Magazine article Editor & Publisher

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Magazine article Editor & Publisher

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What has been your greatest challenge and how did you overcome it?

During a tour of a large metro print site, I commented on how impressive the room full of multiple presses and the huge packaging operation was. My tour guide responded that yes, it was a large print facility, but that he was also very impressed with small to medium sized print sites such as the Post Bulletin. He went on to say that if he had any printing or inserting mechanical problems he simply shifted it to other equipment. He smiled and asked what we did. Point well taken. Always operating without a safety net. With one press and one inserter, the preventative maintenance and spare parts processes need to be dead on. That possibly is the most challenging and constant production issue of smaller to medium size print sites. To overcome it, you need to stay alert and prevent potential problems every day.

Where do you see the future of print production?

Consolidation of printing operations is popular and makes sense in a lot of situations, but not all. Consider all of the variables carefully. To continue printing you need to create and maintain an efficient and reliable site operating at a competitive cost. …

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