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  • Brand New Konica Minolta Bizhub Color Printers

    Printer Industry Blog
    Stan Retner
    25 Jun 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Konica Minolta is not the company to produce new machines very often. That’s why it is even more a pleasure to introduce two new lately launched printer models of this brand. They are the bizhub C3100P single function printer and the bizhub C3110 MFP. Both gadgets are designed to meet the demands of small and medium sized work groups. As an award-winning and trusted by clients company, Konica Minolta provides products, which help to optimize the office workflow. It means the highest quality of the output together with the primary standard speed of the class and solutions to reduce costs.
  • Why targeting 4 human emotions is key to marketing sustainability

    PNEAC Hot News
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:46 pm
    While brands have been remarkably successful at feeding universal human drives, such as the desire for adventure, power or status, sustainability has not been seeing the same success in its messaging. What sustainability needs to create the same impact is a similar level of insight into the best way to embrace the full range of human emotions. Because it's human emotion that's at the heart of what motivates us.
  • Call for Entries: The 2014 Printing Industries of America Education Award of Excellence

    WhatTheyThink.com Printing Industry News
    WhatTheyThink
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Printing Industries of America is seeking to honor an outstanding educator and/or industry trainer in the graphic communications field with the 2014 Education Award of Excellence. This year’s presentation for the 2014 Education Award of Excellence will take place before an audience of academic educators, researchers, and other industry professionals at TAGA’s 67th Annual Technical Conference, March 22–25, 2015, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • MDC releases Q2 results, on track for record revenue highs

    Commercial Printing News
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:39 pm
    MDC Partners CEO Miles Nadal says earnings are "well ahead" of initial expectations, and that the marketing communications company is on track to establish record highs for both revenue and adjusted earnings in 2014.
  • Sistrade launches new ERP system feature

    Label & Narrow Web - Breaking News
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Sistrade Web2Print is 100% web-based software, allowing printers to maintain contact with customers 24 hours a day.
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  • Call for Entries: The 2014 Printing Industries of America Education Award of Excellence

    WhatTheyThink
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Printing Industries of America is seeking to honor an outstanding educator and/or industry trainer in the graphic communications field with the 2014 Education Award of Excellence. This year’s presentation for the 2014 Education Award of Excellence will take place before an audience of academic educators, researchers, and other industry professionals at TAGA’s 67th Annual Technical Conference, March 22–25, 2015, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • GCA Releases Report On Postal Service's Essential Role In American Economy

    WhatTheyThink
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Washington, D.C. – Today, the Greeting Card Association (GCA) released the following report commissioned from NDP Analytics, to coincide with the 239th birthday of the Postal Service (July 26, 2014). The paper analyzes the integral role the Postal Service plays in the economy and the negative consequences that would result from cutting essential services or raising rates. "This report by NDP Analytics provides in-depth information demonstrating how integral the Postal Servi
  • Deluxe Q2 Profit Up, Raises Outlook

    WhatTheyThink
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:07 pm
    ST. PAUL, Minn. - Deluxe Corporation, a leader in providing small businesses and financial institutions with products and services to drive customer revenue, announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. Key financial highlights include:                           Q2 2014     Q2 2013     % Change Revenue     $405.4 million &n
  • Colter & Peterson prepares for Graph Expo with new, efficient Microcut® and other control systems

    WhatTheyThink
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Paterson, NJ – Stealing a page from the book on giving the crowd what it wants, Colter & Peterson (booth 3617) is preparing to do so for the upcoming Graph Expo show. Four Microcut® automated backgauge programs for paper cutters, including two making their North American debut, will be joined by the C&P Microsystems B-65 control system and a Saber® 116cm (45”) paper cutter at McCormick Place in Chicago from September 28-October 1.  Adaptable to any brand paper c
  • EskoWorld US Exceeds Expectations, Again

    WhatTheyThink
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Successful Esko user group meeting provides product roadmaps, training sessions, user and technology presentations, and access to product labs Miamisburg, OH (USA) – Esko announces that it recently concluded another successful EskoWorld user group meeting. The event, held June 15-18 at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin hotels in Orlando, FL, was host to more than 700 users, industry partners, product specialists and support staff, who exchanged ideas along with product and app
 
 
 
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  • Software & plugins for digital print shops?

    jdr999
    26 Jul 2014 | 12:37 am
    Hi guys, I run a small digital print shop which does general office copying, printing & binding on our Xerox copiers (presentations, flyers, business cards, booklets, etc..); blueprints on our Canon iPF825 MFP M40; as well as high quality posters and signs on our Canon iPF8400. Our two main iMacs are running Adobe CC and Office 365. It seems we spend most of our time in Acrobat Pro and InDesign. I think I'm also going to need to purchase Pitstop Pro for pdf font issues and imposition. (I'll admit I'm new to this space and am learning as I go.) Are there any other must-have applications or…
  • UV Gold Coatings

    rmbob
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:24 pm
    Is it necessary to use a Primer online before the Application of a UV Gold Coating?
  • Studio Auto-bottom Cartons

    chevalier
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:38 pm
    What do you do to get auto-bottom cartons to preview correctly in Studio? The bottom never seems to show the correct panel(s) with a massive amount of tweaking.
  • Setting up high res PDF for print. Advice please

    vertyuk
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:28 am
    I have the following question. If I was setting up artwork for a packaging container and it was built up of 4 colour process, with some spot colours and a mixture of finishes, like a gloss varnish and white plate for example, would it be ok to submit a multiple page PDF for print? The idea would be that all the 4 colour artwork and spot colours would be on one page, and the on the next would be the intended gloss varnish and maybe on the next page a spot white plate. Could I submit a PDF like this and it work in artpro or any other programs that set up plates for print? Or would the PDF have…
  • XMPie Software and Hardware for Sale

    bobmahon
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:06 am
    Going out of business and you save big on XMPie software/4 way VDP server with Desktop tools and API suite. This will be the most current release as the license will be updated to the most current version when it’s transferred to you. This also come with hardware and is currently running in a COLO center in Dallas where it could remain if you if choose to do so. You will have to buy 1 year maintenance support for $9,500.00 and then they will update to the most current version. You save about 40% off retail and will have the most current release with hardware and API’s. Turnkey ready to…
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    PNEAC Hot News

  • Why targeting 4 human emotions is key to marketing sustainability

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:46 pm
    While brands have been remarkably successful at feeding universal human drives, such as the desire for adventure, power or status, sustainability has not been seeing the same success in its messaging. What sustainability needs to create the same impact is a similar level of insight into the best way to embrace the full range of human emotions. Because it's human emotion that's at the heart of what motivates us.
  • 6 reasons technology alone can't solve water scarcity

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Sustainably addressing water scarcity will require technology solutions both conventional and innovative -- both the "hard path for water" and the soft path for water.
  • 9 key trends in corporate sustainability reporting

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Nearly three-quarters of sustainability professionals ranked CSR above seven out of 10 in relation to their business objectives (with one being low and 10 being high.) Meanwhile, most organizations dedicate between $34,000 and $84,000 of their budget to CSR reporting activity. These are just some key findings from a recent 2degrees CSR reporting survey, which aims to help organizations identify key trends in CSR reporting, stakeholder engagement and materiality.
  • GreenBiz 101: The core of materiality? What matters most

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:31 pm
    If you're a sustainability professional who got his or her start in environmental affairs, chemistry or toxicology, the word "materiality" probably wasn't part of your core curriculum. But the concept may be invaluable when it comes to prioritizing sustainability initiatives and communicating progress toward them -- especially as awareness of these matters grows in the chief financial officer's office. With that in mind, we offer this brief accounting lesson.
  • Reinventing the Chief Marketing Officer: An Interview with Unilever CMO Keith Weed

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:26 pm
    A marketing revolution is under way and nowhere is that more visible than in the CMO's transforming role. Unilever CMO Keith Weed embodies this new order as an architect and leader of the firm's plan to double revenue while halving its environmental impact. In this edited interview, Weed describes a new breed of marketing organization and the CMO's increasingly strategic role.
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    Xerox Blogs

  • Diversity and Inclusion Become ‘Currency’ of Global, Tech-Led World

    Guest Blogger
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:05 pm
    By Damika Arnold Today, it’s easy to name companies and organizations that have survived and prospered without gains in diversity and inclusion. Google, for example, this year disclosed that more than two-thirds of its employees are men and more than 60 percent are white. But in three or four decades, I bet we won’t be able to name a single organization that is not paying particularly close attention to these issues. Why? Creative thinking and innovation are becoming “currency” in a global, technology-led world. Innovation gives companies a competitive edge, and new ideas and…
  • Think Twice Before Buying Cheap Toner; There’s a Price to Pay

    Nathan Van Ness
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:37 am
    Fake toner cartridges can damage print devices and produce output that’s not up to your high standards. `Here’s how to determine if you’re using genuine supplies. By Kevin Weaver Think you are saving money buying cheap toner cartridges? The truth is, probably not. Everyone loves a bargain, but inexpensive printer supplies could be counterfeit, which isn’t a good deal at all. Counterfeit products are not only illegal, they produce poor quality prints and can damage printers, invalidating the warranty. Protect yourself and your equipment – stay away from: Heavily discounted products…
  • My parents don’t care if it was printed on offset or digital

    soniahakimi
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:09 am
    By Vijay Saxena, Sales Manager – Graphic Communications Ever notice that people in the print world love getting direct mail pieces.  We love to see how it was printed, who printed it, what media it was printed on, the look and feel, and if there’s any variable content.  One day, while visiting my parents, I was smelling the ink on a direct mail piece they had received to find out if it was produced on offset or digital. My parents asked me what I was doing, and it was at that moment I realized we all need to start looking at print a little differently. Those outside the printing…
  • Alles Yoga, oder was?

    elkematz
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:03 am
    In vielen Unternehmen regiert blanker Aktionismus: Ein Meeting jagt das nächste, in aufwändigen Präsentationen werden neue Ideen vorgestellt, es werden Paper verfasst, Events werden geplant, überall bimmeln und piepsen die Smartphones und Tablets, es herrscht Daueralarm – und was kommt am Ende dabei heraus? Nichts! Das Gegenteil davon ist Yoga! Das klingt jetzt doch ein wenig befremdlich, finden Sie? Ist es aber nicht! Beim Yoga geht es nämlich keineswegs darum, die vom täglichen Sitzen auf dem Bürostuhl kaum noch gelenkigen Knochen möglichst kompliziert und schmerzhaft zu…
  • 5 Tips for Capturing More Email Subscribers

    Nathan Van Ness
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:36 pm
    A few months back I wrote about the importance of staying focused on email marketing as an integral component of your small business’ overall marketing communications strategy ("Small Business New Year’s Resolution: Don’t Stop Emailing"). To recap that article’s primary takeaway: “…91 percent of all US consumers still use e-mail daily [source: ExactTarget, 2012 Channel Preference Survey], and the rate at which e-mails prompt purchases is not only estimated to be at least three times that of social media, but the average order value is also 17 percent higher…
 
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    packagePRINTING News

  • 3D Printed Blow Molds for Short Run Production

    22 Jul 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Stratasys 3D printed mold was used to produce 100 blow molded package prototypes. Plasel Precision Plastics, a worldwide provider of these types of packages, designs and engineers each type for a variety of industries and customer...
  • Esko to Receive Two PIA InterTech Technology Awards

    22 Jul 2014 | 12:23 pm
    GENT, BELGIUM—July 2014—Esko Full HD Flexo platemaking system and Esko Equinox, Esko´s solution for the implementation of extended gamut—or fixed inkset—printing, are both recipients of 2014 Printing Industries of...
  • Best Practices: Clean Labels From a Packaging Facility's Viewpoint

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:28 am
    A brand owner may be surprised to learn how a poorly designed label can slow down a production line. Poor design could potentially be the cause of a line shutdown, delaying the production process for several minutes, possibly even hours. What if...
  • Rolling Out Sustainable Packaging

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:19 am
    TAMPA, FL—July 15, 2014—With environmental awareness and conservation in mind, Versatile Packagers has launched a new line of environmentally and cost efficient product solutions called Sustainable Packaging. With benefits such as...
  • Flint Group Adds EkoCure UV LED Whites

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:17 am
    PLYMOUTH, MN—July 17, 2014—Flint Group Narrow Web North America has commercialized two new UV LED Rotary Screen Whites to compliment the products included in the EkoCure brand. This product is best known for its exceptional ability to...
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    Printer Industry Blog

  • Roland’s New Wide-Format Inkjet Printer

    Stan Retner
    10 Jul 2014 | 9:06 am
    Roland VersaEXPRESS RF-640 On the 2nd of July, Roland has introduced its new wide-format inkjet VersaEXPRESS RF-640, which is 64 inch wide. Roland DG Corporation is world widely known for the inkjets, milling and engraving machines, photo impact printers, vinyl cutters and for the development of Print&Cut technology. The new model is a four-inks and prints on a wide web material with the speed up to 48.5m²/h (360×360 dpi). According to the company, the machine boasts high quality output and productivity, simplicity of use and servicing, and long life time. Moreover, the novelty is…
  • Epson Renews Its Workforce Line Of Inkjet Printers And MFPs

    Stan Retner
    3 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    Epson WorkForce WF-3620 Among the new models there are printers for home and small office, for medium size businesses and wide-format machines, meeting the demands of architects and engineers. All the novelties are based on the PrecisionCore technology, used for printing text and images with high resolution and speed. In addition to this, the cost of printing, when compared to other color inkjet devices of this class, is twice as lower. More nozzles and print chips for faster printing Epson WorkForce WF-7620 According to Epson, faster speed of the new PrecisionCore models is achieved in two…
  • World’s Largest 3D Printer

    Stan Retner
    30 Jun 2014 | 10:34 am
    The Chinese continue to surprise the world. This spring a printer for “building” houses was announced. And now an enormous 3D printer with an X and Y axis of 12 m x 12 m (almost 40 feet each) is showed off. It happened on the 2nd World 3D Printing Technology Expo in Qingdao, China, which took place on the June 19-22. The expo gathered individuals and companies, interested or involved in 3D printing industry, from all over the world, including the US. The novelties, materials, spheres of application and more were discussed during the expo time. The “World’s largest” 3D printer was…
  • Brand New Konica Minolta Bizhub Color Printers

    Stan Retner
    25 Jun 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Konica Minolta is not the company to produce new machines very often. That’s why it is even more a pleasure to introduce two new lately launched printer models of this brand. They are the bizhub C3100P single function printer and the bizhub C3110 MFP. Both gadgets are designed to meet the demands of small and medium sized work groups. As an award-winning and trusted by clients company, Konica Minolta provides products, which help to optimize the office workflow. It means the highest quality of the output together with the primary standard speed of the class and solutions to reduce costs.
  • Control The Whole MakerBot 3D Ecosystem From Your Mobile

    Stan Retner
    18 Jun 2014 | 2:00 am
    The progress never stops. This June MakerBot company, which produces 3D printers since 2009 and makes them affordable for mass users, has launched a new mobile app. The thing is that the company has already several products, including desktop 3D printers, a desktop 3D scanner, the MakerBot Thingiverse app, that’s why they needed a simple and functional app to rule all of this from one place. The app for smartphones is free and works through the cloud. Now the users get the full access to their personal 3D printing library, where they can prepare a file for printing, send it to printing,…
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    All Jobs from Printworkers

  • Custom Water Bottle Screen Printer - California

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:35 am
    SUMMARY: Come work with one of the most innovative cycling brands in the world! We are looking for a Screen Printer for our Custom Water Bottle (CWB) division. You must have disciplined work habits and be a strong team player. This is a great opportunity to join a fast paced, innovative, high-energy, manufacturing
  • Bindey Manager - New York

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:52 am
    Bindery Manager Tasks • Review processing schedules or production orders to make decisions concerning inventory requirements, staffing requirements, work procedures, or duty assignments, considering budgetary limitations and time constraints. • Direct or coordinate production, processing, distribution. • D
  • Lead Press Operator - Texas

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:21 am
    Join Adplex, a national Commercial Printing Company that has been in business for 30 years. We are expanding, adding new clients and hiring experienced Full Web, Lead Press Operators for our Houston, Texas Printing Plant who can run Heat Set Goss C500 and Four High Presses. The Company will assist with relocation to
  • Maintenance Electrician with Mechanical Skills - North Carolina

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:21 am
    Adplex, a well established, national quality printing company is hiring a Maintenance Electrician with Mechanical Skills who can trouble shoot PLC's and DC drives and has proven electrical experience in a production environment to work in our Printing Plant in Greensboro, North Carolina. The person in this position wo
  • B/W High Speed - California

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:21 am
    Onsite Reprographics/Customer Service - Near Ghirardelli SqAre you a jack or jill of all trades within reprographics world? Pay up to $15 per hour for this 1st class client. Possible temp-to-hire. Qualifications:Print / Copy experience a plus Excellent customer service Work as a team but also with minimal supervision
 
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    Lightning Labels

  • Differentiate Your Pet Products from the Pack with Custom Stickers & Labels

    Eddy Salomon
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Packaging Pet Products is a Big Challenge With people spending more money on their animals, packaging pet products can be a huge obstacle for manufacturers to overcome. As is the case with any other lucrative industry, the more consumers are spending in this category, the greater the level of competition will be. If pet goods producers want people to purchase their offerings over those of their competitors, they need to take another look at their labels and packaging. A recent study conducted by the American Pet Products Association clearly illustrated the large jump in animal-related…
  • Follow Pet Food Labeling Requirements to Keep Animals Happy and Healthy

    Eddy Salomon
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Nutrition Facts are Necessary Components of Pet Product Labels As is the case with food items for humans, nutrition facts are necessary parts of pet product labels. As Hill’s Pet Nutrition noted, a pet food label is a legal document that must be attached to packaging and is regulated by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). It’s often the prime means of communication between the pet food manufacturers and pet owners. Understanding pet food products is important, particularly for new owners. If they want to make their new pet feel at home and help them…
  • 4 Tips for Uncorking a Stand-Out Wine Label Design

    Eddy Salomon
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Wine Label Design is an Important Part of the Overall Package If a picture’s worth 1,000 words, it’s important the wine label design is up to snuff. Crafting the perfect wine is a detail-rich task, as subtle flavors and smells can make or break a fine wine. The same can be said about bottle labels – every detail and color used on labels should be there for a specific purpose. This can elevate the brand and establish the wine as being a product enthusiasts really want to consume. Conversely, a bland wine label can send the wrong message to customers or may even lose the…
  • Protect Your Ice Cream and Frozen Products with Weather Resistant Labels

    Eddy Salomon
    11 Jul 2014 | 8:49 am
    Ice Cream Labels Must Withstand the Cold Everyone loves ice cream, but no one likes a mystery, which is what people may get if ice cream labelssustain damage and become unreadable because they aren’t designed to withstand cold temperatures. Temperature Resistant Labels for the Customer’s Sake Labels that are resistant to cold are a necessity for any ice cream producer if they want to best serve the customer, whether it’s an ice cream shop or the people eating the frozen treats. For ice cream shops, they need to be able to quickly find cartons of ice cream in the back. When…
  • Custom Labels Help Promote Ice Cream ‘Flavor of the Month’

    Eddy Salomon
    8 Jul 2014 | 11:58 am
    Product Labels Give ‘Flavors of the Month’ Their Own Unique Spin Product labels can help customers differentiate between unique products. A unique label can help catch the customer’s attention and allow the product in question to stand out among its counterparts. For ice cream producers, unique product labels can help them advertise fun and unique flavors. Several famous ice cream brands periodically create new flavors in light of different holidays or to observe current events. For example, Baskin-Robbins recently rolled out a special Oreo and Cake Batter flavor for…
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    Label Printer Tips, News & Reviews | Labelzone blog

  • Brother P-Touch PT-E550W

    Simon
    3 Jul 2014 | 6:21 am
    Calling all electricians! Give your expert work the professional look it deserves. Once again I’ve been lucky enough to get my grubby paws on another fantastic printer before it hits the shelves. Brother’s P-Touch E550W is the new big boy of their hand-held label printers. Targeted mainly at electricians, this printer is going to be [...]
  • LabelStation Pro label printer with peel and present

    Simon
    4 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    What does it do? When a print job is sent to the printer, it will print the first label whilst peeling the backing paper away simultaneously. The internal sensor will detect when the peeled label is removed and continue to print the rest of the queue (if any) using the same method. Below is a [...]
  • LabelStation Industrial with fitted rewinder

    Simon
    31 Mar 2014 | 1:30 am
    Our LabelStation Industrial Label Printer has the option for a unique factory-fitted, built-in label roll rewinder. Below are a couple examples of why you would need an internal rewinder on this printer. Example 1: PAT Labels Problem You’re an electrician who does portable appliance testing. You currently write on each label by hand at the [...]
  • Brady BMP41 Overview

    Simon
    20 Mar 2014 | 2:45 am
    This is the Brady BMP41 hand-held label printer, Brady’s latest mobile printer. Launched late 2013, this printer came flying into the stream bursting with features and functionality. With it’s price tag between the BMP21 and BMP51 and it’s functionality between the BMP51 and BMP71, this printer is boasting to be the best. Brady set the [...]
  • New Trade Counter Now Open

    Simon
    7 Jan 2014 | 8:07 am
    Come visit our new trade counter! Pop in to place an order or you can order online or over the phone (0800 975 5040) and ask to collect. The trade counter is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Where are we? We have moved! We can now be found at: 58 Nuffield Road [...]
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    M-bossed Print Media Blog

  • Increase Newspaper Circulation with Insect Repellant Ink

    Ryan McAbee
    13 Jul 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Increase Newspaper Circulation with Insect Repellant Ink is an original article from: M-bossed.com — A media blog. ©2009 Ryan McAbee || Dengue fever is a big problem in Sri Lanka. So big that over 30,000 people were infected by the mosquito borne illness in 2013 alone. For this year’s World Health Day, Leo Burnett teamed up with the Mawbima newspaper to increase public health awareness around the disease. Mawbima published both the morning and evening editions of the newspaper with ink that was infused with citronella, a natural mosquito repellent. In another case of making good by…
  • The Real-World Eyedropper

    Ryan McAbee
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:50 pm
    The Real-World Eyedropper is an original article from: M-bossed.com — A media blog. ©2009 Ryan McAbee || Anyone who has ever used Adobe’s Creative Suite has used the eyedropper tool. Choose the tool and click on a object to measure its color value. The Scribbler is a concept to apply that same concept to real objects which intends to seek funding through Kickstarter. The pen uses a scanner to identify the RGB color value of the object and then matches the color using a specific combination of cyan, yellow, magenta, black and white inks. According to the specs, the Scribbler can…
  • What’s the Price

    Ryan McAbee
    2 Jul 2014 | 12:31 pm
    What’s the Price is an original article from: M-bossed.com — A media blog. ©2009 Ryan McAbee || A few projects have made me think about pricing strategies of late which lead me to think about the way PSPs price their wares. Having been in over a 150 print shops, I have seen many methods from the ‘My gut tells me $X’ to very sophisticated calculations churned out of a print management system (MIS). Most print management systems use the cost plus method method to calculate price. This method adds up the costs, as defined by the PSP, for all materials and processes involved…
  • Print as a Locator Beacon

    Ryan McAbee
    30 Jun 2014 | 11:53 am
    Print as a Locator Beacon is an original article from: M-bossed.com — A media blog. ©2009 Ryan McAbee || Summer is upon us and many families are taking the beach for their vacations. Nivea, a maker of skincare products, and FCB Brazil, a Brazilian advertising agency, launched an innovative print ad campaign this year. The ad features an “ad shield” bracelet which acts as a locator beacon when placed on your child’s wrist. The technology pairs with your smartphone and sends an alert when the child has wandered beyond the set perimeter. Other marketers and print service…
  • Other B2Bs and eCommerce

    Ryan McAbee
    27 Jun 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Other B2Bs and eCommerce is an original article from: M-bossed.com — A media blog. ©2009 Ryan McAbee || Most print service providers have heard of the virtues and dangerous pitfalls associated with taking your print business online through a print eCommerce system, more commonly called web-to-print. Sometimes it is helpful to look at benchmarks and statistics outside from businesses with similarities to yours. Recently Forrester Consulting ran a survey on behalf of EPiServer on the importance of B2B commerce to drive sales, attract and maintain new and existing customers and gain a…
 
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    Free printable labels & templates, label design @WorldLabel blog!

  • Blog-it: Bloggers Organizational Printables

    wlmanager
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Blogging is not easy and one really needs to be organized to be successful. This collection of organizational printables is perfect for the Crafters who blog,  Moms who blog at home or anyone who needs to get their blog organized. It is part of  The Harmonized House Project Printable set. Templates are editable with fillable fields and are free to download. Designed by Erin Rippy of Inktreepress.com Download the PDF template, fill it out with your personalized information and print out. Printable sheets are perfect for a binder. DOWNLOAD: Blogging_this_week-Fillable DOWNLOAD:…
  • DIY Wedding Printable Rustic Chalk Art Labels

    wlmanager
    8 Jul 2014 | 4:04 am
    Valerie McKeehan of Lily & Val has created this large set of sweet, rustic chalk art labels for your DIY wedding!  Each design has been hand drawn on a chalkboard surface and digitally converted for printing. The collection includes customizable address labels and wine bottle labels to water bottle labels, favor tags, and much more. The creative possibilities are virtually endless and they are sure to bring a special, whimsical touch to your wedding details. And they are free Print on Worldlabel.com Products: WL-875 Address Labels same size as Avery® 5160 WL-175 Full Sheet Labels WL-150…
  • Thermal Labels div. Labelsontime.com launched by Worldlabel

    wlmanager
    17 Jun 2014 | 6:01 am
    Labelsontime Incorporated, the newly launched thermal printer labels division of WorldLabel Holdings inc. for barcode labeling will manufacture and offer end-users Thermal Transfer Labels and Direct Thermal Labels on Rolls and fan-folded factory direct. The Thermal Barcode label division of Worldlabel Holdings Inc  will offer roll and fan-folded labels for direct thermal and thermal transfer printers in all popular sizes, materials and colors online. Labels Ontime will be a sales division focussing on marketing its PrintPeelApply brand thermal labels offline by developing a sales…
  • The Winners of The Mason Jar Label Design Contest

    wlmanager
    31 May 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Every judge said it was almost impossible to choose winners of the WorldLabel Mason Jar Design Contest. There are so many which could have won, it’s almost not fair. What great ideas and designs. Congratulations to everyone, and thank you so much for entering. We tallied up the votes and the ones which received the most are: FIRST PRIZE 54) Name:  Anita Gadzinska Country:  The Netherlands   DOWNLOAD PDF SECOND PRIZE 107) Name:  Mimi Dayanti  Country:  Malaysia DOWNLOAD PDF THIRD PRIZE 98) Name:  Kimberly Altuna Country: USA Manufacturer: Ball Wide Mouth Jars…
  • Printable Farmhouse Herb & Spice Labels

    wlmanager
    29 Apr 2014 | 6:21 am
    Spring is a great time to give your kitchen a little facelift. To coordinate your herb and spice jars with your Vintage Farmhouse Pantry, here are the matching labels in both chalkboard and kraft design. Designed by Lia of liagriffith.com, the round 1.5 inch labels fit perfectly onto your spice jars and lids. To use these labels, you will want to download and install the free farmhouse style fonts. Download and open your label PDF in Adobe Acrobat where you can select and replace the placeholder copy. There are three pages of labels offering you the script/block, block/script and block…
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  • Don’t Mess With the USPS

    Contact Us
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Not everyone in the printing business offers mailing services and some that do have only recently added mailing to their capabilities. If you are considering a direct mail campaign, make sure that you choose a printer that has experience and expertise in mailing. As you can see in this article from Target Marketing, a small mistake can cost a bundle! Read about it here The post Don’t Mess With the USPS appeared first on NextPage.
  • How a 200 Year-Old Shipping Tool Can Help You Get More Customers

    Contact Us
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Have you ever watched a cruise ship come into dock? If you have, maybe you noticed those huge ropes that the crew uses to tie down the vessel. These bowlines are as thick as your arm, and they’re pretty heavy. There’s a big potential problem when you’re dealing with ropes of that size. You need to get the rope safely all the way from the bow of the ship, which is about ten stories above the water line, to someone who’s standing down on the pier. There’s really no way to do it … unless you use what the sailors call a “Monkey’s Paw”. The monkey’s paw knot is most often…
  • Spray and Pray is Dying

    Tom Harvey
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:10 am
    We have a term around here called “spray and pray”. It applies to the strategy of blasting out direct mail to a large group of recipients with no special targeting (spray) and then hoping that some of the folks that got the piece are actually interested in the offer (pray). While it mostly applies to direct mail here, the same term could be applied to other channels. Essentially the “blast” concept without targeting. In the direct mail channel some organizations have relied on this method of marketing for so long, they can’t imagine doing anything different. It can be scary…
  • Remove Internal Roadblocks at Your Company part 2

    Gina Danner
    9 Jul 2014 | 3:07 pm
    This is the second in a two part series about “silos” within organizations and how to eliminate them for the greater good. I love this quote from Karyn Greenstreet, President, The Success Alliance: “ It’s not just about how sales and marketing treats the customer, it’s about how customer service, tech support and even the cleaning staff talk about the business to the outside world.” Everyone is in sales and marketing whether they recognize it or not. Everyone needs to row the boat in same direction or else….the boat will go in circles. Here are 3 more strategies for breaking…
  • Remove Internal Roadblocks at Your Company

    Kallen
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:21 am
    A recent article in our Connect magazine talked about the negative effect that “Silos” can have on a business.  Patrick Lencioni President of The Table Group summed it up well. “Silos are nothing more than the barriers that exist between departments within an organization, causing people who are supposed to be on the same team to work against one another.” It happens everywhere and can really be detrimental to the organization. With that in mind, here are 3 ways to break down those walls. Communicate. In his book, “Silos, Politics and Turf Wars,” Patrick Lencioni…
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  • Call for Entries: The Robert F. Reed Technology Medal

    mduvall@printing.org
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:55 am
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 24, 2014—Printing Industries of America is seeking to honor an outstanding engineer, scientist, inventor, or researcher in the graphic communications industry with the 2014 Robert F. Reed Technology Medal. Established in 1974, the Reed Technology Medal perpetuates the memory of Robert F. Reed (1905–1973), “Dean of Lithography,” whose contributions to the understanding of lithographic processes and materials were perhaps the most significant and important made by any man of his time. Previous recipients of this respected award include Dr. William J. Ray,…
  • Call for Entries: The 2014 Printing Industries of America Education Award of Excellence

    mduvall@printing.org
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:46 am
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 24, 2014—Printing Industries of America is seeking to honor an outstanding educator and/or industry trainer in the graphic communications field with the 2014 Education Award of Excellence. This year’s presentation for the 2014 Education Award of Excellence will take place before an audience of academic educators, researchers, and other industry professionals at TAGA’s 67th Annual Technical Conference, March 22–25, 2015, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Previous recipients of this prestigious award include Frank J. Romano, Professor Emeritus at Rochester…
  • Innovative Technologies Earn 2014 InterTech™ Awards

    mflynn@printing.org
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:57 am
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 22, 2014—Printing Industries of America is pleased to share more information about the eleven technologies recently selected to receive 2014 InterTech™ Technology Awards. An independent panel of judges deliberated over technology nominations which showcased the dynamic and innovative nature of the industry. The judges singled out the following significant technologies as meeting the award criteria of being truly innovative and expected to have a major impact on the graphic communications industry. The recipient technologies are listed below alphabetically by…
  • Printing Industries of America Announces 2014 InterTech™ Technology Award Recipients

    mflynn@printing.org
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:39 am
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 15, 2014—Printing Industries of America has announced the recipients of the 2014 InterTech™ Technology Awards. The technologies receiving this respected award have been judged as truly innovative and are expected to advance the performance of the graphic communications industry. An independent panel of judges deliberated over an outstanding selection of technology nominations, which showcased the dynamic nature of the industry. This year many of the awards were technologies supporting the packaging and label markets, providing hardware and software…
  • The More Things Change, the More Things Stay the Same

    mflynn@printing.org
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:12 am
    The following is a guest blog post from Kevin Cooper, author of Lean Printing: Cultural Imperatives to Success and coauthor of Lean Printing: Pathway to Success and Setup Reduction for Printers We live in tumultuous times. We have all been taught since our earliest years that change is a constant, things change, the only constant is change, and probably many other pithy little sayings on the topic of change. With all of the focus that has been put on change it is still remarkable how difficult it is for organizations, and people, to enact and embrace change. Part of this…
 
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  • Finding your footing when business cycles change

    Jim Raffel
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:30 pm
    This is the fifth and final installment in “The Business of Hiking” series. The previous four installments focused on business strategies I was reminded of on specific hikes during a recent trip to the Smoky Mountains. This post discusses the more general topic of approaching life’s ups and downs differently. Climbing up a hill is much different than running or walking back down it. Uphill and downhill are equally challenging However, going uphill and coming back downhill are both difficult and challenging in their own ways. It’s in the recognition of these differences…
  • Rainbow Falls: Take risks off the beaten path

    Jim Raffel
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Every single one of us has a different tolerance for how we take risks. For example, we climbed right past the sign that read, “Warning: Climbing on Falls Hazardous Stay on Constructed Trail …” not because we are stupid, but because as a group we have confidence in our hiking ability. Do I recommend that everyone climb past that sign? Absolutely not. But there is a certain thrill at being alive that comes when you take risks and go past the point where many people stop. Hiking to Rainbow Falls The hike to Rainbow Falls requires patience and stamina. You will find yourself…
  • Alum Cave Bluff: Knowing your own pace

    Jim Raffel
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Hiking with a group can be a tricky proposition, especially when the group is composed of young folks, older folks, folks carrying backpacks and folks stopping to take pictures along the way. Not everyone in the group will have the same pace on the trail, and that can be disconcerting to some at different points in the hike. This is not unlike a business which has those with an unfettered sense of urgency working alongside those that prefer to plod along more methodically. The trail to Alum Cave Bluff The trail to Alum Cave Bluff is rather easily described: about three miles of uphill…
  • Stone Cabin Trail: Knowing when to turn back

    Jim Raffel
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Photo Credit: Joe Kegley There is a difference between turning back and quitting. Quitting is something you do when you are scared of failure or just don’t want to do whatever it is you should be doing because it’s difficult. Turning back is something you do when conditions indicate there is real peril in proceeding on your current path. Typically when you turn back you have every intention of returning to someday complete the journey or task. When you quit, there is no plan to return. The Stone Cabin Trail There is no official trail to the old stone cabin. Thanks to the wonders…
  • Baskin Creek Falls: Rock Bottom Recovery

    Jim Raffel
    23 Jun 2014 | 9:30 pm
    When you are at the bottom, there is nowhere to go but up. Rock bottom is a term frequently associated with addiction and recovery. While the term makes a lot of sense in that context, we probably all have had times in our life that we would identify as low points. How you respond and recover from those low points says a great deal about your character and resilience. Baskin Creek Falls The hike to and from Baskin Creek Falls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a lot like the path one takes to rock bottom and the recovery from that low point in life. As hikes in the park go,…
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    Free printable labels & templates, label design @WorldLabel blog! » Labels & Printing

  • DIY Wedding Printable Rustic Chalk Art Labels

    wlmanager
    8 Jul 2014 | 4:04 am
    Valerie McKeehan of Lily & Val has created this large set of sweet, rustic chalk art labels for your DIY wedding!  Each design has been hand drawn on a chalkboard surface and digitally converted for printing. The collection includes customizable address labels and wine bottle labels to water bottle labels, favor tags, and much more. The creative possibilities are virtually endless and they are sure to bring a special, whimsical touch to your wedding details. And they are free Print on Worldlabel.com Products: WL-875 Address Labels same size as Avery® 5160 WL-175 Full Sheet Labels WL-150…
  • Printable Farmhouse Herb & Spice Labels

    wlmanager
    29 Apr 2014 | 6:21 am
    Spring is a great time to give your kitchen a little facelift. To coordinate your herb and spice jars with your Vintage Farmhouse Pantry, here are the matching labels in both chalkboard and kraft design. Designed by Lia of liagriffith.com, the round 1.5 inch labels fit perfectly onto your spice jars and lids. To use these labels, you will want to download and install the free farmhouse style fonts. Download and open your label PDF in Adobe Acrobat where you can select and replace the placeholder copy. There are three pages of labels offering you the script/block, block/script and block…
  • Par Avion International address mailing label set

    wlmanager
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:59 am
    At some point in our lives we will have to send a letter or a parcel overseas via airmail Here Erin Rippy of InkTreePress.com has design a wonderful Par Avion collection of labels for all your envelopes and packages to be sent overseas via Air Mail – yes making them look really cool for the recipient. Labels and Air Mail stickers are in PDF templates ready to print on your laser and inkjet printers. Some templates are editable which will allow you to enter your personalized information. Yes, you can change font types, colors and size. Templates are cross platform and will work on you…
  • Chic Party Label Printables by Falala Designs

    wlmanager
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:06 am
    Hi there! It’s Ana here, from Falala Designs. Not too long ago we celebrated a birthday at our home, our sweet daughter turned one, and that gave me the idea of creating some PARTY labels! I created these with a chic girly theme, the pack has over 150 labels! Most of the labels are personalizable, this is the font I used that you can download for free. To print use Worldlabel.com Products: WL-175 Full Sheet WL-1025 1″ round labels WL-800 multi-purpose WL-8750 circle labels DOWNLOAD CAPCAKE TOPPERS DOWNLOAD DECORATIVE STRIPS DOWNLOAD FLAG STICKERS DOWNLOAD MINI GARLAND…
  • Easter Labels for Kids by Lia Griffith

    wlmanager
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:25 am
    One of the delights of Easter is creating surprise filled baskets for the little ones. Here is a set of editable labels and round stickers to add to your packages and bags of Easter candy, treats and gifts. These labels are designed by Lia of liagriffith.com and are illustrated with her adorable Easter buddies; the lamb, chick, bunny and blue bird. The larger labels are ready for you to personalize with the receiver’s name a message from you. Just install the free font Museo onto your computer, then open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat. You can select the place holder text and add your own.
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    Print Media Centr

  • Ten Sure Signs You Are a Print Junkie!

    Deborah Corn
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:22 am
    There have been many times in my career where the satisfaction of making the impossible, possible, has induced an overload of endorphins! Even if others didn’t say thank you, and ten more jobs were dropped on my desk without any acknowledgment of the miracle pulled off, I knew for that moment I was a ROCK STAR and it felt great. That got me thinking about all of us, and some of the signs that CMYK rehab might be in our futures! The good news… if any of these apply you are in the right profession, and have a LOT of company! Just come to #PrintChat on Wednesdays to meet your fellow…
  • Reigniting The Art Of #Typography

    Joanne Gore
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
    When I began my career in this industry as a Graphic Designer, I spent a lot of that time as a typesetter. This was for a variety of reasons: I had recently moved from Montreal and was one of very few bilingual (French/English) typesetters in the city I knew how to use AM Varityper and Comp Set phototypesetting machines (pictured here) I could type….touch type…really fast I was passionate about typography There have been a lot of changes in the industry, but none as significant (in my humble opinion) as the (lost?) art of typography. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane. When I was…
  • Printers! Is A Google Penalty Causing A Drop In Your Web-to-Print Profits?

    Sandy Hubbard
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:17 am
    Sometimes printers hire me to write content for their website because there has been an unexplained decline in their web-to-print profits or a change in traffic to their print ordering portal. They think they need to freshen up their content. They want to try something new. Back up. They’ve seen a drop in their online business. Before we start a marketing analysis, I have printers check to see if there’s an issue with their website. Are they experiencing a drop because they have received a Google penalty? Printers who get most of their business from existing customers, walk-ins and…
  • ASK ROCK: Breaking The Old Print Business Model

    Deborah Corn
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    Welcome to ASK ROCK, a monthly advice column where industry expert Rock LaManna will answer your questions on topics such as: key financials for business, and how it can lead to profitable organic growth, M&As, strategic alliances, succession plans, and exit strategies. He will also talk about leadership and present family business case studies. Do you have a question for Rock LaManna and the LaManna Alliance? Submit it here. Dear Rock, Major frustration. My father runs our printing business, and while I love him and respect him for all he’s done for us, he doesn’t seem to realize…
  • 1/1 Interview With Francis Atterbury, Bookmaking Pioneer And Craftsman At Artisan Books

    Deborah Corn
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:52 am
    There are a few print companies out there who become the default “name” used as the example when discussing a specific print product, and Artisan Books is one of them. After a brief exchange with Francis Atterbury, I understand why. Who wouldn’t default to the man who states, “there will always be a market for quality” – practically brings tears to my print and quality loving eyes! Check out this short and sweet video and then please read the interview below. More to come on Artisan, I promise! DC:  Who is Francis Atterbury, and what does he do? FA: I was…
 
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    Company Folders

  • Which Print Graphic Design Career is Right for You?

    Vladimir Gendelman
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:20 am
    Which Print Graphic Design Career is Right for You?So you’ve got a talent for print graphic design and an interest in the print industry—you may be asking yourself, “where do I go from here?” It can be intimidating breaking into a new field or looking for a new job opportunity, especially if you’re not aware of the types of career options you might [...]
  • How to Use Our Free Folder Mockup Templates

    Company Folders Staff
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    How to Use Our Free Folder Mockup TemplatesOur 100% free folder mockup templates allow you to create a beautiful, realistic image of how your folder design will look after it’s been printed and constructed. You can use mockup templates to: Test and preview your folder design before sending it to a printer Send a design to a current or potential client for [...]
  • Why JPEG Images Suck for Printing

    Vladimir Gendelman
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:27 am
    Why JPEG Images Suck for PrintingBack when the Internet was still fairly new, the JPEG reigned as king of all image formats. Thanks to its ability to compress complex images into a low file size, JPEGS were the perfect format to use with dial-up modems and floppy disks. But nobody has used those ancient relics in years-so why does the [...]
  • 500+ Free Photoshop Actions to Download in 2014

    Vladimir Gendelman
    24 Jun 2014 | 3:00 am
    500+ Free Photoshop Actions to Download in 2014If you found a way to cut your design time in half, wouldn’t you use it? Photoshop actions allow designers to save time and stay efficient by “recording” common tasks so that they can be automatically performed on different projects. But that’s not the best feature of actions for Photoshop; they’re also easy to share [...]
  • Folder Case Study: Fracassi & Associates

    Company Folders Staff
    19 Jun 2014 | 6:47 am
    Folder Case Study: Fracassi & AssociatesImagine buying a new car, only to discover that the fender was completely crooked. Chances are that you wouldn’t simply shrug it off and drive it home; you’d want the car that you paid for. Naturally, the same is true of your marketing materials. Company Folders is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of quality [...]
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    Supplies Outlet Blog

  • How Much Energy does your printer use?

    Adrian
    20 Jul 2014 | 11:42 pm
    How Much Energy does your Printer Use?When looking for a new printer specifications like page speed and auto duplexing are among the most popular. While those are great features, One to consider is the energy cost. Small businesses and home everywhere are looking to tighten their budgets and save more money. Since you pay for energy use, wouldn’t it make sense to try and use as little as possible?No two printers share the same specs for operating cost and energy consumption. There are two many variables. Every penny counts in an effort to save money. So much in fact, that there has even…
  • What to do With Your Old Printer

    Adrian
    13 Jul 2014 | 10:51 pm
    Out With the Old Printer, in With the NewGetting a new printer is an exciting time. Getting better quality and more features can make anyone a happy camper. One question lingers however, What do i do with my old printer? There are many options available but what option is best?Still Working PrintersIf your old printer still works there are even more options available for you. Many organizations accept charitable donations, churches, schools, Government offices and more will be glad to put your old machine to work. Doing that helps give back to the community and provides a new piece of…
  • Can an Inkjet Cartridge Expire? | Expired Cartridge Warning.

    Adrian
    6 Jul 2014 | 11:49 pm
    Expired Cartridge Warnings and Dried up InkHave you ever put a new inkjet cartridge into your printer only to have it say expired cartridge installed? How does that happen, how can ink expire? Well there are many factors that can lead to getting the expired cartridge warning.Ink is after all a liquid and liquids are capable of changing states of matter. Ink is a liquid, there are 2 other possible states, gas and solid. Liquids all evaporate. Liquids with a higher concentration of water evaporate faster. Liquid ink is about 90% water, this portion has a very real potential to dry up. The…
  • Maintaining Good Office Printing Etiquette

    Adrian
    8 Jun 2014 | 11:14 pm
    Having Good Printing Etiquette at the OfficePrinting etiquetteThere is nothing worse than someone in the office who doesn’t play by the rules. Official rules or not there are rules for using the office printer. Few items are shared among multiple employees, like a printer is. Here are some guidelines to help alleviate coworker frustration and maintain good printing etiquette. Rule#1 If the Paper/toner/ink is out change it.Nothing is more frustrating than sending out a document to the printer only for it to be the held up due to lack of paper or ink. Have common courtesy and stay on…
  • Fathers Day Toner and ink savings and Printable Ideas!

    Adrian
    8 Jun 2014 | 10:22 pm
    Fathers Day 2014 is Almost here!Fathers dayWhat better way to celebrate Fathers day than to plan out home decor that you can print out? With more than a week between Fathers day and now, you better start getting ready. While you setup the house let us ship you some ink or toner cartridges. What a great fathers day present that would be. Not only is the house decorated but he’ll also be set to go with a new Ink Cartridge in the printer. With our Fathers day 2014 10% off coupon “Fathersday” you’ll save money yourself. Here are a few printable ideas to decorate in…
 
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    The Spill

  • The SMART Future for Samsung Printers

    Calvin
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
    After the big news that Home Depot would start selling 3D printers in certain stories nationwide, we wanted to peruse the Internet for some of the lesser-known developments in the printing world. In our search, we came across news that Office Depot has added the Samsung SMART printers to their product line. For us, these Samsung printers are one of the most exciting examples of continued innovation in the printer industry! We wanted to explore some specifics of this new technology and why you should get in on it. taken from: Samsung The Latest NFC Technology You're probably asking, "What…
  • The Case For Smart Office Design

    Calvin
    10 Jul 2014 | 9:40 am
    When you think of your average office space, smart is probably not the first word that comes to mind. Instead, you probably utter the dreaded word "cubicle," and conjure up the image of a cramped desk space without a window, where you hear the din of a dozen others typing away or fielding customer calls. But an office definitely doesn't have to be like this. In fact, when you move beyond the cubicle model of office culture, there's actually great potential to improve productivity! Maybe your office won't get a makeover today, but these following suggestions could have a big impact, even if…
  • DIY Summer Activities for Kids

    Calvin
    3 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    Now that we’ve made it into July, we’re ready to begin that long stretch of summer when kids get notoriously restless. With all that pent up energy, it’s easy to spend hours on the computer, watching TV, or playing Gameboy. But remember: it’s summer, and now’s the time to get active while the weather is warm. Rather go out and spend a ton of money on the latest high-tech gadgets, there are some fun and interactive DIY summer projects, most of which you can make with simple supplies. Some are even printable! taken from: Cityline Printable Observation Books Nothing…
  • Web Resources to Increase Productivity

    Calvin
    26 Jun 2014 | 12:14 pm
    The web, and in particular social media, can be a massive time waster. Have you ever found yourself on Facebook or Wikipedia for what felt like 15 minutes but was really one hour? Has YouTube lured you away for a dozen different music videos at a time? While the web can get us distracted, it can also be the ultimate productivity tool, if used right. We've focused on apps before, but now we wanted to focus on specifically what you can access on your desktop or laptop. taken from: Hubspot Coffitivity Shhhhh.....we know this also an app, but you can also use it directly from your desktop. Are…
  • Finding Your Fourth of July Spirit in Crafts

    Calvin
    19 Jun 2014 | 2:06 pm
    It's hard to believe that the Fourth of July is just a couple of weeks away! But it is. Soon enough, fireworks will be lighting up the sky, barbeques will be blasting "America the Beautiful," parades will be showcasing all of the great community service we engage in, and cities everywhere will be dressed up in red, white, and blue. Even if you can't control the celebrations your city or town might be hosting, you can dress up your backyard barbeque with these perfect patriotic crafts. taken from: Gigmasters Get the Whole Family Involved Okay, maybe this isn't just a single craft. (There are…
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    GotPrint Blog

  • This Time, It's All About Kentucky...GotPrint in Kentucky That Is.

    GotPrint
    2 Jul 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Introducing our new video featuring our state-of-the-art printing facility in Kentucky. We're excited to give you a little peek (more like a guided tour!) behind the makings of what goes into your prints, so take a look, and let us know what you think!
  • Take a Peek Into Our GotPrint Texas Facility...

    GotPrint
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Check out our new video, featuring our Grapevine, Texas facility, narrated by our own general manager, Kevin Schrader. Just a hint - it features our new and very large press Heidelberg XL 145 (which has the ability to run the equivalent of two press sheets compared to other presses that are smaller format, while still running at 15,000 sheets per hour! From the large equipment to our fully staffed (and large) facility, Kevin really does say it best, "As the saying goes, everything is bigger in Texas, it's especially true with our Texas facility!"
  • From the Twitter Pool...

    GotPrint
    8 Apr 2014 | 10:42 am
    It's been go-go-go! at the GotPrint warehouses these past few months. Orders have been flying hot off the press, bundled and shipped right into our customers' camera-ready hands. Many of you have been kind enough to also share these photos with us on Twitter and Facebook, so we gathered together a few of our favorites tweets (and their corresponding pictures) from the past month to showcase them on our blog. To start, check out this great greeting card design photographed by professional pet photographer Kat Ku, who really knows how to produce heart-melting shots of furry critters. Really,…
  • Every Door Direct Mail - The Most Affordable Way to Send Direct Mail

    GotPrint
    18 Mar 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Since we announced that we offer EDDM postcards, we've had an abundance of enthusiasm from our customers. Many of you suggested new sizes we can offer, and overall, expressed a great deal of interest in this service. In fact, one of the most highly viewed pages on our blog is about the EDDM service.And why shouldn't you be interested, considering how economical it is?But let's backtrack here. In case you don't know what EDDM is, it's a cost-effective way to get your postcards out to an entire range of customers in a zip code. No mailing list required, and with postage being just a fraction of…
  • An Ever Evolving Style

    GotPrint
    7 Mar 2014 | 10:15 am
    Lindsey Balbierz is just another freelance illustrator with a natural talent and style that effortlessly shines through her work. When we caught glimpse of her printed work and pictures, we became interested in hearing more about her story, and she happily obliged to a short chat.  A Little About LindseyA freelance illustrator living in trendy Brooklyn, NY, Lindsey is originally a "Clevelander" from Cleveland, Ohio. Her story starts back in high school, where she was a part of a rigorous art program, which helped her prepare for Parsons The New School for Design, where she excelled.Years…
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    The Print Maven

  • U.S. Supreme Court Legitimized Compatible Toners!

    Amertoner
    30 Jun 2014 | 1:01 pm
    The U.S. Supreme Court turned the Toner and Ink business upside down when it ruled, in an unanimous decision, that Static Control could sue Lexmark for false advertising.  Lexmark sued Static Control, a large and innovative manufacturer of compatible toners, for patent infringement in 2012 and Static Control counter-sued for false advertising.  Static Control based its counterclaim on Lexmark telling compatible manufacturers that producing compatible versions of certain Lexmark toner cartridges was illegal. Static Control won the lawsuit but the trial judge threw out the counterclaim.  An…
  • MITS Could Be What MPS Wasn’t:

    Amertoner
    13 May 2014 | 11:33 am
      In my last blog I profiled how the introduction of Managed Print Services (MPS) was viewed as a life preserver by many print based companies and they started offering programs and promises without fully understanding how MPS worked and what businesses would benefit from Managed Print Services. The result for most businesses that installed MPS was that, if there were savings and efficiencies, they weren’t worth the time and money committed to the service. Undaunted by the overall failure of MPS, the industry moved onward and upward to Managed IT Services (MITS). Why just make a…
  • The Rise and Fall fo MPS (Managed Print Services)

    Amertoner
    1 Apr 2014 | 8:27 am
    Managed Print Services (MPS), when introduced to the business community less than five years ago, seemed like the perfect solution to what was becoming a big problem for many businesses: controlling the cost and confusion from print devices. Most businesses had too many printers for their needs and some when overused, others underutilized. The printers and MFPs used different supplies with different yields and quality and had different maintenance requirements. Costs per page were steadily rising and too much time was being spent managing office printing. MPS – a good concept for certain…
  • Paper is cheap

    Amertoner
    6 Mar 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Sales of copy paper declined less than 3% in both 2011 and 2012. Normally, sales declines of any size are not good news for the business or industry reporting it. But for paper manufacturers and distributors, it is good news since 3% is substantially less than was expected. Projections were based on an expected widespread increased use and storage of emails and word documents in electronic files instead of paper. Another factor working against paper use is the emphasis on sustainable paper use by utilizing 2-sided printing and reducing unnecessary copies. Neither of these two trends have…
  • The Long Awaited Year of the Color Printer Could Be 2014

    Amertoner
    17 Feb 2014 | 9:07 am
    Imaging industry analysts have been predicting a major movement towards color printers in the office for years.  But no color printer was capable of overcoming the two obstacles to color acceptance – price and performance. Finally, after more than ten years of research and development, Memjet has created and brought to market a printer with a revolutionary print head that is cost efficient, fast (up to fifteen times faster than the average color printer) and provides enviable print quality. Memjet?  It’s not exactly a household name to most people.  That’s because Memjet has built…
 
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    Data Label Blog For Asset & Barcode Label News

  • A lot has happened in sixty two years

    Philip
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:41 am
    It has been a very busy 62 years and a lot of things have happened in that time. Men have gone to the moon and back, there have been numerous conflicts and many Prime Ministers have come and gone. Queen Elizabeth also came to the Throne in February of 1952, but our industry has seen […] The post A lot has happened in sixty two years appeared first on Data Label Blog For Asset & Barcode Label News.
  • An invisible barcode is being developed

    Philip
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:26 am
    Well it’s not the sort of thing that we could provide for you business, it is however a very useful tool in the fight to detect to track explosives, medicines and bank notes. Although it is not in any way a conventional barcode, but it is a very interesting development that has been found by […] The post An invisible barcode is being developed appeared first on Data Label Blog For Asset & Barcode Label News.
  • Permanent and tamper proof labels

    Philip
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:31 am
    When fixing asset tags or labels to your valuable equipment it is vital that they are permanent and difficult, or impossible to remove. This kind of label should be made from vinyl as it is a far better option than using paper. The adhesive that is necessary will form a super strong bond between the […] The post Permanent and tamper proof labels appeared first on Data Label Blog For Asset & Barcode Label News.
  • Help with inventory control and sales using asset tags

    Philip
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:26 am
    Keeping a tight hold on inventory control is a vital function in any organisation which is involved in manufacturing or distribution of products. This is best achieved through labelling and ensuring that they are coded which will make the task of inventory control of each asset easier to manage. Tagging of assets ensures that products […] The post Help with inventory control and sales using asset tags appeared first on Data Label Blog For Asset & Barcode Label News.
  • The easy way to order labels

    Philip
    9 Jul 2014 | 5:42 am
    At Data Label we do everything that we can to make your job of buying labels for your products as easy as it can possibly be. If your product is a new one or you have not ordered a product label or barcode previously we can help you through the process. Tell us what the […] The post The easy way to order labels appeared first on Data Label Blog For Asset & Barcode Label News.
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  • Lease RedBeam Software

    Jon N
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:45 am
    Lease RedBeam Software Today! Leasing provides an easy and affordable way for you to acquire Red Beam Software without a large upfront investment, which enables it to be accounted for as an operating expense. ✔  Lower Up Front Costs – Preserves your working capital and existing credit lines ✔  Predictable Monthly Payments ✔  Advancing Technology [...] The post Lease RedBeam Software appeared first on .
  • NEW Honeywell Granit 1280i Industrial Scanner

    Jon N
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:49 am
    Honeywell Granit 1280i It’s the latest addition to the Honeywell team and is built to hold up to harsh environments, and read barcodes as far as an astounding 54 feet, or as close as 3 1/2 inches! The Honeywell Granit 1280i is an industrial-grade full range laser scanner is designed for when scanning matters. Features: [...] The post NEW Honeywell Granit 1280i Industrial Scanner appeared first on .
  • Thermal Labels and Ribbons – Made in the USA!

    Luke Hess
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:23 am
    Thermal Labels, Ribbons, & Service.. Made in the USA! Looking for high quality Thermal Labels and Ribbons? Customers are looking for better quality, shorter lead times and access to real people for technical support and customer service. This is part of what BarcodeFactory offers, plus MADE IN THE USA THERMAL LABELS, (Stock and Custom), and [...] The post Thermal Labels and Ribbons – Made in the USA! appeared first on .
  • Food Safety Labels

    Luke Hess
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Is Your Food Savory or Unsafe? We help you protect your customers with reliable Food Safety Labels. BarcodeFactory offers cost effective solutions to meet the complex needs of food safety. We offer solutions including Repositional Dispersion Adhesive Labels and Water Disolvable labels. Accurate tracking is the first level of protection in consumer food safety solutions. [...] The post Food Safety Labels appeared first on .
  • The New Unitech HT682LR

    Luke Hess
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Unitech HT682LR – Long Range Precision! The Unitech HT682LR brings a new level of scanning performance and versatility that ultimately will help guide warehouse workers to a fast and accurate reading. Equipped with an omnidirectional scan engine, the HT682LR can scan 1d and 2d and at any distance whether it is 6 inches away or [...] The post The New Unitech HT682LR appeared first on .
 
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  • Postcard Marketing Cost

    mlwiz
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Postcard marketing costs aren’t as expensive as some might assume. Lets break a postcard marketing campaign down and see what the costs really are. Just remember, Mailing List Wizard offers lower prices than our competitors and will try and match and/or beat any quote given. Postcard Marketing Costs: First, we’ll start with the postcard printing. We’re currently offering 5,000 postcards (4″ x 6″ full-color both sides 4/4 printed on 14pt stock) for only $259. Our closest competitor has a high-price of $379 for such a product. Nothing is different what-so-ever,…
  • Postcard Marketing Secrets

    mlwiz
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:42 am
    Here are six postcard marketing secrets that are a must for every successful direct mail campaign. 1. Simple Make a very simple design that expresses what your company does to the reader right away. You have a very short period to grab your reader’s attention with a postcard marketing campaign. It is of utmost importance to make your design and message as sleek, personal, and simple as possible. 2. Benefits & Features The reader of your postcard marketing campaign needs to know how your product/service will benefit them. Use bullet points to present the benefits and features of…
  • Real Estate Postcard Marketing Campaign

    mlwiz
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    Every industry requires marketing , especially real estate. If you’ve been in the real estate industry for awhile, you’re most likely familiar with postcard marketing and the results it can have. Whether you’re looking for buyers or sellers, we can get you a targeted mailing list designed for your audience and/or prospective audience. If your real estate company deals with high-end clients, we’re able to get mailing lists comprised of high-income individuals in your area. Postcard marketing is an essential tool for the real estate industry, especially during tough…
  • HVAC Postcard Marketing & Direct Mail Advertising

    mlwiz
    20 Jun 2014 | 10:49 am
    HVAC – Postcard Marketing & Direct Mail Advertising HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) is one of the top responding industries in regards to direct mail marketing. Whether you’re looking for new, salvaging old, or simply trying to retain current customers; HVAC postcard marketing is the smartest way to reach your market. Our marketing consultants will speak with you about your current ideal customers and their similar demographics. After pin-pointing the specifics, we’ll move onto creating a mailing list based on your best customers with the intention of…
  • Postcard Marketing – Is It Right For Your Business?

    mlwiz
    13 Jun 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Most business owners often wonder about the allocation of their resources and the ROI it can return. There’s many options out there today, even more tomorrow. How can one decide the best avenue to take? To this day, no form of marketing guarantees their public audiences’ attention, most importantly, their participation. However, direct mail marketing is the ONLY form of marketing that will put an advertisement in the hands of your targeted audience. If you’re like myself – you drive by billboards, ignore telemarketers, mute commercials, change the radio station during…
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  • 4 Ways to Make Your Print Interactive

    Christine Alexander
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:54 am
    In today’s world, it’s no secret that marketers are looking for ways to interact and engage their audiences to build on the brand experience. Most people…
  • Creative Résumé Design for Your Inspiration

    Christine Alexander
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:11 am
    How about a dose of inspiration to kick off your Wednesday? I’ve seen a lot of job transitions posted on LinkedIn lately and thought what better…
  • The Customer Rules: A Guide to Customer Service

    Christine Alexander
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:51 am
    Customer service is something I seem to never see a lull in postings about. It’s difficult to measure, and yet, such a critical element in the…
  • Packaging: Label Design Inspiration

    Christine Alexander
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    On the verge of the weekend, and what better way to celebrate than with some beer label inspiration…because you know, I am just the kind of…
  • Print Sales Beware: Scammers Out in Force

    Christine Alexander
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:36 am
    I always find random quote requests fishy. Typically they come in through our website and are an incredibly awkward read. When I received one this morning…
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