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In the past year, how much money do you believe you saved your organization on its print projects?
  
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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 $5,0005%
b) $6,000 to $25,00023%
c) $26,000 to $74,00018%
d) $75,000 to $124,00018%
e) $125,000 to $249,00022%
f) Over $250,00014%

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:


a) In general, whether the sales rep is the right fit and provides value is a huge part of the decision to work with a particular print supplier.
b) In general, it's nice to have a good sales rep, but the sales rep isn't a big part of the decision to work with a particular print supplier.

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



a) In general, whether the sales rep is the right fit and provides value is a huge part of the decision to work with a particular print supplier.0%
b) In general, it's nice to have a good sales rep, but the sales rep isn't a big part of the decision to work with a particular print supplier.0%


 
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Print Buyers Online.com & PCPI
Replacing color guides:

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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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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