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Stay up-to-date on the latest advice on effectively managing a commercial offset and/or digital printing operation. These books cover the gamut of managing your print business--including becoming a marketing services provider, resources on staffing, profitability and benchmarking, self-promotion and sales strategies, Lean manufacturing, and more!
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Business Transformation: A New Path To Profit for the Printing Industry
Business Transformation: A New Path To Profit for the Printing Industry
In Business Transformation: A New Path to Profit for the Printing Industry, John Foley, Jr. presents an in-depth look at the dramatic changes that have affected the print industry recently.
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    Price: $19.95


    Business Writing Handbook
    Business Writing Handbook
    Short, practical tips for the graphic arts professional that will enhance your skills at supporting, explaining and promoting your products and services.
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      Price: $44.95


      Cross-Media Cookbook: A Start-Up Primer
      Cross-Media Cookbook: A Start-Up Primer
      Bridge the gap between existing print services and new cross-media services, and quickly incorporate cross-media services into your business and leverage digital information into improved profits.
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        Price: $39.95


        Cross-Media Cookbook: A Strategy Primer
        Cross-Media Cookbook: A Strategy Primer
        Develop and implement cross-media services within your print business, and improve sales and profits by offering services that complement your existing business, provide more options for existing customers, and new options for potential customers.
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          Price: $39.95


          Defining the Process of Strategic Planning Defining the Process of Strategic Planning serves as a practical guide for printing executives who seek to understand the process of strategically planning their company%27s future.
          Defining the Process of Strategic Planning
          A practical guide for executives who seek to understand and begin the process of strategically planning their company's future. By providing a framework for planning, this workbook will help you establish where your company's path to the future begins and ends.
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            Price: $149.95


            Diversifying with Value-Added Services: Unlocking Hidden Profit Potential
            Diversifying with Value-Added Services: Unlocking Hidden Profit Potential
            Realize the profit potential that is hidden in your business by identifying and implementing value-added services as profit-generating opportunities and increase the range of solutions that you provide to your customers. With Diversifying with Value-Added Services, learn exactly what are value-added services, which services are the most profitable, and which ones make the most sense to offer. Discover what capital investment is required, what the value is for customers, and how you should get started, and learn how to sell non-traditional services to customers who are used to seeing you as "just a printer".
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              Price: $39.95


              Glossary of Graphic Communications, Fourth Edition
              Glossary of Graphic Communications, Fourth Edition
              The printing and graphic communications industries are as exciting as they are diverse, and the landscape is constantly changing. This book is an excellent reference tool for students, those new to the field, and for those already in the industry. It will help you keep pace and better communicate with peers — everyone from sales and marketing, to copyediting and design, to prepress, to production, to the bindery, shipping, and warehouse.
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                Price: $75.00


                Hiring & Managing for the 21st Century Print Shop
                Hiring & Managing for the 21st Century Print Shop
                Learn the approaches the industry leaders use to find and keep the best employees in sales, production, managerial, and support staff — practical, proven solutions, with real-world examples, thought-provoking exercises, and probing employment interview questions. With an extensive list of resources that will help printers find, hire, and manage human resources, including industry events and seminars, Internet job boards, and professional search firms, legal resources, trade publications, and trade associations, Hiring and Managing meets the unique needs of the industry as it shifts from ink-on-paper to a greater focus on providing service to the customer.
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                  Price: $39.95


                  How to Succeed in a Family-Run Printing Business
                  How to Succeed in a Family-Run Printing Business
                  Here are the steps that will help you evaluate, plan, and improve your family business. You'll find invaluable advice on conducting personal, family, and business assessments, and setting attainable goals for you, your family and your company.
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                    Price: $44.95


                    HR Recruiting Templates For Finding Qualified Employees in the Graphic Communications Industry
                    Price: $55.00


                    Human Resources Guidebook for Graphic Arts Managers
                    Human Resources Guidebook for Graphic Arts Managers
                    With industry resources, sample job descriptions, and a wealth of information on key HR functions, Human Resources Guidebook's helpful list of best practices guides the graphic arts manager through the complexities of HR management.
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                      Price: $39.95


                      Incentive, Bonus, and Recognition Programs in the Printing Industry recognition programs in thepPrinting industry, printing incentives, print sales compensation packages, print sales managers, print marketing concepts, print industry marketing, selling digital vdp, printing business sales, print media management,business print management
                      Incentive, Bonus, and Recognition Programs in the Printing Industry
                      To gather this valuable information, graphic arts firms of various types and sizes across the United States and Canada were invited to share the actual plans that are in place for their employees. Sample plans in this report include those focusing on safety, waste-reduction, quality, and departmental/plant-wide incentives, as well as individual incentive or bonus compensation plans for executives, departmental managers/directors, sales managers, salespeople, sales assistants, and customer service representatives.
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                        Price: $99.00


                        Lean Printing: Pathway to Success
                        Lean Printing: Pathway to Success
                        By examining proven techniques, Lean Printing: Pathway to Success shows the benefits that come from engaging the entire workforce in recognizing value-adding processes and eliminating waste—whether that means wasted material, wasted motion, or wasted time.
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                          Price: $44.00


                          Pricing Game
                          Pricing Game
                          Discover how to value your work correctly, price profitably, and avoid common pricing mistakes. With The Pricing Game, implement a pricing strategy that incorporates the customer's sense of value and builds a sustainable competitive advantage.
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                            Price: $39.95


                            Printer%27s Guide to Waste Reduction
                            Printer's Guide to Waste Reduction
                            Learn how to get at the waste in all areas of your operation, involve your staff in a total workflow strategy for trimming waste, work with customers and suppliers for greater efficiency, and avoid predictable roadblocks.
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                              Price: $49.95


                              Printing Estimating Primer printing costs, print cost estimating, estimating print costs, pressrun, cost of pressrun, digital presswork, esimating software, print quotes, printing estimator, print estimator
                              Printing Estimating Primer
                              More than just outlining specifications and costs, the estimator must also have a firm understanding of and plan for the complexities of the pressrun. Printing Estimating Primer explores this wide range of considerations, as well as digital presswork and estimating software, to provide a comprehensive overview of estimating. Filling the text with forms and tables, Don Merit not only explains the basic principles of estimating but also provides samples to help an estimator perform the job more effectively.
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                                Price: $44.00


                                Sample Union Contract Language Manual
                                Sample Union Contract Language Manual
                                This revised Sample Union Contract Language Manual provides updated sample contract language to help graphic arts employers set goals for formulating initial and subsequent proposals for negotiations with unions. The 2006 edition delivers more variety of language than previous versions, and actual language is included that has been or is currently being used in contracts in the printing industry.
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                                  Price: $108.90


                                  Strategic Positioning: Making the Transition To a Technology-Based Print Business
                                  Strategic Positioning: Making the Transition To a Technology-Based Print Business
                                  With the dizzying pace of change in the print industry and pressures of day-to-day problems, Strategic Positioning shows you how to take a step back and view the big picture so that you can better manage a successful transition from print vendor to a total graphic communications solutions provider. Written for the ultra-busy printing executive, this book will get you started on the path to future profitability in a rapidly evolving industry environment.
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                                    Price: $39.95


                                    Successful Print Buying: A Guide to Cost-Effective Procurement of Quality Printing
                                    Successful Print Buying: A Guide to Cost-Effective Procurement of Quality Printing
                                    Learn how print buyers are making their purchasing decisions. Whether you’re deciding on the process to use, evaluating potential print suppliers or negotiating for the best value at the best price, Successful Print Buying will provide you with the information you need in order to truly partner with your print suppliers.
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                                      Price: $39.95


                                      System Busters: How to Stop Them in Your Business   business process management, printing process management, lean printing, print waste management, print productivity, process control procedures, quality control procedure, printing process improvement
                                      System Busters: How to Stop Them in Your Business
                                      Philip Beyer has raised the bar in quality and excellence, having spent ten years researching, considering, dissecting, tweaking, writing and implementing business process management systems that brought total order to his business. With his brand new book, System Busters, learn how to eliminate errors and clean up the messes to make your business run like a super-clean, well-oiled machine.
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                                        Price: $14.95


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