Digital Print Continues Its Growth according to Drupa
Jun09

Digital Print Continues Its Growth according to Drupa

Word out of this year’s Drupa Conference in Duesseldorf is that digital print is continuing to make greater inroads into the printing industry. Like all things in life today, change is the constant driving the march forward to digital printing over traditional off-set printing. Customer requirements are changing from big runs to shorter runs. Terry Mitchell from Fujifilm North America points out that sales of digital equipment...

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Scammers scamming Print Shops
May18

Scammers scamming Print Shops

Have you ever had an order request show up that seems too good to believe? We get whacky order requests at Lloyds a lot. So, I thought I would set up a blog post to document some of the scammers that show up in our inbox. Why? Sometimes, you can get a good one that can pass some of your scam filters. We did once which I will touch on soon. First up is: Mr. Roy Fernandez My name is Mr.Roy Fernandez I will like to order some plaque from...

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2016 Growth Opportunity: Digital Color Label Printer
Jan18

2016 Growth Opportunity: Digital Color Label Printer

2015 was a great year for printing. For the first time in years, the print industry experienced year over year growth in shipments. State of the Industry: Why 2016 Could be the Start of a Printing Revival outlines the trends going into 2016. Offset printing experienced flat performance neither gaining or losing. The gains of course continue to be in the digital print world. One area of growth is in the digital color label printing....

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2016 Print Shop Planning
Dec23

2016 Print Shop Planning

The year is winding down. Production is slowing. So, how do you use that extra time you don’t normally have during the year? Planning of course. Year in Review It’s also a good time to review the year. How have sales been over the past year? How do they compare to the previous year? Who are your best customers? Are they still adding to your bottom-line? Of the new customers you brought into your business, are you helping them plan for...

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REPOST: 2015 Section 179 Reminder
Nov30

REPOST: 2015 Section 179 Reminder

FRIENDLY REMINDER THAT IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING MAKING A MAJOR PURCHASE THIS YEAR, YOU CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SECTION 179 OF THE TAX CODE. While Reagan made fun of Government helping people, there are some tax benefits that indeed help small business with purchases for their business. Section 179 is a tax deduction that can be taken on capital purchases. For the 2015 tax year, the Deduction limit is $25,000. So, if you were considering...

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Paper Jogger Whips Those Papers Into Shape
Nov05

Paper Jogger Whips Those Papers Into Shape

You have run a print project and your paper while stacked, just isn’t conforming to the requirements of a nice neat pile. What to do? You need a paper jogger of course. The Formax FD 402P1 Paper Jogger is the magical machine that makes your sealing, sorting, cutting or folding job go faster. At the same time, it helps keeps your costs down by minimizing waste and speeding up your project. What Does it Do? What does a paper jogger do?...

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