Hot New Products to See at PRINT 17

Here’s a sampling of just some of the new products that will be highlighted during PRINT 17 Sept. 10-14 in Chicago. Visit www.Print2017.com for more info on the show. The Océ Colorado 1640 roll-to-roll printer from Canon USA. The Océ Colorado 1640 printer, from Canon Solutions America, Large Format Solutions – LFS, will be spotlighted. With top speeds […]

A Beginner's Guide: The Press Check

Printing is a completely different imaging process than proofing. As a result, it is not always possible for the presswork to perfectly “match” the proof. Unfortunately, there is no objective, practical, way of defining what is an acceptable variation from the proof that still constitutes an acceptable pressrun. The role of the press check is […]

CREEL Printing acquired by LSC Communications

CREEL Printing, a family-owned Las Vegas printing company, has been acquired by one of the industry’s largest companies as demand for digital services grow. Chicago-based LSC Communications agreed on Monday to buy CREEL, the 10th largest digital printing company in the world and a major provider of data services to Las Vegas casinos, for an […]

Managing Barcodes in Packaging Quality Control

Every product in every store all over the world has a barcode on it. As consumers, we cannot read barcodes, and really don’t care much about  them. We identify products by their name, by their color, by the brand name and logos. However, barcodes are how brands and their entire worldwide supply chain manage the […]

PRINT 17 Returns to Chicago

RESTON, Va. — June 28, 2017 — PRINT 17, the largest gathering of the printing, publishing, in-plant, graphic communications and mailing/fulfillment communities in the Americas, is back in Chicago with new opportunities to grow the industry. PRINT is owned and produced by NPES – The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies and takes place September […]

Digital Direct Mail?

Direct marketing has a long and storied history as a powerful channel for ROI, as well as for its ability to reach audiences with minimal invasiveness. But despite its many enduring strengths, the channel hasn’t been as prevalent in modern marketing campaigns. However, the “fall” and ultimate viability of direct mail as a marketing channel […]

The Business Cards of Famous People

In today’s climate of cell phone contacts, Facebook and LinkedIn, business cards may be becoming a thing of the past. Then again, they can still say a lot about you. This week, we discovered an utterly charming card used by Isaac Asimov (“natural resource” is right) and, inspired, began hunting for more famous peoples’ business […]

Is Zero Waste Packaging the Future?

Packaging has a unique role in the purchasing process. On one hand, it is meant to protect the product from contamination, through transport, and during storage, but on the other, it has to convey the message of the brand.  Just the look of a good’s packaging can communicate that the company is more expensive and […]