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Educating Digital Designers About Print

Posted by Roger P. Gimbel, EDP on Nov 22, 2022 2:22:00 PM
  A significant percentage of designers have little to no experience in creating print projects. When they shift to printed materials, this lack of knowledge can cause them to make design decisions that add unnecessary costs and make it tough for printers to produce the product t...

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GCS School Security:  The Materials

Posted by Gimbel & Associates on Oct 7, 2022 11:17:19 AM
  This GCS Strategies video features wide format experts, Sean Burke and Tom Cochrane talking to  Brian Ebenger, VP Excel Products, about the materials and installation of security film on windows and doors to protect schools.  Whether K-12 or collegiate, this film provides an ad...

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It’s Time: Open Houses for Printers

Posted by Roger P. Gimbel, EDP on Sep 30, 2022 11:54:47 AM
  For two long years, nobody put on an in-person event. Organizers migrated everything to virtual affairs or cancelled their plans outright. Now people are feeling safe enough to attend live events again. Sports teams are back to playing in front of their fans and entertainers ar...

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What’s Your Story?

Posted by Gimbel & Associates on Aug 17, 2022 3:17:17 PM
  Has anyone ever enjoyed a session of Death by PowerPoint? If your sales reps are still focusing on speeds, feeds, and other dry factoids during client presentations, chances are high they’re not delivering a message that resonates. While facts still matter and need to be commun...

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Explore G&A Activities at XPLOR 22

Posted by Gimbel & Associates on Aug 10, 2022 4:01:02 PM
  Roger P. Gimbel and our Gimbel & Associates Sr. Consultants are excited to once again participate in XPLOR 22 activities and seminars!  G&A is always happy to share our knowledge and insights with attendees at the yearly conference.  As the main XPLOR Platinum Sponsor G...

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A Print Buyer’s Perspective

Posted by Roger P. Gimbel, EDP on Jun 28, 2022 1:52:20 PM
  Like the rest of us, print buyers have come through a challenging time. COVID has surely affected their jobs, and the profession itself has changed as print’s place in the marketing spectrum has evolved. Today’s buyers include highly experienced professionals who understand the...

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Challenges and Opportunities for Print Service Providers

Posted by Roger P. Gimbel, EDP on Jun 20, 2022 3:32:42 PM
  Well, we are certainly living in interesting times. Two years of a global pandemic, followed by conflict in Ukraine, have resulted in labor disruptions, a choked global supply chain, and a shifting marketplace. What’s next is anyone’s guess at this point. Interesting times cert...

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Online Storefronts for Printers Increase Opportunity

Posted by Roger P. Gimbel, EDP on Jun 3, 2022 12:51:02 PM
  Online shopping is part of our culture.  During the pandemic we learned that even the least tech savvy consumer was doing their shopping online.  E-commerce is growing while retail businesses face declines in traditional in-person shopping. The trends in B2B shopping closely fo...

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Setting Up a Wide Format Operation

Posted by Roger P. Gimbel, EDP on May 18, 2022 3:16:30 PM
  Expanding into wide-format offerings is exciting on many fronts. It’s also challenging and complex as, among other things, it requires creating a smart manufacturing layout to produce the printed items profitably. A good floor plan is like a puzzle—all the pieces must fit toget...

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PGSF Interviews Roger P. Gimbel About "I'm Not Anyone"

Posted by Gimbel & Associates on May 5, 2022 11:02:35 AM
  Roger P. Gimbel of Gimbel & Associates has a few years of experience watching the print and graphics industry evolve. As the author of “I’m Not Anyone – A Story of Reinvention and Acceptance”, he has stories around his career journey (including discotheques), perspectives, ...

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Creating a Customer Guide to Printing Technology

Posted by Roger P. Gimbel, EDP on Apr 13, 2022 3:21:11 PM
The printing process is intricate and complex. Printing is a finely tuned and calibrated engineering feat with thousands of parts all moving in perfect harmony. On top of that, various technologies execute the function in different ways. While your customers needn’t be exposed to...

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Assessing an In-Plant Operation

Posted by Roger P. Gimbel, EDP on Mar 22, 2022 3:00:20 PM
In-plant printing operations are different from commercial shops in significant ways. They are, for example, expected to provide services that support the goals of their parent companies. Sometimes that means decisions regarding scheduling, production, or resource allocation are ...

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An Interview with Roger P. Gimbel, EDP & President Gimbel & Associates

Posted by Gimbel & Associates on Feb 24, 2022 3:59:19 PM
Roger Gimbel Discusses Several Lessons Learned After 50+ Years in the Printing Industry Roger Gimbel, President of Gimbel & Associates, discusses some key business lessons he's learned after more than five decades in the printing industry, which were compiled in a book he aut...

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10 Tips for Adding Wide Format to Your Print Operations

Posted by Roger P. Gimbel, EDP on Feb 17, 2022 2:43:57 PM
Wide-format printing, a large and resilient category, continues to show potential for growth and profitability. If you haven’t delved into wide format, it can be a significant new revenue stream for your print operations. Definitions vary, but for our purposes, wide format means ...

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