Shifting Supply Chains

  I think the way we all buy things has shifted quite a bit this year. Amazon trucks dominate neighborhoods and online ordering is said to be up by nearly 75% at retailers like Target and Walmart. The trend is…

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The Design Gap

Digital printing has been quietly advancing behind the scenes for years, but at some point, the industry, and printers (I’ll share in the blame!) stopped trying to educate designers and design students about the full breadth of capabilities offered in…

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President’s Blog: 2020 Dayton Calendar

[From time to time, Oregon’s President, Judd Plattenburg, provides commentary for the Oregon blog about the state of the business, industry, and community affairs.] So, I’ve wanted to do a project like this for a while: A book that showcased images…

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Oregon's Summer Cutler And Artist Ali FitzHarris
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Oregon's Summer Cutler and artist Ali FitzHarris
Ali, her mom Terri, and Oregon's Judd Plattenburg at the YWCA Women of Influence Luncheon
Oregon's Summer Cutler And Artist Ali FitzHarris Ali, Her Mom Terri, And Oregon's Judd Plattenburg At The YWCA Women Of Influence Luncheon

Being yourself can lead to great things: Ali FitzHarris

[The story below is a follow-up to a post we wrote three years ago about local artist Ali FitzHarris. We were thrilled to get a chance to catch up with Ali this past week!] Being yourself can lead to great…

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The First Keynote Speaker At DSCOOP, Chris Barez-Brown
The first Keynote Speaker at DSCOOP, Chris Barez-Brown
The closing keynote speaker, Johnny Cupcakes, was an absolute trip. He had started 16 businesses by the time he reached his 20s and told great stories.
Clint Runge of Archrival. Archrival specializes in working with and understanding the youth mindset (millennials, Gen X, Gen Z and younger). He talked about the markers that set generations apart and some good reasons why each group thinks the way it does. Another hint -- if we learn to manage them well, younger workers can be phenomenal producers.
Mark Potter, who publishes Canvas magazine and runs a content producing firm (Conduit), urged printing companies to think and act like media companies. He believes in using content creation as a sales tool versus sending out an old-fashioned sales force.
Judd with Alon Bar-Shany, VP and Head of the Indigo Division (See Judd's conversation with Alon in the sidebar)
The First Keynote Speaker At DSCOOP, Chris Barez-Brown The Closing Keynote Speaker, Johnny Cupcakes, Was An Absolute Trip. He Had Started 16 Businesses By The Time He Reached His 20s And Told Great Stories. Clint Runge Of Archrival. Archrival Specializes In Working With And Understanding The Youth Mindset (millennials, Gen X, Gen Z And Younger). He Talked About The Markers That Set Generations Apart And Some Good Reasons Why Each Group Thinks The Way It Does. Another Hint -- If We Learn To Manage Them Well, Younger Workers Can Be Phenomenal Producers. Mark Potter, Who Publishes Canvas Magazine And Runs A Content Producing Firm (Conduit), Urged Printing Companies To Think And Act Like Media Companies. He Believes In Using Content Creation As A Sales Tool Versus Sending Out An Old-fashioned Sales Force. Judd With Alon Bar-Shany, VP And Head Of The Indigo Division (See Judd's Conversation With Alon In The Sidebar)

President’s Blog: Mindset is Everything

A Mindset to Win In business, mindset is everything. I didn’t always believe that, but the longer I survive as a business owner, the more I recognize how true it is. For the last 10-15 years, the printing business has…

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Seen At Dscoop 2019: The Indigo Helps Create Customizable Children's Books With Personalization.
Seen at Dscoop 2019: The Indigo helps create customizable children's books with personalization.
Seen at Dscoop 2019: "Sleeking", basically printing digital foil, courtesy of the HP Indigo
Seen at Dscoop 2019: The HP Indigo allows up and coming breweries to print small label batches for new brews.
Seen At Dscoop 2019: The Indigo Helps Create Customizable Children's Books With Personalization. Seen At Dscoop 2019: "Sleeking", Basically Printing Digital Foil, Courtesy Of The HP Indigo Seen At Dscoop 2019: The HP Indigo Allows Up And Coming Breweries To Print Small Label Batches For New Brews.

President’s Blog: Collaborating with the Creative Community & Thoughts from DSCOOP Edge

Last week, we worked with our good friends at The Contemporary (formally the Dayton Visual Arts Center) to create invitations for their 25th annual art auction. To celebrate this silver anniversary, they wanted something really special and collaborated with LMG…

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