Dr. Joe Webb Printing and Graphic Arts News, October 21, 2004

The "Dr. Joe Webb News" newsletter is by printing and graphic arts industry commentator and forecaster Dr. Joe Webb. It offers highlights and links to his presentations and audio, reports, and upcoming speaking engagements. Dr. Webb is an internationally-known consultant; his weekly column can be found at whattheythink.com

(PRWEB) October 21, 2004 -- Printing industry consultant, commentator, and forecaster Dr. Joe Webb has issued updated information about recent presentations, projects, and resources now available at the DrJoeWebb.com e-store. The below information is from his latest newsletter. To receive the newsletter directly, please go to http://www.drjoewebb.com/email_signup.html

GRAPH EXPO EVENT NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
Thanks very much to MAN Roland and WhatTheyThink.com for sponsoring this event of October 11. It was a pleasure to meet so many industry friends that morning. More than 200 packed the seminar room at GraphExpo.
Here are the links:

See the press release http://www.prweb.com/releases/2004/10/prweb169365.php
Download the slides and/or the mp3 file of the presentation http://members.whattheythink.com/home/ge041012djw.cfm

RECENT ECONOMIC WEBINAR STILL AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD
I discussed the outlook for the fourth quarter, the likely condition of the general and print economies of 2005, and a host of other topics. Download the PDF of the slides and the mp3 of the audio.

See the press release that details the topics discussed http://www.prweb.com/releases/2004/10/prweb163993.htm
Access the slides and audio at http://members.whattheythink.com/home/webinar040929.cfm

FREE DR. JOE COLUMNS ON WHATTHEYTHINK.COM
As many of you know, my column is part of the paid premium access section of WhatTheyThink.com. My last two columns are now available at no charge as part of WTT’s GraphExpo coverage.

October 15 column http://members.whattheythink.com/home/ge041015djw.cfm
October 8 column http://members.whattheythink.com/home/ge041008djw.cfm

THE U.S. GRAPHIC DESIGN BUSINESS 2004-2009 DISCOUNT EXTENDED TO MONDAY 10/25
The $5.8 billion graphic design industry has approximately 16,000+ businesses (with an average of four employees each) and spends more than $400 million annually on capital goods. The industry has over 80,000 independent freelance practitioners (and this doesn’t even include designers in agencies, publishers, and other places!) This, and more, will be found in “The U.S. Graphic Design Business 2004-2009”, which will be published later this month.

This report is priced at $2,875. There is a special pre-publication price of $1,975, a savings of more than 30% ($900). The deadline for the “early-bird” pricing HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO October 25, 2004. The report can be pre-ordered at http://store.yahoo.com/drjoe/graphicdesign.html

For more information send an e-mail to e-mail protected from spam bots , or call Vince Naselli at 1-732-568-0316.

See the press release: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2004/9/prweb161427.php

OFFSHORE STUDY IN PROCESS
This study is well underway and proceeding smoothly to its mid-November release. I can guarantee that there will be many surprises. Get details from the official press release, where you can also download a proposal, a presentation, and some interesting charts. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2004/9/prweb156536.php

The report can be ordered for $2875 at http://store.yahoo.com/drjoe/offshore.html
The e-mail address for questions is e-mail protected from spam bots. Or you can call Vince Naselli at 1-732-568-0316.

PRESSTEK SEMINARS
Presstek recently announced a series of seminars for shop owners and managers called “Get Smart. Print Smart.” The series also includes Tom Crouser of Crouser & Associates (http://www.crouser.com ), and Stephen Sanker of Presstek.

I will be speaking at industry seminars sponsored by Presstek in the Hartford and Boston areas at the end of October. Vince Naselli of Naselli & Associates will cover similar topics at Lyndhurst and Cherry Hill, New Jersey events in November.

Official press release: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=109&STORY=/www/story/10-04-2004/0002265424&EDATE=

Register at this address: http://www.presstek.com/seminars/

DR. JOE AT THE PRINT WORKFLOW SUMMIT
I’ll be speaking at the November 8 (Wakefield, MA) and 10 (Teaneck, NJ) Print Summit meetings sponsored by Electronic Publishing and WhatTheyThink.com. Other speakers include Frank Romano, David Zwang, Adobe’s Lonn Lorenz and Dov Isaacs, Quark’s Tim Banister, Jim Harvey (Executive Director CIP4), and print CEOs Chris Wells of LaVigne Inc. and Chris Petro of Globalsoft Digital.

Press release announcing my participation: http://ep.pennnet.com/Articles/Article_Display.cfm?Section=OnlineArticles&SubSection=Display&PUBLICATION_ID=29&ARTICLE_ID=211307

For details: http://ep.pennnet.com/extras/ep/print_workflow_summit.cfm

DR. JOE TALKS ABOUT OFFSHORE PRINTING AT GAMIS DECEMBER MEETING
A briefing of the project highlights will be held at the GAMIS December meeting in Washington on December 7. Contact Jackie Bland at GAMIS at e-mail protected from spam bots or (703) 519-8179 for complete details.

NEWLY UPDATED C. BARNES & CO. DIRECTORY NEW REGIONAL EDITIONS NOW AVAILABLE
The new 3rd Quarter 2004 edition of the C. Barnes & Co. Printing & Graphic Arts Directory are now available. The Directory is the most current and detailed information about the industry’s biggest and most influential companies. The C. Barnes & Co. Printing & Graphic Arts Directory lists more than 2,500 North American printing and packaging companies, representing $100+ billion in total sales and 60% of industry capital investment.

See the full press release: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2004/10/prweb169338.php
Download a sample page: http://www.prweb.com/prfiles/2004/10/18/169338/2004PGADSamplePage.pdf
Buy it now at: http://store.yahoo.com/drjoe/pgadsection.html

Updates since the previous edition include 27 acquisitions, mergers and company name changes for the year such as acquisitions by Consolidated Graphics, Ennis Business Forms, Deluxe, Transcontinental, and others; the Jostens- Von Hoffmann merger; name changes such as Mail-Well’s renaming as Cenveo. Nearly 1,000 executive changes and additions have been made, along with updates to and 115 companies’ equipment listings.

For the first time, 4 regional U.S. reports are available for $295.00 each in PDF format and database bundle edition for these areas:

-- Northern States Directory, with 371 companies, 710 executives, covering ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, PA, NJ, NY
-- Southern States Directory, with 367 companies, 1,100 executives, covering DE, MD, VA, WV, NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, MS, TX, AR, OK, LA, KY, TN
-- Midwestern States Directory, with 603 companies, 1,830 executives, covering OH, IN, IL, MO, KS, NE, IA, WI, MN, MI, ND, SD
-- Western States Directory, with 257 companies, 770 executives, covering CA, AK, HI, OR, WA, NM, AZ, CO, UT, NV, ID, MT, WY

The full directory U.S. and Canada directory is available as PDF or in Excel-format
The report is $695 as a downloadable Adobe Acrobat file
The database is available for $695 as a downloadable database file (readable in Microsoft Excel) and other programs.
A special price of $1190 is available for the report and a company data base. It is also available on CD-ROM for a nominal additional charge.

MUST READING: BOB ROSEN’S “THE GRAPHIC ARTS CEO” SPECIAL OFFER – NEW PRICE & FREE OVERNIGHT SHIPPING
THE GRAPHIC ARTS CEO is written by industry expert Robert H. Rosen, and is a crucial tool for all senior managers in the graphic arts industry, printers, vendors, and analysts. It describes the true inner-workings of successful graphic arts businesses. It is often counter-intuitive, but always practical, and always insightful. Bob has helped almost 500 graphic arts CEOs get the results they want – building corporate value by increasing profits and improving competitiveness. Frank Romano has said: “Bob Rosen is a very dangerous fellow: lots of people have interesting ideas, but Bob backs up his ideas with practical experience. There’s nothing theoretical about Bob’s advice. His timely book is filled with real-world examples that CEOs can immediately put to use.” Joe Truncale, NAPL President says “There are plenty of books on the market that advise senior management on what to do to improve their business; this book actually shows you how. Every graphic arts CEO should have this book, but don’t keep it on the bookshelf. Use it.”

The book was previously $159 plus shipping, but I’ve negotiated a special price with Bob Rosen for my e-store. It’s now $149 and INCLUDES FREE OVERNIGHT SHIPPING. It can be ordered at: http://www.drjoewebb.com/reports/rosen.html

“RENEWING THE PRINT INDUSTRY”
Okay, this report has made some printing industry people squirm a bit, but it’s my contrary and (I think) constructive look at what individual businesses need to count themselves among the industry’s thriving survivors. Suppliers and vendors will benefit from the report, too, as their products and sales approaches need to proactively assist printers in meeting the challenges discussed in the report.

To buy the report in PDF or hard copy: http://store.yahoo.com/drjoe/reprin.html

To buy the PDF version of the report and “Dr. Joe’s Almanac” at a special combination price (save $125): http://store.yahoo.com/drjoe/drjoalreprin.html

Download the table of contents and the first chapter: http://www.prweb.com/prfiles/2004/06/03/131251/renew_ind_toc&chap1.pdf

Want to have Dr. Joe Webb to speak at your next association or company meeting? Contact Vince Naselli at 1-732-568-0316 or e-mail protected from spam bots

Have a question? Send it to me using this special page: http://www.drjoewebb.com/ask.html

About Dr. Joe Webb
Industry commentator and forecaster Dr. Joe Webb is a 26+ year veteran of the graphic arts industry. He has served the industry as a consultant, executive, and the founder of the TrendWatch surveys. His academic background is a combination of business, computer technologies, and graphic arts. His doctoral work was completed at the NYU Center for Graphic Arts Management and Technology. Dr. Webb has worked with industry suppliers of all types, including those marketing capital equipment such as presses, software developers, computer and peripheral manufacturers and developers, national and multinational organizations, associations, and others. A frequent speaker at industry events, Dr. Webb's weekly column “Fridays with Dr. Joe” appears at www.WhatTheyThink.com where it has become a must-read feature for the entire printing industry. (Photos of Dr. Webb for editorial purposes can be downloaded at www.drjoewebb.com/press )

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