Blogs

Printing Industry — You are AWESOME!

I am so proud to be associated with the printing industry — and even more so right now! I can not open my email, look at my LinkedIn page, or read twitter without reading how companies are stepping up to provide much needed materials for those working the front lines of this pandemic.

How to Use Cash Management Levers During Crisis Management

For printers facing critical liquidity and cash management issues, here are some immediate levers that can be pulled to preserve cash.

The Grand Reopening of the U.S. Economy Will Happen, Plan for It

We are in uncharted territory, much as we were in previous economic downturns and recessions.

Other Staff Bloggers
Business Management

I am so proud to be associated with the printing industry — and even more so right now! I can not open my email, look at my LinkedIn page, or read twitter without reading how companies are stepping up to provide much needed materials for those working the front lines of this pandemic.

For printers facing critical liquidity and cash management issues, here are some immediate levers that can be pulled to preserve cash.

We are in uncharted territory, much as we were in previous economic downturns and recessions.

Consumables - Media

Digital textile printing provides a lucrative medium for many applications.

If you’re looking for a captive audience for your advertising or branding, you can’t get much more focused than an elevator.

Vinyl is a standard sign and graphics material, with great results for a whole range of applications.

Training & Education

Recruiting and hiring skilled production staff is key challenge for wide-format providers.

Being PDAA Certified has been a tremendous factor for the growth of our company.

The day is almost upon us. This is the final count down leading up to the inaugural PRINTING United, opening its doors on October 23.

Color/Quality Control

Here are six reasons all graphic production companies need to certify their employees as a Professional or Expert in color management.

My in-depth education into color management started slowly.

Our task as SGIA Certified Digital Color Professionals is to consistently, predictably, and repeatably convey color to the end user.

Consumables - Ink

Here’s one way of adding new products while using concepts, technologies, and even software you are possibly already familiar with.

One of Inkcups’ latest inks is intended for drinkware and can be used without pretreatment. The other allows for printing onto flexible plastic products without cracking or chipping. Both are engineered and manufactured in the United States. PRINTING United Booth 2011.

The company’s new products, including a printer/cutter and dye-sublimation printer, were judged best in their categories in the prestigious SGIA Product of the Year competition. New ink sets from the company also had a great showing in the competition. PRINTING United Booth 4616.

Digital Printing - Inkjet

For decades, digital textile printing was relegated to sampling and short runs. With inkjet, the industry is now addressing the demand.

The new P5-350 printer offers numerous new and upgraded capabilities including roll or board printing of up to 138 inches wide; a multi-track board printing mode and LED UV-curing technology, which significantly lowers power use. PRINTING United Booth 7816.

The Massivit 1800 Pro 3D Printer now offers the world’s first fire-retardant photo polymeric 3D printing gel. The company has introduced pre-production software, further easing entry in the large-format 3D printing space. PRINTING United Booth 3404.

Software

The new, award-winning ONYX 19 RIP sets the standard for digital printing software, including improved process control, cross-device color equalization, improved reporting of production data, and RIP speed improvements of up to 400%. PRINTING United Booth 6816.

At printing speeds of up to 100 linear meters per minute, Durst’s new Tau RSCi offers a screen printing grade opacity, making it an excellent option for numerous applications including high-durability labels. PRINTING United Booth 7816.

The new program for those using the company’s TrueVIS series of wide-format printers, enables companies to upgrade print durability guarantees, increase print capabilities and reduce equipment power use. PRINTING United Booth 4616.

Finishing

The products offered by Rollem International, including systems spanning the printing spectrum, work to expand the product offerings of print providers, promote differentiation in the marketplace, and ease print production and finishing. PRINTING United Booth 10351.

Assisting on-demand apparel manufacturers with speedy, accurate textile cutting, a new system from Gerber Technology serves as a model for how manufacturing is changing, and how cutting technologies enable manufacturing processes. PRINTING United Booths 8833, 8850.

Offering speedy cutting of large pieces and “many up” multiples, the Product of the Year-winning laser cutter from Summa is an excellent solution for companies seeking to increase speed over that of knife-based cutting systems. PRINTING United Booth 8841.

Consumables - General

The new series of products, which includes printable billboard and tent structures, offers viable outdoor display options that assemble quickly, move with the wind and utilize sturdy base plates to keep the structures in place. PRINTING United Booth 6024.

Fujifilm’s new Samba Mini 4300 Printbar System provides high-resolution printing, at high speed, with a single pass. The system is designed for integration into existing industrial processes and features 1,200 dpi resolution at a drop size as small as three picoliters. PRINTING United Booth 8220.

In addition to winning five awards in SGIA’s 2019 Product of the Year competition, Drytac is participating in The Experience Zone (Booth 10530) at PRINTING United — an interactive area to highlight the many applications produced by today’s diverse printing industry. PRINTING United Booth 6224.