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APEX Digital Graphics to showcase Konica Minolta technology at IPEX

APEX Digital Graphics to showcase Konica Minolta technology at IPEX

August 2nd, 2017

Informa Exhibitions today announces that IPEX exhibitor APEX Digital Graphics will be joined by awar...Read More

LAGOS STATE PRINTING CORPORATION COMMISSIONS N4 BILLION NAIRA WORTH OF STATE-OF-THE-ART PRINTING EQUIPMENT

LAGOS STATE PRINTING CORPORATION COMMISSIONS N4 BILLION NAIRA WORTH OF STATE-OF-THE-ART PRINTING EQUIPMENT

July 6th, 2017

The Lagos State Printing Corporation (LSPC) made a significant landmark in the history of Nigeria Pr...Read More

HEIDELBERG NIGERIA LIMITED ANNOUNCES ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE

HEIDELBERG NIGERIA LIMITED ANNOUNCES ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE

July 5th, 2017

One of Nigeria’s foremost equipment manufacturers and suppliers of consumables for the graphic indus...Read More

PRINT STUDIO DEDICATES DAUGHTER

PRINT STUDIO DEDICATES DAUGHTER

July 4th, 2017

WHERE To Print felicitates with PRINT STUDIO Family – particularly its MD/ CEO and Executive Dir...Read More

PRINT ACADEMY REPOSITIONS ….APPOINTS NEW MD

PRINT ACADEMY REPOSITIONS ….APPOINTS NEW MD

July 4th, 2017

With the widening gap in training and development in the printing industry, Nigeria’s manpower d...Read More

SKYSAT LAUNCHES BROTHER OFFICE DOCUMENTATION AND PRINT SOLUTIONS

SKYSAT LAUNCHES BROTHER OFFICE DOCUMENTATION AND PRINT SOLUTIONS

July 3rd, 2017

One of the nation’s foremost dealers in innovative digital printing machines, solutions, office docu...Read More

NEW FESPA PRESIDENT ANNOUNCED

NEW FESPA PRESIDENT ANNOUNCED

July 3rd, 2017

Christian Duyckaerts has been announced as the new President of FESPA. The inauguration took place d...Read More

FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES NEW B1 INKJET DEVICE

FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES NEW B1 INKJET DEVICE

July 3rd, 2017

Fujifilm believes its new B1 inkjet innovation will ‘open up a space that didn’t exist before’. The ...Read More

CANON LAUNCHES OCÉ AUTO PILOT

CANON LAUNCHES OCÉ AUTO PILOT

July 3rd, 2017

Canon has launched the Océ Auto Pilot, a solution that automates cutting, creasing and kiss cutting ...Read More

KODAK WINS EDP AWARD 2017 FOR NEXPRESS ZX3900 PRESS

KODAK WINS EDP AWARD 2017 FOR NEXPRESS ZX3900 PRESS

July 3rd, 2017

Kodak has won the EDP Award 2017 for the best product in the “Cutsheet printer colour up to B3 >2...Read More

ROLAND DG TRUEVIS SG INKJET PRINTER/CUTTER SERIES WINS EDP AWARD

ROLAND DG TRUEVIS SG INKJET PRINTER/CUTTER SERIES WINS EDP AWARD

July 3rd, 2017

The Roland DG TrueVIS SG inkjet printer/cutter series won Best Print & Cut Solution at the EDP (...Read More

MUTOH WINS EDP AWARD

MUTOH WINS EDP AWARD

July 3rd, 2017

Mutoh has won a prestigious EDP award, attributed by the European Digital Press Association (EDP), f...Read More

HEIDELBERG TO LAUNCH THREE NEW PACKAGING MACHINES

HEIDELBERG TO LAUNCH THREE NEW PACKAGING MACHINES

June 30th, 2017

Heidelberg is to launch three new post-press machines, for die-cutting, hot-foiling and glueing, int...Read More

CANON REVAMPS PRODUCTION PRINTER OFFERING

CANON REVAMPS PRODUCTION PRINTER OFFERING

June 30th, 2017

Canon has launched a new series of mono production printers, which it said deliver "substantial prod...Read More

HEIDELBERG TAKEOVER OF SOFTWARE PROVIDER DOCUFY STRENGTHENS THE DIGITAL PLATFORMS DIVISION

HEIDELBERG TAKEOVER OF SOFTWARE PROVIDER DOCUFY STRENGTHENS THE DIGITAL PLATFORMS DIVISION

June 30th, 2017

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) reached another milestone in its digital growth stra...Read More

“TO INCREASE MORALE AND PRODUCTIVITY, HAVE A DO-IT-YOURSELF POLICY” -INGRAM PRESS

The psychological state of a person as expressed in self-confidence, enthusiasm, and/or loyalty to a cause or ideal is one great determinant of the overall success and growth of that cause or ideal. In today’s print business like any other business, morale flows from the employer and employees conviction about the vision, righteousness or worth of their cause which subsequently translates into quality output. For the printing industry, this quality output can be from concept, to good design and eventually quality print with great rewards (in terms of increased patronage and customers’ appreciation) in future.

However, this is not always the case as sometimes a person - especially in print business - can get demoralized by whatever means which (and if not controlled) could get out of hands and invariably affect the business. To remedy this anomaly, Chief Operating Officer of Ingram Press - Mr. Victor Agbro suggests printers’ morale can be boosted when print businesses enjoy patronage and clients appreciate quality print jobs.

In a chat with WHERE To Print in his Surulere office, Mr. Agbro extensively discussed what printers can do to boost their morale and productivity. “Morale is very important in business as it is the driving force that impedes or assists organizational growth. Morale in printing like every other business is boosted when you enjoy patronage and clients appreciate your print jobs. In the same vein, what kills a printers morale is after painstakingly planning and executing a job, something went wrong somewhere which is out of the printer’s control like colour variation, poor finishing of a well printed job, technical faults and we all know how complex printing is, once it goes wrong couple of times, you are demoralized. Incompetent staff, epileptic electricity supply, high cost of print machines, and lack of patronage are factors that reduce morale and low productivity” intoned Mr. Agbro who explained that when one bids for job with high quality machines, know-how and fast-turn around time, and he gets brushed aside due to ulterior motives and the contract is awarded to someone with less sophisticated equipment and substandard quality or your proposal is lowly priced; this can be one of the greatest killers of morale and productivity.

In addressing this issue, Mr. Agbro proffered; “follow the job from stage to stage and have a Do-It-Yourself policy. Never lose sight of the job process even when your staff are working - make sure you are supervising even up to delivery stage and only then do you stand a chance of ensuring the business success and thus mitigate low morale and productivity”, Ingram boss concluded.

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