July 16, 2019

Editor's Picks


Dare To Be Different!

by Raphael Ducos

The impression is dead. Long live the impression! Long live printing that is integrated alongside other communication channels. This is the way forward and to get it right, you need to make two changes:  throw away the old baggage you’ve carried for so long and embrace a change of mentality.


Planning for the Rising … and Retiring Generations in Your Workplace

by Shira Harrington

Each generation has a unique worldview shaped by their environment. In our attempt to make sense of a certain cohort, we may inadvertently attribute one characteristic to an entire generation. It’s more helpful to archetype to better understand what may be influencing their values.


Featured Resources


What’s Hot, What’s Not: Diversifying Into New Profit Centers, Market Opportunities

This webinar will address new market dynamics and the key considerations commercial printers should take into account when investigating the migration into new products/services and profit centers, as well as ways to protect your existing markets, margins, and clientele.


Top News


PRINTING United Luncheon Gets to the Bottom Line

Speaker Erik Skie presents a strategic approach to performance and profitability to functional and industrial printers at the Functional and Industrial Printing Luncheon at PRINTING United.


Arlon Announces Summer Promotion the Wrap-off

A new summer promotion has emerged: Arlon Summer Wrap-Off. This year, Arlon is kicking off a two-part contest with the chance to win not one, but two exciting trips.


EFI Reggiani Sells Fourth Reggiani BOLT Single-Pass Textile Printer

EFI honored the first four Reggiani BOLT customers at ITMA in Barcelona. EFI Reggiani presented each with Innovation Pioneer Awards, highlighting their efforts to drive innovation in textile supply chains using the latest technology.


Drytac Expands into State-of-the-Art Premises

Drytac is moving its Canadian operations into a single, state-of-the-art facility spanning over 70,000 sq ft.


Durst and Koenig & Bauer Appoint Lead for Digital Packaging Joint Venture

Durst and Koenig & Bauer appointed Robert Stabler as Managing Director of the new joint venture, effective August 1st. Business operations are now under way for joint development and marketing of single-pass digital printing systems for the folding carton and corrugated fiberboard industry.


Suttle-Straus Expands Into Promotional Products Market

Suttle-Straus, a print, mail and marketing services provider in Waunakee, announced its expansion into the promotional products marketing space and the addition of dedicated promo salesperson, Alicia Curtis, to the Suttle-Straus team.


Xaar Celebrates 20 Years Of The Xaar 128 Inkjet Printhead

Xaar is celebrating the 20th birthday of its Xaar 128 printhead. Initially conceptualized for use in desktop fax machines, at launch the Xaar 128 proved to be better suited to other sectors due to its combination of reliability, ease of integration, speed and quality of print.


Talon Acquires Grand Visual Agency and QDOT Ad Tech Provider

As part of its continued international growth, Talon has extended its global independent OOH offering, with the addition of market-leading digital OOH creative services specialist Grand Visual, and its digital OOH Ad tech provider QDOT.


Kao Collins And Colordyne Technologies Expand Strategic Partnership

Kao Collins and Colordyne Technologies are expanding their joint solutions portfolio and market reach with the addition of aqueous pigment inkjet. The expanded collaboration builds on previously successful partnerships between the two companies.


PIA’s 2020 Franklin Event Totally Revitalized

Printing Industries Alliance announced that the 68th Franklin Event will be held in New York City on Thursday, June 4th, 2020. The event’s new venue will be Club 101, a private club in the iconic Kalikow Building, located on Park Avenue.


Inspiration Spotlight


Kyoto University and Toppan to Research Industrial Application of Art

Kyoto University and Toppan Printing announced the launch of a three-year joint research project targeting innovative creation of social value based on combining art and cutting-edge technologies.