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Subscription in the Print Industry? You Betcha

Published February 17, 2020

The world is rapidly shifting from products to services with subscription pricing models. Nick Gawreluk explains what is driving the subscription economy and how subscriptions are coming to the printing industry.


FASTSIGNS Intl. Celebrates 35 Years

Published January 22, 2020

Kelley Holmes talks to Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS Intl., at the FASTSIGNS Convention in Phoenix, Ariz. FASTSIGNS is celebrating its 35th anniversary, and this year’s event is the largest they have had yet, with 166 vendors, larger than any regional sign show. The event showcased new products and technologies FASTSIGNS franchisees can offer. 


Sourcing Top Talent in Tight Labor Markets

Published December 9, 2019

PrintLink's Arnie Kahn and Dino Scalia discuss today’s tight labor market, the printing industry's hiring challenges, and PrintLink’s process for sourcing top talent.


A Green Approach to Textiles

Published October 23, 2019

EFI Reggiani's Vice President and General Manager Adele Genoni discusses the progress of the analog-to-digital transformation underway in textiles and apparel in this video sponsored by EFI, including the benefits for brands and for the environment. She highlights several EFI offerings that make its approach to textile production greener.


Colter & Peterson’s Cutting Edges

Published October 17, 2019

Colter & Peterson’s Bruce Peterson talks about the company’s latest PRISM and SABER paper cutters, the company’s line of reconditioned cutters, and how cutters have evolved over the years.


Helping PSPs Better Understand the Market

Published October 17, 2019

Keypoint Intelligence’s Ron Gilboa and Karen Kimerer talk about how Keypoint Intelligence’s research can help print businesses make better, more strategic business and investment decisions by understanding the market they are trying to go after.


Colordyne Hybrid and Entry-Level Packaging Solutions Leverage Memjet’s DuraFlex

Published September 10, 2019

Colordyne has been a Memjet OEM for years, and has provided very cost-effective hybrid and complete solutions to print service providers and converters, as well as developing an OEM channel for branded solutions. DuraFlex opens up potential opportunities even further. David Zwang talks to Gary Falconbridge, CEO of Colordyne Technologies.


Converted Paper Product Manufacturing Establishments—2010–2016

Published September 6, 2019

In 2010, there were 4,128 establishments in NAICS 3222 (Converted Paper Product Manufacturing). By 2016, that number had declined -12% to 3,638.


Folding Paperboard Box Manufacturing Establishments—2016

Published August 23, 2019

In 2016, there were 451 establishments in NAICS 322212 (Folding Paperboard Box Manufacturing). More than half of these establishments (57%) have 50 or more employees and more than three-fourths (79%) have 20 or more employees.


CHILI publish's Smart Templates Automate Repetitive Tasks

Published August 15, 2019

Kevin Goeminne, CEO of CHILI publish, talks to David Zwang about CHILI publish, software designed for “smart artwork and marketing materials creation.” CHILI publish’s smart templates automate repetitive processes for premedia companies and brandowners.


Caldera Services Team Offers a Variety of Integration Services to Support Workflow Automation

Published August 14, 2019

Ben Amor, Regional Sales and Service Director Americas for Caldera, explains the markets Caldera RIPs serve, including the 1,400 different print drivers the company supports. He also talks about how the company's Services Team works with partners to facilitate further integration and automation across the entire production process for the markets it serves.


Frank Opines on the Upcoming PINE Conference

Published August 9, 2019

Frank strongly and heartily recommends Focus, the 2019 management conference organized by PINE (Printing Industries of New England), coming up September 11 to 13 in Beverly, Mass. Glancing through the conference brochure, Frank believes it is the “one of the best printing programs I have ever seen,” citing the prevalence of new faces and new ideas—exactly what the industry needs. Go to pine.org/conference for more information.


Why Gamification Matters to Print Service Providers

Published July 18, 2019

There are lessons that PSPs can learn in watching how the general public interacts with video games—a roughly $140 billion dollar industry that exists simply because people like to have fun. By bringing elements of game design into their companies and products, PSPs can create better, stronger training practices for their employees while also developing more engaging versions of their products. All of this can be accomplished through a process called gamification.


Pantone Adds Tools for Textile Designers

Published July 11, 2019

X-Rite/Pantone's Iain Pike talks about some of the changes the company has made to its offerings to simplify color selection and management for textile designers and others in the textile and apparel supply chain. New features include easier to use swatches, the i1Pro 3, and a partnership with Adobe at color.adobe.com for palette creation.


SmithersPira Digital Print for Packaging Conference Focuses on Results for Brands and Producers

Published June 6, 2019

Sean Smyth, Research Analyst at SmithersPira, explains that the focus of the 2019 edition of its Digital Print for Packaging Conference is increasingly on applications rather than print engines—looking at what users are actually creating with the technology, as well as how they can improve workflow.


Digital Printing Removes Barriers for Interior Designer Claire Vos

Published June 4, 2019

Claire Vos, textile designer for Interiors, shares her thoughts about how digital textile printing, and digital printing in general, has enhanced her business and opened a whole new world of design possibilities for her. Her work was prominently on display in the Mimaki booth at FESPA.


HP Enters the Textile Market with Stitch

Published May 20, 2019

Joan Perez Pericot, General Manager of the Large Format Graphics Division for HP, talks about the company's entry into the growing dye-sublimation-based textile printing market with HP Stitch.


March Printing Shipments: A Day at the Races

Published May 17, 2019

The value of printing shipments for March were up from February. However, at $6.66 billion, March 2019 shipments came in below March 2018’s $6.74 billion. That’s not a huge disappointment, but we were hoping for a better month.


KAO Collins Offers Specialized Inks for Almost Any Application

Published May 16, 2019

Kristin Adams, Marketing Manager for KAO Collins talks with Kelley Holmes about the company’s vast portfolio of inkjet inks. KAO Collins works with nearly 90% of printhead manufacturers to offer specialized inks for many different digital applications and customized solutions. The company most recently launched its LUNAJET water-based inks for flexible food packaging.


Xante's En/Press Gives Customers More Mailing Options

Published May 15, 2019

Rui Cardoso and Melizza van Gelderen take us on a tour of the Xante booth at Hunkeler Innovationdays, specifically discussing the new En/Press Digital Multi-Media Press for envelope printing.


Increase in Quantity and Quality of Inkjet Applications

Published May 8, 2019

Sean Smyth, Consultant and Analyst for SmithersPira, talks about Hunkeler Innovationdays, noting the increase in the quality of inkjet applications and the broadening of what can be done with inkjet.


Project Peacock Brings Print Education to the Marketing World

Published May 1, 2019

Deborah Corn of Print Media Centr talks about Project Peacock and the educational opportunities it provides to industry marketing experts and creatives.


Looking Ahead to Workflow at drupa 2020

Published May 1, 2019

Elizabeth Gooding, President of Inkjet Insight, talks with Pat McGrew about the "sex and sizzle" of drupa—namely, workflow.


FASTSIGNS to Expand Throughout the Caribbean

Published April 23, 2019

Jose Corujo, a FASTSIGNS franchise partner from Puerto Rico, plans to expand his business throughout the Caribbean, including the Dominican Republic, the Virgin Islands, and additional locations in Puerto Rico.


Zalsman b.v. Has More Than 160 Years of Experience

Published April 22, 2019

Herman Verlind, Owner of the Netherlands' Zalsman b.v., talks about the company's 160-year history and the future of their offset and digital printing capabilities.


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