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Print Buyer's Poll
In the past year, how much money do you believe you saved your organization on its print projects?
  
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Printer's Poll
How important is it for print buyers to have solid knowledge of different types of printing equipment?
  

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Print Buyer Quick Poll


Note: PBO's Quick Poll should only be completed by print buyers. However, printers and other non-print buyers can view the real-time results here.

This week's question:
In the past year, how much money do you believe you saved your organization on its print projects?

a) At least $5,000
b) $6,000 to $25,000
c) $26,000 to $74,000
d) $75,000 to $124,000
e) $125,000 to $249,000
f) Over $250,000

We'd love to hear your thoughts on this issue, so please feel free to submit your comments below.
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Print Buyer Quick Poll

In the past year, how much money do you believe you saved your organization on its print projects?

a) At least $5,0003%
b) $6,000 to $25,00025%
c) $26,000 to $74,00019%
d) $75,000 to $124,00017%
e) $125,000 to $249,00019%
f) Over $250,00016%

Printer's Quick Poll


Note: PBO's Quick Poll should only be completed by printers. However, print buyers can view the real-time results here.

This week's question:
How important is it for print buyers to have solid knowledge of different types of printing equipment?

a) very important
b) somewhat important
c) not important at all

We'd love to hear your thoughts on this issue, so please feel free to submit your comments below.
Comment:
Name:
Title:
Company:

Printer's Quick Poll

How important is it for print buyers to have solid knowledge of different types of printing equipment?

a) very important50%
b) somewhat important47%
c) not important at all2%


 
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Today, PBO releases a new FREE Cool Tool (for print buyers only please!). Go to our Cool Tools center and check out, then order this free educational report.  
 

  

 

 

  

PBO & PCPI PRINT BUYER SURVEY!         

Print Buyers Online.com and PCPI are conducting a study of the business needs of print buyers for 2014. The last major survey we conducted was in 2011, so I'm guessing that a lot has changed in your world since then, including what your company now expects from you.

 

Whether you are a new or seasoned print buyer, I invite you to participate in this important print buyers' survey so that we can guide our community on print buying trends.

 

In exchange for your participation, I'd like to offer you a FREE COPY of the full report based on the survey results (of course, keeping all sensitive information anonymous). Just include your name, company and email address at the bottom of the survey so that I know where to send your full report.The report will be released to survey participants the second week of June.  

 

Good news: PCPI members will also receive the full report as a benefit of membership. The results of this survey will be used to steer our educational efforts at PBO and PCPI. Your responses will only be used in aggregate, never to sell you anything. 

 

NOTE: Please DO NOT participate if you are not a print buyer or if you work for a printer or print supplier. If you have questions about your participation, please email me at smorgan@pcpi.org.  

 

Print Buyers: Thanks in advance for your participation. Also, please HURRY! Please complete this survey no later than 5 pm, Friday, May 23, 2014. Go here for the survey:      

 

 

 

P.S. With the down-sizing of the print industry, PBO and PCPI have been forced to also down-size. I no longer have the large, smart team of people to bring you some of the benefits you may have enjoyed in the past - such as our beloved Print Oasis Print Buyers Conference (now in hiatus). This means that your voice is more important than ever. Please help!

 

  

I wish you the best of success! 

 

 

 

 

Suzanne Morgan

President & Founder
Print Buyers Online.com & PCPI
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Try to replace ink color guides, such as Pantone Matching Systems (PMS) books, every year. As with other printed items, the paper will yellow and the ink will fade somewhat, distorting the color.

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MANAGING SALES REPS VISITS

Because of the diversity of print that I buy, it's necessary to deal with five or six suppliers. Some of these suppliers' sales reps call or come to my office more often than is necessary, or even desirable. In other cases, I have to track down the sales rep. How do I deal with this?
 
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MAY 2014 

The Great Lakes Graphics Association (GLGA) honored Ripon Printers with 24 Graphic Excellence Awards in the 2014 competition. The honors included three first-place, 10 second-place and 11 third-place honors across 11 different categories with multiple winners in Web Press Printing, Uncoated Paper Heatset (4 or more colors), Booklet or Brochure Series and Web Press Printing Coated Paper (4 or more colors).

 

This year's competition was comprised of more than 1,000 entries from printing and finishing companies...



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