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    No one talking about corona virus yet? - Thoughts on slowing down

    This is probably not a "politically correct" thought, but, it is the elephant in the room: If you have an employee (or, multiple employees) who call in and say that they are symptomatic and must self-quarantine for 2 weeks, how many of you will pay those employees their normal salary for the 2...
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    No one talking about corona virus yet? - Thoughts on slowing down

    I don't understand the panic. It's a Flu, not unlike any other Flu that normally occurs this time of year. Current mortality rates, world wide, is 3.4% (most of those being the elderly that already had underlying health issues). However, most viral experts put the actual mortality rate at mush...
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    Social Media

    Nope, the intelligence level of the average social media user has dropped to the point where I am very worried about our future. In today's world, you actually have people committing crimes, taking a selfie video of themselves during the commission of the crime, then posting it on social media...
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    Salesman Commission...

    Yep, sales commissions are certainly a sticky-wicket. Back in the day, when I was in sales, all I wanted was 10% of the non-postage revenue. A percentage of the "profit" makes it too easy for your employer to play with the numbers (assign an overhead cost, jack up the paper or labor cost...
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    Helping Customers

    Help me, help you
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    Mail & Print are NOT dead - Catalogs Coming Back

    The reason I feel that this is very significant is that it comes from an independent news source (AP). Most of the other reports that we see relative to a resurgence of print and mail comes from a survey/study that is usually commissioned by some entity in the print & mail industry.
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    Mail & Print are NOT dead - Catalogs Coming Back

    A Story today put out by the Associated Press indicates that catalog mailings are coming back in style. Even millennials like catalog mail over digital alternatives. Read the story here:
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    mailling sofware setup day one

    Unless you are mailing a job for yourself (as in a mailing to advertise your own services), you are the mailing agent. Even if you are mailing on your own permit, for a job from one of your customers, on their behalf, you are still the mailing agent. I hope this helps. -Best
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    Trade Show Planning

    If you want others to help, you have to "prime the pump". I'm thinkin donuts or bagels.
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    USA Today to end print edition

    Yep, and, I heard on the news this morning that Family Circle magazine is shutting down also.
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    From the original Top Gun: "Son, your ego is writing checks your body can't cash"
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    Quick Question - Click Charge

    We're running a Xerox Versant 2100. It is a special application that is way too complicated to get in to, but, here's the question: I know that a blank page does not generate a click charge. If I were to print something in white, so that it is not visible, and, appears as a blank page (CMYK =...
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    Magnet Information

    Magnum Magnetics out of South Florida
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    Anyone Care to Quote this???

    In that case, this piece would have to be tabbed (wafer-sealed) or fugitive-glued in order to be mailed, so, I would need to add another $0.03 to cover the data work, tabbing or glue run, tray, and trucking to the USPS BMEU. That would bring it to $0.41/each. Nothing like actually paying a...
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    Anyone Care to Quote this???

    You are correct, sir! At $0.30 it is definitely NOT worth doing. By my calculations, you've got $0.29/each in dead cost (prepress setup, paper cost, click cost, laser run charge, and cut/trim/fold to 6 x 9). You don't say if it's being mailed or not, so, this does not include any data...

What's In Your Warehouse

What's In Your Warehouse? Are You Sure?
In an average week you process what, 50 jobs?100? 150? 200? Let’s say about half of each job hits the mail or goes out to the customer. The rest goes to shelves in your warehouse so it’s ready when the client needs it. Juggling all this—and making money from it— requires Link to Article