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Printing Industry News

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

Quad Drives Enhanced Marketing Value Across Retail Sector with Multi-Channel Personalization

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:56:25 +0000

Quad/Graphics Inc. will be participating at the retail industry’s foremost digital marketing conference, Shop.org, which will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sept. 25-27, 2017. “Quad/Graphics is proud to partner with 64 of the top 100 U.S. retailers, which gives us a unique perspective on how to improve performance at a time of retail disruption,” said Eric Ashworth, executive VP of product and market strategy for Quad/Graphics.

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SGIA’s Dynamic Printing Community Offers Support to Hurricane Victims

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:42:02 +0000

At the 2017 SGIA Expo in New Orleans, Oct. 10-12, SGIA will reintroduce its SGIA Expo T-shirt and will donate all proceeds from its sale to lowernine.org, an organization dedicated to rebuilding the Lower Ninth Ward, which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. To date, lowernine.org has completed 85 full rebuild projects, bringing home more than 170 people.

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Kernow North America Set to Launch Three New Product Lines at SGIA 2017

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:33:16 +0000

Kernow North America will be showcasing three new product lines at the upcoming 2017 SGIA Expo, Oct. 10-12, in New Orleans. At the Kernow North America booth (#1056), attendees will be able to obtain samples of innovative print media - as well as a swatchbook of specialty substrates.

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Robert Young’s ‘Face of Canada’ EFI VUTEk-Printed Textile Artwork Installed at Royal Ontario Museum

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:22:39 +0000

Robert Young, a Canadian-American artist whose work includes "Young World Faces," a series of inkjet textile prints produced exhibited during the 2015 Pan American Games, recently produced a special edition print for the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) displayed last month as part of the museum celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. Young’s work for the ROM was printed by EFI using a VUTEk FabriVU 340 printer.

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Successful Leaders Have Mastered These 3 Fundamentals

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:16:44 +0000

I had the opportunity recently to immerse myself in a leadership conference with some of the world’s most prominent speakers, authors, and authorities on leadership. The line-up included Simon Sinek, Patrick Lencioni, John C. Maxwell, Robert Herjavek, Lou Holtz and more! As you can imagine, I spent the three days on the edge of my seat.

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Phoenix Color Acquires Moore-Langen Printing from LSC Communications

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:16:15 +0000

Phoenix Color, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ALJ Regional Holdings, announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement to acquire the assets of Moore-Langen Printing in Terre Haute, Ind., from LSC Communications. "LSC is pleased to grow our strategic relationship with Phoenix. We see this transaction adding mutual value to our abilities to better service our book publishing clients and their businesses," says David McCree, president of LSC's Book division.

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THERM-O-TYPE Introduces the Zip-A3E Cutter/Slitter

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:01:26 +0000

THERM-O-TYPE Corp. has introduced the Zip-A3E cutter/slitter that features Windows touch-screen control, high throughput speed, precision slitting and cross-cutting accuracy, enhanced product delivery and inline slitting, scoring, perforating and semi-slitting (slit-score) capabilities.

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Epson Reveals the SureColor F9370 Dye-Sublimation Printer for Textile, Apparel

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:32:09 +0000

The new 64" Epson SureColor F9370 wide-format textile printer delivers industrial-level production with speeds up to 1,169 sq. ft./hr. and features an integrated new fabric wiping system coupled with a highly accurate roll-to-roll media support system to handle economical lightweight transfer papers.

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GPO Wins Prestigious Deming Award for Employee Engagement

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:26:14 +0000

The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) has received a W. Edwards Deming Award in the employee engagement category by the Graduate School USA. GPO is recognized for creating the Leadership Evaluation and Development (LEAD) program, which for the past six years has empowered the next generation of GPO leaders by developing leadership skills and the tools to lead themselves, individuals and teams.

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Quad Awarded $450M Contract to Print 100% of Bluestem Brands’ Catalogs

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:07:59 +0000

Quad/Graphics has extended and expanded its relationship with Bluestem Brands, a multi-brand online retailer, under a newly signed multi-year contract valued at more than $450 million over the term. Beginning January 1, 2018, Quad/Graphics will supply paper purchasing, printing and mail/distribution services for all 13 of Bluestem Brands online retail brands.

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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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