Rock Around the Block - The Blog of Rock LaManna

Metallic Ink Printing Breakthrough: Find the Pain, Build a Company

Posted by Rock LaManna on Thu, Jun 1, 2017 @ 08:06 AM

We tend to overcomplicate our approach to business. For all the big data and financial metrics we use to make decisions, sometimes all it takes is finding a solution to a pain point. It’s what led Color-Logic to create their innovative metallic ink system.

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Topics: New Technologies, Printing Business

Reading Between the Lines: Secret Trends for Sellers at 2015 SGIA Expo

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Dec 9, 2015 @ 08:12 AM

With over 23,000 registrants and over 500 displays, the 2015 SGIA Expo was a solid indication that the speciality imaging field is alive and well. It also revealed some storylines that show great promise for business owners thinking of selling in 2016.

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Topics: Selling Your Business, New Technologies, Printing Industry

The Key Steps to Avoiding Analysis Paralysis

Posted by Rock LaManna on Thu, Oct 25, 2012 @ 09:10 AM

The onslaught of “Big Data” available via modern technology is exciting yet overwhelming.  It’s possible to analyze anything, anywhere, anytime – but how do you take it all in without encountering analysis paralysis?  Find that answer, and you find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

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Topics: New Technologies, Lean Operations

Landa and 3D Printers: Game-Changing Business Development Strategies?

Posted by Rock LaManna on Mon, Jul 2, 2012 @ 09:07 AM

In times of economic woes and antiquated business models, two new innovations loom large in the printing industry.  Landa’s new digital printing press and 3D printing are both emerging as potential game-changing business development strategies.

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Topics: Business Development, New Technologies

Electroluminescent Lamps: April’s Hot Printing Business Opportunity

Posted by Rock LaManna on Mon, Apr 23, 2012 @ 08:04 AM


Every investor is on the prowl for the hottest printing business opportunities.  Every month, I’m going to compile a post of hot niches in the printing industry that are generating profits in the 10-20% range and are on the forefront of new technologies and innovation.

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Topics: New Technologies

Hot Niche: Throw Some Water on Red-Hot Hydrographics

Posted by Rock LaManna on Wed, Feb 1, 2012 @ 09:02 AM

I’m a huge fan of niche printing companies and innovative technologies.  Right now, we’re seeing a red-hot niche developing with hydrographics applications in plastic decorating and finishing services.

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Topics: New Technologies