Pity the poor printer. Beset by the Internets, iPads, Smart Phones, Kindles, Pay Walls and all things electronic, but, HA, we still have you if you want to hold a real newspaper or magazine in your hand. Or we do until Meganews hits the streets. The concept behind Meganews is based on people’s desire to
Since the building that was our Tsunami safe spot has been torn down, Western Web had an opportunity during this week’s Tsunami warning test to try out our new Tsunami Escape Plan as seen below. Clearly the new plan needs some work.
While investigating the situation in Clayoquot Sound I made friends with a Greenpeace associate. We didn’t agree on everything, but we each trusted the other and stayed in touch. A few months after the trip he asked if I would participate in a test program to make newsprint from rice straw. Representatives from Greenpeace, The
Western Web is excited (Yippie!) about our new Ryobi 3034 DI press. This technology was developed in the 1990’s. My good friend Art and I went to see the very first one made by Heidelberg unveiled during a trade show. The press was secreted behind a huge, black drape, viewable by invitation only. The operators
It may not be the cover of the Rolling Stone, but page 34 of the best printing publication out there, Newspapers and Technology, impresses the hell out of me and Jack. I ran into the owner of EPG, the company that makes our amazing ink preset hardware/software, at Graph Expo in Chicago. It is the
I was standing at the entrance to a printing trade show in New Orleans. The atmosphere was electric. People were streaming in, all smiles, much energy. The floor was crowded, the booths all jammed. Live jazz was being played in the lobby. I had never seen anything like it. I was finally swept into the
Actually Dscoop is the HP Digital Printing user group. They put on an annual show. This year it is in DC, at the Gaylord (which just sounds expensive). When my friend Phill asked if I wanted to go, I said jokingly, “If someone would pay my air fare, hotel and expenses, sure, I’d go.” Phill