Nima Hunter

Paper Waste a Gold Mine for Publishers
May 1, 2003

Electronic publishing was a key driver of business growth and change during the 90s, but paper and printing remain omnipresent. They continue to play a central role in every aspect of business. Unfortunately, as paper use grows, paper waste rises. A myopic perspective on the value of managing paper waste, and misconceptions about what constitutes recycling, further complicates matters. Publishers in particular have failed to grasp the opportunity that managing paper waste could have on their business, and the economy as well. Reducing basis weights and publication trim sizes are steps in the right direction. But a significant percentage of newsstand distribution winds up in landfills, rather

Green Printing-The New Bottom Line
March 1, 2003

Many forget that little over a century ago, when paper was primarily made from recycled rags, arguments raged about whether paper made from wood pulp was fit for use as a printing substrate. Today over 3.5 million people are employed in the wood pulp, paper, and paper converting industries worldwide and magazine publishers are responsible for buying over 1 million tons of paper made primarily from virgin wood fiber each year. That's a small slice of the more than 100 million tons of paper used annually in the United States. But responsible magazine publishers can have an impact on the paper market far greater

SPECTRUM 2001
November 1, 2001

Tuesday, October 30 and Wednesday, October 31 Tuesday featured a robust day of content and outstanding speakers. Beginning with the "Internet-enabled Print Production" panel, which featured Marc Olin of printCafe, Jon Reynolds of Mail-Well and Suzanne Morgan of PrintBuyersOnline.com, Tuesday's sessions offered a wealth of informative material for attendees. In the aformentioned session, the speakers not only outlined the necessary technologies to enable print production via the Internet, but discussed the change in attitudes that must occur as well. Project management was the next topic on the agenda. Ken Lowden, the marketing and industry relations manager at DuPont Imaging, discussed the importance of prioritizing,

Spectrum 2001 Day One
November 1, 2001

TUSCAN, AZ—Against a backdrop of picture perfect mountains, flowering cacti and palm trees, the 24th annual SPECTRUM conference was in full swing Sunday with its first full day of conference sessions. The conference attracts top professionals from all segments of the industry--advertising, creative, prepress, production and manufacturing. But it is not solely the caliber of speakers and attendees the conference attracts that makes SPECTRUM notable. The key to the show's success is the open forum it provides for industry professionals to openly discuss current and future issues of importance in an attempt to better the industry. From Gary Cosimini's opening keynote to the day's final