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  • Incorporating Direct Response Marketing With Print Media

    Ricky Singh
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:19 am
    The term direct response marketing can be directly related to print media. It eliminates the need for a middleman within marketing and means that advertising will be done through something like print, such as catalogs, ads, or magazines. The post Incorporating Direct Response Marketing With Print Media appeared first on ThePrintBlog.
  • Reports that Captured Dr. Joe's Attention (Blog) Printing Industry News
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:08 pm
  • MDC Shareholder Alert by Former Louisiana Attorney General: Kahn...

    Commercial Printing News
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:52 pm
    This action is pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. If you purchased shares of MDC and would like to discuss your legal rights and how this case might affect you and your right to recover for your economic loss, you may, without obligation or cost to you, call toll-free at 1-877-515-1850 or email KSF Managing Partner Lewis Kahn .
  • Interest in The Print Show Continues to Grow as Major Industry Brands Sign Up - American Printer Magazine

    print industry news - Google News
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:03 am
    Interest in The Print Show Continues to Grow as Major Industry Brands Sign UpAmerican Printer MagazineBristol, UK – August 27, 2015: Organisers of this year's inaugural edition of The Print Show have been handed a further boost after more major companies from the industry signed up to exhibit at the event later this year. Taking place at National
  • Label Works earns G7 Master Printer Qualification

    Label and Narrow Web - Breaking News
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The qualification is part of the company’s commitment to state-of-the-art printing, says company president Troy Barnes.
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  • Reports that Captured Dr. Joe's Attention (Blog)

    27 Aug 2015 | 5:08 pm
  • Xante Announces the Release of Myriad License Plate Media

    27 Aug 2015 | 5:08 pm
    In response to strong customer requests, Xante is proud to introduce Myriad license plate media (# 200-100371) as the latest offering in the ever-expanding line of Xante media products. This development in media will allow print shops to design a wide array of customizable license plates to creatively display campaign logos and slogans, monograms and initials, school and team spirit, advertisements, and much more. These 12 mil license plates are extremely durable; they are composed of high-quali
  • New Scanning Spectrophotometer Brings High Automation and Integration to Digital Press Color Management

    27 Aug 2015 | 5:08 pm
    FREMONT, California - EFI today announced a new color chart reading spectrophotometer that automates and streamlines the press profiling process in Fiery Driven™ digital color production printing. The new EFI ES-6000 scanning network spectrophotomer is fully integrated into EFI Fiery digital front end workflows. As a result, print professionals can quickly and easily update profiles and verify color to ensure the best possible color output from their digital presse
  • The Advertising Production Club of New York Announces Strategic Corporate Partnership with Scodix

    27 Aug 2015 | 5:08 pm
    Continues Upward Momentum with Scholarship Program NEW YORK - The Advertising Production Club of New York (APC-NYC), the leading non-profit New York Advertising industry trade organization, today announces a strategic Corporate Partnership with Scodix Ltd. the leading provider of digital enhancement solutions for the graphic arts industry. Using Scodix SENSE™ technology, creative and design professionals all over the world are applying unmatched, high-quality digi
  • Enfocus Releases Switch 13

    27 Aug 2015 | 5:08 pm
    Ghent, Belgium - Enfocus today announces a new release of its business automation solution, Enfocus Switch 13. This release gives customers even more tools for flow creation, remote communication and improved speed. Another exciting development is a web browser-based interface, making Switch 13 ready for the future. Together, these features provide businesses with resources that facilitate smarter productivity management.  Switch 13 - Expanding on the value of connection Since i
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    Commercial Printing News

  • MDC Shareholder Alert by Former Louisiana Attorney General: Kahn...

    28 Aug 2015 | 10:52 pm
    This action is pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. If you purchased shares of MDC and would like to discuss your legal rights and how this case might affect you and your right to recover for your economic loss, you may, without obligation or cost to you, call toll-free at 1-877-515-1850 or email KSF Managing Partner Lewis Kahn .
  • Quebec Solidarity fund interested in funding return of Nordiques to Quebec City

    28 Aug 2015 | 3:39 pm
    The Quebec Federation of Labour's Solidarity Fund has expressed interest in a partnership to help finance the return of the Nordiques hockey team to Quebec City. Pierre Karl Peladeau, Parti Quebecois leader and controlling shareholder of Quebecor Inc., has suggested that the investment fund tied to the province's largest labour federation could be a potential investor.
  • Quebecor Given Average Recommendation of "Buy" by Brokerages

    28 Aug 2015 | 8:09 am
    Shares of Quebecor have earned a consensus rating of "Buy" from the ten ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Analyst Ratings.Net reports . One analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation, six have issued a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company.
  • Robbins Arroyo LLP Is Investigating the Officers and Directors of...

    25 Aug 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Multi-Color Corporation provides various label solutions, graphic and pre-press services, and various print methods. View this press release on the law firm's Shareholder Rights Blog: , Multi-Color Corporation's former independent public accountant, auditing firm KPMG LLP, identified three material weaknesses in the company's internal controls over financial reporting.
  • ARC Document Solutions Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks

    25 Aug 2015 | 2:39 pm
    According to Zacks, "ARC Document Solutions Inc. is a document solutions company providing business-to-business document management technology and services to the architectural, engineering and construction, or AEC industries. It also provides document management services to companies in non-AEC industries, such as technology, financial services, retail, entertainment, and food and hospitality.
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  • Interest in The Print Show Continues to Grow as Major Industry Brands Sign Up - American Printer Magazine

    27 Aug 2015 | 8:03 am
    Interest in The Print Show Continues to Grow as Major Industry Brands Sign UpAmerican Printer MagazineBristol, UK – August 27, 2015: Organisers of this year's inaugural edition of The Print Show have been handed a further boost after more major companies from the industry signed up to exhibit at the event later this year. Taking place at National
  • 3-D printing is revolutionizing the pharmaceutical industry - Business Insider

    22 Aug 2015 | 9:55 pm
    Business Insider3-D printing is revolutionizing the pharmaceutical industryBusiness InsiderIt's less clear, however, whether 3-D printing will be able to change the drug industry in quite the way this technology is predicted to shape other fields. The usual story goes like this: Three-dimensional printing, by virtue of extruding plastic or
  • Avanti Computer Systems - What They Think

    20 Aug 2015 | 7:37 am
    Avanti Computer SystemsWhat They ThinkThe ideal candidate is looking to grow his/her career and thrives in a highly collaborative and fast paced environment. We are looking for an enthusiastic self-starter who has a background in the print industry. You will become an expert in the use and ...
  • Breakthrough Business Model for The Printing Industry, "Unsquaring The Wheel ... - What They Think

    20 Aug 2015 | 4:31 am
    Breakthrough Business Model for The Printing Industry, "Unsquaring The Wheel What They ThinkDr. Joe Webb, RIT's Prof. Chris Bondy, and consultant Wayne Peterson have teamed to develop and deliver a new workshop and book that features a breakthrough industry business model for commercial printers and print service providers; it premieres at ...
  • Newest Avanti Slingshot modules garner two MUST SEE 'EM awards - PrintCan

    18 Aug 2015 | 7:31 am
    Newest Avanti Slingshot modules garner two MUST SEE 'EM awardsPrintCan... Avanti Computer Systems Limited, a leading provider of Print MIS solutions, today announced that the two newest Avanti Slingshot modules have received the prestigious MUST SEE 'EM awards in connection with Graph Expo 15, the industry's largest Avanti's Newest Slingshot Modules Receive Two Must See 'Ems AwardsPrinting Impressions (press release)all 5 news articles »
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    PNEAC Hot News

  • Why Your Sustainability Strategy Can Be Pivotal to Employee Engagement

    27 Aug 2015 | 1:46 pm
    The business case for implementing sustainable practices is clear, and regardless of what industry you're in, the strain on natural resources is rising as a result of population growth and climate change. Today, many companies are shifting to a sustainable business model to protect the ecosystem, realize associated cost-savings and support future business growth because a healthier, more vibrant society makes for a healthy economy. To achieve this vision, a business cannot only adopt purpose into its operations, opportunities, solutions and profit, but the notion of purpose must be embedded…
  • Phone Book Industry Makes Environmental Advances, Still Needs Improvement in Sustainability

    12 Aug 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Is the telephone book -- once a common and useful tool in every household -- still around? Even in the digital era, the answer is yes. And in the past year, telephone directory publishers took steps to reduce the environmental impacts of their products. But they continue to fall short in key areas, according to a new report card published by the nonprofit Product Stewardship Institute (PSI).
  • Allegheny County, Pa., Emphasizes 'Green' Infrastructure in $2 Billion Stormwater Control Effort

    12 Aug 2015 | 3:24 pm
    Greening the county's antiquated sewer network can be accomplished through a series of regionally focused, strategically placed solutions, such as green roofs, permeable pavement and stormwater planters.
  • Why Sustainability Ratings Matter

    12 Aug 2015 | 3:16 pm
    "The growing body of research linking strong sustainability performance with strong financial performance only improves the value proposition for sustainable business practices,' writes Allen L. White, a senior fellow at the Tellus Institute and founder of the Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings.
  • Reporting your company's carbon footprint can save $1.5 million a year

    12 Aug 2015 | 9:52 am
    Businesses will go to great lengths to convince the markets that they are a safe investment. But it might come as a surprise that one of the best things a company can do to boost its investment credibility is voluntarily publish details of its environmental impact.
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    Xerox Blogs

  • Pourquoi un blog Xerox nommé Passerelles Digitales ?

    Patricia Abbas
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:10 am
    Bienvenu sur notre blog ! Vous connaissez peut-être Xerox pour ses services et solutions d'impression. Il est vrai que nous avons commencé par concevoir la manière dont le monde partage les informations. Aujourd’hui la mobilité, le big data, l’analyse de données, sont aussi nos domaines d’expertise et nous ont permis de transformé la façon dont le monde achète, apprend, se déplace, gère des opérations bancaires, bénéficie de soin et bien sûr travail. A travers ce blog, partageons les opportunités de croissance qu’apporte la transition digitale aux entreprises, aux…
  • Printen en verbruiksartikelen, gedoe?

    Patty de Jong
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:25 am
    Bij printers horen nu eenmaal verbruiksartikelen. En je zal altijd zien, net bezig met een haastklus is de toner op. En ja vergeten te bestellen bij de laatste keer dat de toner is bijgevuld. Is dit gedoe herkenbaar voor je? Hoe groter het bedrijf hoe langer het duurt voor verbruiksartikelen voor printers worden bijbesteld. En dit probleem doet zich ook voor bij het MKB. Als er maar een paar medewerkers zijn, wordt deze klus vaak vergeten. Dit betekent dat er net bij een belangrijke klantpresentatie of offerte die 's avonds moet worden afgedrukt er geen verbruiksartikelen zijn. Lees hier hoe…
  • New Xerox Brand Strategy Puts Focus on Helping Businesses and Governments Achieve Better Results

    Erin Gillard
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:32 am
    Work has changed; it’s frenetic, process-laden and regulation-heavy. But improving the work itself is within reach. Xerox has launched a brand strategy that declares, “Work Can Work Better.” This new brand platform describes what is possible when business solutions are designed around both new technology and human insights. “The business environment is complicated and noisy,” said Ursula Burns, Xerox chairman and chief executive officer. “Our customers look to us to simplify their business processes and develop solutions that improve their operations and performance.” John…
  • Finishers and Finishing on the Xerox Printers

    Cheryl Otstott
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:18 am
    Many Xerox printers and multifunction printers have finishers available that will do everything from staple to bind and many things in-between. These finishers help you to create books, booklets, presentations, greeting cards and many other applications that require manipulation of the job inline and / or post printing. Xerox Production printers finishing equipment can create books, bind, crease, slit, trim, hole punch and more. Visit the digital printing Feeders and Print Finishing Solutions page to find out more about all the options available for your production equipment. Xerox Office…
  • L’Intelligence derrière les Managed Print Services (MPS)

    Franck Berthinier
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:28 am
    Source : ( Adam Johnson, Directeur de Limpio MPS) De nombreuses sociétés ont mis en place des logiciels de gestion d’impression en rationalisant et en réduisant leur parc d'imprimantes. Ceci est un bon début, mais nous pensons qu’elles ne font qu’effleurer les avantages d’une solution complète de Managed Print Services (MPS). Ces logiciels de gestion d’impression vous permettent effectivement de réduire vos coûts, de bénéficier d’une facturation consolidée et d’obtenir des rapports détaillés sur le coût et sur combien d’impressions ont été réalisées par…
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    Printer Industry Blog

  • 5 New Kyocera Ecosys Printers

    Stan Retner
    11 Aug 2015 | 3:29 am
    This news should be of much interest to everyone who searches for cost, speed, flexibility, security and first rate environmental features in a printer. As the Kyocera new line of the color gadgets aiming from small to medium-sized workgroups is just the same! The all new lineup includes 3 A4 color printers and 2 MFPs. They are based on the widely-known Kyocera Ecosys technology with the durable drum with a yield of up to 300 000 pages and lowering waste functions. The machines provide printing on the broadest range of media from A6 to A4 with up to 5 paper trays simultaneously using…
  • New Canon Pixma All-In-One Inkjets

    Stan Retner
    4 Aug 2015 | 3:17 am
    Canon is the brand that doesn’t need to be introduced as being a worldwide leader in photo printing. Its gadgets are always in the edge of technology and provide the best quality output together with convenient printing features like advanced mobile and cloud printing. This month Canon has shown its 7 new models of printers, possessing all the good features of the brand. The new machines belong to the Canon Pixma MG5700, MG6800 and MG7720 all-in-one series. All of them are wireless, inkjet and are suitable for printing documents as well as photographs. Moreover, the models feature widest…
  • 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…
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    All Jobs from Printworkers

  • Production Artist - Texas

    28 Aug 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Technical Artist familiar with flexible packaging layouts, workflows and basic print knowledge to support a well founded knowledge base for troubleshooting and proper file setup. Artist must be able to build templates, adjust templates, make art edits as well as build a file from scratch. Artist will preferably be fami
  • Bindery - Texas

    28 Aug 2015 | 1:56 am
    Bindery Operator job openings for 1st & 2nd shift for recently expanded print facility in Grand Prairie!These are Full Time, 1st or 2nd shift, Temp-to-Hire positions.Bindery Job Responsibilities:-Coil Binding-Comb / Spiral Binding-Poster / Banner Printing-Foam Board Mounting-3 Hole Drill-Laminating1st Shift: 6:00am - 2
  • CSR Promotional Products - Illinois

    28 Aug 2015 | 1:56 am
    Long time Promotional Products manufacturer Warwick Publishing Company is looking for an experienced Customer Service Representative. We are located in St. Charles, IL Responsibilities: Handle incoming phone calls and emails from promotional products distributors (ASI and PPAI) Answer product questions and provide p
  • Field Service Technician - Florida

    28 Aug 2015 | 1:56 am
    Job Description, Responsibilities, and Requirements Seeking a field service technician to handle installation, training, maintenance and repair of prepress, offset printing, digital printing, and finishing equipment. Applicants should have previous experience with troubleshooting and repairing equipment. Job require
  • Prepress Mac Operator - California

    27 Aug 2015 | 1:49 pm
    We are interviewing for a strong Mac Operator with production knowledge of offset commercial print. Must have current experience with Prinergy, Preps, XMPIE would be a plus. We are a high volume trade shop with many services so we need someone who can work fast and diligent with great retention. **NOTE** We are NOT
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    Lightning Labels

  • Our Exclusive Gold Poly Material Will Give Your Labels A Premium Look

    Eddy Salomon
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:51 am
    Use Premium Labels to Go for the Gold Whether you’re eager to infuse a sense of luxury into your line of custom bath and body products or simply want to make your wine bottles stand out from the others sharing the shelf, adding a little extra elegance with premium labels can go a long way. Even a small splash of gold adds a touch of class and an innate sense of quality that will quickly make your offerings seem more appealing to consumers, especially in light of the fact that gold comes with such positive associations. Gold Poly Labels Present A Golden Opportunity Gold is synonymous…
  • August is National Water Quality Month – Get Your Water Labels Ready

    Eddy Salomon
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:02 am
    Are Your Water Labels Optimized for August? What do water labels have to do with August? According to Holiday Insights, as well as being National Golf Month (time to perfect your swing!), National Picnic Month (watch out for ants), Family Fun Month (make the most of those last few precious days before the kids go back to school) and Peach Month (because, quite simply, yum), August is also National Water Quality Month. Why Use A Water Quality Label? If you sell bottled water from an untainted source, there’s no time like the present to proudly declare that fact by way of a vibrant and…
  • It’s Not Too Early to Start Thinking About Custom Holiday Labels

    Eddy Salomon
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:04 am
    Now is the Time to Prepare Winter Holiday Labels and More The sun is up, the sky is blue and the winter shopping season is the last thing many people think about at this time of year – unless they celebrate the unofficial Christmas in July holiday, of course. However, at least as far as retailers are concerned, now is the perfect time to start thinking about everything from winter advertising campaigns to holiday labels. According to the National Retail Federation, more than half of retailers surveyed in conjunction with the creation of the organization’s 2015 Retail Holiday…
  • Announcing Our 4th Annual Lightning Labels Photo Contest Winners!

    Eddy Salomon
    19 Aug 2015 | 5:30 am
    Facebook Voters Crown Label Contest’s Top 5 Back in May, we announced the kickoff of our fourth annual label contest and invited our customers to show off the product labels and stickers they printed with Lightning Labels. Once the submission period closed, fans of Lightning Labels on Facebook were encouraged to vote for their favorite product photos. With each entry more compelling than the last, there was some stiff competition, but voters were ultimately able to whittle down the options to five winners. Scentsational Soaps Claims Grand Prize in Image Contest Scentsational Soaps of…
  • Head to Lightning Labels for Back-to-School Stickers and Labels

    Eddy Salomon
    17 Aug 2015 | 5:30 am
    Don’t Forget Back-to-School Labels This Shopping Season This time of year seemed so far away at the beginning of the summer, but for many families, school is already right around the corner. According to research by the National Retail Federation, back-to-school spending has increased by 42 percent over the past decade, and consumers’ willingness to spend at this time of year has the potential to affect purchases of small things, such as back-to-school labels and stickers, to laptops, tablets and other big-ticket items. In fact, according to the NRF’s Back-to-School Spending…
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    Labelzone blog

  • How To Tighten a TZe Tape Ribbon

    28 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    Anyone born before 1995 will know the valued relationship of a pencil or biro pen and an audio cassette. You’d grab your favourite mixtape of songs recorded off the radio and just before you put it in to play you notice the tape is slipping out over your fingers and thumb. You grab a pencil, […]
  • Brady BBP31 & BBP33

    25 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    As with every Brady printer, the quality of the product never ceases to impress me. Being in the position I am, I’m fortunate enough to play around with many printers. The Brady BBP31 label printer is by far the easiest to use considering how advanced it is. Everything inside is colour coded with guides so […]
  • Brother Tape Creator Pro Overview

    21 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    Breaking from the norm of labelling using tape and die-cut media, Brother have produced this unusual machine. It prints single colour ribbon onto single tape but this isn’t your normal 3-36mm TZe tape, it’s packaging tape. The idea is you can print on demand custom packaging tape to be used on parcels or products for […]
  • BMP 21-PLUS vs. P-Touch E300

    18 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    Brady’s BMP 21-PLUS and Brother’s PT-E300 are very similar printers both targeted at the same users for the same environment. How do they compare with functionality, quality and the labels they produce? Below is a table of features to compare. Brother Brady Maximum continuous width 18mm 19mm Minimum continuous width 3.5mm 6mm Average tape length […]
  • LabelStation BarTender Video Tutorial of the Month

    14 Aug 2015 | 1:02 am
    This month’s most popular video tutorial for BarTender users shows how to add single symbols into you label design. 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 “A” icon to open the drop-list. Select “Symbol Font Characters”. […]
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    Free printable labels & templates, label design @WorldLabel blog!

  • Back to School Label Printable Set Boys and Girls

    11 Aug 2015 | 11:30 am
    August has crept up on us so quick this year and it’s less than three weeks until the kiddos are back to school! In preparation we have designed 5 sheets of labels that you can customize, download and print to help you get organized for the year ahead. Our patterned sheets can be printed onto full sheet labels then used to wrap pencils and crayons or to cover notebooks and binders – how cute?! The other two sheets have a variety of labels that can be customize with your child’s name or initials. Simply download the free font Courier Prime first and you are good to go. Edit in Adobe…
  • 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…
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  • What is Your Plan for a “Mysterious” Market?

    Gina Danner
    28 Aug 2015 | 8:57 am
    The chairman of Standard and Poor’s Index Committee, David Blitzer, described what the real estate market would look like in 2015 with one word, “Mysterious.” For professionals making their living off of the success of the Real Estate market, this probably wasn’t the most reassuring word. A few synonyms for the word ‘mysterious’: secretive, enigmatic, shadowy, furtive, cagey, cryptic, covert, stealthy and surreptitious. Not the most confidence inspiring choice of vocabulary.   If you are in the real estate profession; remaining positive and confident in the future of the real…
  • When Sending an Email is Worse Than Not

    Gina Danner
    12 Aug 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Marketing Automation is a Wonderful Tool Marketing automation can save you time, and it allows you to reach out to prospects in an individual way that you would never have time to do without automation tools. Sometimes. The convenience and affordability of automated email marketing are indisputable so why only sometimes? Like all forms of marketing, automated email campaigns need to be done correctly. Emails need to be reviewed, and templates adjusted as technology is updated and recipients are becoming more mobile. Schedule a Regular Check Up How does your email appears when viewed in (or…
  • How It’s Made: Paper

    Eric Danner
    5 Aug 2015 | 11:31 am
      If you know me, you know I love learning more about the manufacturing process. In fact, one of my favorite TV shows is, “How’s It Made.” Several years ago I was given the opportunity to visit a paper mill and actually got to see paper being manufactured. It is so fascinating to learn that something as simple as “a piece of paper” starts with water, wood pulp and recycled paper. When I saw the video below from Mohawk, a leading paper manufacturer, I watched it several times and then wanted to share it with our customers and friends. So often, the printed page garners attention…
  • 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…
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    Printing Industries of America - News and Updates

  • Printing Industries of America Launches Power Selling Program
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:03 am
    Warrendale, PA, August 27, 2015—Printing Industries of America (PIA) proudly announces the launch of the Power Selling Program. This eight-week turnkey training program features a unique combination of online training, weekly student projects, and live coaching sessions with the sales coach superstar, Leslie Groene. Through the new program, printing firms have the opportunity to enhance their sales revenue by improving the effectiveness of the sales team. The goal of the Power Selling Program is to energize a company’s sales associates, sales managers, and senior executivesThe Program…
  • Paper and Packaging—How Life Unfolds: Behind the Groundbreaking Campaign [Interview]
    13 Aug 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Life moves fast. Who has time for print? One new campaign is suggesting we all do—even if we aren’t aware of it. Paper and packaging has been in competition with other media forms for quite some time now. Within our industry we know that printed paper and packaging products are viable and sustainable. But the real problem is convincing our customers of that. It comes down to general perceptions. Kids, instead of coloring in a coloring book, would rather play video games on tablets. Sports fans would rather download a virtual game ticket. Vacationers would rather take their e-book to the…
  • 6 Ways to Drive Your Postpress Company to Greater Profits
    12 Aug 2015 | 11:26 am
      The postpress industry has seen plenty of transformation in recent years. Lucky for you that means plenty more opportunities for profit. But the problem isn’t knowing where you want your business to go, it’s how you’re going to get it there. Here are some of the tricks you can employ when you’re reaching for those higher profits.   1. Go Lean Think about how you get ready each morning. Most of us have a system: 1) Coffee, 2) Get dressed, 3) Another coffee, and so on. Your system works. It gets you to your goal of being out the door on time (at least most days) and…
  • PIA Booth Highlights 2015 InterTech Technology Awards Recipients
    7 Aug 2015 | 6:48 am
    Who are the next industry game changers? Jim Workman, assistant vice president, Center for Technology and Research, tells you where you can find complete details on this year’s InterTech Award recipients.Attendees visiting Printing Industries of America’s booth #3802 at GRAPH EXPO 15 will be able to learn more about the ten technologies receiving the prestigious 2015 InterTech™ Technology Award.Read the press release announcing the 2015 InterTech Technology Awards here.The “Forecast Part 2, Midyear Update” issue of Printing Industries of America: The Magazine will be distributed at…
  • Printing Industries of America Announces Color 2015
    5 Aug 2015 | 5:37 am
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, August 4, 2015—Printing Industries of America (PIA) announces Color 2015, December 5-8 at the Point Hilton Squaw Peak in Phoenix, AZ. Formerly the Color Management Conference, Color 2015 is critical to everyone who participates in the creative process, from brand managers, agencies, production and retouch, prepress, printers, and digital content providers.   Great color begins with you. Color 2015 attendees will learn, network, and communicate brand color, as well as discover tools and strategies to manage accurate color across the workflow. They…
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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

  • 1/1 Interview With Dustin Graupman: Xerox’s Chief Inkjet Geek and Soccer Fanatic!

    Deborah Corn
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:11 am
    Ok Inkjet fans, we now have a game in progress! Over the past year you have heard a LOT from me about inkjet through my work with HP. I’m happy to report that both Xerox and Canon Solutions America also want to share their stories and knowledge with you, and are participating along with HP on “I Can’t Believe it’s Not Offset! Everything You Need To Know About The Inkjet Revolution!” in the Printerverse at Graph Expo (booth 3867) on Tuesday Sept 15, 11-11:45AM CT. If you are in Chicago, don’t miss this! If you can’t make it, you can watch LIVE via…
  • Are You Listening To Your Customers?

    Deborah Corn
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:43 am
    Over the past few months I have been in full-blown prep mode for The Printerverse at GRAPH EXPO 2015. Part of that preparation entailed formulating panel topics, and now that they are announced, I want to take a moment and share some things I’ve learned.First and foremost, just because you think something is a good idea, doesn’t mean everyone will agree. However, I learned that taking a little extra time to talk through questions, concerns and address issues makes the negotiation for getting what you want much smoother. The lesson: Sending an email, without following up, even if you think…
  • How Print And Digital Work Together

    Jennifer Grace
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:41 am
    Last month I wrote a blog explaining some misconceptions of the print industry (did you miss it? If so, you can read it here). As these are all big topics in our industry, I’ve decided that for the next few months I will explore each of these topics a little more in depth. I think it’s important to understand what drives our industry, especially in this digital age. The first misconception that we explored last month was that print and digital are competing. We have already determined that this is not the case, but what we haven’t yet looked at is how they can work together.You might be…
  • Are You Augmenting Your Reality?

    Chloe Mahendra-Fuji
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:40 am
    Hi! I’m Chloe! I know we are about to start show season and I should be jumping up and down about GraphExpo, labelExpo and the other cool shows, but I’m buried in an Augmented Reality project that is going sideways. Let me share what I’ve learned!I started out, as many of us did, adding QR codes to collateral pieces to link back to web sites and sometimes to YouTube to add some zing and flavor. The challenge I had with QR codes was the need to know where I was going to land before I was ready! For most of my projects the design phase gets started early and goes through iterations on a…
  • Where The Heck Was PRINT??

    Sandy Hubbard
    25 Aug 2015 | 6:38 am
    Last night was excruciating.A local business group held its annual celebration to honor its members.The tables were set for 50.Fourteen people — including the band — showed up.I stayed til the bitter, depressing end, because the band was playing so earnestly for the dribble of a crowd.WHAT HAPPENED??This is a business group with a robust membership. This has been a popular event over the years.Fail #1: The event was planned around the VERBAL replies of members who said they “might attend” or bring a friend.Fail #2: The email invitation did not have the DATE and TIME of the…
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  • Incorporating Direct Response Marketing With Print Media

    Ricky Singh
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:19 am
    The term direct response marketing can be directly related to print media. It eliminates the need for a middleman within marketing and means that advertising will be done through something like print, such as catalogs, ads, or magazines. The post Incorporating Direct Response Marketing With Print Media appeared first on ThePrintBlog.
  • 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.
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  • Tutorial: Create a Realistic Emboss/Deboss Effect in Photoshop

    Vladimir Gendelman
    27 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Tutorial: Create a Realistic Emboss/Deboss Effect in PhotoshopThe coolest thing about embossing and debossing is that it’s completely exclusive to printed paper. You’ll never see a truly “embossed” imprint on a web image—but that makes it difficult when you want to show off your embossed print design on a computer screen. In the following tutorial, we’ll show you how to use a [...]
  • How to Slim a Face in Photoshop with Just a Few Easy Steps (Tutorial)

    Vladimir Gendelman
    18 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    How to Slim a Face in Photoshop with Just a Few Easy Steps (Tutorial)Ever hear the phrase “the camera adds ten pounds?” Any number of things can go wrong during a photo shoot and make the subject look heavier than they actually are. Maybe the lighting was off, the angle was bad, or the subject’s posture was unflattering. But there’s a simple way to fix those mistakes and [...]
  • How to Turn a Photo Into a Beautiful Painting in Photoshop (Tutorial)

    Vladimir Gendelman
    4 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    How to Turn a Photo Into a Beautiful Painting in Photoshop (Tutorial)The best thing about Photoshop is that it allows you to do things in a few minutes that would normally take hours or days to complete. Case in point: instead of spending half a lifetime painting a picture, you can use Adobe Photoshop to make a photograph look like a hand-painted masterpiece in minutes. Converting [...]
  • 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 [...]
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    The Spill

  • Home Is What You Make It

    13 Aug 2015 | 9:26 am
    We've mentioned before that 3D printing is revolutionizing home construction. The technology has freed architects from the restraints of a building's size and shape, and given those constructing buildings a wider range of reliable materials. But it's important not to forget everything that goes into a home. Here are a few ways innovators are looking to improve and exploit 3D printer technology in the home. Table Topped Lukas Oehmigen grew up behind the Iron Curtain learning that there were no such things as personal possessions. He also thought that architecture needed to be cold and sterile,…
  • A Sense of Social Media Style

    6 Aug 2015 | 9:26 am
    As a company changes and grows, so will the design it uses to identify itself. When two of the world's most recognizable companies began to implement changes to their logos, millions of people took notice. Simple as ABC It's hard for Google to make changes and have them go unnoticed. The entire tech world sat up and paid attention when founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin announced the creation of a holding company named Alphabet. And with the creation of this new company came immediate reaction to its logo. (via Wired) The logo was regarded by some as a sign of the 16-year-old…
  • 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…
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    GotPrint Blog

  • How Do You Pass Along Your Cards?

    21 Aug 2015 | 9:01 am
    Everyone has their own way of promoting themselves. Some are more forward, and others, take a more relaxed approach. In any case, regardless of your style or preferred method, it's crucial to remember there are some best practices and business card etiquette to keep in mind.No matter how forward you are, we all probably know that it's probably best not to just hand out your business card to anyone you meet or passes within one foot of you. Surprisingly, we still see this happen all the time. Instead of forcing your card onto passersby, it's important to leave a good impression, so be sure to…
  • Cards For All Your Needs

    17 Aug 2015 | 9:09 am
    Over the years, we've seen countless cards in our facilities. Small cards, large cards, folded cards, die-cut cards, professional cards, creative cards.It's safe to say, we've seen it all. We are always rather pleased to see customers being not only practical, but getting creative and designing cards to meet a variety of different purposes, from promotional to personal needs.Postcards are still the most popular and cost-effective promotional tool for businesses and marketers. A set of postcards is not only affordable, but they're easy to design, making them popular among businesses of all…
  • From Video to Viral

    12 Aug 2015 | 10:11 am
    Videos are a great way to capture your current customers as well as new customers, because a good, clever video really can go viral, very quickly. Ever remember the "Charlie Bit My Finger" video, or ever seen the sassy Virgin Atlantic Safety Video? They went viral, and fast. All it needed was some humor, creativity, and a lot of word-of-mouth referrals. With videos, you get to share sights, sounds as well as humor and personality, all at the same time. In just a few minutes, you can give your customers or potential customers a great understanding of what you are all about. In Virgin…
  • 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!
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    Data Label Blog For Asset & Barcode Label News

  • Security labels and some of their uses

    27 Aug 2015 | 3:50 am
    With business wanting to ensure that their equipment is protected at all times, security labels are now being used more frequently to ensure that these are not stolen or tampered with. Two of the ones most frequently used are Void labels and Tamper Evident seals. With the void label, these are designed to leave the […] The post Security labels and some of their uses appeared first on Data Label Blog For Asset & Barcode Label News.
  • By using custom labels you can create a unique marketing tool

    25 Aug 2015 | 3:37 am
    With fierce competition it is hardly surprising that companies are running out of ideas to promote their organisation creatively, the usual ones are widely used and lose the power of being unique. Printed custom labels are one of the more innovative techniques that one can employ to enhance a brand image, they can also improve […] The post By using custom labels you can create a unique marketing tool appeared first on Data Label Blog For Asset & Barcode Label News.
  • There is more to a barcode than a series of lines

    19 Aug 2015 | 3:31 am
    The barcode has a multitude of uses, for example they can be in the retail sector for pricing, also document tracking, the tracking of goods or equipment, inventory control, and asset management. There are a number of stages that will go into the production of barcode labels, all of which ensures the high calibre of […] The post There is more to a barcode than a series of lines appeared first on Data Label Blog For Asset & Barcode Label News.
  • Asset labels that will withstand the toughest conditions

    13 Aug 2015 | 5:04 am
    For any company which owns modern high-tech electrical equipment and valuable machinery keeping them tagged is vital but the tags or labels have to also be able to withstand the harshest of conditions. Tagging your assets allows you to track them constantly as well ensuring they are a deterrent to thieves. With asset label it […] The post Asset labels that will withstand the toughest conditions appeared first on Data Label Blog For Asset & Barcode Label News.
  • Why it is cost effective to choose high quality barcode labels

    13 Aug 2015 | 4:56 am
    When barcodes are used on industrial equipment for the purpose of asset tracing or when hired out, the label has to be durable and by durable this means that it must withstand corrosion, heat, cold, UV light and solvents. A variety of materials can be used for this type of barcode; these could be listed […] The post Why it is cost effective to choose high quality barcode labels appeared first on Data Label Blog For Asset & Barcode Label News.
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  • Augmented Reality Adventures

    Richard Dannenberg
    11 Aug 2015 | 9:08 am
    As an adventurous college student, I came close to trouble in East Berlin. In those days, the border guards looked askance at long-haired American youths crossing at Checkpoint Charlie. We tucked our hair under our hats and got across, but found the prescribed tourist areas rather dull. Several of us were political science majors and were fascinated by the post-war history of a country that was at that time split into areas of Western and Soviet dominance. We knew the tragic history of the Russian invasion of Berlin and were curious about the Soviet interpretation. We had heard of the Soviet…
  • 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…
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  • My Review of Zebra 2.75×1.25 Z-Select 4000T

    Warren Wolfe
    19 Aug 2015 | 4:31 pm
    Originally submitted at Barcodefactory 2.75×1.25in (69.9×31.8mm) – Thermal Transfer, Paper Labels Z-Select 4000T, High Performance Coated, Permanent Adhesive 3in (76.2mm) core, 8in OD, 4240 labels/roll, 8 rolls/box Zebra 2.75×1.25 Z-Select 4000T labels for healthcare department By Pharmacy – Healthcare Department from Cleveland, OH on 8/19/2015   5out of 5 Pros: Easy To Use, Excellent Print [...] The post My Review of Zebra 2.75×1.25 Z-Select 4000T appeared first on .
  • Self-Shopping solutions from Datalogic

    14 Aug 2015 | 11:20 am
    Retailers deliver great customer service and a unique multi-channel experience               The Joya device is Datalogic’s pod used for Self-shopping solutions.  It offers cutting-edge technology and advanced performance in an ergonomic form factor that is easy to use. The Joya pod makes shopping faster, allowing customers to save time.  [...] The post Self-Shopping solutions from Datalogic appeared first on .
  • Captuvo SL42 Sled for Apple iPhone 6 by Honeywell

    Luke Hess
    7 Aug 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Honeywell Announces the New Arrival of the Captuvo SL42 Sled for Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus For companies looking to get the most out of their employees smartphone usage and save money at the same time, look no further than the Captuvo SL42 Sled. Honeywell’s Captuvo SL42 enterprise sled transforms the popular smartphone into an [...] The post Captuvo SL42 Sled for Apple iPhone 6 by Honeywell appeared first on .
  • Horticultural Labels and Tags

    Luke Hess
    25 Jun 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Horticultural Labels and Tags Thermal Pot Stakes, Plant Tags, Plant Stakes carries horticultural labels and tags for almost any application. Our Heavy Duty and Economy Pot Stakes are available in many colors and sizes and imprintable on Zebra, Sato, Toshiba, TSC or any thermal transfer printer, (based on size or thickness of stake), or simply [...] The post Horticultural Labels and Tags appeared first on .
  • TSC TX200 New Industrial Printer

    Luke Hess
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:45 pm
    TSC TX200 Features Class-Leading Durability At A Low Cost The new TSC TX200 is the first of its kind desktop printer with the performance of a midrange industrial printer, at the price and footprint of a desktop.  The printer has a large 300 meter, (984 foot), ribbon supply which is 3 times longer than competitors [...] The post TSC TX200 New Industrial Printer appeared first on .
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    Dreaming in CMYK

  • #TiniPix: This Week’s Best of the Web

    Christine Alexander
    28 Aug 2015 | 7:13 am
    To Mock-Up or Not? That is the Question. And the answer is yes, absolutely! Particularly if you’re working with larger projects that require multiple paper stocks at varying weights. A 70# offset paper is going to need a smaller spine that an 100# gloss text. By creating a mock-up, you’ll be able to touch and feel the piece to make sure the end result is exactly as you hope it will be. From first hand experience – I can say the mock-up has saved a lot of rework and headaches on several projects. Check out more reasons why you should consider making a dummy from Field Paper.
  • #TiniPix: This Week’s Best of the Web

    Christine Alexander
    21 Aug 2015 | 7:15 am
    #TiniPix is a collection of some of the best articles found weekly across the web. Here you’ll find some of the best posts sourced from around the web covering all the inky, papery goodness we all adore and love, along with some clever design inspiration and marketing insights. So without further ado, let’s kick-off the inaugural #TiniPix list for August 21st, shall we? Award-Winning Design from the U.K. Well, hello gorgeous pieces of inky goodness! In a recent post highlighting international design, HOW Design gathered these beautiful pieces from the UK. I am absolutely loving…
  • KFC: The Colonel of Interactive Print?

    Christine Alexander
    5 Aug 2015 | 8:27 am
    KFC is doing an incredible job of merging the digital and print worlds for their customers. A while ago, I shared how they were integrating a tray insert as a wireless keyboard so guests could avoid making their mobile screens a greasy mess. Welp – they have done it again! Connecting via Bluetooth, KFC Canada transformed their iconic bucket of chicken into a photo printer for guests to instantly output memories of a delicious dinner. While their “Memories Bucket” might not keep the grease of your smartphone, it can help you instantly print images from your phone. Catch the…
  • 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…
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    Priceless InkJet Cartridges & Laser Toner Cartridges

  • Do NOT Update Your Printer Firmware

    <a href="" title="Inkjet Cartridges &amp; Laser Toner Cartridges">Priceless Ink &amp; Toner Company</a>
    25 Aug 2015 | 2:39 am
    If it's not broke... don't fix it!Consumers are losing literally millions a year because they're "Locked In".Don’t update your Printer Firmware or it could cost you.Manufacturers, such as Lexmark, HP, Brother and Canon use "Firmware" to control your printing supplies and options.The printer manufacturers, Lexmark, HP, Brother and Canon are continuing to modify the "Firmware" (Firmware controls the functions of a printer's features) you use to prevent you from choosing the origin and type of the supplies you use. Don't permit them from dictating what you purchase and how much you pay. Most…
  • 10 Steps to Secure Your Printing

    <a href="" title="Inkjet Cartridges &amp; Laser Toner Cartridges">Priceless Ink &amp; Toner Company</a>
    17 Aug 2015 | 5:55 am
    The Federal Trade Commission's recent report, "Copier Data Security: A Guide for Businesses," makes a succinct, yet powerful, statement sure to get the attention of any organization: "Digital copiers are computers," and organizations should incorporate these devices into their information security plans. Digital copiers, also known as multi-function printers (MFPs – office machines that have the ability to print, scan, copy and fax) have hard drives, embedded firmware and the ability to communicate with other systems on the network. They are susceptible to the same security vulnerabilities…
  • Unprint Technology Financed

    <a href="" title="Inkjet Cartridges &amp; Laser Toner Cartridges">Priceless Ink &amp; Toner Company</a>
    12 Aug 2015 | 6:06 am
    The technology, which removes toner from paper, has received over 778k US dollars in investment.Cambridge News reported on Cambridge University "spin-out" company Reduse, which has created the 'unprinter' technology, receiving $778,500 in investment from Cambridge Enterprise, the university's commercialization arm, as well as Cambridge Enterprise Fund III, bringing its total investment fund to nearly $1.5 million. The technology removes printed text and images from paper, "allowing it to be reused". The technology uses lasers to "remove print from laser-printed and photocopied paper", which…
  • Brother on Aftermarket Chips for Inkjet Printers

    <a href="" title="Inkjet Cartridges &amp; Laser Toner Cartridges">Priceless Ink &amp; Toner Company</a>
    6 Aug 2015 | 2:41 am
    Brother released a technical white paper in which it advises both remanufacturers and chip manufacturers how to "properly program the data field" on aftermarket chips.The white paper is titled Technical white paper: Aftermarket chips for Brother inkjet printers, and follows in the footsteps of a similar production from HP in 2013, in that it aims to help remanufacturers avoid conflicts with aftermarket chips. The OEM states that it has recently launched inkjet printers that "contain a new cartridge authentication function", which provides customers with a message "stating whether the ink…
  • 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…
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  • The CL6e Thermal Printer Series "End-of-Life Plan"

    24 Aug 2015 | 2:30 am
    SATO America announces the discontinuation of the CL6e industrial thermal printer and all related accessories. This retirement notice identifies the most popular SKUs affected by the discontinuation of the CL6e and accessories. A timetable of key dates are included in this notice as well as a suggested migration path to the CL6NX™ series.
  • 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.
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  • RedWorks seeks to 3D print housing on Mars using in situ resources & generative design-based 3D printing method
    25 Aug 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Ever since man first landed on the Moon, it’s hard to argue that the last two years have seen some of the most exciting developments in space exploration on record - including the countless efforts by Elon Musk and his team at SpaceX to the launch of the first 3D printer - and subsequently, 3D prints - in space thanks to Made in Space. This article RedWorks seeks to 3D print housing on Mars using in situ resources & generative design-based 3D printing method is first published at post RedWorks seeks to 3D print housing on Mars using in situ resources & generative…
  • Tips ‘n tricks for painting miniatures

    25 Aug 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Shapeways Shop owners Joris and Maurice of RailNScale share some advice on preparing and painting miniature models. This is an an abridged version of their tutorial found here. Although 3D-print models do not differ so much from ‘ordinary’ kits, its rich details and material may cause surprises. 1. Check the model Are all parts apparent and do the parts fit together properly? Please contact Shapeways  ( when the kit is incomplete or damaged.   2. Clean the model thoroughly The 3D-print models will feel a bit greasy. In this condition the paint won’t attach…
  • Decolonizing the Female Body with the Bio-Hacking of GynePunk

    Tyler Koslow
    25 Aug 2015 | 12:42 pm
    By Tyler Koslow Hailing from the west Catalonian hills, within the ‘hacker monastery’ Calafou (self-described as a“postcapitalist ecoindustrial colony”), feminist bio-hacking collective GynePunk has come to dismantle the prohibitive and patriarchal healthcare system that has created an uncomfortable habitat for many women who seek gynecological-based assistance. GynePunk’s goal is to create efficient and affordable medical tools to assist socially disadvantaged females with taking care of their own bodies. The GynePunk collective believes that the extraneous and personal nature of…
  • Inside 3D Printing Adds 3D Print Vehicle Zone to Santa Clara Event

    Michael Molitch-Hou
    25 Aug 2015 | 12:02 pm
    By Michael Molitch-Hou Not to overwhelm you with Inside 3D Printing news, as we just gave a rundown of their Santa Clara event last week, but this is definitely a feature worth covering.  With 3D Print Week California to hit the Bay Area in October, the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo will be adding an awesome two-day exhibition on October 21-22 called the 3D Print Vehicle Zone. The first 3D printed car from Local Motors. Photo by Danielle Matich. 3D printed cars are definitely becoming a reality, with Local Motors being the first to enter into actual production of custom-made autos…
  • Understanding Shapeways materials for scale models

    Dain Penman
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:59 am
    Shapeways shop owner Dain Penman of MadasU shares some insights into choosing the right material for printing scale objects meant to be part of a larger train set. When you are looking at a model to purchase, the material choices available can be confusing.  While some models are offered in only a single material, others are offered in multiple materials which have different characteristics.  Where a model is only offered in one material, sometimes you want to understand why.  Let’s explore the main material options used for scale models:   HO scale 44-gallon drum groups Strong and…
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  • 5 Elementary Ways to Market Back-to-School Sales

    Brian Morris
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:59 am
    The back-to-school season is a booming time for retailers; at the same time, a flood of eager customers also brings a heavy wave of competition. The key to maximizing profits lies in knowing how to effectively market back-to-school sales. The following lists five elementary ways to market back-to-school sales. 1. Postcards Postcards are cost-effective ways to reach targeted customers one-to-one. Develop a mailing list comprised of your back-to-school audience (it can vary, but many retailers market back-to-school sales to women between the ages of 25 and 45 who have school-aged children).
  • How to Print Eco-Friendly Brochures for Your School

    Brian Morris
    25 Aug 2015 | 5:46 am
    Every school needs to print brochures to promote academic and extracurricular activities, recruit students, and otherwise share important information with students and parents. At the same time, educational institutions understand the need to be as environmentally-friendly as possible – it’s important to do your part to save the world you’re teaching your students to thrive in, after all. The good news is you can balance your need to print quality brochures without deviating from your green agenda. The following details how to print eco-friendly brochures for your school. Print…
  • Print Stickers for School Lockers

    Brian Morris
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:06 am
    High schools and middle schools love to celebrate their students, and one way they can do that is by decorating lockers with stickers. Stickers help highlight academic achievements, sports accomplishments, and extracurricular club memberships. More important, stickers lend a sense of school spirit and help instill student pride. You can print stickers to place on student lockers for: academic achievement (honor roll, merit roll, student of the month, etc.) sports participation (football, volleyball, basketball, etc.) band and choir participation club activities (art club, drama club, glee…
  • Print Branded Booklets for Your School

    Brian Morris
    20 Aug 2015 | 5:17 am
    Every school needs booklets to provide information and promote its activities, and you can print branded booklets for your school to lend prestige and professionalism to your publications. The following offers a list of reasons your school needs booklets and details how to print branded booklets for your school. Why your school needs branded booklets From recruitment to student service to parent outreach and more, all schools can print booklets to facilitate communication – and even increase revenues. Branded booklets feature your school logo, color, and any relevant artwork. They make a…
  • PsPrint Art Contest Winners!

    Tarah Ornelas
    18 Aug 2015 | 4:12 pm
      Hey guys – Tarah here, stepping in for our regular writer while Sonia is out!  I am no match for her witty writing skills, which is why the blog has been on hold for a bit. However, we just couldn’t wait to share the artwork winners from our recent Customer Art Contest! We had some amazing pieces submitted, and after more than 50 went through our judging panel, we finally selected our three favorite (believe me, it was no easy feat!). And without further adieu, here are the winners in no particular order: Samantha Myers, with Country Girls Espresso. Here are a few words…
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  • HP Officejet 4500 Printer Driver Download

    29 Aug 2015 | 2:21 am
    HP Officejet 4500 Printer Driver Download - HP Officejet 4500 can print, scan, and fax over a network, and work like a standalone copier or fax machine. Additionally it may scan to e-mail easily, by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Canon Pixma MX372 Printer Driver Download

    28 Aug 2015 | 9:49 am
    Canon Pixma MX372 Printer Driver Download - Like most inkjet MFPs today, the MX372 can serve inside a dual role for home and residential office, or perhaps like a strictly home printer. However, much... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Canon Pixma MX432 Printer Driver Download

    28 Aug 2015 | 9:44 am
    Canon MX432 Printer Driver Download -  Such as the Canon MX372, along with the Editors' Choice Brother MFC-J430w ($100 street, 4 stars ), the MX432 is unusual for the inkjet during this price... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Canon MP470 Printer And Scanner Driver Free Download

    28 Aug 2015 | 9:18 am
    Canon MP470 Printer And Scanner Driver Free Download - Canon Pixma MP470 has a Setup is easy, thanks to the presence of instructions that describe the basic steps and install automatically using the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    28 Aug 2015 | 2:37 am
    Konica Minolta Bizhub 195 Drivers Download - Compact, all-in-one bizhub 195 serves big but small in size. Equip your office with, A3 digital MFP that is easy to use is loaded with all the functions... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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