Japs-Olson Company Meeting 2012 - Minneapolis, MN

September 18-19, 2012
St. Louis Park, Minnesota

About Japs-Olson Company

Japs-Olson Company was founded in 1907 by Barney Japs and G.F. Olson. Then a small print company, they have since grown to be a worldwide leader in direct mail services and commercial printing. Today, they employ more than 700 people and provide services to clients nationwide. Their modern, 750,000 square foot facility operates around the clock to ensure customer's deadlines are met.

Japs-Olson Company provides end-to-end printing and mailing services include prepress production, variable image printing, lettershop services, data processing services, commingling and direct mail fulfillment. All of their printing services are completed in-house.

Automation Solutions Network Agenda

Tuesday, September 18

  • Japs-Olson Company Presentation - Chris Peddicord, Japs-Olson Company
    • Learn and discuss the history of the company while understanding how their developing technologies have played a vital role in expanding their business opportunities.
    • Overview of what you will see at Japs-Olson Company at the tour.
  • Tour Facility (View the inline variable imaging video here)

Wednesday, September 19

  • Welcome and Introduction - Mark Bohan, Vice President, Technology and Research, Printing Industries of America
  • Japs-Olson Company: How we automated direct mail and commercial printing to increase profitability and market share: Opportunities, Challenges, Headaches and Solutions - Josh Schiro, Japs-Olson Company
  • Digital Lizard: Continuously improving workflow to reduce touch points to improve your business model - Bill Wieners, President of Digital Lizard
  • Printer Panel - Moderator: Brandon Iskey, Printing Industries of America
    • Michael Murphy, Japs-Olson Company
    • Bill Wieners, Digital Lizard
  • Vendor Panel: How we implemented automation Japs-Olson Company - Moderator: James  Boudreau, Japs-Olson Company
    • DiMS!
    • Kodak
    • GOSS
    • Web Printing Controls
    • MBO America
  • CIP4 Update - Jim Harvey, CIP4
  • The Automation Challenges and Solutions of Integrating Inkjet and Offset Printing Processes, Mark Bohan, Printing Industries of America

Published on Thursday, September 20, 2012 (updated 03/04/2015)