The Columbian Printing Press

I recently visited a printer in the  Northeast that had a Columbian Printing Press in their lobby.  At over 200 years old, it provides a first hand look at how far our industry has come.  A little background on the Columbian Printing Press – The first iron printing press was built-in England around 1800 by Lord […]

Just Like Being There – Documentary

Here is a great documentary on printing posters for movies and concerts.  A friend suggested it to me and I have to say that I am disappointed I hadn’t seen this years ago.  It was originally released at SXSW in 2012.  Just like being there is a deep look into the concert and movie poster industry and how […]

State of Print Automation

The term “print automation” can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. Most commonly, it is used to refer to streamlining and removing human touch-points from the prepress side of the workflow—things like automatically quoting for jobs, automatic preflighting, allowing customers to upload, approve and put a job into the print queue […]

3D Printing hits Shark Tank

How many of you are avid Shark Tank watchers?  Not many shows can suck me into an all day marathon like Shark Tank can.  Countless innovations have made their way into the tank and last week 3D Printing made quite the splash. In walks “You Kick Ass”, a custom 3D action figure producer. You Kick Ass, […]

Mohawk Announces Partnership

Mohawk and Arjowiggins are partnering together in a way that has never before happened in the paper industry.  Mohawk is the largest privately held paper company here in the United States and Arjowiggins is the worlds leading manufacturer of technical papers.  Together, they are combining manufacturing facilities and processes. The alliance is unprecedented in the […]

PRC Approves USPS Price Adjustments

Washington, DC – Today the Postal Regulatory Commission issued Order No. 2472approving the Postal Service’s price adjustments for Standard Mail, Periodicals, and Package Services. The prices are scheduled to take effect May 31, 2015. In Order Nos.2378 and 2398, the Commission remanded the price adjustments for Standard Mail, Periodicals, and Package Services to the Postal […]

THE GREAT DIGITAL PRINTING PRESS DEBATE

THE GREAT DIGITAL PRINTING PRESS DEBATE: NANOGRAPHY™ PROCESS OR INKJET TECHNOLOGY? Digital Printing Struggles to Come of Age Production digital printing, which recently celebrated its 20th birthday, has certainly shown steady growth since its inception. It has introduced highly successful applications, like personalized printing, print-on-demand, and affordable short runs. Let’s not forget other products born […]