. Joe Webb

Hi - If you are going to Graph Expo or live in the Chicago area, I hope you will register to attend a special event featuring Dr. Joe Webb next week.

Last year, nearly 200 executives attended and the reviews were excellent. This year, Dr. Joe's presentation is entitled "Graphic Arts 2017: A Speculative Look at the Graphic Arts a Decade from Today". He will offer printing and publishing executives direction and insights relative to the future of print in a multichannel world.

Dr. Webb will also provide a 2008 economic outlook, both in terms of the printing industry and the general economy. A continental breakfast will be provided.

The event is Tuesday, (September 11) from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. in Room S106B, McCormick Place in Chicago in conjunction with Graph Expo. The event is free, thanks to the support of MAN Roland.

Seating is limited so please sign up today. Other WhatTheyThink.com editors and commentators will be in attendance as well. We hope to see you there.

More info - or register

Kind Regards,
Randy Davidson, President

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

World Digital Pub | Editor -Marketeer Conf. Oct 10-19

The World Association of Newspapers (WAN) is planning to bring print and digital newspapers together with back-to-back conferences this October 17-19.

This October Digital will meetup with Print at back to back at conference put on by World Association of Newspapers. Attendees will discover array of strategies for digital content, advertising, digital rights management at The World Digital Publishing Conference along side The 10th Editor and Marketeer Conference which will be focusing on print, free newspapers, marketing, and circulation. There will be a keynote speech on the latest world press trends.

Details at http://www.wan-press.org/

Monday, September 03, 2007

"A VOCATION OF UNHAPPINESS [Courtesy Georges Simenon (1903-1985)]

BookAngst 101:

Advancing the Notion of (...ahem...) Realistic Advances
: "A VOCATION OF UNHAPPINESS [Courtesy Georges Simenon (1903-1985)] 'Writing is considered a profession, and I don't think it is a profession. I think that everyone who does not need to be a writer, who thinks he can do something else, ought to do something else. Writing is not a profession but a vocation of unhappiness. I don't think an artist can ever be happy.'"