Dealing with Inflation

Dealing with Inflation

Pricing and cost considerations for the new year   A thoughtful reader challenged a comment made in my May/June column, “Paper supply: Crisis or Opportunity?” We discussed price increases, with the comment that certain cost increases cannot be passed on to...
Challenges and opportunities

Challenges and opportunities

Common issues plaguing the North American printing industry. I recently spoke to printers from across North America about their top business challenges and opportunities. While the priorities changed weekly, there were a few common challenges that I’d like to offer...
Dealing with price increases

Dealing with price increases

The need for cost escalation clauses Lately, the industry is facing paper and substrate price increases. The potential for quarterly adjustments is estimated to be in the range of four to 10 per cent.   Reasons for increases There are several reasons for price...