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Printing Industry News

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

Best Sound Bites from DigiPub: Harnessing the Power of Data-Driven Print

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:11:43 +0000

On Thursday, November 16th, Publishing Executive, Book Business, and Printing Impressions hosted the first ever DigiPub Conference, which brought together leaders from the magazine, book, catalog, and printing industries to discuss new opportunities created by digital printing and data targeting. These technologies are helping publishers and marketers deliver faster, more relevant, and more valuable media to consumers.

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Consider Post-Sales Support When Purchasing Postpress Equipment

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:12:00 +0000

This white paper from MBO America examines the different types of critical post-sale support features that every shop purchasing new or used equipment should consider as part of the evaluation process. Specifically, Preventative Maintenance plans, specialized "school" options, and broader training offerings should all be considered just as critical when choosing equipment as the speed and types of finishing options.

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Donnelley Financial Solutions Releases Latest ‘Guide to Effective Proxies’

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:08:48 +0000

The latest edition of a "Guide to Effective Proxies," has been released by Donnelley Financial Solutions. The guide provides innovative and shareholder-friendly best practices, drawn from the public filings of Donnelley Financial Solutions’ blue-chip client base, and serves as a unique tool to assist companies in transforming proxy statements from traditional compliance documents to more compelling shareholder communications pieces.

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The Week That Was With Julie G (11/17/2017)

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:56:06 +0000

This week, Julie Greenbaum highlights news about Bryan Hall, president and CEO of Graphic Visual Solutions in Greensboro, N.C., being elected as the new chairman of the board at PIA. We also highlight news about the PIA inducting seven industry leaders into the Ben Franklin Honor Society; Anstadt Communications acquiring Central File Marketing; the USPS reporting a net loss for the year of $2.74 billion for its most recent fiscal year; Ricoh USA announcing that it has signed on to participate as a leading sponsor and exhibitor in PRINT United Expo 2019; and Ricoh's recent event that it held at its Customer Experience Center in Boulder, Colo.

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Steven Schuld Named President of Flower City Printing in Rochester, N.Y.

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:39:27 +0000

Steven Schuld has been tapped as the new president of Flower City Printing in Rochester, N.Y., as of September 2017. Schuld joined Flower City Printing in June 2014 as a retail marketing executive and held the position of retail marketing sales manager.

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Caribou Coffee Selects InnerWorkings as Its Marketing Execution Partner

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:26:15 +0000

InnerWorkings Inc. has announced a new contract with Caribou Coffee Company, and its affiliate, Einstein Bros. Bagels. Under the agreement, InnerWorkings will deliver a point-of-sale marketing supply chain solution for marketing collateral across five brands and more than 1,200 locations.

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Company Folders Welcomed to Downtown Pontiac, Michigan

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:16:48 +0000

Online presentation folder printer Company Folders in Pontiac, Mich., recently celebrated its new headquarters at 22 W. Huron St. Monday with a Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting ceremony. Deputy Oakland County Executive Matt Gibb was on hand to roll out the county’s welcome mat for its newest tech company.

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6 ‘Fake News’ Reasons Why You are Going to Win

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:15:56 +0000

Did you ever really sit down and review why you didn’t close a deal, win a contract, hit your forecast or achieve your annual sales target? I mean a truly introspective look at what you “thought” would happen versus what “actually” happened. I realize that we all admit that we learn from our mistakes, but do we really change our behaviors to expect different outcomes?

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4 Reasons Leaders Make Bad Decisions

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:33:35 +0000

As Bill Gates once said, "Success is often a lousy teacher." It's easy for a leader who has experienced a tremendous amount of success in the past to think that whatever they do next will be just as successful. But often that is not the case.

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Last Chance to Be Included on the Printing Impressions 400

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:41 +0000

Time is running out to take part in our 34th annual Printing Impressions 400 ranking of the top printers that appears in the December issue of the magazine. The PI 400 recognizes the Top 400 printing companies in the United States and Canada - as determined by most recent fiscal year sales. Each year, our exclusive list draws wide attention to the printing industry in general, and especially to those companies that are included in the rankings.

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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 (http://offsetpressman.blogspot.com) 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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Use Of Graphics Standards In The Packaging Industry

Sun, 02 Nov 2014 12:22:10 +0000

The clients and manufacturers of packaging are in a perpetual struggle about proofs and printed products, color intensity, uniformity of the product to the original, colors, etc.. Almost 90% of all complaints in the printing industry refers to the printed color. The main reason are the expectations of buyers and predictability of the results of […]

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