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Roger P. Gimbel, EDP and President of Gimbel & Associates, has launched The Gimbel Gazette, a new monthly newsletter. If you already follow Roger Gimbel, you will receive a LinkedIn message inviting you to subscribe. If not, scan the QR code or click the Subscribe button to be added to the list, and don't forget to share this link with your associates!

The monthly newsletter will cover important topics such as tips for staffing and collaborating effectively with designers. Other areas of interest will include AI, color conformity, direct mail options, and sales advice. Roger looks forward to sharing his extensive experience with print production, graphics, and marketing companies.


  Gimbel & Associates Attends "A Space of Fantasy" Art Exhibit, NYC

 
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Roger P. Gimbel, EDP and Gail Gimbel recently attended an exclusive art viewing and reception alongside friend David Rockefeller Jr., a renowned businessman and philanthropist and Gregory J. Fleming, CEO of Rockefeller Capital Management.

Roger and Gail also had the pleasure of spending time with their longtime friend, Noel Hodges, Private Advisory and Managing Director of Rockefeller Global Management.

This prestigious event was held at the iconic 45 Rockefeller Center and showcased "A Space of Fantasy" art exhibition, in collaboration with the nonprofit service organization, New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA).
 
Gimbel & Associates is dedicated to supporting and celebrating the arts, contributing to a vibrant and inspiring cultural landscape in New York. Our commitment extends to the graphic arts, notably through our sponsorships exemplifying our ongoing investment in nurturing talent and advancing education in the graphic arts industry.

 

Color Conformity and why it matters to your Brand!

View the webinar, now available to all, by clicking on the picture.

 

In conjunction with XPLOR International, Randy Hardy, Sr. Consultant of Gimbel & Associates, along with David Hunter, CEO of ChromaChecker, explain how it is possible to monitor and predict the performance of color engines operating within a baseline of a customers color expectations, even across a fleet of a few thousand Print Engines.

 
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Color is first of all, a subjective thing with different people perceiving color differently. That is difficult in and of itself, but when you then add the complexities of Offset Printing, Toner Printing, Inkjet Printing and varying substrates, it becomes very hard!
 


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The Landa Pre-Drupa Opening Night “Welcome Cocktail Dinner” was an opportunity to reconnect with old friends and meet new acquaintances in the industry.
 
Drupa 2024 is gaining momentum and there is every indication that it will again underline its position as the No. 1 event for Printing Technologies. Under the motto “we create the future” drupa will serve as a global meeting point presenting the visions of the print and packaging industries. This year drupa is being held from May 28-June 7, 2024 in Dusseldorf, Germany.
 
For more information on this event go to:  https://www.drupa.com/
 

Color Conformity and why it matters to your Brand!

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A new webinar from XPLOR International in conjunction with Gimbel & Associates

April 3, 2024 -  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

 

Color, fundamentally, is subjective, with individuals perceiving it differently. This inherent complexity is compounded when dealing with Offset Printing, Toner Printing, Inkjet Printing, and diverse substrates, making the task considerably challenging.

Join us for a discussion led by Randy Hardy, Senior Consultant at Gimbel & Associates, and David Hunter, CEO of ChromaChecker, as they delve into the methods for monitoring and predicting the performance of color engines. Their insights will illuminate how it's feasible to uphold a baseline of customer color expectations, even across a fleet comprising thousands of Print Engines.

 Sign up here:  https://bit.ly/3IFcXLB

 


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Gimbel & Associates Hosts Annual Dinner for

 XPLOR 23 CCM Summit Attendees

Gimbel & Associates hosted its annual dinner meeting in Delray Beach, Florida on Wednesday, February 21, 2024. Attendees included individuals previously hosted by Gimbel & Associates at the Xplor23 CCM Summit in Orlando in November 2023. G&A looks forward to hosting our guests at the Xplor24 CCM Summit this September 2024 in Orlando, Florida.

XPLOR International’s mission is to provide the education and resources necessary for the development of engaging customer communications. They achieve this by enhancing organizational success and advancing the careers of their membership through research, analyst access, industry certification, professional development, and educator guidance.

Gimbel & Associates is a proud Platinum partner of XPLOR international and a Diamond sponsor of the XPLOR CCM Summits.

 


Roger P. Gimbel, EDP Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at XPLOR 2023 CCM SUMMITRoger Lifetime

Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association is a not-for - profit Organization dedicated to the education, evolution and success of the Customer Communications Management (CCM) industry.

Members, design, produce, implement deliver and manage high volume, highly regulated and highly personalized communications across all channels and in all formats.

On November 14, 2023 at the Xplor 2023 CCM Summit in Orlando Florida,  Roger P. Gimbel, EDP, President of Gimbel & Associates was presented with the Prestigious "Life Time Achievement Award" from Skip Henk, President and CEO of Xplor International. 

The Lifetime Achievement Award established in 2007 is given to an individual whose efforts and contributions have significantly changed the course and development of the digital document industry.  Roger P. Gimbel  is an icon, educator and mentor in the Graphic Communications Industry. 


Hold the Phone! Or the Computer!

If you missed Randy's webinar (and we all know you have a busy schedule), you can watch it here, now or at any time that works for you! Just click on the picture.

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Join us for a complimentary event on November 8th! Hosted by Xplor International and Sponsored by Gimbel & Associates

 

Leveraging Outsourcing and the Cloud for Non-Core Applications

Productivity in the print plant is not just about how the technology works but also about how you manage jobs to maximize your efficiencies. Printers face the issue of dealing with print jobs that are non-core applications but accept them for key customers to maintain their loyalty or other strategic reasons that are not always efficient or profitable. It is not always the best business decision to do these print jobs in-house when you can outsource these jobs to save costs, free-up equipment or need to upgrade/replace gear to rationalize and streamline operations. You can partner with other printers that are more capable to do certain jobs to meet customer needs and leverage Cloud-based technology and send them to a provider that can process them more efficiently. We will address the nuances of how to maximize efficiency and free up time of your equipment, save on footprint, and increase overall efficiency and profitability.

Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Time: 1:00pm to 2:00pm ET

Register Here

About the Presenter:
Randall Swope is Gimbel & Associates’ Senior Consultant for New Market Development. Drawing on more than 30 years of sales andRandall Swope marketing experience in the print industry, Swope brings a wealth of talent to bear by managing client consulting projects; developing strategy; providing organizational and business analysis; and conducting sales training and seminars for customers. With more than 8 years of consulting experience with Gimbel & Associates, Swope as led customer business development programs for a variety of graphic communications and enterprise customers and been a speaker a numerous tradeshows and conferences.

 


Roger P. Gimbel, EDP and President of Gimbel & Associates Discusses Important Industry Topics in Recent Xplor International Interview with Skip Henk

In a recent interview with Skip Henk of Xplor International eNews, Roger P. Gimbel, EDP explored various topics related to print technology and the evolving landscape of the printing industry. Here's a synopsis of the key points covered:

The conversation began by discussing the unique experience of Gimbel & Associates consultants and offerings to the print industry. We are not just reactive; we’re proactive. Our commitment to continuous learning and professional development ensures that our team is always at the forefront of industry trends.

During the interview, Roger discussed the importance of color management in the inkjet production print world. Color management was described as essential for ensuring consistent, high-quality output,any questions maintaining brand integrity, and meeting customer expectations. It also contributes to cost control, competitive advantage, and efficiency in print workflows.

Next, Roger considered whether toner-based production printing systems had reached their "end of life." While toner-based systems remain relevant, the chat emphasized the ongoing evolution in print technology and the emergence of inkjet printing as a formidable alternative. The choice between toner-based and inkjet systems depends on specific needs, including print volume and substrate requirements.

The concept of interactive print was explored as a transformative force in how people perceive printed materials. Interactive print, utilizing digital elements like augmented reality and QR codes, was described as a means to enhance engagement, provide extended information, and bridge the gap between the physical and digital worlds.

Throughout the chat, it was underscored that the print industry continues to evolve, with technology advancements continually reshaping the landscape. Businesses must assess their needs and adapt to the changing demands of the market to remain competitive.

In summary, this chat touched upon the dynamic nature of the printing industry, highlighting the importance of color management, and the potential of interactive print to redefine the printed page's role in a digital world. It underscored the need for businesses to stay agile and embrace emerging technologies to thrive in this ever-changing field.

To read the full interview, go to An Interview with Roger P. Gimbel, EDP, President, Gimbel & Associates at the Xplor International website.

 

 


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 The Trinet "People Force" Celebration held on September 14, 2023 at The Players Club, Gramercy Park South, New York City.  Gimbel & Associates President, Roger P. Gimel, EDP and Gail Gimbel Executive Director were hosted by Mark Steiger, CEO and Susan Winters, CSO of Workforce Management Agency (center picture).  The evening provided a great networking opportunity with a large group of thought leaders representing business, sports, culture and entertainment.


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Gimbel & Associates is a Platinum Partner of Xplor and a Diamond Sponsor of the Xplor 2023 CCM Summit. Randall Swope, Senior Consultant and Gail Gimbel, Executive Director will be hosting the Gimbel & Associates Booth #10 – Come see us!
 
Gimbel & Associates is participating in the following activities at the CCM Summit:
 

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

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Opening Keynote Fireside Chat with Roger P. Gimbel, EDP

9:20-10am Grand Ballroom D/E

Roger Gimbel says he's not anyone, but Xplorers know otherwise!  He comes from a rich family background in printing, has traveled the world working with the International Printers Network, and continues to find ways to give back. 

Roger Gimbel is leading a round table discussion, "Birds of a Feather, " on Building an RFP that gets you what you want.

Birds of a Feather Business Track Round Table Discussions with Roger P. Gimbel & Randy Hardy

2:30-3:15pm Grand Ballroom

Topics:  "Building an RFP that Gets What You Want" and "Making the Case to Management - New Hardware"

Implementing Cloud Solutions with Roger P. Gimbel & David Hunter of ChromaChecker

3:30-4:15pm Salon 19, Level 2

Topics:  "The Complexities of Implementing a Cloud Solution"

Wednesday November 15, 2023

Birds of a Feather Technical Round Table with Roger P. Gimbel and David Hunter

1:30-2:15pm Grand Ballroom

Topics: "Color Management"

Roger Gimbel will be presenting ABC's of CXM ; Essential Knowledge to guide your RFPs.

4:30-5:15pm Grand Ballroom

Buying the right CXM product is an essential element to ensure you meet your customer experience goals.  Join us for this panel of CXM Subject Matter Experts as we dive into what products in this space do and how to leverage them to create the best communication plan for your business.  It's a little bit technical and a little bit marketing, with a smattering of business - this panel will give you actionable information for when you return to the office!  Bring your questions! 

For more information, visit Xplor 2023 CCM Summit.


If you missed it... this Gimbel & Associates Webinar will be presented once more through NPSOA on August 8, 2023 at 2:00pm

This webinar met with such success it is being repeated for those who missed it through the National Print and Sign Association.  For those who missed it or who would like to reengage you can sign up @ https://bit.ly/3CIaT2

Print Manufacturing Means Meeting Customer Expectations, Are You?

Customers and print operators all have different opinions on print quality. How can you ensure that you are meeting acceptable print quality expectations to drive the marketing goals of your customer? In this session we will explore the dynamics of managing print quality in a print manufacturing environment and how to ensure compatibility across multiple print engines. Starting from the proper selection of the print engine mix to managing print quality within each job. We will highlight how ChromaChecker, a color management software, can maximize print quality management.

Randall SwopeRandy Swope brings a wealth of talent to bear by managing client consulting projects; developing strategy; providing organizational and business analysis; and conducting sales training and seminars for customers.

G&A is a proud Platinum and Diamond Sponsor of the 2023 Xplor CCM Summit being held from November 14-16, 2023 in Orlando, FL.


Gimbel & Associates Renews Platinum Association Partnership

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Includes Prominent Recognition as a Diamond Conference Sponsor

Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, has announced that longtime member and supporter Gimbel & Associates has once again renewed their Platinum Association Partnership and Diamond Conference Sponsorship.

Gimbel & Associates works with domestic and international clients to help them achieve their business goals by leveraging the power of print and digital technologies. The company offers customized professional solutions on sales, marketing, and workflow strategies to organizations that produce print and digital applications for their customers.

Additionally, as part of their partnership, Gimbel & Associates will play a prominent role in this fall’s annual Xplor conference as a Diamond Conference Sponsor.

The Xplor Association Partnership program, launched in 2006 as our Elite Sponsorship program, supports year-round educational programming to Xplor members and the industry as a whole. In addition, the program provides funding for the Xplor Member Scholarship program launched in 2010, providing university scholarships for Xplor members and their immediate family members.

“Once again, we saw value from last year’s sponsorship and we were able to introduce our clients and partners to the Xplor Community. A real face-to-face conference creating the ability for interaction is the key to success!”, says Roger P. Gimbel, EDP, President of Gimbel & Associates.

“Gimbel & Associates continues their support of Xplor through their partnership with the association, including sponsoring both the annual conference and scholarship opportunities,” says Skip Henk, Xplor’s President and CEO. “We look forward to continuing the partnership and growing the association, as well as the industry.”


 

 

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Gimbel & Associates hosts annual dinner meeting in Delray Beach, Florida on Wednesday, February 22, 2023. 

The meeting consisted of some of the Gimbel & Associates hosted attendees from the Xplor22 Conference in Tampa in September 2022.  We look forward to having the  group back as Gimbel & Associates guests at the Xplor23 Conference this coming November 14-16, 2023 in Orlando, Florida.  

 

 


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     The IPN Global Team Visits the Seattle Museum of Flight         Willem Juebels Honors Roger Gimbel              Roger Gimbel Presenting                                       David Hunter, ChromaChecker

                                                                                                                

ipn_global  International Printer's Network Meets in Seattle for Fall meeting, November 12-15, 2022

Roger P. Gimbel, EDP was honored at the Seattle Fall meeting of the IPN Global network of world wide printers for his attendance in 70 meetings.  He is a previous IPN Chairman of the Board and is currently serving on the Board of Directors. This was the 100th meeting of the IPN Board of Directors, members and guests.   At the meeting Roger presented the latest developments on cloud based printing in the US and how that might have global implications for new opportunities for all printers world wide.  Roger also sponsored David Hunter who spoke to the group about his print color management system and the importance in plays in branding (such as G7 certification) through consistent color applications across a wide spectrum of equipment.

Gimbel & Associates is a proud member of the IPN Global network since it's inception.  Because he stays abreast of all the latest developments through research  as well as hands on experience with his partners, Roger Gimbel  and his Sr. Consultant staff is able to draw a clear picture of the major trends in the US printing industry.  Combined with their presentations, the IPN members present at the meeting held lively discussions about possible global business opportunities.


 

Roger Gimbel Is Invited to Lecture RIT Students about Print Consulting in Rochester, NY

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Oct. 3, 2022 - This short clip from Roger's lecture features advice and information on what it takes to do a business assessment and how Gimbel & Associates services benefit the print industry.  

 

For information on Gimbel & Associates services or to invite Roger to speak at your school, contact info@rogergimbel.com.

 

 


 

Roger P. Gimbel, EDP - September 14, 2022  Book Signing

 

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Roger P. Gimbel, EDP & President of Gimbel & Associates signed books for fans at the XPLOR 22 Conference in September.  All sales proceeds go directly to the Herman L. and Audrey M. Gimbel Scholarship offered through PGSF.org.

Additional books are available on Amazon.com by clicking on the picture.


Roger Gimbel’s Popular Print Industry Paperback Now an E-Book

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I’m Not Anyone” by Roger Gimbel is filled with interesting anecdotes and stories covering the author’s 50+ year career in the printing industry. The book is now available on Amazon in either paperback or eBook format.

“We’ve had great feedback from the paperback edition,” said Gimbel. “People seem to enjoy the stories about the print business and my observations about industry trends and developments. I am grateful to all the book buyers who have supported the Herman L. and Audrey M. Gimbel Memorial Scholarship. Now we’re adding the eBook.”

Mr. Gimbel donates the book sale proceeds to the scholarship administered by the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation. His contributions impact the lives of college students focused on the graphic arts industry by supporting their education. The new low-cost electronic format will help distribute the book among college students who often have limited financial resources.

Roger Gimbel started his business career working in his father’s print shop. Gimbel relates the events that steered his life, and sometimes changed his trajectory in “I’m Not Anyone”, interspersed with a narration of developments in digital printing.

As reviewer Lance Drucker writes, “Roger Gimbel could be the most interesting man I know. I didn’t realize this until I read his book, “I’m Not Anyone”. I knew Roger to be a successful business owner in the printing world. I had no idea of his wild side. Motorcycles, drugs, clothes, clubs, yachts, and Forrest Gump-like experiences with some of the most iconic people in recent history.”

Buy “I’m Not Anyone” now at Amazon in either paperback or eBook form.

 


Hire a Consultant

The best Consultants have lived most situations many times and usually know several ways to achieve the end state you desire. Before you select someone, there are many questions/discussions to have internally, so you’ll be prepared to then have that external discussion. This XPLOR webinar originally delivered by Randy Swope, Sr. Consultant at Gimbel & Associates, will go over when it makes sense to hire a consultant and what to look for in selecting one, so you can get the most out of your engagement.  To watch the webinar click on this link:

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Navigating Your Inkjet Journey

If you missed it - here's the instant replay


Navigating Your Inkjet Journey can be a daunting experience. This session is meant for companies that are considering transitioning from offset or digital printers to inkjet print solutions or those who have already made the transition and are struggling to maximize their investment. We will discuss the key market forces that are driving the growth of inkjet as well as the key considerations you when making your decision and preparing for success.

The business case for inkjet needs to take into consideration not only equipment alternatives but also identifying what changes you need to make in your operations, workflow, and customer engagement. Preparing for the inkjet journey requires not only understanding technology but also understanding market forces and ensuring that you are positioning yourself for driving the business not letting the business drive you.

Randall Swope

About the Presenter:

Randall draws on more than 30 years of international sales and marketing experience including living in multiple overseas assignments and regional management for Developing Markets. He brings a wealth of talent to bear by managing client consulting projects; developing strategy; providing organizational and business analysis; and conducting sales training and seminars for customers.