Save the Date! Join NewPage September 10th!

NewPage’s Shinola – It’s Time to Shift Event on Sept 10th at Sepia in Chicago.  NewPage featured Shinola in our SHIFTERS piece, we used LAYAR to connect the brochure to this video  These are videos from YouTube/Vimeo that Shinola has developed, may be useful in chatting about NewPage’s event. Shinola – Where American Is Made […]

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 […]

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 […]

Unisource to Host 24th Annual Chicago Paper Show

Unisource will hold its annual paper show in downtown Chicago at the historic Hilton Hotel on Wednesday, September 25th. The event will showcase a number of exhibits as well as keynote presentations. Below is just a small sample of the featured exhibits and keynote presentations. Keynote Presentation: Russ Maki, President of Graphic Conservation Co., will […]

Have you looked at Show Daily from Print 13?

Show Daily is a publication put out each year by the Graphic Arts Show Company that runs Graph Expo. This publication is full of great content and is published in both print and electronic. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out I would recommend it as it will keep you abreast of […]

The Chicago Printmakers Collaborative

Big shout out to my Wife for finding this gem hiding under the train station not more than a mile from our home.  Right when I walked through the door I was greeted with etchers and silkscreeners, two pretty cool handmade print art forms.  Amazing art lines all the walls and every corner is filled […]