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Steve Katz, Editor
March 9, 2015
In my experience, there are two types of label business owners. There are those that are open and forthcoming, willing to speak candidly about their customers, employees, business model, equipment and plans for the future. And on the flipside, there…  Read More »
Steve Katz, Editor
January 26, 2015
In a blind taste test, I can’t tell the difference between Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio, a Shiraz or a Merlot. It’s not that I don’t enjoy the occasional glass (or bottle) of wine, I just prefer beer, and lately I’ve taken a li…  Read More »
Steve Katz, Editor
November 17, 2014
The November/December issue of L&NW puts the spotlight on digital printing, not that the industry needs to be directed toward what is clearly today’s most buzz-worthy topic. Digital is everywhere, and it seems I’ve been writing about…  Read More »
Steve Katz, Editor
October 10, 2014
During Labelexpo, I had the honor of participating in a panel discussion titled “Bringing the Supply Chain Together.” Joining me on the panel was a handful of editors representing various trade publications covering the labels, flexible p…  Read More »
Steve Katz, Editor
September 9, 2014
Transition. The dictionary defines the term as “the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another.” At some point, just about any entity – whether it’s an individual, company or industry – experi…  Read More »
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 »

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