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Frank Romano and the Desktop Publishing Revolution

Late last year, Frank Romano completed History of Desktop Publishing, the third book in a trilogy that includes History of the Linotype Companyand History of the Phototypesetting Era. This book, described by Jonathan Seybold as a “Tour de Force,” is enriched with Frank’s deep knowledge of the history of the printing industry. This article offers an overview of some of the book’s highlights.


Creatives Push Digital Textile Print to The Max (Premium Content)

The push and pull between creatives and production professionals occurs in just about every industry, including textiles. Creatives want bold designs that enhance their portfolios and bring beauty to the world. Production folks just want something that they can produce! Helping bridge that gap is the topic of today’s article by WhatTheyThink contributor and textiles expert Debbie McKeegan.


Print Trade Shows and Events in Europe in 2020 (Premium Content)

While drupa will be the must-attend show in Europe in 2020, there are many other European trade shows and events worth attending—although they are usually more for local or specialized markets. European Section Editor Ralf Schlözer rounds up a selection of smaller shows that are worth attending, even in a drupa year.


Technology + Direct Mail + Consumer Behavior = A Future to Bet On… (Premium Content)

Christine Erna explains how direct mail printers can use “enhanced print” technologies to increase engagement, generate new leads, track real-time results, and stay top of mind with customers and prospects.


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Data Analysis

Book Printers—2017

Book Printers—2017
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The latest edition of County Business Patterns is out, which updates number of establishments and other data to 2017. In that year, there were 500 establishments in NAICS 323117 (Book Printing). The majority of these establishments (63%) had fewer than 10 employees. More info

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