PAPER FOR BOOKS IS GETTING HARDER TO COME BY

With gift-giving season approaching, booksellers are gearing up for seeing more traffic through their doors and at the registers. But this year, more than any year in recent memory, booksellers are increasingly worried about whether there will be enough copies of the biggest titles. Some of the hottest picture books of the season, including We Don’t […]

Print and Digital Ads Influence

LIVONIA, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 1, 2018–Valassis, a leader in activating consumers through intelligent media delivery, today announced results of a new study, examining consumer behavior when it comes to entertainment and travel. Based on responses of over 1,700 consumers, Valassis uncovered several factors impacting consumers’ planning and purchasing decisions for various activities, including movies, concerts, sporting […]

Quad Graphics to Acquire LSC Communications in All-Stock Transaction

Business Combination Creates Highly Efficient Print Platform to Fuel Quad’s 3.0 Transformation and Strengthen the Role of Print in a Multichannel Media World Quad/Graphics, Inc. QUAD, +3.58% (“Quad/Graphics” or “Quad”), a leading marketing solutions provider, and LSC Communications, Inc. LKSD, +4.69%(“LSC Communications”), a leader in print and digital media solutions, today announced that their boards of directors have approved a […]

Joy of Work

The Joy of Work

The thinking behind a food franchise is that a meal in one location should be identical to that same chain in a different location. At Dunkin’ Donuts, then, a cup of coffee is a cup of coffee is a cup of coffee. You order. Robotic employees pour it in a cup and hand it to […]

Print 18

Brian and I had the opportunity to visit Print 18 yesterday and learn more about all the new equipment and technology.  The printing industry has made several large changes over the past 30 years.  The industry as a whole is continues to change rapidly. As we move from “Print isn’t Dead” to “The future is […]

Stochastic Printing vs. Conventional Printing

FM, AM, XM, Hybrid, Staccato, Segundo, stochastic, conventional, 200 lpi, 175 lpi, 20 micron, 10 micron, first order, second order; what is the difference between stochastic printing vs. conventional printing? NOTE: Screening is the process after rasterizing PDF files in the RIP (raster image processor) during prepress. Halftone screening is done through software and creates very small dots, […]