Print Technology? No, It’s Not an Oxymoron

CaptureThis blog is about the intersection of church and technology, so I’m going to be doing something rather radical and doing a quick blog post about print, yes, good old fashion printed paper.  My day job at Liturgical Publications has been keeping me hopping these days and I’ve been woefully absent from this blog and Twitter.  To my followers, I’m sorry.  Its an excuse but I have indeed been rather busy these days.  I’ve been focused my company’s core business, print.  Yes, print.  Those stodgy old church bulletins that somehow show up every Sunday at your church.

Printed bulletins are still a cornerstone of church communication and at LPi we’re managing to make them a lot less stodgy.  We’re rethinking their designs and implementing a heck of a lot of technology to bring you a vibrant bulletin and ensure it shows up successfully at your church ever single week.

For a peek into the technology-enabled world of church bulletins, take a look at the video below.  You just may be surprised at the amount of tech that goes in to getting your bulletin to your church every week.

And, of course, if you do indeed want them online, you just may be able to find your church here, Parishes Online.

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Author:Joe Luedtke

Joe Luedtke is the Chief Operating Officer for Liturgical Publications (LPi). Joe specializes in Social Media and Web 2.0 and is currently leading LPi’s efforts to move into the on-line world. Joe works for the world's largest and oldest social network, religion, and believes that this social network could benefit tremendously from the the proper use of Internet technologies.
  • Tom Lelyo

    Printing technology is cool, but content is king. I wish more bulletin companies would invest in teaching their parishes how to design better bulletins that people actually want to read.

  • http://www.catholictechtalk.com/ Joe Luedtke

    Tom, you are absolutely correct on content being king. That’s a harder issue to tackle as you have to move one church, one bulletin editor at time. Take a look at this publish that my company publishes quarterly, http://books.4lpi.com/books/fkqo/#p=1, particularly page 17. We’re trying to instruct bulletin editors on how to improve the design and layout their content. We also make content like this blog, On Everyday Stewardship, http://tracyearlwelliver.com/everyday-stewardship/, pre-formatted and available free to bulletin editors to include in their bulletin.

  • Melissa A. Rosati

    Joe: thanks for the great resources in your comments and for the insider’s view of printing bulletins. I will share them. I am curious if do any printing using recycled paper or soy inks.