Author: Gary Owen

Gary is an industry executive with 25 years experience in sales and marketing of print and finishing solutions. He is active in industry associations such as the International Newspaper Group where he serves as a board member. Gary also shares his knowledge and experience with graduate and undergraduate students at New York University and Kean University as a guest teacher in their Graphic Communications programs.

Price versus reliable performance? Always go with the pro.

As the newspaper industry consolidates and budgets tighten, some facilities are taking a reactive approach to press conveyor and mailroom machine maintenance. And, what ensues is unexpected breakdowns that are often exasperated by temporary fixes. Consider standard conveyors. Inside the tracks are chains with thousands of small rollers. As those…

As the newspaper industry consolidates and budgets tighten, some facilities are taking a reactive approach to press conveyor and mailroom machine maintenance. And, what ensues is unexpected breakdowns that are often exasperated by temporary fixes. Consider standard conveyors. Inside the tracks are chains with thousands of small rollers. As those…

Can your service providers offer immediate technical support in a malware attack?

As you may have read, the Chicago Tribune Group, the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union Tribune (former Tribune properties) made headlines of their own recently when a significant virus infected their computer systems. It was a widespread cyberattack that impacted Tribune properties throughout the country, including the Baltimore…

As you may have read, the Chicago Tribune Group, the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union Tribune (former Tribune properties) made headlines of their own recently when a significant virus infected their computer systems. It was a widespread cyberattack that impacted Tribune properties throughout the country, including the Baltimore…

Are Your Press Conveyors and Mailroom Prepared for 2019—and Beyond?

Another year is quickly coming to a close, and as operating budgets are being reviewed and finalized, it’s a good time to assess whether your press conveyance and mailroom equipment is prepared to protect your investment in “ink on paper.” I’m pleased to say that a number of newspapers did…

Another year is quickly coming to a close, and as operating budgets are being reviewed and finalized, it’s a good time to assess whether your press conveyance and mailroom equipment is prepared to protect your investment in “ink on paper.” I’m pleased to say that a number of newspapers did…

Protecting Your Investment Through Obsolescence Replacement.

Knowing that the runway to continue to put Ink on Paper for most newspapers is AT LEAST 10 years, we need to keep our existing equipment running efficiently, if full replacement is not an option. Electronic controls systems are the heartbeat of our operations. Yet, in most all conveyors and…

Knowing that the runway to continue to put Ink on Paper for most newspapers is AT LEAST 10 years, we need to keep our existing equipment running efficiently, if full replacement is not an option. Electronic controls systems are the heartbeat of our operations. Yet, in most all conveyors and…

Protecting Your Investment

Knowing that the runway to continue to put Ink on Paper for most newspapers is AT LEAST 10 years, we need to keep our existing equipment running efficiently, if full replacement is not an option.   Centralization and consolidation of newspaper printing facilities into common locations is continuing at a…

Knowing that the runway to continue to put Ink on Paper for most newspapers is AT LEAST 10 years, we need to keep our existing equipment running efficiently, if full replacement is not an option.   Centralization and consolidation of newspaper printing facilities into common locations is continuing at a…

Dynamic and Exciting Times

Remember the days when the production director ensured that the daily product deadlines were met and that the quality of the product was excellent, waste was kept to a minimum and performance and throughput of the operation was maximized?  Ensuring your publisher’s satisfaction was paramount to your success and to…

Remember the days when the production director ensured that the daily product deadlines were met and that the quality of the product was excellent, waste was kept to a minimum and performance and throughput of the operation was maximized?  Ensuring your publisher’s satisfaction was paramount to your success and to…