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Printing Industry News

Keep up with the latest trends, news, and information about the printing industry.

The Gilman Brothers Company Welcomes Voula Giannakopoulos as Midwest Business Development Leader

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 18:13:20 +0000

The Gilman Brothers Company is thrilled to welcome Voula Giannakopoulos as the company’s newest business development leader.

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Sales Technique: Create Visualization, Change the Conversation

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 16:35:53 +0000

Change the conversation with a client by doing more than just giving a description and a price, paint a picture using colors instead of a black-and-white description.

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Make the Phone Ring

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 16:13:52 +0000

You know how it goes, you have six sales people and you end up with eight different business development plans, of which maybe one or two are aligned with the company goals. If continued business growth for your company is important to you, then your company needs a way to make the phone ring.

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Artist Paints Image of Charlie Chaplin With an Industrial Inkjet Printhead

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:54:34 +0000

An artist from Cameroon spontaneously used an inkjet printhead as a brush - and amazed visitors at a trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, with a portrait of Charlie Chaplin.

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Direct Marketing Printer IBS Direct Acquired by Investment Group as Foundation for Larger Platform

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:14:28 +0000

King of Prussia, Pa.-based IBS Direct will continue to operate in its existing, 100,000-sq.-ft. facility with its current senior management team led by Ted Sherwin, IBS Direct president.

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Friedrich-Koenig Medal Goes to His Great-Great-Great Grandson, Claus Bolza-Schünemann

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 14:43:12 +0000

Friedrich Koenig, inventor of the steam-powered cylinder press and pioneer of modern newspaper printing, founded Schnellpressenfabrik Koenig & Bauer together with Andreas Bauer in 1817. Two hundred years later Koenig’s great-great-great grandson Claus Bolza-Schünemann manages the company in the sixth generation.

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Integrated Marketing Agency Calise Partners Completes Asset Purchase of Printabilities

Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:00:12 +0000

Dallas’ Calise Partners has completed an Asset Purchase of PrintAbilities, a technology-based print, promotional and wearables company utilizing a network of production facilities throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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OneTouchPoint’s New CEO Reveals Some Plans for Future of Company

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:47:24 +0000

OneTouchPoint announced it has named David “Dave” Holland as its new CEO. Holland, who most recently served as president of DataSource, reveals some of the plans he has for the future of OneTouchPoint.

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JohnsByrne Adds Flexibility, Innovation with Eagle Systems Cold Foil System

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:24:48 +0000

Luxury packaging printer JohnsByrne has installed the Eagle Systems Cold Foil system to better serve its client base and increase its ability to innovate.

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The Future of Coffee and Print

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 18:22:50 +0000

Regardless of whether you are a sales rep or owner, if you don’t have anxiety about your future, you should. This week, Bill shares another author’s blog that serves the dual purpose of giving great advice while allowing him to avoid writing a blog of his own.

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Offset Printing Trends for 2018

Sat, 03 Feb 2018 18:24:15 +0000

It’s a new year and an exciting time for sign companies. While digital printing continues to grow, offset printing still offers the highest quality and top economy for many clients. Offset printers can benefit by keying into the following top trends for 2018: 1. Push to Stop Printing Push to Stop, or “autonomous, navigated printing” […]

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On Press Troubleshooting Part 2

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 17:49:21 +0000

In this Part 2 of On Press Troubleshooting we will present some of the problems that can occur in printing press-room explained by some of the experts in this field. We will start with 3 typical offset printing problems presented and explained by Bill Kozak in his Offset Pressman ( blogspot. High Dot Gain Ink […]

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Printing Technology: How the Industry Has Changed

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 19:15:12 +0000

  Printers are now commonplace in nearly all offices and most homes. But did you know that the use of printing can be dated back to the year 3000 BC? Today, we have laser printers, digital printing and 3D printers and, because of their affordability, most people have a basic printer in their own home […]

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What Sets Offset Printing From Print On Demand

Sun, 09 Oct 2016 12:10:25 +0000

One common misconception the general public has about the printing industry is that it is being put to rest by the digital industry. However, just as we continue to move forward with digital advancements, print technology also proceeds in its way by responding to the call of our time. Demand for quicker, less complicated, and […]

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Offset Printing Solutions for Customized Plastic Cards

Sun, 29 Nov 2015 09:02:04 +0000

The printing industry has been trough a lot of technology changes in the last decade or so, today’s most commonly commercial printing option remain as follows; offset printing, and computer-direct-to-plate digital printing. It might become confusing at times knowing what printing option to choose for your upcoming project, so let us try and explain it […]

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How Printing Is Evolving To Make Short Runs Profitable

Wed, 28 Oct 2015 19:33:03 +0000

Some 36% of the global print industry’s revenue is generated through commercial printing, making it the dominant sector. Yet, as everyone in business will attest, that revenue means little without significant profit. With demand for shorter print runs, and quicker throughput, those margins are being squeezed. Firms with direct mail, point of sale and general […]

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How To Specify Printing Color

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:54:59 +0000

How To Specify Printing Color Against “On Screen” Viewing RGB, CMYK, and Pantone There are three common ways to specify color for use in traditional offset printing and for on screen viewing (like for web sites) and inkjet printing: RGB, CMYK and Pantone. RGB RGB is the language of web sites, PDFs and anything intended […]

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Control Of CtP Plates After Their Developement

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:35:27 +0000

For the evaluation of the quality of offset printing plates appropriate measuring control strips have been developed and new types of measuring devices are also created. Unlike measuring control strips, which were used for control of the quality of the process of making printing plates by conventional methods, CtP technology provides the ability this measuring […]

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Colors – RGB and CMYK

Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:31:08 +0000

This tutorial is primarily related to work with colors and color in digital printing and is related to the work with Photoshop and similar programs for photo editing, and bitmap graphics. The theme color, scientifically speaking, is so extremely complex that only for the basics, we can write a whole book. The phenomenon of colors […]

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Nanography New Page For Effective And Profitable Printing?

Thu, 25 Dec 2014 23:04:24 +0000

Nanography printing combines the characteristics of offset printing with the flexibility of digital printing. No longer do we have to choose between the versatility of digital printing and a low cost per page and high productivity of offset printing. With nanography we get both. Short evolution of nanography. We are surrounded by different offset printings […]

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