Printed Information: The Burden of Adding Value

April 14, 2014

Navigate to your local news vendor (well, there aren’t many here in Harrod’s Creek) and buy a copy of the printed edition of the New York Times. Turn to page B3 of the April 14, 2014 edition and read “Leaner and More Efficient, British Printers Push Forward in Digital Age.” You may be able to find it online at but no guarantees from the goose’s free blog.

The article contained a fascinating statement. I quote attributed to Mr. Kingston of Wyndeham, a printing company (a surviving printing company) in England:

The same applies to books and magazines, Mr. Kingston said. “We can now make a bespoke edition of any magazine; we can bind it in a different way and use special colors. We can personalize it and send it. There is much higher added value there.”

This search for added value is, I assume, a lever with which to reverse these factoids in the write up:

  • Printing has become a “peopleless business” which means that employment has cratered from 350 in one plant to 114
  • In Britain printing employed “around 200,000” in 2001 to about 125,000 when the New York Times went to print a day or so ago
  • Revenues? Ouch. “The industry’s revenue is projected to shrink to about 10 billion pounds, or approximately $17 billion, by 2017, down from more than £15 billion in the 1990s…”
  • Cheaper labor puts the squeeze on UK printers: ““So for things that are time-sensitive like magazines and have to be done in the region, the best deal might be outside of the U.K. — and you can have your products here overnight.”

The write up mentions other factors as well.

My view is that personalizing a magazine about Godzilla will put a load on “adding value’s” shoulders. Perhaps a video would be more appropriate or a social media stream, two channels not highlighted in the New York Times’ article? Stop the presses. Well, spike that.

Stephen E Arnold, April 14, 2014


15 Responses to “Printed Information: The Burden of Adding Value”

  1. carpet one on April 15th, 2014 6:37 pm

    My partner and I stumbled over here by a different web page and thought I should check things out.
    I like what I see so i am just following you. Look forward
    to checking out your web page repeatedly.

  2. carpets wool kashmir pakistan on April 15th, 2014 8:01 pm

    Nice blog here! Also your site loads up very fast!
    What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate
    link to your host? I wish my website loaded up
    as fast as yours lol

  3. furniture on April 16th, 2014 9:19 pm

    Thank you for every other informative blog. The place else may just I am
    getting that kind of info written in such an ideal manner?
    I’ve a undertaking that I’m simply now running on, and I’ve been at the look out
    for such information.

  4. Kenny Fritchley on May 2nd, 2014 10:22 am

    Really descriptive report, I liked that a whole lot. Will there be a component 2?

  5. Harlan on May 3rd, 2014 2:36 am

    I love looking through an article that will make people think.
    Also, thank you for allowing for me to comment!

  6. decorative file folders on May 13th, 2014 3:12 am

    Your style is very unique in comparison to other people I’ve read stuff from.
    Many thanks for posting when you’ve got the opportunity, Guess I’ll just book mark this page.

  7. haverty furniture on May 28th, 2014 8:25 am

    Wow, fantastic blog format! How lengthy have you been running a blog for?

    you make running a blog glance easy. The entire look of your website is great, let alone the
    content material!

  8. boca raton camps kids on May 30th, 2014 8:19 am

    You work independently and for long durations to reduce weight which eventually makes you bored easily as
    well as you cannot accommodate long durations due to other
    work reasons as finding time is the biggest concern of many.
    Once you do, your child will be well on his or her way to staying active, making new
    friends, and having fun. Not all soccer training camps are created equal,
    so it is important to do some quick research before you decide
    which camp you want to attend or send your child to.
    Prizes can be as simple as a colorful sticker or
    free ice cream, or as memorable as a book they enjoyed reading that day.
    The recruit is taught eleven general orders and is expected to memorize them and execute
    responsibilities associated with them immediately. Summer Day Camp NYC has trainers with great
    deal of experience who can train the wards in best possible ways.
    I have read many books and have participated in and conducted tons of training on the subject.
    There is a price to pay for what we seek for and we ought to earn it in order know
    its value. Any dream or goal before you can be approached this way.
    People of all ages love the tycoon style city-building video games.

    My site boca raton camps kids

  9. home depot water fountains on June 4th, 2014 10:20 am

    Hello there, just became aware of your blog through Google,
    and found that it is truly informative. I’m gonna watch out for brussels.
    I’ll be grateful if you continue this in future. Numerous people will be
    benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  10. where to buy garcinia cambogia walmart on June 13th, 2014 1:17 am

    If the Garcinia Cambogia supplement can assist you, Balancing this
    act sometimes means you must contact a doctor of health expert and find out.
    * It helps keep your appetite in check so
    that you consume less calories each day. Garcinia Cambogia, however, isn’t going
    to give rise to any of these unwanted side effects.

    According to Dr Joe Mercola, that’s because unknowingly she was a
    ‘protein type. The pure Garcinia Cambogia extract
    is also capable of preventing the body from producing its
    own fat. Stay away from fried and sweet foods and turn to
    fruits and vegetables with lean meat. Because Garcinia cambogia may lower a person’s
    blood sugar, it can interact with diabetes treatments.
    There are not any meals limitations and men and women can eat anything
    throughout the diet program. Weight loss services, whether online or in the form of software and
    in person programs, are some of the most popular health
    services in the world. I had tried everything else over the
    years and was quite skeptical.

    my weblog; where to buy garcinia cambogia walmart

  11. decorative wall hooks on June 14th, 2014 1:26 pm

    Hi to every one, the contents existing at this web site
    are truly amazing for people experience, well, keep up the nice work

  12. Tooth Implant Cost on June 15th, 2014 4:35 am

    Asking questions are really pleasant thing if you
    are not understanding something completely, however this article offers pleasant understanding yet.

  13. déménagement martin on June 17th, 2014 1:43 pm

    Hi there! I know this is somewhat off topic
    but I was wondering if you knew where I could find a captcha plugin for my
    comment form? I’m using the same blog platform as
    yours and I’m having trouble finding one? Thanks a lot!

    Here is my blog – déménagement martin

  14. rahua shampoo-9.3 oz on June 28th, 2014 12:13 am

    You would be right depending on your understanding of certain points.

    Having a well hydrated body is a sure way of having your energy levels
    high at all times. A number of would say that will sometimes they rarely find time to rinse
    their hair.

    My page; rahua shampoo-9.3 oz

  15. iGrow Hair Helmet on June 28th, 2014 10:15 am

    Anxiety and depression is common among hair loss sufferers, especially those experiencing total baldness.

    Traction Alopecia (often caused by excessive or tight braiding or ponytails).
    The Hair Transplant Network gives an estimate of $4 to $8 per graft for a FUT
    procedure and $6 to $10 per graft for a FUE procedure.

    Feel free to surf to my site :: iGrow Hair Helmet

  • Archives

  • Recent Posts

  • Meta