Blogs

How to Fix the Biggest Bottlenecks in Your Art Department

Your customer’s art files are among the most valuable assets you have, and your art department is one of your main profit hubs.

PRO Act Gains Momentum in Closely Divided Senate; PRINTING United Alliance Issues Call to Action to Oppose Legislation

The PRO Act has been circulating in the US Congress for years, but gained national attention and momentum in the past weeks. Why now?

Participate in a Changing, Dynamic Marketplace

Glimpses of better times can be a healing lotion for those who endured difficult times, but there is still some heavy lifting to do.

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Business Management

Your customer’s art files are among the most valuable assets you have, and your art department is one of your main profit hubs.

The PRO Act has been circulating in the US Congress for years, but gained national attention and momentum in the past weeks. Why now?

Glimpses of better times can be a healing lotion for those who endured difficult times, but there is still some heavy lifting to do.

Consumables - Ink

Breaking down the types of inks and what they’re used for helps match the application to the best print technology.

Understanding how materials work with specific print and ink technologies is a key foundation of product development.

Watching for — and responding to — disruptive technology and changing consumer interest factors into business decisions every day.

Digital Printing - Inkjet

There are two areas where industrial printing impacts surface decoration: laminates and woodworking.

To gain a better view of how one company undertook its digital conversion, Dan Marx spoke with Scott Crosby.

While facial masks had not been part of Spoonflower’s portfolio, they recognized the business was situated to fulfill that demand.

Interactive Print

From a design perspective, you could say it was the year of the QR Code Comeback.

Color/Quality Control

You can use a test image that includes a color bar, but there can be benefits in creating your own custom test image too.

Download the same PDF used for SGIA’s 2020 Product of the Year competition to see how you stack up.

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

Training & Education

La técnica de Digital Color Management hoy para los cuatro colores de proceso se encuentra en un proceso maduro.

PRINTING United will be a comprehensive online experience this October and in-person once again in October 2021.

PRINTING United Alliance created a COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan designed to meet local government’s requirements.

Software

When you run wide and grand format inkjet equipment, it’s imperative that you perform a nozzle check each morning.

A prosperous 2020 was planned, with an array of events foiled by COVID-19. But one market was booming: digital print-on-demand.

Workflow should be the infrastructure that allows you to do the most work at the least cost.

Consumables - Media

When choosing floor graphic materials, it is essential they are suitable and safe for their intended environment.

Keeping surfaces clean has never been more important. Anywhere that people touch must be cleaned regularly.

The term ‘multi-purpose’ sounds great. But sometimes, a job is better served by using specialty films.

Consumables - General

When it comes time to convert a digitally printed graphic, one of the most critical decisions is which clear laminate to use.

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.

Finishing

Silvering is a common issue that occurs when laminating a printed job.

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.

Mailing/Fulfillment

We’ve heard a lot on the news about essential businesses during COVID-19, but 1 we all count on that isn’t mentioned much is the USPS.