Section 179 Reminder for 2015
Oct21

Section 179 Reminder for 2015

Section 179 Season There are some things the Government does to help businesses. 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 purchasing a UV coating machine, a hydraulic paper cutter or wide format laminator, Section 179 can help you reduce your purchase cost with a tax credit. This tax rule allows qualified section 179...

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More Indicators That Print Industry Is Coming Back
Oct12

More Indicators That Print Industry Is Coming Back

We have been writing stories about the overall print industry. It has been agreed that digital marketing over the past 15 years has put a dent into print marketing. There are several indicators out there to suggest print is making a comeback and digital is not the be all end all in marketing. Just the simple knowledge that booksellers are making a comeback says a lot. According to a recent article by Fortune magazine, booksellers are...

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5 Challenges for the Print Industry
Oct05

5 Challenges for the Print Industry

Matthew Parker is a Consultant from over the pond. (Yes, England) He helps print companies operate more profitably by assisting them in effectively selling their services. One of the biggest challenges in the print industry is selling against price. Selling against price just makes you a commodity. So, here are the 5 challenges he sees with the Print Industry here in the United States: Workflow Better the workflow, the more profitable...

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4 Tips For Print Shops To Maximize Digital Print
Sep21

4 Tips For Print Shops To Maximize Digital Print

Digital continues its rise into the print industry. You see it every year when you attend Graph Expo in Chicago. Fewer and fewer litho manufacturers show up and are instead replaced by all the latest in digital print technology. Cool flatbed printers from HP, Vutex, Océ and others dominate the floor. Digital print always has you leaving the show dreaming about the possibilities it could offer your clients. Here are 4 Tips to maximize...

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Direct Mail Is Featured Prominently at Graph Expo 2015 in Chicago
Sep16

Direct Mail Is Featured Prominently at Graph Expo 2015 in Chicago

We have spoken a lot about the return of Direct Mail in the print business. There are more than enough opportunities and data to support that email marketing no longer is as effective as it was 10 years ago. Spam filters, spam rules, and list building is frankly harder to get good leads than keeping your mailing list up to date. Now that you are considering offering direct mail services to your clients, there are some things you need...

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Other Profit Opportunities for Print Shop Business
Aug17

Other Profit Opportunities for Print Shop Business

Print Finishing helps add profit and value. Sometimes it is not in your benefit to farm out some of the work. Be indispensable to your clients while adding value to your bottom line. Why not consider adding post-press & print finishing services like laminating, inserting, bursting, decollating, binding and even shrink wrapping to your customer offerings. All these services are valuable tools for your customer’s marketing...

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