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  • Summertime - Time for Bookmark Marketing!

    GotPrint Blog
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:08 am
    Summertime is a season where we see more and more bookmark orders. They're a great promotional item, as many people tend to not only use bookmarks for their reading, but keep them too, ensuring your contact info and marketing message is always visible. Take a look at these great bookmarks provided by our customer, Elizabeth Best.Based in Scotland, Elizabeth currently works as a self-employed artist making custom plush toys, though what she really would love is to make writing a full-time vocation.With the help of these bookmarks, she gets the word out about her book, The Naiad Chronicles -…
  • Business Card Tips: Make Yours The Right Way

    Day2Day Printing
    12 May 2015 | 11:32 am
    Business cards play a major role in first impressions, especially in the business world.  We’ve been in print for a long time, so we’ve got our own list of tips and tricks to share. These business card tips aren’t intended to build the whole card for you–don’t worry, theres still room for creativity on your part–but […] The post Business Card Tips: Make Yours The Right Way appeared first on ThePrintBlog.
  • 3D packaging design & proofreading solutions at Labelexpo 2015 Printing Industry News
    2 Aug 2015 | 5:08 pm
    Ghent, Belgium – Four Pees, an international distributor for the print and publishing industries, announces their presence at Labelexpo. Together with Global Vision, the world leader in the development of innovative proofreading technologies, and Creative Edge Software, innovative developer for 3D ideation and design technology in the packaging market, they will present their packaging solutions from September 28 to October 2 in booth 4D67. Rapid 3D packaging visualization IC3D
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    Commercial Printing News
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:27 pm
    The investigation focuses on whether the Company and its officers violated securities laws by issuing misleading information to investors. If you purchased or otherwise acquired MDC shares and would like more information regarding the investigation, we advise you to contact Michael Goldberg or Brian Schall , of Goldberg Law PC, 13650 Marina Pointe Dr. Suite 1404, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, at 800-977-7401, to discuss your rights without cost to you.
  • Fresh prints: investors eye 3D printing industry -

    print industry news - Google News
    3 Aug 2015 | 4:54 am
    http://citywire.ptFresh prints: investors eye 3D printing industryhttp://citywire.ptHowever, 3D printing is nothing new – 3D Systems and Stratasys have been operating since the 1980s; they have also witnessed the valuation of the industry falling by more than 50% year-to-date. Public investors that initially bought in aggressively and more »
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  • 3D packaging design & proofreading solutions at Labelexpo 2015

    2 Aug 2015 | 5:08 pm
    Ghent, Belgium – Four Pees, an international distributor for the print and publishing industries, announces their presence at Labelexpo. Together with Global Vision, the world leader in the development of innovative proofreading technologies, and Creative Edge Software, innovative developer for 3D ideation and design technology in the packaging market, they will present their packaging solutions from September 28 to October 2 in booth 4D67. Rapid 3D packaging visualization IC3D
  • PEFC highlights WBCSD Sustainable Procurement Guide

    2 Aug 2015 | 5:08 pm
    PEFC is highlighting that fact that informed procurement choices can support sustainable forest management, help protect workers’ health and the rights of those who depend on forests. Increasingly, those involved in public sector and corporate purchasing are setting ambitious targets which aim to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains.   These matters are given further credence in The World Resources Institute & World Business Council for Sustainable Development Sustain
  • Cimpress Reports Q4 and Y/Y Growth

    2 Aug 2015 | 5:08 pm
    VENLO, Netherlands - Cimpress N.V. (Nasdaq: CMPR), the world leader in mass customization, today announced financial results for the three month period ended June 30, 2015, the fourth quarter of its 2015 fiscal year. "Our fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2015 performance reflects the great strides made in service of the strategy we communicated at our August 2014 investor meeting," said Robert Keane, president and chief executive officer. "We gained initial
  • NPG sells sheet-fed printing operation

    2 Aug 2015 | 5:08 pm
  • 5 Tidal Shifts Signaling AR as Today’s Reality? (Digital Nirvana)

    2 Aug 2015 | 5:08 pm
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    3 Aug 2015 | 6:27 pm
    The investigation focuses on whether the Company and its officers violated securities laws by issuing misleading information to investors. If you purchased or otherwise acquired MDC shares and would like more information regarding the investigation, we advise you to contact Michael Goldberg or Brian Schall , of Goldberg Law PC, 13650 Marina Pointe Dr. Suite 1404, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, at 800-977-7401, to discuss your rights without cost to you.
  • Shareholder Alert: Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Reminds...

    3 Aug 2015 | 2:23 pm
    These material misstatements and omissions had the cause and effect of creating in the market an unrealistically positive assessment of MDC Partners and its business, prospects and operations, thus causing the Company's common stock to be overvalued and artificially inflated. , the Company has been actively cooperating with an SEC investigation relating to the reimbursement of expenses incurred by the CEO, which the Company had sought for reimbursement; During the quarter ended March 31, 2015, the Company incurred approximately $5.8 million in legal fees and other related expenses relating to…
  • MDC, Nadal, CFO Slammed With Shareholder Suit

    3 Aug 2015 | 10:08 am
    MDC Partners has been sued in New York federal court for multiple counts of U.S. Securities and Exchange violations including numerous "false and misleading statements" about its financial condition and the level of compensation received by former company CEO Miles Nadal. The suit, which seeks class action status, also cited the company's failure to disclose certain facts - like an ongoing SEC investigation of the company - which if known publicly would have dissuaded investors from buying up company shares, traded on the NASDAQ Exchange.
  • Taylor Corporation Completes Acquisition of Standard Register

    3 Aug 2015 | 5:53 am
    The combined company has more than 12,000 employees working in more than 80 companies with operations in 32 states and nine countries. "The successful close officially turns the page for Standard Register's customers and employees and moves us into a new chapter that we believe is strengthened as a combined organization," said Deb Taylor, chief executive officer of Taylor Corp. "Moving forward together, we have an even broader range of communications services, products and technologies, and an experienced team dedicated to providing the highest quality customer service in the industry.
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    31 Jul 2015 | 6:15 pm
    The lawsuit seeks to recover damages for MDC Partners Inc. investors under the federal securities laws. To join the MDC Partners Inc. class action, go to the firm's website at or call Phillip Kim, Esq.
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  • Fresh prints: investors eye 3D printing industry -

    3 Aug 2015 | 4:54 am
    http://citywire.ptFresh prints: investors eye 3D printing industryhttp://citywire.ptHowever, 3D printing is nothing new – 3D Systems and Stratasys have been operating since the 1980s; they have also witnessed the valuation of the industry falling by more than 50% year-to-date. Public investors that initially bought in aggressively and more »
  • SA printing industry still looks good on paper - BDlive

    2 Aug 2015 | 9:19 pm
    BDliveSA printing industry still looks good on paperBDliveWhile the printing industry in the developed world has come under threat, emerging markets such as SA still rely on the industry for much of its communication and educational needs. Picture: THINKSTOCK ...
  • Harper Government Supports Skills Development and Training for Manitoba's ... - SYS-CON Media (press release)

    30 Jul 2015 | 7:02 am
    Harper Government Supports Skills Development and Training for Manitoba's SYS-CON Media (press release)With federal funding, MITT will address skills development and training challenges facing the print industry due to an aging workforce, shortage of skilled workers, rapid changes in technology, and the need for industry-relevant training programs.and more »
  • $4.1 Billion Industry Forecast In Crazy 3D Printing Stock Market - Forbes

    30 Jul 2015 | 5:13 am
    Forbes$4.1 Billion Industry Forecast In Crazy 3D Printing Stock MarketForbesThe market for 3D printing, more technically called additive manufacturing (AM), grew at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 35.2 percent to $4.1 billion in 2014, according to Wohlers Report 2015. The industry expanded by more than $1 billion in and more »
  • Kodak's Innovation and Leadership in Print Underscored with Two 2015 InterTech ... - (press release)

    29 Jul 2015 | 2:51 pm (press release)Kodak's Innovation and Leadership in Print Underscored with Two 2015 InterTech (press release)Kodak far exceeded the printing industry's expectations, emerging from this year's competition as the only company to take home more than one award – a true testament to the priority Kodak's R&D teams place on developing the industry's most innovative ...Kodak's Innovation and Leadership in Print Underscored with Two 2015 InterTech MarketWatchKodak's Prosper 6000 Presses, NX Advantage for Flexcel, Receives…
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  • Sources: EPA will ease deadlines on pollution rule to help states comply

    30 Jul 2015 | 8:07 am
    The Obama administration has decided to give states more time to comply with proposed regulations that will require dramatic cuts in greenhouse-gas pollution from power plants, people familiar with the plans said Tuesday.
  • Which energy efficiency policies saved the most last year?

    29 Jul 2015 | 8:05 am
    ACEEE Executive Director Steven Nadal evaluates which energy efficiency policies saved the most money in 2014.
  • Federal court upholds EPA pollutant rule

    22 Jul 2015 | 2:55 pm
    The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule on emissions of certain toxic air pollutants at manufacturing plants.
  • Net positive: Revolution, not evolution

    22 Jul 2015 | 8:56 am
    A novel concept has been doing the rounds of the sustainability world in the last few years and gradually building momentum: "net positive," or the idea of a company leaving the world a better place than it found it.
  • Exit Interview: Keith Miller, 3M

    13 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Last week, Keith Miller spent his last day as a 3M employee after 37 years, most recently with the title of sustainability strategic advisor. 3M has been an iconic company in environmental circles, having issued its first environmental policy statement, adopted by its board, in 1975. That same year it started a then-revolutionary program called Pollution Prevention Pays, which encourages ideas and innovations that have saved billions of pounds of waste and emissions. 3P has been copied by many companies and has received numerous awards. During his final days at the company, Joel Makower…
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    Xerox Blogs

  • Four Success Drivers from Xerox Newcomer of the Year

    Andy Hill
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:49 am
    [caption id="attachment_5405" align="alignright" width="300"] Today’s MFP can bridge the gap between hard copy and electronic versions of files - Josh Salkin[/caption]In 2014, Edge Business Systems, an Atlanta based Xerox Authorized Dealer, doubled in size and won Xerox Newcomer of the Year. Recently I spoke with Josh Salkin, one of four owners helping to elevate this three-year-old company from start-up to rising star. Here’s what Josh said about driving their success: Lead with a solution Most typical copier reps focus on ‘feeds and speeds’ like the number of paper drawers, a…
  • La passionnante histoire du symbole du hamburger

    Franck Berthinier
    3 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Nous le regardons du coin de l’œil, chaque fois que nous nous enregistrons sur une page web. C’est ce que l’on appelle le « symbole du hamburger », les trois simples barres noires en haut d'un navigateur et qui ressemblent à… un  hamburger !  Le bouton a un but simple mais important : il donne accès aux utilisateurs à un menu secondaire d'applications. Savez-vous d’où cette icône provient ? Elle a été conçue par Norm Cox de PARC pour le poste de travail « Xerox Star » dans les années 1980, près d'une décennie avant la naissance du World Wide Web. Ce fut une…
  • Xerox Canada collaborates with the National Research Council to accelerate the commercialization of advanced materials research outcomes

    31 Jul 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Canadian manufacturers will benefit from a new centre to be built in Mississauga that will help businesses to develop smart materials for the medical, automotive, aerospace and defence industries around the world. The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), announced on July 31st that the National Research Council of Canada will invest $25 million to build the new Advanced Materials Manufacturing Centre in Mississauga and will collaborate with Xerox to bring these advanced materials to market. The manufacturing sector is a key driver of Canada’s economic…
  • Make Sustainable Print Behavior the Norm, Not the Exception

    Carro Ford
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:04 am
    Guest post by Luis Alves Monteiro, European Marketing & Strategy Manager, Xerox Large Enterprise Operations The success of sustainability in your day-to-day business world depends on many decisions made by individuals at a personal level. It follows that having the knowledge to make good choices is essential for your sustainability strategy. It’s also part of the problem. Most employees embrace the idea of sustainability in general, and within organizations, there may be sustainability “fanatics” who carry it to its limits. But in between the idea and the extreme action, there’s…
  • Searching for Answers? Try the Xerox Support Community

    Cheryl Otstott
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:09 am
    Today I want to discuss searching on the Xerox Support Community forum. I hope that by now you are familiar with the Xerox Support Community if not let me explain. The Xerox Support Community is a forum where you can post questions anytime and receive answers or advice from other forum members. But what I want to concentrate on today is searching the Xerox Support Community. The Xerox Support Community search feature will let you search other people posts for the answers you may be needing. The search box is in the upper left and will provide suggestions as you type in your search terms. I…
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    Printer Industry Blog

  • Epson SC-F7200 And SC-F6200 Dye-sublimation Printers

    Stan Retner
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:11 pm
    Recently, Epson has shown its two new dye-sublimation printers at Fespa Africa, which has taken place in Johannesburg, South Africa, they will replace the previous SC-F7100 and SC-F6000 models. The new SureColor SC-F7200 and SC-F6200 can print on a range of hard substrates (like mugs) and produce high quality prints on textiles due to their all new high-density black ink. The models aim for companies producing promotional goods, textileproducers and photographic studios. The SC-F7200’s print speed is around 58.9 sqm/hr (while using transfer papers of up to 64 in./1.6m wide); the…
  • New Color Office Printers From Canon

    Stan Retner
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:56 am
    Recently, two new series of Canon office color printers were launched. All the machines are ideal for business office environments as they have different modifications (from small to big sized office groups) and reduce the total cost of documents. The imageRUNNER ADVANCE C350i and the imageRUNNER ADVANCE C3300 series feature multiple storage and editing functions, enhanced document handling, are able of mobile printing and cloud scanning, are eco-friendly in a new way (by eco-stapling function allowing to bind up to 5 sheets together with no need of staples; by using less heat and entering…
  • Portable droPrinter For Smartphones Excelling Polaroid Zip Printer

    Stan Retner
    14 Jul 2015 | 10:46 am
    droPrinter is an ambitious project, having been successfully Kickstarted this year, and aiming to become a whole new portable computing device! Literally, it is a portable printer for smartphones producing low-cost printouts on the thermal paper with no need of ink. Such devices are no news on the market. The best known is Polaroid Zip which is a recognized leader in photo printing. But, according to droPrinter, the device is not an enemy to Polaroid, because it prints not only photos, but also everything that is displayed on the screen and could even be used as a second screen for phone. One…
  • New Trend: 3D Printing Cafes

    Stan Retner
    7 Jul 2015 | 10:29 am
    3D printers still need more popularizing for individual users in spite of all the Internet articles and special expos. Nice way to solve this problem have found in Europe. It’s cafes where amateur 3D printing lovers and just curios citizens can drink a cup of coffee while getting acquainted with this printing technology. One can simply print a 3D object or even attend design classes on this subject. The idea is spreading around the world and heads toward the US. As an example we can name “DimensionAlley” in Berlin, “ofmakersCAFE” in London and “FabCafe Global” (5 cafes worldwide…
  • Various Home Printers Fighting To Give Food a New Dimension

    Stan Retner
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:36 am
    The developers of the 3D printing technology are always searching for the new ways to implement it in everyday life of individual users making this life easier, more interesting and different from that of the previous generations. One day a simple 2D printer with an ordinary output of documents and photos may shift its place of residence and move to the kitchen. There are already big production printers in food industry as well as small confectionary printers which create chocolate, decoration elements for cakes, pastas and pizzas. For example, the printer from Natural Machines comes with…
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    All Jobs from Printworkers

  • Pressman - New Jersey

    3 Aug 2015 | 6:45 pm
    Action Graphics, Inc., located in Lincoln Park, New Jersey is a leader in the New York City metro area for print, mail and marketing services. We are seeking an experienced pressperson for our Komori 6 color Lithrone with analux coater. We are looking for experienced persons to make ready, run and maintain the press fo
  • Order Processor - Illinois

    3 Aug 2015 | 6:45 pm
    Diversified Labeling Solutions, a leading manufacturer of pressure sensitive labels, is seeking an additional experienced Order Processor its Itasca, IL location. This position will be responsible for: verifying order specifications; entering orders; ordering dies; and communicating directly with our manufacturing te
  • Digital Press Operator - Texas

    3 Aug 2015 | 6:45 pm
    Southwest Precision Printers, LP has an excellent opportunity for a 2nd shift Digital Press Machine Operator. This person will be responsible for setting up and running the following equipment: • Ricoh C901 HI Speed Color Production Printer • Xerox Color 1000 Production Printer w/ 5th color Clear Primary D
  • Wellness Instructor - Massachusetts

    31 Jul 2015 | 6:45 pm
    We have an opening for a Zumba instructor at a GREAT club in Boston ( waterfront area, Summer St) on Sunday 9/8 at 10am. Please let me know if you are interested and available!
  • Bindery Assistant - Maryland

    31 Jul 2015 | 6:45 pm
    Port City Press, a Cenveo company has several openings for Bindery Assistants (both full-time and part-time positions). Responsibilities include loading signatures into hoppers, off-load books onto pallets, and sorts and sacks mail. May do hand assembly, inserting, gluing and packaging. Cross training on other Binde
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    Lightning Labels

  • Use Custom Labels to Make Your Pool Party Unforgettable

    Eddy Salomon
    3 Aug 2015 | 8:25 am
    Jazz Up Your Party Planning With Custom Party Labels During the long, hot months of summer, it can seem as if events like barbecues and poolside gatherings are a dime a dozen. When you’re pool party planning, it may be hard to figure out ways to make your summer shindig stand out from the rest. Are party favors on your list of party ideas? Favors are one small aspect that can have a surprisingly large impact on a gathering, especially when you incorporate the added pizzazz of customized party labels. Stand Out Thanks to Unusual Party Ideas Many people remember party favors from their…
  • Ahead of National Chili Dog Day, Order Custom Labels

    Eddy Salomon
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:09 am
    Get Your Product Labels Ready for National Chili Dog Day Every year, July 30 is set aside to celebrate the humble chili dog, a particularly spicy and delicious breed of hot dog. If you’re in the homemade chili business, there’s no time like the present to get your product labels and stickers ready for National Chili Dog Day. According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, consumers in the United States purchase approximately 9 billion hot dogs at retail stores every year. However, the total number of hot dogs consumed by Americans every year is more than double this figure…
  • Reinforce Brand Awareness with High-Quality Custom Labels and Branded Packaging

    Eddy Salomon
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:55 am
    When Building Brand Awareness, Don’t Overlook Labels and Packaging A lot goes into building brand awareness. Partnering with other brands, working to develop comprehensive physical and online marketing strategies, expanding the company’s social media presence, attending industry events, producing unique content (such as infographics) and hosting contests and giveaways are all viable tactics that businesses can – and do – use. However, you shouldn’t put so much time and energy into these tactics that you forget about the extremely simple but effective method of…
  • It’s UV Safety Month – How Can Labels Help?

    Eddy Salomon
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:45 am
    Use Safety Labels to Raise Awareness About the Dangers of UV Rays Most people know that staying out in the sun too long, not wearing sunscreen and engaging in other behaviors that can lead to sunburn should be avoided. However, they may not understand the full gravity of the situation – and that’s where safety labels come in. For instance, did you know that more than 1.2 million new skin cancer cases are diagnosed in the United States every year? How about the fact that one bad sunburn during childhood can double a person’s risk of developing skin cancer at some point in his…
  • Organize Your Summer Vacation Luggage with Custom Stickers and Labels

    Eddy Salomon
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:19 am
    Stuck for Summer Traveling Ideas? These Statistics May Help! Nearly half (45 percent) of Americans take a summer vacation, according to a TripAdvisor study conducted in partnership with Equation Research, Harris Interactive and Money Crashers, and detailed by Statistic Brain. This translates to approximately 657 million long-distance summer trips being taken between Memorial Day at the end of May and Labor Day at the beginning of September. So, what summer traveling ideas do people have, where do they ultimately decide to go, how do they get there and – perhaps most importantly –…
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    Label Printer Tips, News & Reviews | Labelzone blog

  • How to fit a ribbon in a Labelstation

    28 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    If you’ve bought or are thinking of buying a Labelstation printer and would like to know how easy it is to fit the print ribbon then here a couple videos that will explain it clearly so you’ll be an expert in minutes! What is a print ribbon? If you’re wondering what a print ribbon is, […]
  • Missing print, vertical lines & cleaning your label printer

    23 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Have you ever printed from your label printer and noticed a straight vertical line of missing print? It might be only about
  • LabelStation BarTender Video Tutorial of the Month

    14 Jul 2015 | 1:10 am
    This month’s most popular video tutorial for BarTender users shows how to add and modify BarTender’s built-in shapes and objects. Click here to play the video If after viewing this video you need to refresh your memory, here is run down of the steps: Click the “Drawing Objects” drop-list. Click the shape you require. Click […]
  • LabelStation BarTender Video Tutorial of the Month

    14 Jun 2015 | 12:53 am
    This month’s most popular video tutorial for BarTender users shows how to change the post-print action. Click here to play the video If after viewing this video you need to refresh your memory, here is run down of the steps: Click the “Print” icon. Click “Document Properties”. Click on the “Stock” tab. Under “Media Handling” […]
  • Labelstation Helper Download

    4 Jun 2015 | 4:28 am
    Our popular installation CD that ships with all our brand new professional Labelstation systems is now available as a download*! Perfect if you’ve misplaced the original disc or want the latest version to keep you up-to-date. Click the link below to download the installer. Run the installation and follow the on-screen instructions. You’ll be on […]
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    Free printable labels & templates, label design @WorldLabel blog!

  • Dennison-Style Little Labels

    20 Jul 2015 | 1:48 pm
    We all love those little vintage red bordered labels. Now you can not only create your own set of blank ones, but Cathe Holden has designed additional sets that include numbers and old printers cuts. Download the the FREE PDF files, print to full size label sheets, and using a paper trimmer and/or scissors, trim out the little labels for organizing, crafting, and decorating. Enjoy! Downlown Cathe Holden Dennison Style 1 Blank Download Cathe Holden Dennison Style 2 Numbers Download Cathe Holden Dennison Style 3 Cuts If you interested in looking at more red bordered labels, our pinterest board…
  • Soap It Up Right! Tutorial from Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

    29 Jun 2015 | 5:22 am
    Making Cold Process Soap for the First Time? How to make soap & beginner soap recipes to get you started! The Beginners Soapmaking Instructions and Recipes Revised, a free ePDF booklet by Rebecca D. Dillon How many times have you stopped at a soap table at a farmers’ market or at a trade show and thought to yourself, “I could do that!” But, when you returned home and looked up the processes, the amount of time involved, and the mysterious lingo, you talked yourself out of this project. No way, you figure, can you make the effort to learn all about making soap without a…
  • Kids Fourth of July celebration printables and Labels

    17 Jun 2015 | 8:47 am
    What a fun idea to add a kid’s table to your Fourth of July celebration. This party kit is so full of options, ideas and inspiration that you can customize the printables for your own perfect kids event. Designed by the team at, the kit includes diamond shape stickers and round stickers that can be used to decorate all of the items on your Fourth of July table. These are ready to print onto full sheet label paper and trimmed. The belly bands and straw flags are also great for a label paper or you can print them onto printer paper and attach with glue or tape. The printable…
  • The Opening of our Pre-Designed Template Gallery

    15 Jun 2015 | 11:06 am
    Worldlabel is pleased to open up the Pre-designed Label Template Gallery The gallery has over 230 amazing designs free to download. The majority of the designs are for personal use only. Some are public domain and can be used freely for any purpose. These templates are in PDF (portable document format) templates and are ready to print on your laser and inkjet printers. The designs are formatted to work with blank labels offered by Worldlabel, or you can use plain paper and adhesive. Worldlabel recommeds you print these designs on full sheet labels and cut out the designs, and for round label…
  • To And From Designed Shipping Label Templates

    14 May 2015 | 4:26 am
    At some point every one will need to ship out a package or a mailer and will need a template to design the shipping labels. This collection of basic designed labels will make your life easier, and your labels will really stand out and look professional. Start creating labels for your shipping packages with these labels. They are free to download. These labels are in fillable and editable PDF templates. There are 2 options per design. One you can fill in the same information for both To and From and both fields auto populate, and the other option, same info for From which auto populated and…
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  • Mailboxes Don’t Have Spam Filters

    Gina Danner
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:53 am
    Or Delete Buttons Ok, so you know the statistics.   You know that on average, the email marketing open rate is 22-23%. The click rate is less than 5 %. If your business is using this as your primary marketing tool, you may believe that even if they don’t open your email, you are keeping the lines of communication open. My E-mail is Going Where? You’re confident that since your email didn’t bounce, and your recipient hasn’t unsubscribed that you are still relevant in their world. If you keep sending and keep reaching out, eventually you might convince the silent 77-78% to open an…
  • Amazon Prime Day – A Lesson In Winning the Fail

    Gina Danner
    16 Jul 2015 | 6:42 am
    Amazon Prime Day was’ the shot heard round the world’, what seems to be up for debate, however, is whether or not it was a blank. In case you’re living in a cave (pun intended), check out our summary of Prime Day. Shoppers took to social media early in the day to voice skepticism and frustration at both the amount of discounts and products available. The sale was divided into two parts, deals of the day and lightning deals. Lighting Deal A Lightning Deal is a promotion in which a limited number of discounts are offered on an item for a short period of time. If you pay attention to…
  • Amazon Takes on the World, and Wal-Mart

    Gina Danner
    14 Jul 2015 | 10:11 am
    Amazon has finally gone and done it; they are now powerful enough to have created their own global holiday. As part of its 20th birthday celebration, Amazon has dedicated July 15th as ‘Prime Day’. Billed as a discount shopping event to rival Black Friday, the one-day sale is exclusive to Amazon’s Prime customers; a $99 per year membership will get you in the club. The brilliant part of their marketing is that if you join now, they are offering a free one-month trial membership, after 30 days Amazon Prime will bill at $99 per year.   Prime Member Benefits: FREE Two-Day shipping with…
  • Winning Loyalty With a Multi-Channel Battle Plan

    Gina Danner
    8 Jul 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Creating loyalty and trust in your client base is vital in today’s hyper-competitive buyers market. When comparative research and statistics are just a click away, you have to be able to find a way to stand apart from the competition. Developing a multi-channel marketing plan that includes social media, direct mail, mobile messaging and automated marketing campaigns is the foundation you need to build to stand out.   Integrated Marketing Campaigns When retailers, such as Whole Foods, open a new store, they frequently launch an integrated marketing campaign that begins when local…
  • 3 Simple Steps For Social Media Success

    Gina Danner
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:32 pm
    As we celebrate National Social Media Day, we are ever mindful of those who are not so fortunate; those who mourn this day as a reminder of their failures; and others, who, sadly, are obtusely unaware of its even existence. Creating a road map to Social Media Success can be the first step in the healing process. Here is a handy guide for making it work for you in 3 Easy Steps. Social Media Made Easy Creating Your Identity No matter what the size of your company or how many people you have handling your social media, defining and creating your identity is the first and most crucial step. Who…
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    Printing Industries of America - News and Updates

  • Top Resources and Questions on “How Life Unfolds”
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:24 am
    Letters to loved ones overseas, a box of your favorite treats, tickets to the big game—what do these all have in common? They’re a few of the paper and packaging products that bring tangible, memorable substance to our lives. And they’re the subject of a new national public awareness campaign supporting the value of print, Paper and Packaging—How Life UnfoldsTM. Released July 8 by the Paper and Packaging Board (P+PB), the campaign follows the model of other popular industry check-offs like “Got Milk?,” “Pork. The Other White Meat,” and “Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner,”…
  • Printing Industries of America’s Julie Shaffer to Present Two Seminars at GRAPH EXPO 15
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, July 29, 2015—Printing Industries of America (PIA) is pleased to announce that Julie Shaffer, Vice President, Digital Strategies, will present two sessions, Print FUTURE SHOCK: Interactive, Integrated—Even ELECTRIC! and 3D for Commercial Printers: Your NEXT Print Profit Pathway! at GRAPH EXPO 15, September 13–16, in Chicago. Julie joined Printing Industries of America in May 2000. As part of the executive management group, Julie manages Internet communications and PIA Conferences and education initiatives, including the Integrated Learning Center. Julie…
  • Key Innovations Showcased in 2015 InterTech Technology Awards
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:31 am
    Pittsburgh, PA, July 28, 2015—Printing Industries of America released more information about the ten technologies recently selected to receive a 2015 InterTech™ Technology Award. 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 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 company:  Océ VarioPrint…
  • Printing Industries of America Announces 2015 InterTech™ Technology Award Recipients
    21 Jul 2015 | 12:22 pm
    Pittsburgh, PA, July 21, 2015—Printing Industries of America has announced the recipients of the 2015 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 highlighted the dynamic nature of the industry. This year’s awards show great developments in high speed web and sheetfed color inkjet presses, digital finishing equipment, the use of…
  • Northwest Technical College Wins the 2015 PGSF College Poster Design Competition
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:33 am
    Pittsburgh, PA, July 21, 2015Northwest Technical CollegeGoodland, KS, has won the 2015 Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) College Poster design competition. The poster titled, “Get in Gear...apply today for a PGSF Scholarship," was submitted by Jacquelynn V. Branch and will be distributed to all colleges and high schools in the United States that have printing and graphic communication programs for the 2015–2016 academic year. This student-designed poster is used to promote the availability of scholarships to pursue a career in the graphic communication industry. The posters…
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  • Back to the notebook

    Jim Raffel
    3 Aug 2015 | 3:42 am
    For more than two months, I didn’t write down a task list in my notebook. Yet I’ve written frequently on this blog about thinking on paper and the importance of handwritten task lists. So why did I go without it for such an extended period of time? Transitions Over the last several months, my business has been in transition. We’re in the middle of releasing a new product, which is causing me to learn an entirely new area of the technology universe. In early May, I was testing and installing our newest software offering. What needed to be done each day was obvious. The next…
  • Why My Sales Funnel Is On A Pivot

    Jim Raffel
    3 Feb 2015 | 10:26 am
    Image Credit “Sales funnel” is a phrase some folks use to describe their sales process. For most business models, sales is a numbers game. You need to get the word out to lots of people in order for a certain percentage of them to become revenue producing customers. The fact that my sales funnel is on a pivot is a realization that not everyone who enters the sales funnel exits it in the same place. Thanks to my friend Phil Gerbyshak, I’ve started referring to the multiple exit points of the pivoting sales funnel as the revenue escalator. We’ll get to the revenue escalator in a moment…
  • 2015 Three Words

    Jim Raffel
    31 Dec 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Over the last several years, I’ve been sharing my annual plan for business success for the coming year. I start by choosing three words that define where I want to be 12 months from now. Then I turn those words into a visual map; which is the image I’ve included with this post. Before I get further, it’s important to give credit where credit is due. The three words concept comes from my friend Chris Brogan, who has been sharing his three words since 2006. The visualization of those three words is a form of Skecthnotes that I learned from my friend Mike Rohde. It’s been an enlightening…
  • Why routine in your life is an excellent business strategy

    Jim Raffel
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Know those days when you just feel “off?” We all have those days; and when I look back over the last several months I’ve found a common thread in those days. In general, my daily routines got messed up one way or another. Routines in your personal and business life allow you to be calm, focused, balanced and centered. Without routines, it’s like you’re being tossed about in the ocean with no life raft. How does a daily routine look? When I’m not traveling, I start each day with a 1.8 mile walk. This typically happens before 7 a.m. and three days a week is…
  • Why Helping Others Is An Awesome Business Strategy

    Jim Raffel
    18 Aug 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Helping others can be a tricky topic because it likely has a different meaning for each of us. For you it might mean donating clothing or other gently used household items to a charitable organization. For others it might mean giving money to a charitable cause. It could also mean giving your time and talents to help others become better people in some way or another. All of those are great definitions of helping others and maybe you engage in all of those activities. But here’s the kicker: Do you consider helping your customers by giving of yourself? You should and here’s why.
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    Print Media Centr

  • GRAPH EXPO 15 MUST SEE ‘EMS Winners Announced

    Deborah Corn
    3 Aug 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Congrats to all – but especially our GRAPH EXPO 2015 Intergalactic Alliance members: HP, Xerox, Scodix, Pitney Bowes and Avanti! See what they are bringing to Chicago, meet the rest of out Alliance and see what The Printerverse is all about here! GRAPH EXPO 15 MUST SEE ‘EMS WINNERS ANNOUNCED Reston, VA – The 2015 MUST SEE ‘EMS winners have been selected and will be on exhibit at GRAPH EXPO 15 and the co-located CPP EXPO show, coming September 13 – 16, 2015 to Chicago’s McCormick Place.  Chosen by a panel of industry experts, these innovative technologies…
  • KFC Turns Its Iconic Bucket Into A Photo Printer

    Deborah Corn
    3 Aug 2015 | 8:36 am
    Shout out to Cindy Walas @steedmrspeel for sharing this on Twitter today! KFC Has Created a Fried Chicken Bucket That Doubles as an Instant Photo Printer! See full post and more pics on PetaPixel! After 60 years in Canada, KFC knows that some of the best memories are made around the bucket. We’ve created the “Memories Bucket” to help friends and family share those memories like never before.  
  • A Few Ideas (And Ways!) To Help You Attend GRAPH EXPO 2015

    Deborah Corn
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Greetings CMYK Enthusiasts! It is my distinct honor to announce that The PrinterverseTM is BACK as a show floor feature at GRAPH EXPO 2015 – our fourth year! I just starting working on the site, and many announcements will follow about our sessions, special events, and of course our partners – the most amazing Intergalactic Alliance to date! So stay tuned for all of that and PLEASE connect with the Alliance through this handy Twitter List and on other social channels listed on the Alliance pages! Even if your company is exhibiting, and/or sending people to the show in some capacity to…
  • Do You Ask For Print Samples? I Do, Now!

    Chloe Mahendra-Fuji
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:29 am
    by Chloe Mahendra-Fuji, Print Diva Hi! I’m Chloe! I have been working on a bunch of print jobs that have complicated set ups and an interesting set of finishing requirements. Some of the pieces need complete perforations and others need to be finished as book blocks even though they aren’t technically books – more like supersized magalogs. As I’ve been working through cataloging the requirements I wanted to really understand my options. If you read through my recent adventures you know that on another job I got caught by my lack of understanding of high-speed inkjet technology, and I…
  • Why Designers Need To Understand The Print Universe

    Roberto Blake
    21 Jul 2015 | 6:28 am
    by Roberto Blake Print Design is one of the more challenging aspects of being a graphic designer. There is more to it than the pixels of digital and web design. You have to consider the digital print production process and how the types of media you are printing on effect and impact design decisions. You also need to understand what requirements the printer has and avoid putting them in a position to have to correct your files. Mistakes in print are more costly and time consuming than mistakes in digital. You have to think about things like ink color density, bleeding print to edges and other…
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  • Direct Mail Marketing: What Are My Options?

    Courtney Tobe
    13 Jul 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Direct mail marketing continues to be an effective way to influence consumer and business buying decisions. Given the digital information overload, a direct mail campaign provides balance and should be part of every marketing program. In order for a direct mail campaign to succeed, certain fundamentals need to be in place. Getting Started Mailing list […] The post Direct Mail Marketing: What Are My Options? appeared first on ThePrintBlog.
  • 10 Most Innovative Fashion Week Invitations

    Ravit Levy
    21 May 2015 | 11:08 am
    Fashion Week is a global phenomenon heralded by the metropolitan capitals of New York, London, Milan, and Paris. Though the most major shows and presentations focus on trends for the upcoming Autumn/Winter and Spring/Summer, special lines including resort, pre-fall, and capsule collections pop up in the interim across cities all over the globe.   While […] The post 10 Most Innovative Fashion Week Invitations appeared first on ThePrintBlog.
  • Business Card Tips: Make Yours The Right Way

    Day2Day Printing
    12 May 2015 | 11:32 am
    Business cards play a major role in first impressions, especially in the business world.  We’ve been in print for a long time, so we’ve got our own list of tips and tricks to share. These business card tips aren’t intended to build the whole card for you–don’t worry, theres still room for creativity on your part–but […] The post Business Card Tips: Make Yours The Right Way appeared first on ThePrintBlog.
  • Silk Laminated Foil Business Cards: Go Above The Standard

    Chris Sands
    11 Mar 2015 | 11:21 am
    There’s no doubt that handing out a high quality business card is effective in getting someone to trust and remember you. Trust us when we say: “A little customization goes a long way”. The post Silk Laminated Foil Business Cards: Go Above The Standard appeared first on ThePrintBlog.
  • Magazines and Marketing: A Vital Connection

    Lindsey Dahlberg
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:28 pm
    The coming of the digital age has led to the negligence of printed marketing materials such as magazines. Rediscover some of the benefits and useful tips or marketing through such mediums. The post Magazines and Marketing: A Vital Connection appeared first on ThePrintBlog.
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    Company Folders

  • How to Use the Rule of Thirds Effortlessly

    Vladimir Gendelman
    21 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    How to Use the Rule of Thirds EffortlesslyIf you were one of those students who loved art classes but hated math, it was probably a shock to the system when you found out just how much math you’d end up using as professional designer. In fact, math skills are absolutely essential for print design—at the very least, you need to know how [...]
  • 13 Tips for Avoiding a Font Kerning Disaster

    Vladimir Gendelman
    7 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    13 Tips for Avoiding a Font Kerning DisasterWe all have those things that just make us cringe with agony. Nails on a chalkboard, aluminum foil touching your fillings—or if you’re a print designer, bad kerning mistakes. When letters are improperly spaced, it can ruin the look of your design. The worst kerning is usually the result of not kerning at all, trusting [...]
  • 14 Ways to Be the Worst Person on Your Graphic Design Team

    Vladimir Gendelman
    23 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    14 Ways to Be the Worst Person on Your Graphic Design TeamWhen you’re working with other graphic designers, it’s easy for personalities to clash. When some jerk doesn’t put in the work or is unpleasant to work with, it can sour the relationship and poison the project. Today, we’re going to teach you how to be that jerk. Sure, collaborating on a graphic design project can [...]
  • The 10 Best (and Absolute Worst) Logo Redesigns

    Vladimir Gendelman
    9 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    The 10 Best (and Absolute Worst) Logo RedesignsWhen big name brands redesign their logos, the world takes notice because it means that something about our shared culture has changed—it reminds us that the world is changing around us. That can be a scary thing for people, so when popular brands successfully create a great new logo, we sit up and take notice [...]
  • 500+ Stunningly Cool Photoshop Brush Set Downloads

    Vladimir Gendelman
    26 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    500+ Stunningly Cool Photoshop Brush Set DownloadsAdobe Photoshop has completely redefined the word “brush” as we know it. Though the program comes preloaded with an assortment of different brush tools designed to simulate regular art utensils, the Photoshop brushes you download elsewhere don’t have to act as “brushes” at all—and they rarely do. Stamps, clipart, textures, illustrations, vectors, photographs—anything can become [...]
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    The Spill

  • 3D-Printed LEGO Limbs Help Child Amputees Adjust

    30 Jul 2015 | 9:26 am
    Longtime readers of this blog know that we're quite fond of LEGOs and fascinated by the use of 3D printing in the field of medicine. So when news broke of these two elements being brought together, it was only a matter of time before we told you folks about it. A Man with a Plan Colombian-born designer Carlos Arturo Torres interned for six months at LEGO's Future Lab. Impressed by the company's dedication to social outreach, Torres convinced them to sponsor a trip back to his hometown of Bogotá, wherein he would observe amputees at Cirec, a rehabilitation center. After spending time in…
  • High Tech Art and Architecture

    23 Jul 2015 | 9:26 am
    It’s been said that no man-made work of art will ever stand up to the wonders of nature. For all of humanity’s masterpieces of paint and brush, they pale in comparison to the average sunset or leaves blowing on the branch of a tree. But even if human beings can never match nature’s splendor, they can still use it to create stunning works of their own. 1 + 1 = Breathtaking The world’s greatest minds agree that mathematics are the only true universal language and that all things, no matter how complex or diverse, can be broken down into a series of numbers. It should…
  • Summer Fun Activities

    16 Jul 2015 | 9:26 am
    It’s that time again. With three months off from school, the kids have no intention of just sitting around. But in addition to all of the swimming, sand, and summer barbecues, they might actually want to spend some time with their parents. Thankfully, there are quite a few home-based activities parents can do with their kids before back-to-school shopping takes place. Tiny Terrarium Kids and trees are a winning combination. To kids, trees are an obstacle to climb, shade from the sun, and even mythical beasts that must be slain. No matter what a tree means to them, it’s natural for…
  • Logo Redesign: A Risk Worth Taking

    9 Jul 2015 | 9:26 am
    What is it about a particular logo that just sticks with us so well? Even when a company goes out of business, the logo can live on as a unique fashion statement. Perhaps it’s the fact that no matter what definitive thoughts one has of the business, the logo can be interpreted any number of ways. With logos having the ability to outlive their products and companies, attempting to change one is a risky proposition. Here are a few big-name companies that recently took the risk. A Coke and a Smile There are few beverages considered to be as “quintessentially American” as…
  • Lots to Love about LEGOs!

    2 Jul 2015 | 9:26 am
    It should come as no surprise that we’re LEGO fans. Who isn’t? Kids turn them into houses, adults turn them into sculptures, and they even inspired a hit film. LEGOs have been popular for more than 50 years with no signs of slowing down. And with the recent news that they will soon be fully sustainable, the time seemed right to once again take a look at some major LEGO development. Another Brick in the WALL*E It’s no surprise that LEGO has created special sets to tie in popular film and television properties. From Star Wars to Batman, every franchise that’s any…
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    GotPrint Blog

  • Roundup of Business Cards from Instagram

    3 Aug 2015 | 11:11 am
    We have a very active following on Instagram, whether it be designers, business folk, and just about anyone that understands the power of great images that are visually appealing and clear. From taking beautiful landscape shots, to visually appealing images of food, to photographing everyday items like your business cards and your business, Instagram can be applied to personal and business use alike.Molly, who started out at age 19, knows a thing or two about success and marketing. A self-made entrepreneur, she founded Venture Shorts with the focus of helping entrepreneurs take their…
  • Happy Summer!

    24 Jul 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Whether for personal use or for your business, summer's a great time for organizing an event. People are generally more likely to be out and about. So whether it be a networking event, a conference, a fundraiser, or a fun, social event, get the word out on the streets with custom invitations, postcards, flyers, event tickets and more. All from!
  • Summertime - Time for Bookmark Marketing!

    22 Jul 2015 | 11:08 am
    Summertime is a season where we see more and more bookmark orders. They're a great promotional item, as many people tend to not only use bookmarks for their reading, but keep them too, ensuring your contact info and marketing message is always visible. Take a look at these great bookmarks provided by our customer, Elizabeth Best.Based in Scotland, Elizabeth currently works as a self-employed artist making custom plush toys, though what she really would love is to make writing a full-time vocation.With the help of these bookmarks, she gets the word out about her book, The Naiad Chronicles -…
  • Building Your Brand

    15 Jul 2015 | 4:03 pm
    A brand is a lot more than just a business with a logo. Your tone, the style and appearance of your brand, the tagline or motto that defines your brand, and the key characteristics of your business identity, are all important elements of a brand. Thus, it's crucial for all these elements to sync and work together to build a cohesive image. It's easy to get lost in choice when you're building a brand. After all, you may not have one distinct style or taste. But a distinct style is crucial for ensuring customers identify you. Moreover, it builds credibility and trust. A well-defined brand also…
  • Our Top 3 Tips for Customer Retention

    8 Jul 2015 | 11:17 am
    Print marketing is crucial for businesses of all sizes, as it's cost-effective (well, if you order from GotPrint, that is!) and simply a great method for getting the word out effectively. By investing in promotional materials such as postcards and brochures, and reaching your target audience, you will eventually build your brand identity and increase brand awareness.But there's no denying that in the end, no matter how extensively you promote yourself or your business, the foundation for your success lies in your customer service. By providing stellar service, you're already building your…
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    Data Label Blog For Asset & Barcode Label News

  • Weatherproof barcode labels

    29 Jul 2015 | 2:47 am
    If you need barcode labels for goods, equipment or merchandise that requires storage in non-standard environments, you will have to ensure that the labels are specially designed to be durable and completely suitable for the conditions. Durable labels are now available that can withstand extreme heat and cold, outdoor environments, wind, rain and sleet as […] The post Weatherproof barcode labels appeared first on Data Label Blog For Asset & Barcode Label News.
  • The law on product labelling

    27 Jul 2015 | 5:10 am
    At Data Label we are always willing to advise our customers concerning the law with regard to what has to be included and information that is not necessary on a product label. To this end we publish here some of the things which fall into what must be included and how labelling must not be […] The post The law on product labelling appeared first on Data Label Blog For Asset & Barcode Label News.
  • Get Car Window Stickers Working for you

    21 Jul 2015 | 7:41 am
    We have all seen them at some time, we may even have been attracted by what one was offering us and if this is the case than the car sticker has done the job that was intended. Car stickers can be used for a variety of purposes, on the motor trader’s forecourt they can be […] The post Get Car Window Stickers Working for you appeared first on Data Label Blog For Asset & Barcode Label News.
  • Why Product Labels Matter

    13 Jul 2015 | 3:08 am
    We are all aware that the product label is an important element in marketing and selling a consumer product. Consumers need to know about the product, such as what the product is, how much it costs, how to use it, and how to store it. A product label might also need to comply with industry […] The post Why Product Labels Matter appeared first on Data Label Blog For Asset & Barcode Label News.
  • Barcode Verification and Validation

    9 Jul 2015 | 8:25 am
    We take the ubiquitous barcode for granted, but it is pretty worthless if it will not read or scan properly. Naturally we assume that a simple scan will give us all we need to know about the barcoded product, but this assumption can be false. Much depends upon the scanner of course, but not all […] The post Barcode Verification and Validation appeared first on Data Label Blog For Asset & Barcode Label News.
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    DP Marketing Services » Print Marketing

  • How to Find the Silver Lining

    Richard Dannenberg
    15 Jul 2015 | 8:29 am
    This isn’t really an article about marketing. Maybe it has something to do with communications, but that’s not all of it. Today’s post starts with two similar stories from two good printers who happen to be clients. Unfortunately, they’re the kind of tales that make your stomach cramp just a little and leave you shaking your head. The worst thing about these stories? You’ve got some just like them. The Dark Cloud Why is it that some jobs just have a dark cloud that hovers above them? They short-circuit equipment and people from the design department all the way through the…
  • Let’s Generate Some Data

    Richard Dannenberg
    15 Jun 2015 | 9:32 am
    Note to Readers: Some marketing experiments don’t work, and this one is a good example. There is definitely a shortage of data about how printers go to market, but perhaps not so much in the way of curiosity within the industry. Participation was poor and this one goes into the “seemed like a good idea at the time” category. Do We Really Know What We think We Know? Here’s the problem. There’s a lot of data available about what print does, but not much about what print and print-related companies do to market their own businesses. Lots of us industry folks think we…
  • What to Do About Your Printing Company Website? Tame the Monster

    Richard Dannenberg
    18 May 2015 | 6:57 am
    What are you going to do about your website? If you’re running a printing business, there’s around a 50% chance that you don’t have one. If you do have a website, there’s a very good chance that it needs some improvement. In last week’s article, I wrote about the difficulties printers have with the internet. For many of you, your website is like a monster under the bed. You know it’s there and you’re just a little bit afraid of it. If you ignore it or throw it a scrap of food occasionally, maybe it won’t do too much harm. Here’s the problem: The monster is making your…
  • Is Your Website the Monster Under the Bed?

    Richard Dannenberg
    8 May 2015 | 10:31 am
    Let’s Talk About Your Website I know you’d really prefer if we didn’t. And anyway, the site you have up has been sitting there perfectly well on it’s own for quite some time. Bringing a website up to speed is a lot of work. You know that. You delegated the job to one of your designers a couple of years ago and they’ve really never gotten anywhere with the project. Does this sound familiar? Websites have become the monster under the bed for many printing company owners. They’re fearful, they know there’s something horrible under there, but maybe the monster will just go away…
  • Three ways to improve the effectiveness of your print sales calls

    Richard Dannenberg
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:03 am
    Guest blog by Matthew Parker, Profitable Print Relationships Note: Matthew Parker is Director of Profitable Print Relationships and a former print buyer. For the last 5 years, PPR has provided unique sales masterclasses that have helped print salespeople in the UK and Europe improve their skills and their messaging. DP Marketing Services has recently become a licensed provider of PPR training and will be introducing Matthew’s flagship masterclass, How to Stop Print Buyers from Choosing on Price, over the next few months. Click the link for more information about the course.  …
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    Dreaming in CMYK

  • Gearing Up For Graph Expo 2015

    Christine Alexander
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:41 am
    Well, dreamers – the last few months have been CRAZY to say the least. The support of my transition to serve as the Printer’s Marketer has been overwhelmingly positive, and I am beyond excited to announce a few things… First off, you may have already noticed, there is now a link in the navigation bar to get to my portfolio site It’s definitely still a work in progress, but it’s finally at a place where I feel I can start sharing it with you all. There you will also find content geared towards the graphic arts industry – from posts about…
  • 11 Tips for the Aspiring Print Broker

    Christine Alexander
    13 Jul 2015 | 7:47 am
    Guest Post by Ryan Smith I started my business in Brisbane, Australia as a print manager / printing broker in 2011 – following a surprisingly simple process. I grew up around my parents printing business, and worked for their business for 5 years after finishing high school. Then I left to spread my wings a little – selling real estate for 2 years, before coming back to Brisbane’s printing industry and starting my own business named Uniprint QLD. Here is the simple recipe I developed for success as a print manager/printing broker. My focus was offering a broad range of products…
  • Packaging & The Customer Experience

    Christine Alexander
    23 Jun 2015 | 7:56 am
    My heart smiled a little yesterday. As I stood amidst a sea of marketing professionals at Element Three‘s Go Inbound Marketing event, I was reminded that print is still very much alive and well. The opportunity for a post lunch food coma was easily fought off by the incredible Johnny Cupcakes. For those of you who have no idea who I’m talking about – Johnny create a screen printing company that is famous for putting cupcakes on t-shirts. Replacing the pizza on TMNT shirts with cupcakes, for example. He shared his fascinating story with us about how he’s truly been…
  • Jekyll & Hyde Comes to Life with Augmented Reality

    Christine Alexander
    17 Jun 2015 | 7:12 am
    You know, augmented reality is an incredible way to tell your brand’s story, but it is also a powerful way to tell any story. By adding elements that compliment the story and almost bring your readers closer to living it out in real life. Here is just one creative example of how the story of Jekyll and Hyde comes to life with augmented reality. What do you think? The post Jekyll & Hyde Comes to Life with Augmented Reality appeared first on Dreaming in CMYK.
  • Creative QR Codes & Augmented Reality Examples

    Christine Alexander
    3 Jun 2015 | 8:36 am
    There are an incredible number of ways to make your print interactive. Whether you’re looking to engage with your consumers, or just make it easier for them to engage with you, you can get creative to develop a solution that fits your budget and the level of integration you are after. In my recent post for Pitney Bowes – Print + Digital: Your Next Marketing Secret Weapon, I discuss just four of the many ways to bridge the gap between the printed piece and the web. Today, I wanted to share with you some fun examples I’ve seen for the QR codes and augmented reality tools I…
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    Priceless InkJet Cartridges & Laser Toner Cartridges

  • Best Printers by Business Choice Awards 2015

    <a href="" title="Inkjet Cartridges &amp; Laser Toner Cartridges">Priceless Ink &amp; Toner Company</a>
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:35 am
    Here are the companies making the best printing equipment and providing the best support.The world talks a good game when it says "paperless" is the way to go, but printers are here to stay, especially in the work environment. Whether you work from home or at the corner office in the corporate tower, your desk is covered in print outs, and the printer in the corner is likely humming along all day long. That's why, as part of the regular Readers' Choice Survey on printers every year conducted by PCMag, they made sure to ask not just about the little inkjets used to print the kids' art…
  • HP to be Sued for False Advertising

    <a href="" title="Inkjet Cartridges &amp; Laser Toner Cartridges">Priceless Ink &amp; Toner Company</a>
    23 Jul 2015 | 4:08 am
    HP faces false advertising class action in the USA in a case alleging "its printers don't operate as advertised".Legal Newsline reported on the class action begun by consumer Anne Wolf at the US District Court for the Central District of California, which has targeted HP for alleged "false advertising". Wolf's suit against the OEM contends that its printers "don't operate as advertised" as the machines "can't download necessary software from the internet even though the company advertises they can". Wolf's suit – case number 5:15-cv-01221 – has been taken on by lawyers Todd M. Friedman…
  • Large Format 3D Printer in Shipping Containers

    <a href="" title="Inkjet Cartridges &amp; Laser Toner Cartridges">Priceless Ink &amp; Toner Company</a>
    13 Jul 2015 | 2:31 am
    US-based company Southwest Florida 3D has turned old shipping containers into a "standard platform" for 3D devices to print in.The Mille 3D printer can be stacked, shipped and parked in a driveway or garage, “and at the end of a road trip [you can] open the doors to a new object”, Southwest FL 3D founder Andy Tran told The news site said the innovation "could dramatically increase the mobility of 3D printing", while cutting production costs associated with the machines. It overcomes the issue that 3D printing is often not feasible for individuals as they cannot store and…
  • Happy Birthday America

    <a href="" title="Inkjet Cartridges &amp; Laser Toner Cartridges">Priceless Ink &amp; Toner Company</a>
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:03 am
      In case that you have missed our discount message: Priceless Ink has initiated a20% Holiday Discount(on compatible and remanufactured products for orders over $100)to Celebrate our Nation's Birthday If you need to replenish your printing suppliesthis maybe a good time to take advantage of the savings.     Have a wonderful and safe Holiday Weekend! Our office will be closed on July 3rd to enjoy a longer holiday.We'll be ready and eager to serve you at 9:00 am on Monday. Every quality compatible and remanufactured product qualifies.   Important: To be sure you receive our…
  • Happy 4th of July

    <a href="" title="Inkjet Cartridges &amp; Laser Toner Cartridges">Priceless Ink &amp; Toner Company</a>
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:36 am
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    Label Tech Talk Blog

  • Who Benefits from Mobile Printing?

    13 Jul 2015 | 5:25 am
    The world of business is quickly moving towards mobility, embracing the versatility and flexibility of printing wirelessly via laptops, tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices. Mobile workers comprise nearly a third of the U.S. workforce today. The opportunity and demand for mobile printing services in various industries will no doubt continue to rise.
  • We Offer Fully Compliant Digital UL Labels!

    30 Jun 2015 | 9:08 am
      You've relied on us for years to be your flexographic UL label partner. Did you know that you can also count on us for digitally produced UL labels?   Only manufacturers who are officially certified by UL are authorized to produce labels with the UL or cUL symbols on them. We have a partnership with an officially certified manufacturer. That means your labels meet all UL standards and can be backed up with official UL certification paperwork in the event of an audit. Don't get caught with unauthorized UL labels which may put your customers at risk. Stick with NTI Data…
  • 3rd Semi-Annual Medical Device and Diagnostic Labeling Conference

    23 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    We wanted to pass along the information about an upcoming labeling event, the 3rd Semi-Annual Medical Device and Diagnostic Labeling Conference on September 24-25, 2015 in San Diego, CA    
  • Label Printers--Which is best?

    10 Jun 2015 | 8:32 am
    It’s been over 400 years since labels were first used. For the first 200 years, not much changed as labels were printed on hand-made paper using relief letterpress type or images cut into wood or metal, with impression pressure applied through a wooden hand press and simple screw mechanism. Labels are now taken for granted though there are billions of labels printed each year.
  • Q: I think we may need new printers, how do I get the right ones for my business?

    Slick & Tack
    10 Jun 2015 | 7:11 am
    This is always a great question to ask before putting down 200K to replace all your printers. We would always want you to get what you need NOW, which we usually find to be very different from what your business needed the last time you bought printers. Not only business volumes, but changing technology and requirements means a straight-up replacement might not be the best option for you.
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  • What Is 100% Post-Consumer Waste Paper Stock (and why should you print on it)?

    Brian Morris
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:08 am
    You want to be as eco-friendly as possible with your print marketing materials, but if you’re not printing on paper stock comprised from 100 percent post-consumer waste then you’re missing an easy opportunity to go green. What is 100 percent post-consumer waste paper stock, and why should you print on it? One-hundred percent post-consumer waste is the eco-friendliest paper stock. The term itself refers to a type of recycled paper that’s made entirely from post-consumer waste, which is waste that people have actually used and recycled instead of discarding to landfills. Post-consumer…
  • Is Your Paper Stock Really Recycled?

    Brian Morris
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:07 am
    You want to print eco-friendly marketing materials, but it’s easy to be confused by all the “recycled” labels that can be applied to paper stocks. Some include “recycled content,” some are made from recycled “pre-consumer waste,” and still others are made from recycled “post-consumer waste.” If your business has a green agenda, it’s important to make sure your paper stock is really recycled. So, which type of paper stock should you print on? Is your paper stock really recycled? In short, yes, if your paper stock carries the “recycled” label it’s made from recycled…
  • Should You Put A QR Code On Your Postcard?

    Brian Morris
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:04 am
    Much debate surrounds whether QR codes are powerful marketing tools or a dying concept. Here, we examine the case for and against QR codes to help you determine whether you should put a QR code on your postcard. The case for QR codes QR codes can connect customers to additional content, help customers follow your brand, and lead customers to online stores and apps to make purchases. Many companies have successfully used QR codes to interact with customers. Taco Bell, for example, generated nearly a quarter-million QR code scans via an ESPN ad campaign; and Snapchat’s “Snaptags” are…
  • Why Do Ugly Postcards Work?

    Brian Morris
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:51 am
    Ever get a marketing postcard that was nothing but big black letters on a yellow background? How about a postcard featuring Courier font and an obviously-stock photo? Ever wonder why companies would invest in such an ugly postcard marketing campaign? The answer is simple: ugly postcards work. But why? Think about the role design plays in postcard marketing. In order, postcard design must: command attention create desire visually guide customers to your call to action Notably absent from this list is “be beautiful.” Postcards are not paintings. They are not art. They are marketing tools.
  • 3 Deadly Postcard Marketing Mistakes

    Brian Morris
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:20 am
    Direct-mail postcard marketing is one of the most effective ways you can market your business – provided you do it right. The success of your postcard marketing campaigns is dependent not only on adhering to proven best practices, but also avoiding mistakes that can doom your postcards before you mail them. The following lists three deadly postcard mistakes and details how you can avoid them to launch a postcard campaign primed for success. 1. Failure to define goals It’s important to define specific goals for your postcard marketing campaigns at the beginning of the planning phase. The…
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