Take a look at this article on a new substrate developed by Masterpiece Graphix, St. Louis Missouri. According to this article, this is a new soft touch material designed specifically for digital presses that does not require post process coating. Called LuXe, the substrate has a velvety surface that is … Continue reading
EFI announced a new color chart reading spectrophotometer that automates and streamlines the press profiling process in Fiery Driven digital color production printing. This new product from EFI, the ES-6000, is fully integrated into EFI Fiery digital front end workflows. Check out this article from WhatTheyThink? for more information.
That’s right, states have bag laws…what you can do, what you can’t do. Which bags are banned in your state, any fees and legislative actions can be found at this website–the National Conference of State Legislatures web page that summarizes each states bag laws, fees and and legislation coming up. … Continue reading
Take a look at this article in 3D Printing Industry where the author claims this lawsuit by Memjet vs. HP will not be the start of 3D Printing patent wars. The article states that Memjet alludes to the possibility of going after HP based on its patented waterfall technology but … Continue reading
WhatTheyThink is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, September 2 on the bottlenecks in finishing when it comes to the digital printing of cartons and packaging. Packaging has come a long way in the past few years with shorter run requirements, smaller more customized lots, fast turn-around times and more. Still, … Continue reading
This is a strong recommendation to read Denny Hatch’s last column in Target Marketing. If you are even remotely interested in how to take a product or service to market, this column will give you the advice you need–and your clients demand–to succeed…both online and off. Denny Hatch is considered … Continue reading
According to a Business Wire article, International Data Corporation and their Worldwide Quarterly Large Format Printer Tracker say large format printer shipments increased by 1.3% from the second quarter of 2014 to the second quarter of 2015 with flat revenue. Analysts at the Worldwide Large Format Printer Tracker say the … Continue reading
Here is another article detailing the strength of FastSigns, a global franchise with more than 590 sign, graphics and visual communications centers in nine countries. According to this WhatTheyThink? article, they have signed 12 Co-Brand franchise agreements in the last eight months. This program allows allows independent business operators with … Continue reading
InfoTrends issued their latest report on Color Digital Label and Packaging Presses Market Forecast: 2014-2019. This report tracks trends and technological improvements in the digital package printing industry. According to this study, the main reason that package printers are turning to inkjet is because their clients require more efficient short … Continue reading
According to an article in WhatTheyThink?, per capita value of U.S. commercial printing shipments has stabilized at almost $270, and the recent change in the direction of shipments has changed the forecasts as well. Models predict a heavy weight on recent history, and that has changed the forecast for 2020 … Continue reading
Take a look at this article from Canon Solutions America via WhatTheyThink? and see for yourself how scanning and archiving are essential and sometimes legally required in business today. The article goes on to detail how academic institutions would benefit from good scanning and archiving practices that will increase efficient … Continue reading
The Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA) claims revenue for out of home (OOH) advertising rose by 3.8 percent in the second quarter of this year. According ot OAAA President & CEO Nancy Fletcher, “All major OOH categories continue to grow, and nine of the top 10 product categories are … Continue reading
According to an article in Wide Format Imaging, the management of color can sometimes be a tricky business. With over 20 different printer brands, a whole host of media types and ink systems, it can be rough to get color just right. This article takes a look at how to … Continue reading
Take a look at this article from Mohawk. They describe in a case study how one printing company–Aldine Inc.–combined different printing techniques to create extraordinary results–in this case digital and letterpress. Do you know a company you would like to team up with to print something out of the ordinary?
Some say change is good. Others say change is overwhelming. In this article from HP, the author (and 32-year P&G veteran) discusses a keynote presentation by Alon Bar-shany, HP Indigo general manager and what challenges we face as digital printers in the labeling and packaging industry. Take a look and … Continue reading