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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Business Card Design Works
Dec30

Business Card Design Works

In the age of smartphones, do business cards still work? After all, don’t people just scan your business card into their phones? Like all things with print today, the answer is yes they do work if you do them right. It’s about good design. We have talked about the different ways to market using print today. UV Coating, over laminates, or paper stock can make the difference if someone keeps your card or not. Good design will always win...

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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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Post Press and Print Finishing: Print Shop Profit Center
Dec02

Post Press and Print Finishing: Print Shop Profit Center

Profit and Value Can Go Together Why give someone else the business of post-press and print finishing when you could easily do it yourself. Adding to your bottomline with services like laminating, inserting, bursting, decollating, binding and even shrink wrapping is something to consider. By becoming a one-stop shop with print-finishing, you can increase your profits while providing your customers with incredible value. How it Works...

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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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How to select an ID Badge Printer
Nov11

How to select an ID Badge Printer

One of the side business you can offer as a print finish shop is ID Badge Printing. For your smaller clients, it makes no sense for them to go out and buy their own printer. If you have several customers out there that regularly need ID badge printing, it is something you can offer. Let’s say they are badging employees once a year. You can help them get it done at a lower cost than for them doing it themselves. If you do it, you can...

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