- Posted on 03/10/2014
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.
- Posted on 02/26/2014
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.
- Posted on 02/24/2014
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.
- Posted on 02/14/2014
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.
- Posted on 02/07/2014
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.
- Posted on 01/30/2014
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.
- Posted on 01/22/2014
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.
- Posted on 01/14/2014
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.
- Posted on 01/13/2014
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.
- Posted on 12/23/2013
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.
- Posted on 12/19/2013
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.
- Posted on 12/13/2013
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.
- Posted on 12/04/2013
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.
- Posted on 11/30/2013
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.
- Posted on 11/22/2013
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.
- Posted on 11/13/2013
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.
- Posted on 11/05/2013
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.
- Posted on 10/24/2013
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.
- Posted on 10/16/2013
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.
- Posted on 10/09/2013
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.
- Posted on 10/04/2013
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.
- Posted on 09/30/2013
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.
- Posted on 09/19/2013
‘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.
- Posted on 09/11/2013
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.
- Posted on 09/04/2013
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.
- Posted on 08/30/2013
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.
- Posted on 08/20/2013
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.
- Posted on 08/13/2013
Vermont-based NRG Systems is changing its name to Renewable NRG Systems, Inc as part of a rebrand expected to take place over the next few months. A name change will no doubt mean that the company logos must all be changed wherever they appear. Due to the volume of work and alteration that usually occurs in the event of a rebrand, businesses undergoing one often work with a professional printing company, which can help to replace all of the office stationery including business cards, envelopes, memos, and writing paper.
- Posted on 08/11/2013
The Daytona Beach News-Journal has just undergone a major redesign, and the team behind it says the layout is cleaner, the paper is narrower, and the text is larger and easier to read. The design was chosen after the newspaper consulted with its editors and designers, as well as public focus groups.
- Posted on 07/31/2013
Paper can be recycled numerous times, although six is often the limit before the fibers break down are unable to make a material of a good standard. There are different grades of quality even among types of recycled paper, however, so companies and individuals using them should consider the job at hand and perhaps ask their printing company for advice.
- Posted on 07/26/2013
When hiring a professional printing company, it is important for businesses to remember that the cost of asking an expert to carry out their printing rather than doing it themselves will likely be returned to them through an increase in profits, thanks to the items’ professional look and feel. When hiring a printer, there are some things to remember in order to get the most out of the order.
- Posted on 07/19/2013
One of the most important choices to be made when printing is the decision of what type of ink to use. The crucial thing to remember is that there are two different kinds that have very different outcomes: pigmented ink and dye-based ink. Of course, a professional printing company can advise people tasked with carrying out a printing project on the type that suits it best.
- Posted on 07/11/2013
One of the most important choices that can be made about a printing design is the choice of which fonts to use. We may not always consciously realize it, but fonts are frequently what draw people to look at printed matter. Striking graphics might first catch their eyes, but it's important they will be able to read what it says.
- Posted on 06/27/2013
In order for a catalog to be successful, it must be attractive to potential customer or clients. This can be done by having a cover photograph, or set of images, that are pleasing to the eye and will encourage people to pick it up. The colors used in the catalog should ideally match the colors that appear in the company logo, as this helps increase brand recognition.
- Posted on 06/18/2013
There is no denying that business cards are among the most important tools a business person can possess. They are what allow people to keep in touch with companies and gives the recipient a first impression of a business. It is therefore important that a lot of thought goes into the printing of the. While business owners and entrepreneurs might be tempted to make cards themselves, hiring a professional printing company will provide them with the highest quality of business cards.
- Posted on 06/16/2013
Professionally printed labels stand up to the daily wear and tear much better than those done in-house. They are less prone to being scratched and to the ink being smudged, and they hold up to water damage much more effectively. Taking into account the time it takes for an employee to find the correct labels for the purpose, design what is going on them, print them while putting up with printer problems, and then attach them to whatever they are for, hiring a professional printing company can actually save company money by eliminating the need to take an employee away from their everyday job. Aside from this, it will give them a much higher quality label as well.
- Posted on 06/05/2013
There might come a time when a company that has depended on flyer or postcard printing to advertise itself feels it wants to go one step further. In many cases, the next step is to unveil a brochure. Printing companies can often provide brochures for little more than the cost of flyers.
- Posted on 05/29/2013
Since it is what defines a business and what makes it appealing to those who transact with it, the importance of branding cannot be overlooked. A poorly designed brand can be the difference between a company succeeding and failing, so it is worth remembering that a local graphic arts or printing company can help a business design and create a brand.
- Posted on 05/22/2013
There are many occasions on which a business may need items to be printed by a commercial printing company. In-house printing is not suitable in all instances and sometimes a company needs a high quality product. This could be for such means as annual reports, important advertising campaigns, business cards, and office stationery.
- Posted on 05/15/2013
The change of the seasons often means that many people find that their interests also change, making it important for such variations to be reflected in marketing. Printing companies are aware of this, and can suggest ideas for products such as flyers and postcards that will match any time of year.
- Posted on 05/06/2013
Now that the warmer weather has arrived in most of the United States and more people are venturing out of their houses, outdoor advertising has become more important than ever.
Some people might instantly picture billboards when they think of outdoor advertising, but they are just a part of it. Outdoor advertising obtained from printing companies can also include posters, banners, and signs. Regardless of the advertising format, however, there are several rules that should be followed to ensure that a company’s efforts will be noticed and lead to success.
- Posted on 04/23/2013
No matter what type of item a business contracts to be produced by its local printing company, graphic design is always an integral part. After all, graphics are usually what attract the eye first, regardless of whether it is a poster, flyer, booklet, or even a business card. Graphics help to make a company brand well-known in the community.
- Posted on 04/16/2013
Business cards usually represent the first impression entrepreneurs make on future customers or business partners. However, many business people are now using postcards in a dual function as business cards – particularly among those whose business is within artistic fields, such as art and literature.
- Posted on 04/10/2013
It's no secret that a happy workplace is a productive one too, and companies known to acknowledge and reward those staff members who go the extra mile for their employers tend to be the ones who hold on to reliable workers and achieve great business results. One excellent way to recognize the efforts of an employee is to present them with a professionally printed plaque or certificate.
- Posted on 04/03/2013
Printing companies have become among the most environmentally friendly industries in North America. Most of them use wholly recycled paper, recycle their own waste paper, safely dispose of any harmful waste products that they produce, and use inks made from renewable sources like soy and corn. Most print industry associations have set up guidelines and rules for their members to follow, resulting in a widespread dedication to being more ‘green’. As well as the satisfaction they gain themselves from their efforts, companies with a green ethos tend to be favored by customers.
- Posted on 03/26/2013
When creating flyers and other marketing materials, every aspect counts when a designer is trying to get the attention of the general public. Illustrations, text, color of paper, and quality of paper are all important and must be used properly to get the message across.
A local printing company will, of course, work with people who are looking to create printed advertising materials to make sure they choose the correct methods. One of the most important aspects is the choice of font used.
- Posted on 03/19/2013
Business cards should be printed on good quality card stock, should not bend easily, and should feel good in the hand. They also need not be rectangular; in fact, a unique shape will allow the card to stand out from the others. Also, adding a QR code to make it easier for those with mobile phones to scan it is strongly advised, as is adding links to any social networking sites. With business cards, the only limit is the imagination.
- Posted on 03/13/2013
Nobody enjoys receiving bills, but including such stuffers with mailings might soften the blow a little for the recipient, and is very cost-effective for the sender. They can be designed and printed by a local printing company and, since many of the stuffers are smaller than average size (often no bigger than a number 9 envelope), they cost less to produce than a full-sized copy. They can therefore maximize on color and info for less of an investment.
- Posted on 03/06/2013
A variety of promotional products can be designed and printed by professional printing companies. They can be as simple as pens and pencils with a company name printed on them - often handed out at trade shows or sent to those who request them. Small items like these are often inadvertently taken by people, leading to them being seen by their friends and family.
- Posted on 02/25/2013
Posters have been used for marketing purposes since the first printing press was invented. Originally, they consisted solely of text and were used to inform the public of news, upcoming events, elections, and announcements in the days before newspapers were published. These days, many printing companies concentrate exclusively on poster printing.
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