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Commercial Screen Printing Annual Payroll—2010–2019

According to County Business Patterns, in 2010, US establishments in NAICS 323113 had an annual payroll of $1.8 billion. Payrolls were generally unaffected by the Great Recession and rose over the course of the 2010s, at least on a current dollar basis, finishing out the decade at $2.3 billion in 2019. However adjusting for inflation, payrolls declined by -10% over the course of the decade. In macro news: Q1 GDP revised down.

Frank's Slugfest

Frank talks about the Ludlow Typograph and the book he wrote about it. Introduced at the beginning of the 20th century, the active production lifespan of the Ludlow lasted just over 80 years, but its impact has continued. As typography evolved from metal, to film to digital, many of the fonts in use were based on hot-metal libraries, especially the Ludlow Typograph. He also demonstrates how to cast a type slug on it.

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Yelp and Chasing Paper introduce wallpaper supporting small local businesses. Robotic “stores on wheels” can chase you around public spaces. Amazon opens a physical clothing store. A graphene-enhanced supercar. AI wins the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. NYC’s last phone booth is removed. Have an Icelandic horse respond to your email. A volcano…full of sharks. A “potentially hazardous” asteroid passes by Earth tonight. Hard seltzer made with real holy water. Go out in style (if that’s the word to use) in the Kiss Kasket. Margaret Atwood takes a flamethrower to an unburnable copy of “The Handmaid’s Tale.” All that and more in WhatTheyThink’s weekly miscellany.

Electrophotography: Its Place in the Industry and Role in the Future

The quality of inkjet printing has improved over the years, so more and more print volumes have shifted away from electrophotographic printing and toward inkjet for productivity and cost reasons. This article offers some considerations about the future of the EP market as the drive toward inkjet continues.

British Designer Brand Gillian Arnold Continues to Expand to Bring Wallpaper Production In-House

This British design house adopted digital heat transfer dye sublimation printing for on-demand manufacturing of home decor. Now they have turned their attention to wallpaper, bringing production in house with latex printing. The success they have achieved makes them a role model for a production process for sustainable home decor that gives creatives more flexibility than ever before.

Buffalo Canvas Produces Outdoor Display to Raise Awareness of PTSD

An installation at Buffalo, N.Y.’s Central Library features a series of photographs taken by Armed Services veterans. With a special focus on spreading awareness of the struggles veterans face with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), The Odyssey Project includes photographs from 42 veterans, printed and installed by Buffalo Canvas, a display graphics and signage provider.

Merging Expertise to Improve Outcomes and Culture

The way you’ve always done it vs. the innovations currently available in the marketplace, mostly in the form of software, can create a lot of tension in your business. Mutual respect for both perspectives is the key to better outcomes.

What Is a “Most Trusted” Brand Anyway?

Infegy’s Trust Index gives a look into the companies with the highest trust levels based on its analysis of social media conversations. This leads to the question: How, exactly, do we measure trust? Is quantifying it even possible?

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Commercial Screen Printing Annual Payroll—2010–2019
Commercial Screen Printing Annual Payroll—2010–2019

According to County Business Patterns, in 2010, US establishments in NAICS 323113 had an annual payroll of $1.8 billion. Payrolls were generally unaffected by the Great Recession and rose over the course of the 2010s, at least on a current dollar basis, finishing out the decade at $2.3 billion in 2019. However adjusting for inflation, payrolls declined by -10% over the course of the decade. In macro news: Q1 GDP revised down. Full Analysis

March Shipments: It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again
March Shipments: It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again

March 2022 shipments came in at $6.91 billion, up from February’s $6.14 billion. So far, it looks like 2022 is closely mirroring 2021—which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Full Analysis

Commercial Printing Annual Payroll—2010–2019
Commercial Printing Annual Payroll—2010–2019

According to County Business Patterns, in 2010, US establishments in NAICS 323111 had an annual payroll of $15.9 billion. Payrolls dipped during and in the aftermath of the Great Recession and then rose, at least on a current dollar basis, over the latter half of the decade before dropping in 2019, finishing out the decade at $16.3 billion in 2019. However adjusting for inflation, payrolls declined by -12% over the course of the decade. In macro news: inflation is starting to slow ever so slightly. Full Analysis

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Bryan Gordon on Frank's Slugfest

Frank: Thanks for taking the time to research and write a book about the Ludlow machine. I loved working with the Ludlow machine especially with the self-centering speed stick like you showed in your video on Friday, May 27th. This machine was a k… Full comment Reply

Henry Boyle on What Graphic Communications Students Need to Know

As a graphic communications student, you'll learn about the production of printed materials and how to create them. Graphic communication is a broad field that encompasses many different aspects of design, art, and technology. I prefer https://master… Full comment Reply

Sal Passanisi on Dan Gillespie and Sal Passanisi Geek Out Over Pantone and Adobe’s Color Rift

Wanted to post a quick update for those who have not looked at pricing recently, Adobe CC for most creatives is about $54.00 per month, (all 20 CC apps), the price of Pantone Connect Premium is now $7.99 per month, so about 15% of whole 20 app CC sui… Full comment Reply

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