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In This Issue:
- IPA Presents Premedia Leaders Luncheon
- Leaders' EBITA More Than Double Average
- IPA Case Study on "Thinking Green"
- IPA Summer Webinar Sale Ends Friday
- Give us your email preferences
- Welcome new members
IPA Presents Premedia Leaders Luncheon
Join leaders of premedia enterprises at the forefront of innovation as they come together to share their vision of the future of graphic communications on Sunday, September 9, at 11:30 at Graph Expo. The luncheon is presented by IPA in cooperation with Graphic Arts Monthly. Panelists are Mike Dubose, chairman/CEO, Vertis Communications; Nicky Milner, vice president, Premedia Group, Transcontinental Printing; John Reilly, chairman, The CAPS Group; David Schawk, president/CEO, Schawk, Inc.; and Mary Lee Schneider, president, Premedia Technologies, RR Donnelley. Register
Leaders’ EBITDA More Than Double Average
The 2007 IPA Economic Study is set to be released soon. Results show that responding companies experienced sales growth in 2006 of only 1.3 percent, resulting in a slight decline in profitability. The most profitable companies continue to outperform the others, reporting EBITDA as a percent of sales of 39.0 percent—up from 37.6 percent in 2005 and 31.5 percent in 2004. The report is free to participating companies, $200 for members and $400 for non-members. Purchase the full report
IPA Case Study on "Thinking Green"
The first in IPA’s new case study program focuses on LAgraphico, Burbank, California, and how they have developed an environmentally friendly business—from premedia to printing. They have an online workflow to allow for a paperless workflow, a mobile soft proofing workstation to reduce the number of proofs output, more energy efficient LCD screens, and Intel-based Macs to reduce the number of workstations required.
IPA case studies are a new member benefit and available to members only. Participation is open to both members and non-members. More
Upcoming IPA Workflow TEAM Conference Call
The IPA Workflow TEAM will have its first conference call Sept. 20 at noon Eastern. Join the team to identify key issues and look for ways to improve your digital workflow. Participation in IPA TEAMS is open to members only. More
IPA Summer Webinar Sale Ends Friday
You only have a few days left to take advantage of IPA’s Summer Webinar Sale. From now until August 31, you can save 25 percent on your webinar orders. Considering JDF Certification or e-LEAN®? Need to move your customer service from good to great? Now’s the time to get the information you want and need at a discounted price. Purchase
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Premedia Leaders Luncheon at Graph Expo
September 9, 2007
11:30 - 1:00 p.m.
September 9-12, 2007
McCormick Place South
IPA Business Dev
January 24-26, 2008
IPA Tech Conference
April 22-24, 2008
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> IPA Bulletin Articles Online:
At the Core of Consultative Selling
No Goal, No Prospect! by Debra Voigt Swann
Once a goal is shared, the salesperson can learn about barriers to achieving a goal, and help the buyer see how barriers can be resolved by using the seller’s offerings.
Color Management In the Proofing World
by James Summers
Color Management needs of companies have often outpaced the available tools and the user’s ability to successfully assimilate and manage them.
Unclogging the Workflow Bottleneck by Gretchen A. Peck
Even after a decade of digital workflow under our belts, the roles of prepress professionals continue to be blurred, and the digital workflow is far from standardized.
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