September 22, 2020

Editor's Picks


One Film Does Not Fit All - Why Specialist Products Can Pay Off

by Jerry Hill

The term ‘multi-purpose’ sounds great. One product for different applications, helping your business keep costs low and stock keeping units (SKU) simple – what’s not to like? But sometimes, a job is better served by using specialty films purpose-made for a specific application.


Pop-Up Stores Represent Opportunity for Printers

by Christopher Hosford

The recent growth of pop-up stores — temporary exhibits or displays, sometimes in vacant urban storefronts, sometimes in underused shopping malls — is presenting new opportunities for savvy wide-format printers.


Featured Resources

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Want to profit from interior and exterior applications that require high-impact, photographic-quality pieces? The Acuity Ultra Superwide Series of printers from Fujifilm features remarkable speeds up to 4,327 sq ft/hour and six available configurations with easy multi-roll printing for maximum throughput. Available in 3.2 m and 5 m models, Acuity Ultra features impressive cost-in-use, giving you that power to profit.


Data Security: Prioritizing Business Compliance and Customer Protection

We’ve hand-selected an industry panel comprised of experts and customers discussing how changes in today’s market requirements necessitate a compliance and protection program with tighter, automated controls. In this interactive, 60-minute panel discussion you’ll be part of a discussion on: Understanding the kinds of data requiring protection: customer, production and management; Data acquisition and utilization: demonstrating the importance of local and federal regulation compliance; The cybersecurity and vulnerability stress test: what steps should you take in terms of data access and destruction processes?; and How to mitigate risk through assessments and audits.


Just Released: COVID-19 Print Business Indicators Research, Number 2

The economic crisis caused by COVID-19 is unprecedented in nature and effect. To help printing companies navigate through the crisis to reach the recovery period on the other side, PRINTING United Alliance and NAPCO Media Research, a service of NAPCO Media, have launched its second executive summary of the COVID-19 Print Business Indicators Research. Download your free copy today.


Top News


The Path to Full Digitization

by Dan Marx

Through digitization, printing has become less of a craft and more of a science — a measurable, controllable set of processes. While some lament these changes, what is has brought is here to stay, whether we like it or not.


The Softer Side of Health Care

by Toni McQuilken

From furniture, to wallcoverings, to apparel, to signage, digitally printed textiles are on the rise. That is due in part to the creative efforts of some of the pioneers of the space, pushing the limits of where and how digital textiles can be used.


PRINTING United Digital Experience Offers Education for All

PRINTING United Digital Experience, taking place online Oct. 26 – Nov. 12, offers education for all throughout the three-week event.


PRINTING United Alliance Announces 2020 InterTech Technology Award Recipients

PRINTING United Alliance today announces that eleven game-changing technologies have been selected to receive an industry-renowned 2020 InterTech Technology Award. The technologies entered for consideration were judged on their innovativeness and likelihood of having a significant impact on the printing industry. Those eleven solutions ultimately chosen will be highlighted during a special virtual session to…


Direct Color Systems Introduces a New Wide-Format Printer

Direct Color Systems released the UV-84DTS – a new 4×8-foot (120cm x 243cm) UV LED printer that includes a wide range of advanced features geared towards precision printing and production.


Ricoh Printing Systems Unveils Next-Level Direct-to-Garment Printer

Ricoh Printing Systems America announced the release of its newest industrial direct-to-garment (DTG) printer. The dual-carriage RICOH Ri 2000 delivers ultra-fast print speeds — under 10 seconds for a full-color, 10 x 8-inch CMYK graphic.


T-Shirt Printers Support Local Communities Impacted by Fires in Oregon

Two Oregon t-shirt companies have stepped up to raise money for communities that have been affected by the fires.


Esko Trapper Scoops 2020 InterTech Technology Award

Esko received a 2020 InterTech Technology Award from PRINTING United Alliance, after developing a new prepress tool to make trapping jobs up to 70 percent faster, and unerringly accurate.


KMBS and NPSOA Sign Marketing Agreement

KMBS and NPSOA announced a major marketing agreement to benefit eligible NPSOA members with expanded products and equipment maintenance services.


LogoJET Honored as 2020 Louisiana Growth Leader

For outstanding contributions to the local community and state, Louisiana Economic Development honored LogoJET as a 2020 Louisiana Growth Leader at the virtual Spotlight Louisiana event on September 17, 2020. As an Honored Leader, LogoJET will join an accomplished group of Louisiana businesses under the Louisiana Economic Development Growth Network (LGN) program.  Through this esteemed network, LogoJET will…


Inspiration Spotlight


Veteran Wood Turns to TimberLine for Outdoor Monument Sign Application

Veteran Wood Co. (Parsippany, NJ) is an independent sign crafting shop with an owner, Mike Legregni, who has a passion for fabrication and creativity. His enthusiasm for building started at a young age, when his father taught him how to build skateboard ramps and tree houses, repair bicycles, and tinker with practically anything that included…