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  • The crux of catalogs

    Many people, when they think of a catalog, might have something like the Sears publication in mind; a picture book that allows people to order items from the comfort of their own home. Catalogs, however, can be so much more than that.

  • Brochures are a versatile form of advertising

    There are many different designs of brochures that fit every kind of use. Some of the most well-known designs incorporate folds such as half, tri, single gate, four panel, Z, accordion, roll, and the die-cut ‘Z fold’. As the name signifies, the half fold is a piece of paper folded in two and used for simple presentations, while the Z variety consists of two folds resulting in six surfaces – often used in direct mailings. The die cut, on the other hand, is partly cut away to reveal what is printed on the other pages, and is typically a favorite at trade shows.

  • Wedding invitations – what role does print play?

    In terms of printing techniques, letterpress is currently the most popular form of creating wedding invitations. The print is usually indented and raised very slightly, and it is typically used for more traditional looking invitations printed on bulkier paper, such as that made with cotton fiber. To print these invitations, a metal plate is carved, set by hand, and pressed into the paper. In most cases, it only uses one or two tones and is usually printed on lightly colored paper. Due to the care and precision involved, the process can take from two weeks to two months.

  • The rise of digital techniques in printing

    Usually done in small format, digital methods lend themselves especially well to business printing. This includes items like digital business cards, envelopes, signs, and letterheads. One of the main boons of digital printing for business is that it cuts costs; not only because of the lack of printing plates, but also because items can be printed to order, resulting in much less wasted paper. There are several methods used in digital printing, including dye sublimation, which is often used for proofs, and thermal wax, which is used in transparencies.

  • Print methods the focus of SkillsUSA Competition

    The event was chaired by Mike Stinnett and Kip Jarrett. The facilities in which the events took place featured six digital presses, five sheet-fed offset printers, three paper folders, a cutter, workstations, and interview and testing areas. The equipment was provided by a range of printing companies and manufacturers.

  • Nevada expo to showcase the newest technology and information

    The expo, which is expected to attract over 500 exhibitors, is aimed at those who work for printing companies and other graphic design organizations. There will be several meals included, along with networking receptions, seminars, and machinery demonstrations throughout the three-day event.

  • Annual conference to honor Florida printers

    The Print Management Conference is taking place in Buena Vista, Florida at the end of this month, hosted by the Printing Association of Florida (PAF). The first day of the conference will feature the Association's membership meeting and, naturally, is open to members only.

  • Fall convention to have everything in one package

    Label Expo Americas is taking place for three days this September in Rosemont, Illinois. It is aimed at those who work in the label and packaging industries, as well as those printing companies that provide the finished product.

  • Print education association holds annual conference this summer

    The conference will feature workshops, presentation, seminars, and networking events. On the first day, guests can attend a dinner and President's reception at Kehoe Center. Attendees can also sign up for various tours of local printing companies and nearby attractions, such as the Cleveland Museum of Art or Cedar Point amusement park. Some of the topics of discussion during the conferences are expected to include digital to print, sustainability, and 3D printing. Attendees can chose between classroom instruction, video track, or web track.

  • Annual meeting to discuss the evolution of print

    The Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization (PRIMIR) is holding its annual summer meeting this July in Cleveland, Ohio. The topic of the meeting will be about how print is changing and evolving. Attendees will find out the results of two research reports – one that examines the printing trends surrounding labels and tags, and another that looks at the applications of commercial print.

  • How to ensure a pop-up is successful

    A ‘pop-up’ store is one that appears in the community for a short period of time, and the idea appeals to many business owners who do not want to commit to a long-term enterprise. There are, however, many things to consider when a business decides that this is something that they want to do, and a professional print company can help out in many respects.

  • Two graphic communications awards become one

    Organizers of the Franklin Event (held by the Printing Industries Alliance) and the Luminaire Awards (presented by the IDEAlliance) have decided to join forces this year and host the Franklin Luminaire Awards reception.

  • Symposium promotes the use of gravure in commercial printing

    The symposium will no doubt attract those who work for packaging, marketing, and printing companies – particularly those who want to keep up with the latest industry technology. It will also be an excellent networking opportunity, and there should be many chances to talk with like-minded professionals and exchange business cards.

    Gravure is an intaglio printing process that is used in the manufacturing of a variety of printed products, including catalogs, magazine supplements, gift wrapping, and floor coverings.

  • Printing association brings training to all

    Offering online training and education makes learning accessible to all of those who work for graphics and print companies throughout the country. It means that employees who need to know the latest techniques of their trade will not need to take time off work or travel to other cities, thus saving them both time and money.

  • Online giants launch new logos

    Both of these services still invest in traditional printing services for advertising via billboards, posters, magazines, and signs. As with any company that makes these types of logo, any company stationery must be changed, new business cards must be printed, and, in Netflix's case, mailing envelopes will need to be reprinted should it start a full rollout of the new design.

  • Upcoming tradeshow offers opportunity for printers

    While the emphasis of the show is on advertising, there will be lots of opportunity for the likes of banner printing and sign printing companies to promote their products. Among the companies already confirmed for the trade show are those that produce labels, promotional items, large-format printing, and signage.

  • Nominations open for Best Workplace in the Americas

    The program is open to those who work for graphics communications, printing companies, and their suppliers in the United States and Canada. Nominees will be judged on a number of different criteria, such as management practices, financial security, health and wellness programs, training and development opportunities, work environment, work-life balance, rewards, and health and safety in the workplace. The submission form asks questions under each category to help the judges assess the nominees and come to a conclusion on the most deserving entry.

  • Florida presents the full package next month

    Next month sees the Tappi Place Conference take place over three days in Ponte Vedra, Florida. The emphasis is mainly on flexible packaging and the businesses that make it possible, including print companies, retailers, converters, and supplies.

  • Annual book trade event to return to NYC

    There will be several different events taking place during the expo, including a Global Market Forum, BEA Bloggers, and the IDPP Digital Book and MIP conference. A session called ‘Book Con’ is expected to feature panel discussions, autograph sessions, and even quiz shows, although these are aimed at consumers rather than those in the trade.

  • Roadshow to introduce the latest in printing technology

    Those who attend will learn about the latest technology in printing, especially those involving flexography and prepress technology. Sessions will cover workflow, color management, offset and gravure, and pre-production.

  • Conference set to introduce technology developments in printing

    The event will allow those who work in the commercial printing companies and manufacturing industry to find out some of its latest technology developments, talk about challenges they face, and share solutions.

  • Orlando expo to highlight the latest in signs

    The expo will feature a trade show during its last three days, at which the latest products and sign printing services will be on display. Guests will also have a chance to get advice from a wide array of professionals. The numerous networking events taking place during the expo will also give those in the industry an opportunity to meet their peers and find out what is new in sign printing.

    This event should attract a number of prominent figures representing sign and banner printing companies. No doubt digital business cards will be exchanged heavily during the four days.

  • APHA annual conference welcomes proposals

    The theme of this year's conference will be ‘Paper on the Press’. Members of both organizations are asked to submit proposals for 20-minute presentations or 50-minute group panels. They are also looking for ideas for demonstrations of 30 or 60 minutes in length.

    Topics are expected to be centered around paper and how it has been used by printers throughout history. The Association has added some more ideas for topics such as ‘The demands of the Stanhope press’, ‘The recent arrival of ‘digital’ papers’, and ‘Handmade paper in artist books’.

  • Dallas to host BIA’s annual meet-up

    The Binding Industries Association (BIA) is holding its annual conference beginning at the end this month in Dallas, Texas. It is aimed not only at those in the binding industry, but also suppliers, graphic finishers, printing companies, and loose leaf manufacturers.

  • Conference to feature leaders in the printing industry

    The summit will be a chance for those who work for printing companies all over the United States to share their successes and to help educate their peers on best practices in the industry. The main emphasis will be on promoting leadership, embracing new technology, and getting better sales results.

  • Major print associations undergo merger

    The Association of Marketing Service Providers (AMSP), the National Association for Print Leadership (NAPL), and the National Association of Quick Printers (NAQP) have recently merged into one organization.

  • Upcoming conference provides lowdown on UV printing

    The conference will feature several guest speakers, networking receptions, and an executive round table panel. It will largely be aimed at those who work for printing companies and suppliers who wish to learn more about UV printing and all of its aspects. There will also be discussion about UV print initiatives and how it will affect the future of printing. The keynote speaker will be Marco Boer, who will provide the results of the Global UV Market Study.

  • Why rebranding can call for printing services

    When a name change has been decided upon, this is just the beginning of an often long period before it is accepted by the public. In addition to the name, the logo is also usually changed, and this new look must be present on all the company stationery, vehicles must be repainted, and any advertising posters have to be disposed of.

  • Reports predict positive 2014 for print industry

    According to experts, print marketing is expected to be just as successful in 2014 as it has been in the past. A study by media and advertising company BIA Kelsey has stated that direct mail of printed advertising still makes up 43% of total retail advertising in local areas, while another study of small business owners by mail equipment company Pitney Bowes found that 76% of them believe that the ideal strategy is to combine print and digital marketing.

  • Annual print competition to open next month

    A large number of categories are covered, including presentation folders, booklets, catalogs, business and annual reports, stationery and office materials, and finishing techniques. There are also a number of digital printing recognitions among the categories.

  • Print Magazine seeks entries for its annual design competition

    Print Magazine is currently accepting submissions for its 32nd Regional Design Annual. It is open to designers, typographers, illustrators, and photographers from all over the United States, many of whom are employed by graphics and printing companies.

  • Graphics of the Americas returns to Miami Beach

    The 2014 Graphics of the Americas Expo and Conference is taking place in just under two months’ time in Miami Beach. It is a presentation of the Printing Association of Florida (PAF). This annual event attracts those who work for graphic communications and printing companies from North, Central, and South America.

  • Making print marketing environmentally friendly

    There are many ways in which organizations can make their printed products more eco-friendly and, despite popular belief, such products will not necessarily raise the prices significantly. The first way in which firms can address the issue is by checking whether the printing company they hire is able to work with recycled paper. While glossy promotional material is eye-catching on one hand, some companies might want to extoll their eco-conscious mentality by showing that they market themselves with recycled material. The paper industry uses 11% of all trees cut down in the United States and replants three times as many trees as it pulls up. Thanks to this, there are now more forests in the country than there were 50 years ago.

  • Cal Poly set to present International Printing Week

    Representatives from publishers, printing companies, and equipment manufacturers come from all over the country to attend this event and to find new employees. Each company in attendance will present a table top display for students to look over in the morning. After a catered luncheon, those who are interested will meet with representatives from the companies for which they would most like to work.

  • Entries being accepted for Product of Excellence Awards

    The Binding Industries Association (BIA) is currently accepting entries for the 2014 Product of Excellence Awards. These are open to those who work for a variety of industries, including printing companies, binding suppliers, graphic designers, or any company that produces printed copy.

  • Print museum’s Christmas celebration sells out early

    The entire museum will be done up like Fezziwig's warehouse, with special presentations, carolers, and period music adding to the occasion. Guests will also be able to print their own Victorian holiday cards using antique presses from the 1850s. As a special treat, an actor playing Charles Dickens will be reading from ‘A Christmas Carol’, and characters from the novel will be wandering about.

  • Honor Society inducts new group of printing professionals

    The Society was founded in 2005, and the honor is given to those who are recognized leaders in their field and have made a lasting contribution to the continued improvement of the graphics and printing industries. In past years, several people have been inducted posthumously.

  • Quality holiday card haul the target for troop-focused group

    Initially set up specifically to spread festive cheer and gratitude to those serving overseas during Christmas, the program will also focus on troops in America this year, keeping in mind that they still might not be able to spend Christmas at home with their families. Numbers of cards shipped in previous years have topped the 400,000 mark.

  • Printed books remain in high demand, study shows

    With environmental matters being a heavy focus of the industry, recent green measures have shown the industry to be highly adaptable. Many books are printed on demand, thus avoiding a backlog of unsold books and the waste of materials resulting from it. Print on demand does not cost the consumer any more money and can be sent to the purchaser within days.

  • PRIMIRy reasons to be in Chicago next month

    The Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization (PRIMIR) is holding its 2013 Winter Meeting in just over a month’s time in Chicago.

    The three-day assembly will report on the findings of recently completed studies on such matters as global markets for the print industry and how packaging is developing in areas like Latin America and South Asia. The results will be presented to those in attendance and then members will have the opportunity to discuss them at length.

  • Arizona conference to unveil true colors

    The main theme of the conference is helping businesses to use color effectively. Touching on brand colors, production color control, and following color standards, it has all been put together to help print companies lower their production costs and waste levels. There will be new information from ink manufacturers, seminars on basic aspects of color management, and a hands-on Mac Lab.

  • NAQP conference just the job for small commercial printers

    The conference is set to bring management issues to the forefront and allow commercial printing companies share their strategies and solutions to issues that face everyone in the industry. It will consist of a range of speakers, a reception, several luncheons, hands-on sessions, panel discussions, and a supplier showcase.

  • Printing associates line up for November NPES event

    The NPES 2013 conference is taking place over two days this November in Orlando, Florida, hosted by the Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies, originally known as the National Printing Equipment Association. The event is likely to attract both those who work with printing companies and those looking to market towards the industry.

  • New standard offers a framework for printing companies

    This standard is just one of many that printing companies have implemented to encourage environmental sustainability. These includes investing in recycled paper from renewable sources, increasing their use of soy or vegetable based inks, recycling any waste paper they produce, and making sure to dispose of any dangerous chemicals in a safe and sustainable way.

  • The pick of print awards in the U.S.

    The graphics and printing industry hands out numerous awards every year; all of which are important in that they showcase the true talent and innovation existing in the sector, while also giving others something to work towards.

  • Print workflow training on the way from the IDEAlliance

    ‘IDEAlliance Process Control Training: Optimize your Creative and Print Workflow’ will be taking place in Boston, Massachusetts over three days in early October. It is hosted by the International Digital Enterprise Alliance and is a continuation of the IDEAlliance G7 Expert, Professional and Master Program.

    The training is aimed at those employed by graphics and printing companies who, at the end of a three-day course, should have a better understanding of how to take their company to the next level of success.

  • Print in the picture at upcoming PIA event

    Those who attend the workshop will design and produce a printed piece from beginning to end using prepress, pressroom, and bindery equipment. They will learn about workflow, desktop publishing and design, and a variety of printing processes, including flexography, offset lithography and digital printing, color reproduction and theory, and digital printing. Information on bindery operations will show how to give printed items the finishing touch.

  • Expo to highlight latest in printing technology and equipment

    The Specialty Printing and Imaging Technology SGIA Expo is taking place in Orlando, Florida for three days in October, with the IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo and the Advanced Textiles Conference and Trade Show set to run at the same time. All three are bound to be of great interest to those working for printing companies.

  • Print 13 set to take place in Chicago

    This important meeting showcases the latest printing technology and provides educational opportunities for those who work for graphic design or printing companies. Guests will be able to meet and talk to experts in their field, attend educational seminars, take part in giveaways, work in computer labs, and attend the Premier Print Awards Gala.

  • Conference aimed at the publishing industry coming to New York City

    The Publishing Business Conference and Expo, sponsored by Interquest, is taking place in New York City this September for three days. This conference will be of interest to publishers, printers, and suppliers.

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