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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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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Design Tips for Digital Printing
Aug24

Design Tips for Digital Printing

We recently had a customer come into our office needing a some books printed. There was a lot of confusion with the customer because they kept asking for a digital proof. It was kind of confusing because they sent us a PDF to print. So, why does she want a digital proof of what she already sent us? Sometimes, customers do not always effectively communicate what they really want. When she came into the office we started to understand...

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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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3 Technologies Changing the Print Business
Jun01

3 Technologies Changing the Print Business

Speed is everything today in the print business. Everyone wants their jobs done fast. Everyone wants an answer fast. The ability to deliver on your promise faster and easier is key to getting business done today. The question we often have to ask ourselves, “Am I a PITA to my clients?” Roberto Blake discusses 3 technologies that may help lower the PITA factor you may have in your business today. Mobile Technology So, how can mobile...

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Print Shop Equipment: A Hydraulic Paper Cutter
Jan19

Print Shop Equipment: A Hydraulic Paper Cutter

A Hydraulic Paper Cutter is an important tool for any print shop. It can help you cut stacks of paper, card stock or laminated documents. Sometimes, you need a big cutter to finish down a big print job. A tabletop guillotine cutter will not do the job. Even a sophisticated creaser, slitter, and cutter is not enough for some projects. Today, the machines are pretty sophisticated. Not only do they have all the safety mechanisms built-in...

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