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Printing Industry News

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

Nintendo Uses Corrugated to Bring Video Games to Life

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:45:03 +0000

First it was Google. Now it's Nintento. Corrugated cardboard might just be the new hot ticket material. You may have seen or heard about the new Nintendo Switch game system that came out in 2017, but now, Nintendo has announced that it has developed Nintendo Labo, a line of Switch add-on kits.

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Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason Release Joint Statement Regarding Xerox Corp.

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:11:35 +0000

The following joint statement regarding Xerox Corp. was released today by Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason. In the statement, Xerox shareholders Icahn and Deason stated that they are completely aligned regarding their views on the following subjects, and have agreed to act in concert and have formed a “group” with respect to the contemplated solicitation of proxies to elect 4 new individuals to the board of directors at the 2018 annual meeting of Xerox’s shareholders.

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Shred Your ‘To Do’ List – Short Attention Span Sales Tip

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:38:02 +0000

Working hard is only a good idea if the tasks performed should be done at all. In this week’s tip, Bill teaches you how to do some early spring cleaning on your to do list.

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Access Direct Is Seeing Results with Standard Hunkeler/Horizon Direct Mail Lines

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:33:07 +0000

Just starting its digital operation only four years ago, Access Direct, a Farmingdale, N.Y.-based direct mail and marketing service company, recently reported that it processed 595,703,212 linear feet on these systems in 2017 alone, enough paper to circumnavigate the globe 4.5 times.

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Industry Associations Release 2018-2020 Mail Supply Chain Strategic Plan

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:19:37 +0000

A 2018-2020 Mail Supply Chain Strategic Plan has been released by a coalition of mailing industry non-profit trade associations. The plan is the result of a year-long collaborative effort by members of coalition partners, Association for Postal Commerce (PostCom), Idealliance, and National Association of Presort Mailers (NAPM), together representing mail industry stakeholders who generate more than 100 billion pieces of mail annually.

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Vistaprint Sends Same-Sex Couple Hateful Pamphlets Instead of Wedding Programs

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:13:14 +0000

A Pittsburgh area same-sex couple was expecting to receive the wedding programs for their upcoming wedding from Vistaprint. What was supposed to say “Celebration” and “Welcome to Andrew and Stephen’s wedding” instead were pamphlets that said “The supreme tempter is Satan, who uses our weakness to lead us into sin.”

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Where Is Finishing Headed in 2018?

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:25:59 +0000

Recent surveys indicate that a majority of printing plant spending in 2018 will be on finishing. That makes perfect sense. The number of new products introduced for digital print has been dizzying. Advances in inkjet are enabling this technology to address an ever-wider segment of print. Inkjet is being used for higher-volume runs, as well as longer duty cycles of upwards of one hundred million pages per month.

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Production Inkjet Printing Adoption Benefits and Challenges Revealed in Special Report

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:21:16 +0000

The newly released “Production Inkjet Printing: Consideration, Deployment and End Results” study surveyed more than 700 U.S. commercial, publication, direct mail, transaction and in-plant printers to identify how they research, purchase and deploy continuous-feed and cut-sheet production inkjet technology.

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Epson and CIT Partner to Provide Streamlined Financing Options

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:19:18 +0000

Epson America and CIT Direct Capital, the national digital small business lending unit of CIT Group, announced a partnership to offer financing for commercial and digital print customers. This partnership will allow CIT Direct Capital to provide Epson dealers, channel partners, resellers, and customers a primary source of financing through a single point of contact.

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PRINT United: Just What the Industry Wants and Needs

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:02:32 +0000

Over the last few weeks, more and more print service providers, associations and OEMs have been throwing their support behind PRINT United and the PRINT United Expo 2019 - a single landmark event to be held in Dallas in October 2019. Early support from OEMs has emphasized how a single event can better support everyone in a consolidating market.

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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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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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