• Grouping

    Steve Katz, Editor || June 3, 2015
    Over the last couple months, we’ve learned of some big news coming from a few label companies I’ve gotten to know well. Each case involves the formation of a “Group.”  Though they have their differences, what these indivi…

  • Decade

    Steve Katz || April 16, 2015
    Ten years makes for an interesting span of time. It’s not so long ago that it’s a distant memory, yet though I remember it well, I don’t quite recall it like it was yesterday. So much has changed for me in ten years. In 2005, I was…

  • Transparency

    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…

  • Cheers

    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…

  • Perspective

    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…

  • Drunk on digital?

    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…

  • Transition

    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…

  • L&FP&NW?

    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…

  • Paying for it

    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…

  • Synergy

    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.&…

  • Community

    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…

  • No exception

    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…

  • Overwhelming

    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…

  • Sending a message

    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…

  • Twenty Years

    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…

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