Richard Romano has been writing about the graphic communications industry for 20 years. He is an industry analyst and author or co-author of more than half a dozen books. His most recent book is
The Home Office That Works! Make Working at Home a Success—A Guide for Entrepreneurs and Telecommuters, www.homeofficeworks.com.
The fundamental question is: when shopping for printing equipment, is “apparent resolution” meaningful?
Floor graphics have evolved—like every other print application—from long-run analog processes to shorter-run digital production.
To coin a phrase—and one that may have been on a billboard at one time—you’ve come a long way baby.
New technologies have been changing the retail environment and it’s an exciting time of wild and crazy experimentation.
Landa Digital Printing’s Nanographic Printing Press may be the most anticipated machine since the iPhone.
Standard sheets for offset and digital press might not be sexy, but they get the job done day in and day out.
Sign regulations and requirements vary by state and city. What do you need to know to navigate through the system?
‘I used to have about 10 people in prepress. Now, I’m doing more work with two, given all the tools we have.’
Given our culture’s love affair with cars, vehicle graphics can be a sexy and exciting market to be in.
As printing becomes a medium more geared toward specialty products, offset will still have a unique niche.
In a hirer’s market, print industry concerns are twofold: 1) attracting young people to the industry, and 2) understanding how they communicate.
FastSigns of Saratoga may only have opened its doors last June, but it has already started building an impressive catalog of work.
Hold on tightly and fasten your seatbelts as digital printing and web-to-print technologies disrupt yet another traditional supply chain.
If you are printing labels for boxes, at what point does it simply become a better option to print directly on the box?
Inventory management, brand management, and specialty substrates—three of the top trends for label printing.
In 1988, there was a fairly prescient New Yorker cartoon called “Fax Food,” in which a character watches a fax machine print out a pizza. (You can see it here .) It was a joke based on what was the trendy new technology at that time—faxing...
The advent of digital book printing has changed the business models of many companies involved in traditional book publishing.
Cross media has become the way we communicate. But what does the x-media landscape look like as we enter 2015?
Dynamic digital signage (DDS) has cropped up in a tremendous number of other locations, what we can perhaps consider “vertical markets.”
Acquiring the knowledge to produce exterior wayfinding can be a high barrier to entry, but can provide substantial opportunities.
Today’s production inkjet presses are facilitating new book applications such as versioning, customization, personalization, and full-color book printing.
If you take a look around the streets as you’re driving—which you should be doing anyway—you will likely notice that vehicle graphics of all varieties have proliferated.
While elaborate print/DDS combos are still rare, sign shops are beginning to explore the basics of digital signage.
Water, water is everywhere with inkjet production -- and it poses a problem. So, how's a printer supposed to deal with it?