A Cleaner FalconBoard Debuts Overseas

By now I am sure most of you in the packaging/display world have heard of Falconboard.  Made by the company Hexacomb (headquartered just outside of Chicago in Buffalo Grove, IL) – “Falconboard is an environmentally-responsible alternative to foam and expanded polystyrene materials because it is made primarily from kraft paper, which is made with a […]

Local Chicago Print Shop + Classes!

I stumbled upon yet another great resource for us Chicago based print lovers.  This time – its a little closer to downtown.  Spudnik press.  Located at 1821 W Hubbard, Suite 302, Chicago, IL 60622 this little print shop is packed with resources – old and new. The goal of their printshop is to provide printmaking facilities and services […]

RRD & CGX — The Strategy Behind the Buzz

  + Over the past few days, I like many others have questioned why RR Donnelley would want to purchase Consolidated Graphics. Many of my friends have given their takes and honestly I was puzzled and excited by the acquisition. Puzzled because I didn’t know where Consolidated Graphics fit into the RR Donnelley model and […]

Dscoop to Bring Together HP Graphics Users at Ninth Annual Conference

CHICAGO—October 21, 2013—HP graphics industry users are encouraged to register for the ninth annual Dscoop conference, Break the Mold, to be held March 6-8 in Orlando, FL. Following eight years of successful events, the Dscoop9 conference will continue to position Dscoop members and their businesses for success with more than three days of education and networking […]

When The World’s Largest Camera Meets HP Latex Technology

This is a wonderful example of how LARGE printing can be – and how high resolution.  Chicago goes really big in these photo reproductions and they called on a great vendor to get it done. In this instance the artist, Dennis Manarchy was looking to make his prints jump off the substrate – to keep photo […]

Learn more about DMA13

DMA13 started Sunday at McCormick Place in Chicago and goes until Tuesday, October 15th. Learn more about the conference and the exhibitors from the link below. In reviewing the exhibitors list there are plenty of printers and direct marketing companies that will be showcasing the latest and greatest for direct mail and multi-channel communications. Will […]

Chicago LOVES Large Format Printing

It’s true.  A city this passionate about print cannot hide the love.  Large format printing is everywhere downtown.  So much so it almost goes unnoticed and blends in with the city’s skyline.  Over the years I have seen many huge banner projects that have caught my eye and drawn me towards an event – example […]

More upbeat reviews on Print 13!

Since we covered Print 13 pretty close and even attended a few days, hearing more about what others thought is important. The below article outlines some of the thoughts and overall reviews of the 5 day conference at McCormick place in Chicago. Some have even said Print 13 was the strongest show since 2007. Have […]

PCA purchases Boise Packaging

There is a new acquisition hitting the news wire in the corrugate world.  PCA is preparing to buy out Boise Packaging in a transaction worth just shy of $2,000,000,000.  Lots of zeros in this sale.  This includes the debt on Boise’s books – which totals over $700,000,000. This deal will add more than 30% capacity […]