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Color Me Frustrated: Users React to Adobe, Pantone Rift Over PMS Libraries

Designers and others who were accustomed to hearing Adobe’s creative software natively speaking Pantone’s language of color are now listening to a dialog that comes with an unanticipated price tag. As a service to its members and to the industry in general, Printing Industries Alliance presents this overview of the situation and its consequences for end-users.

Turnover and Employment in Print in Europe—Germany

This bi-weekly series of short articles aims at shedding a spotlight on the size of the printing industry in Europe per country and how revenues and employment developed in 2020, when the pandemic hit the market. Kicking off the series is Germany, the largest printing industry by turnover in Europe.

Colordyne’s Judd Quimby on Inkjet Retrofitting

Judd Quimby of Colordyne talks about the company’s focus on retrofitting their LED UV inkjet engines onto existing analog equipment, such as flexo and offset presses. This allows the company’s customers to print both analog and digital inline.

Is a Capsule Wardrobe in Your Future?

For some time now, we’ve been asking, “What’s in your closet?” This is in the context of making your lifestyle more sustainable as the world struggles with a growing climate crisis. While governments, NGOs, corporations, and others are working to improve sustainability and reduce their carbon footprint, it really will take all of us to get this done. Learn how serious reconsideration of your wardrobe can be a contributing factor.

PRINERGY Workflow Has Many Different Facets

In mid-October, the European members of the Graphic Users Association met up in Munich after a three-year, COVID-induced hiatus to explore together the far-reaching potential of the new KODAK PRINERGY platform, benefit from the extensive expertise of workflow professionals, and learn about both new and existing but unexplored features and tools to help customers further develop their business success. This article, written and sponsored by Kodak, recaps the highlights of the conference.

Designing For and Operating Digital Embellishment Equipment

In the latest episode of The Digital Embellishment Show, Taktiful's Kevin Abergel talks with Dominic Zaidan and Frank Deiuliis of NAPCO USA about embellishment design and equipment operating challenges they have overcome in the digital packaging world.

September Printing Shipments—The High Before the Holidays

September 2022 shipments came in at $7.20 billion, up a little from August’s $7.17 billion—reflecting a return to the industry’s regular seasonality. Could we be back to normal?

Frank Gets Branded

European consultant Eddy Hagen has researched and produced an excellent report on brand colors: “Project BBCG: a Better Brand Color Guide.” It should be required reading for anyone working with Pantone and specialized color systems. Frank the discusses brand colors in the context of the Pantone system.

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Printing Outlook 2021
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Printing Outlook 2022 - The WhatTheyThink Overview of the Current State of the Printing Industry

The new Printing Outlook 2022 report provides detailed analysis of the latest WhatTheyThink Business Outlook Survey, the latest industry economic data and macroeconomic trends, as well as industry and cultural technological trends to look out for in 2022.

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Turnover and Employment in Print in Europe—Germany
Turnover and Employment in Print in Europe—Germany

This bi-weekly series of short articles aims at shedding a spotlight on the size of the printing industry in Europe per country and how revenues and employment developed in 2020, when the pandemic hit the market. Kicking off the series is Germany, the largest printing industry by turnover in Europe. Full Analysis

September Printing Shipments—The High Before the Holidays
September Printing Shipments—The High Before the Holidays

September 2022 shipments came in at $7.20 billion, up a little from August’s $7.17 billion—reflecting a return to the industry’s regular seasonality. Could we be back to normal? Full Analysis

Book Publishing Establishments—2010–2020
Book Publishing Establishments—2010–2020

According to the latest edition of County Business Patterns, in 2020 there were 2,357 establishments in NAICS 51113 (Book Publishing). This represents a decrease of 21% since 2010. In macro news, October retail sales were up. Full Analysis

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Recent Discussion

Arthur Dansby on Grafica Veneta Acquires Stake in Lake Book Manufacturing

What interesting news, I think this very event could bring something new and fresh to Lake Book Manufacturing. Reply

Heidi Tolliver-Walker on Content Marketing Using AI: Putting Jasper to the Test

There is the key right there, Eric — "a decent writer." Jasper will not turn someone who is not a writer into one. Jasper works with what you give him, so GIGO. But for someone who is already a writer, it can speed up the process. There is a pretty s… Full comment Reply

Eric Vessels on Content Marketing Using AI: Putting Jasper to the Test

@Ralf, I definitely think there are use cases and certainly niche industry related information articles are not one of them! I find with marcomm at least these tools give me a good start and usually that's all a decent writer needs. Reply

Ralf Schlözer on Content Marketing Using AI: Putting Jasper to the Test

For me I can clearly feel the artifical, but not the intelligence in Jasper. Interesting to moderate the tone and it probably does a better in English than I do, but still Jaspar is a tool for the "scroll-over" portions of a text. The most time cons… Full comment Reply

Eddy Hagen on Frank Gets Branded

Thx Frank! Quite an interesting collection of color guides... :-) What's unique about Project BBCG - A Better Brand Color Guide is that the basic definition of a brand color is based on the measurement of the chosen color. It is not based on any k… Full comment Reply

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