A respected voice of the industry for more than 25 years and award winning journalist, Bob has stayed on top of developments and trends in the quick and small commercial printing industry since becoming editor of Quick Printing in 1988. In 1995 he received the NAQP Industry Award of Distinction. He applies his knowledge and abilities toward guiding and shaping the editorial content for every aspect of the Cygnus Graphics Media Group.
So what’s all the fuss about these new digital inkjet B2-sized presses, and where do they fit into today’s graphic communications mix? We asked two vendors that exhibited at PRINT 13 for their insights.
Cross-media is nothing new, but are printers really doing it or is this more terminology than action? The answer is that some are indeed doing it, some are doing it well, some have tried it and quit, and some are not sure what to do.
Kodak has opened its first-ever “live” Digital Production Demo Center at ImageMark in Gastonia, NC. The on-site facility will give potential Kodak customers the opportunity to see various types of Kodak digital production equipment in action in a...
It’s no secret that quick and small commercial printers are looking for new ways to expand their offerings from just ink and toner on paper. Common areas of expansion are mailing, wide-format, and marketing services. However, another new opportunity for...
On June 4, Printing Industries of America and NPES will hold their annual two-day “fly-in” to Washington, DC. In light of this impending lobbying effort, we asked printers how government policies and actions affect their businesses.
Landa’s research in nanotechnology—which also includes other areas, such as material coatings and pharmaceutical delivery systems—discovered that ink pigments reduced to nanometric scale become “unusually powerful colorants.”
It’s hard to ignore the inroads that have been made by digital color presses in the past several years. While there are still printers with exclusively offset operations, the vast majority have some sort of digital output device.
“Many companies are excelling because they recognize that there’s still plenty of opportunity in our industry—just not in the same old places or by doing the same old things," according to NAPL's chief economist.
With a nod to Mark Twain, rumors of the demise of direct mail have been greatly exaggerated. It has not been e-bulldozed out of existence nor has it become ineffective or passé. In fact, according to several industry surveys, it remains an important part...
Sustainability is one of those feel-good issues that most people are for but are not necessarily willing to put in the effort to implement. Is SGP certification worth it? Is it difficult? What are the benefits?