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Steve Katz, Editor
July 21, 2014
Label & Narrow Web has always prided itself as being “the most targeted magazine in the industry,” targeting, as our name suggests, the label industry specifically. While we have no plans to change the name of this publication, there…  Read More »
Steve Katz, Editor
June 2, 2014
I really enjoy the candid conversations I have with label printers, especially the ones where they preface what they’re about to say with an “off the record,” or conclude their thought with a “you can’t print that.&rdquo…  Read More »
Steve Katz, Editor
April 15, 2014
Synergy is defined as the interaction of multiple elements in a system to produce an effect different from or greater than the sum of their individual effects. The word comes from the Greek word synergia, which translates to “working together.&…  Read More »
Steve Katz, Editor
March 13, 2014
This past winter has been brutal. Here in the Northeast, people will remember a frigid, unrelenting season, with temperatures struggling to get above freezing. There were several snowstorms, or “significant weather events,” as newscasters…  Read More »
Steve Katz, Editor
November 21, 2013
“Everything that can become digital will become digital. Printing is no exception.” The above statement made in 1993 by Indigo founder Benny Landa, who sold his company to HP in 2001, was probably scoffed at by some in the printing indus…  Read More »
Steve Katz, Editor
October 14, 2013
I’m fresh back from Brussels, and while our post-show report will wait for our November/December issue, I want to share my take on the 2013 edition of Labelexpo while it’s fresh on my mind. Especially for those traveling some distance to…  Read More »
Steve Katz, Editor
September 13, 2013
Washington State is turning into the figurative, national battleground over “genetically altered foods,” and the push for foods that contain GMOs (genetically modified organisms) to be labeled as such. In 2013, 28 states introduced bills…  Read More »
Kathleen Scully, Publisher
July 17, 2013
In October, I will be married to my husband Bill for 20 years, and January 2014 will mark my 20th anniversary here at Rodman Media Corp. For those of you that know my husband, you know this is quite an accomplishment! Meanwhile, staying with one empl…  Read More »
Steve Katz, Editor
May 31, 2013
Trade shows come in all shapes and sizes. Some are big and broad in scope, while others are targeted, niche affairs. You can’t be at all of them, or even most of them, but you have us – the media – and the L&NW staff has logged…  Read More »
Steve Katz, Editor
April 10, 2013
Walmart often gets thrown around conversations people have about retail, and there ‘s good reason for it – the store sells everything. From food to clothes to flat screen TVs, you can get it all at Walmart. Consumers like convenience, and…  Read More »
Steve Katz, Editor
March 12, 2013
If you listen carefully, you can hear the cash register sound effects of Pink Floyd’s iconic song “Money.” Money, get away Get a good job with more pay And you’re okay Though it’s not my favorite Floyd song (I prefer T…  Read More »
Steve Katz, Editor
January 23, 2013
"There’s a magazine for that?”  That was my first reaction upon entering the label printing industry. Of course, I’ve since learned that there truly is a magazine for everything, but at the time, it sure came as a surprise…  Read More »
Steve Katz, Editor
November 29, 2012
In August of 2005, as Hurricane Katrina devastated the US Gulf Coast I sat transfixed by the live images on my television. To me, what I seeing was unimaginable – a major US city was essentially underwater. This was unthinkable. Nearly 2,000 pe…  Read More »
Steve Katz, Editor
October 9, 2012
As I go over my piles of notes, press kits and photos from Labelexpo, there is something that stands out. In talking with exhibitors and attending press conferences, I noticed a particular emphasis on the customer – getting to know who you are…  Read More »
Steve Katz, Editor
September 1, 2012
Labelexpo exhibitors don’t have it so easy. Setting up a booth can be a logistical nightmare, not to mention expensive. I don’t pretend to know how much these things cost, but I imagine, taking into account the number of people needed to…  Read More »

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