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How to save money on ink

Jul 1, 2011 12:00 AM,

We all like to save money on our raw materials, but there are good ways and bad ways to do it. The cheapest ink might be what you need to do the job. Or, it very well might not be what is needed, and it could be costing you a lot of money. Test a set of inks for at least 30 days on press in production. If there are issues with quality or service, they will show up in this timespan. I have several

Avoid a tablet generation gap

Jul 1, 2011 12:00 AM, Katherine O'Brien, editor in chief

If you want to know if someone is 35 or older just sneak a peek at the bottom of their feet. Our soles are dirty and calloused from powering our Flintstone Mobiles. A Pew Research report found: Millennials (AKA the 18-34 year olds) are the only generation that is more likely to own a laptop computer or netbook than a desktop: 70% own a laptop.

QR Codes: Now I get it

Jul 1, 2011 12:00 AM, By Michael Casey

Don’t use 2D codes for the cool factor, but to add value and use your creativity.

Evergreen Printing receives multiple awards

Jun 28, 2011 12:00 AM,

Evergreen Printing Co. has been selected by the Intl. Assn. of Printing House Craftsmen (IAPHC) for multiple awards, this year, including Gold, Silver and Bronze.

PRIMIR to reveal research on evolution of general commercial printing

Jun 24, 2011 12:00 AM,

PRIMIR the Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization, recently announced the lineup for its Summer Meeting, slated for August 1-2, 2011 at RR Donnelley Headquarters in Chicago.

Bopi, Voltage Factory announce strategic partnership

Jun 23, 2011 12:00 AM,

Bloomington, IL-based bopi has formed a strategic alliance with Voltage Factory Inc. of Atlanta, a specialized marketing services firm with over 10 years of proven experience in data-driven, automated marketing platforms.

Blurb launches bookmaking plug-in for Adobe InDesign

Jun 23, 2011 12:00 AM,

Blurb announces the release of a plug-in for Adobe InDesign, compatible with CS3, 4 and 5.

BurdgeCooper acquires Ponte Graphics

Jun 21, 2011 12:00 AM,

BurdgeCooper, headquartered in Los Angeles, announces its acquisition of Ponte Graphics (Phoenix). Ponte Graphics has provided Arizona’s legal and professional market with quality printing and engraving services since it’s owner, Mark Ponte, founded the company over 40 years ago.

InfoTrends study reveals opportunities, threats for print

Jun 21, 2011 12:00 AM,

InfoTrends’ latest study, “Production Print Services in North America: An Evolution in Progress,” reveals how changing customer behaviors and economic pressures are shaping the future for print service providers.

VIGC launches Quality Perception Benchmark service

Jun 20, 2011 12:00 AM,

The Flemish Innovation Center for Graphic Communication (VIGC) has launched an image-based “Quality Perception Benchmarking” service.

Imagine! Print Solutions awarded "Supplier of the Year"

Jun 20, 2011 12:00 AM,

Marketing firm Saatchi & Saatchi X recognizes the effort of individuals and/or teams that have significant impact on their clients, community or company with an annual awards ceremony.

Tukaiz makes local ‘50 Fastest Growing Companies’ list

Jun 16, 2011 12:00 AM,

Franklin Park, IL-based printer Tukaiz announces it has made the “Crain’s Fast Fifty” list for the Chicago area.

PODi releases research on key vertical markets

Jun 14, 2011 12:00 AM,

PODi the Digital Printing Initiative has released a new analysis of vertical markets for digital print providers. At the core of the new research is the link between vertical market challenges and solutions, which is explored in this series of “Vertical Solution Maps.”

Graph Expo 2011 to feature new Marketing Pavilion

Jun 10, 2011 12:00 AM,

Graph Expo 2011, Sept. 11-14 in Chicago, will debut a new special interest pavilion this fall dedicated exclusively to marketing professionals and marketing service providers.

GPO to offer employees buyouts, early outs

Jun 10, 2011 12:00 AM,

In response to overall government cutbacks and projected reductions in appropriated funding, the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has informed its employees of plans to send a request to Congress and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for authority to offer buyouts and early outs to the agency's 2,200 employees.

NAPL announces new ‘Best In Business’ conference

Jun 9, 2011 12:00 AM,

NAPL will host the “Best in Business” conference November 13-15, 2011, in Washington, DC.

IPEX moves to London venue

Jun 9, 2011 12:00 AM,

The Informa Print Group confirms that Ipex 2014 will be relocated to London's ExCeL international exhibition and conference centre.

DGI, a Bolger Co., wins regional ‘Best of Show’

Jun 9, 2011 12:00 AM,

KBA North America congratulates Bolger Vision Beyond Print, a 200-employee, $35 million Minneapolis-based commercial printer, for winning the “Best of Show” award at the Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) “Star of Excellence Awards” banquet.

Lukas to succeed Fry as CEO of Fry Communications

Jun 8, 2011 12:00 AM,

Henry Fry named Michael T. Lukas to be his successor as CEO of Fry Communications Inc., effective June 6. Fry assumes the position of chairman of the board of directors of the company.

EB announces global book alliance, installs digital presses

Jun 8, 2011 12:00 AM,

Ann Arbor, MI-based Edwards Brothers Inc. has formed a print partnership with market leaders in digital print technology to provide publishers with a one-stop print solution for printing around the globe.