Coronavirus will drive paper, pulp prices lower: Moody’s

Moody‘s outlook for the global paper and forest products industry remains negative. This reflects Moody’s expectation that the industry’s global operating income will decline five to seven per cent over the next 12-18 months. Declining demand and lower paper packaging (both corrugated and consumer packaging), commodity paper and market pulp prices will be only partially […]

USPS closing? Could Covid-19 bring the final blow we have heard about?

A letter carrier’s mail route is structured so that it routinely takes about eight hours to complete — but that was before the coronavirus pandemic began closing businesses and wreaking havoc on the already beleaguered USPS. “Some days I’ve never seen it like this,” said one Postal Service letter carrier who spoke on condition of […]

Keeping Creativity Alive: Pantone Connect Offers FREE Access

In an effort to keep the design community well supported and united during COVID-19, Pantone Connect is free for the next 3 months From now until July 1st, the Pantone Connect Extension for Abode’s Creative Cloud will be available through unlimited and free access. Pantone aims to support the design community during this time, where […]

How Our Printing Operations Are Dealing With the Coronavirus Pandemic

In a rapidly evolving environment such as the COVID-19 pandemic, large manufacturers like us are challenged to ensure a solid business continuity plan while protecting the health of our employees, clients, business partners, and our community. In times like these, it is critical to have a well-thought-out plan to rally around operationally, yet one that […]

Gannett merges with GateHouse Media to form massive newspaper company

New York (CNN Business)Two of American’s largest newspaper chains announced on Monday that they will merge, uniting hundreds of local newsrooms under a single company.New Media Investment Group, the parent company of GateHouse Media, said that it had arrived at an agreement to acquire Gannett (GCI) for a combination of stock and cash.Both companies have vast portfolios. Gannett publishes […]

10 Things To Consider When Printing Shirts For Your Business

There’s a gazillion different t-shirts you can have printed for your business. If you are considering a custom order, think about the following 10 items to help narrow down exactly what will best meet your needs: 1. Purpose. Is this a giveaway shirt to promote your business? Will the tee be worn by employees as […]

6 MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN DESIGNING FOR PRINT

Designing for printed material, big and small, has requirements that don’t apply when you are designing for the web or social media. Here are some of the common mistakes printers see when files are submitted for printing: 1. COLOR MODE: RGB TO CMYK Printers produce color by using a four color process: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow […]

Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year is Awesome!

Vibrant, yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment. In reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media increasingly embedding into daily life, we are seeking authentic and immersive experiences that enable connection and intimacy. Sociable and spirited, the […]