Connecting Your Business with the Industry’s Best
Print Access Find the right printer for the BEST results.
print Access

National Industry News

3/24/2017 - Aw, Snap: Everything You Need to Know about Snapchat for Business #SMMW17
Snapchat is a platform seemingly designed to confuse people of a certain age. Let’s say those of us who were high school age or older when Bill Clinton was president. If you’re in that demographic, you probably didn’t immediately “get” Snapchat’s minimalist UI and self-destructing messages. Even if you’re one of the hip kids snapping [...] The post Aw, Snap: Everything You Need to Know about Snapchat for Business #SMMW17 appeared first on Online Marketing Blog - TopRank®. view more…
Source: TopRank®

3/24/2017 - UX or Design — Where should marketers invest?
There is a problem with the question in the headline above. The problem is it implies a zero-sum game. If you focus on UX or focus on design, you lose either way. The key to any successful message is the combination of the two in service to the customer. In this video, our Managing Director, Flint McGlaughlin, talks about the false dichotomy inherent in the question of UX vs. design. We talk more about this question in our UF Graduate Certificate Program. view more…
Source: MarketingExperiments Blog

3/24/2017 - Creating Breakthrough Content: There Ain’t No Magic Feather #SMMW17
If you want to write amazing content like Ann Handley, don’t be a Dumbo. Dumbo was convinced he could only fly while holding a “magic feather.” When he lost the feather mid-flight, he plummeted toward the ground. It wasn’t until he believed he could fly without the feather that he was able to take off again. Too many would-be content creators are searching for their magic feather--the book, online course, or perfect antique typewriter that will make them a writer. And while they search, they can’t or won’t write. So Ann began her session at Social Media Marketing World by asking us all to recite a pledge out loud: “I don’t believe in unicorns, fairies, or Santa. There is no magic feather.” Despite the slander against Mr. Claus (who I have on good authority is very real), it’s a crucial first step. You have to know that good writing is a learned skill, not something magically bestowed on those with the right talisman. You can do it. You can get better at it. Here are Ann Handley’s five tips for writing “ludicrously spectacular” content. #1: It Starts with Not Writing At least half of the writing process doesn’t look anything like writing. Now, you may be thinking, “frequently what I’m doing while I’m supposed to be writing is not writing.” That’s not quite what Ann means, though. “Not writing” means being in idea-gathering mode all the time, when you’re out in the world, bingeing on Netflix, or just daydreaming at work. Writers should gather ideas like squirrels gather nuts--always on the lookout, never passing one up, and stashing them where we can get at them later. The difference between a productive writing session and a frustrating hour staring at a blank screen is having a stash of ideas to go through. Whether you keep them in a notebook, or a service like Evernote or OneNote, commit to hoarding at least five ideas a day. When you’re ready to write, snag an idea from your stash and, as Ann puts it, “explore the daylights out of it.” Use tools like BloomBerry, Board Reader, and Buzzsumo to see how people are talking about the idea, so you can develop your own approach. #2: Write an Ugly First Draft When you do start to write your first draft, silence your inner critic and focus on getting the words from your brain to the screen. Know that you will revise the work at least once--probably more--before you publish. It’s incredibly freeing to accept that your first draft will be bad.  As Ann puts it, “You can’t write well without first writing spectacularly badly.” That first draft doesn’t have to be a fully-fleshed out draft, either. It could be a list of points you want to cover, a really informal summary of the piece, or even something you dictate into your phone. The point is to give yourself something you can build on. It’s a giant leap from nothing to something--anything you do after that first leap will be easier. So whatever it takes to get something on the page, go for it. After you finish your ugly first draft, let it rest for a while. Give your brain a little time off and let the piece sit. You’ll be better equipped to edit if you have some distance. #3: Screw & Do It’s not as salacious as it sounds: first, identify the ‘screw,’ the one key point for your reader that your whole piece revolves around. Second, do the editing you need to get to the screw as quickly and compellingly as possible. How do you find your screw? Develop pathological empathy for your reader. Ann recommends the “so what?” process. Start with the statement you want to make, then imagine your reader shouting “SO WHAT?” Keep asking “SO WHAT?” and refining your message, and you will find the purest version of what you want to say, expressed in terms of benefit to the reader. For the editing process, start with a self-edit by chainsaw. Ann says, “make every paragraph earn its keep.” In the first pass you’re trying to carve out huge chunks of writing that, while they may be very pretty or witty, aren’t serving your screw. Seek to create momentum for the reader by cutting out the junk that slows them down. Then break it down to the sentence level. Edit with your scalpel, making sure each sentence is earning its keep. Edit for voice--when you read it out loud, does it sound like a person with a point of view wrote it? As Ann says, “If the label fell off, would they know it’s you?” After the content is in fighting trim, then you can edit for grammar, formatting, all the small stuff. But the grammar should be the last consideration. There’s no point in repainting a condemned house. Get it structurally sound first. #4: Write a Killer First Line “Your reader is always looking for reasons NOT to read,” Ann says. You know it’s true--we’re always looking for the next distraction. A boring first line does your reader a favor; it gives them permission to move on. Your first line needs to captivate the reader. Always lead with something that can capture attention. It could be a funny line, a wild statistic, or even just a strong point of view. Don’t be afraid to evoke an emotion, whether it’s amusement, wonder, or even fear. #5: It’s All about the Voice Your voice--or brand voice--can be a major differentiator in a sea of same-y content. Your voice should express: Who you are Why you do what you do What you are like to deal with Which means, of course, you need to know the answer to these questions before you start. Marketers are often encouraged to ask, “If your brand were a person, would you want to hang out with it?” When you’re writing brand content, you’re asking people to hang out with your brand. Not every brand needs to be the life of the party, but your voice should communicate why your brand is a worthy companion. Take the Spectacular Writing Pledge Even in the age of infographics and videos, good writing and great content excel. From landing pages to blog posts, eBooks to ad copy, let’s pledge to create ludicrously spectacular content. Feel free to stand up wherever you are and repeat out loud Ann Handley’s pledge: “I will collect & hoard 5 ideas a day. I will not hit backspace while writing a first draft. I will not go straight from writing to publishing. I will have pathological empathy for the reader. I will not sound like everyone else. And there ain’t no magic feather!” And if you do stand up and say it out loud, please take a video and tag Ann @MarketingProfs when you post it. The post Creating Breakthrough Content: There Ain’t No Magic Feather #SMMW17 appeared first on Online Marketing Blog - TopRank®. view more…
Source: TopRank®

3/24/2017 - The Ultimate Social Media Holiday Calendar for 2017 [Resource]
Whether it's International Cat Day, Pizza Day, or Talk Like a Pirate Day, it seems like almost every day, the internet is celebrating a holiday. Whenever I log onto Twitter, I quickly scan what's trending on the left-hand side of the screen. Have you ever had this experience -- when you see an obscure holiday or observance day trending, and you think to yourself "Yup, I'm celebrating that"? view more…
Source: HubSpot

3/24/2017 - Online Marketing News: Millennial Micro Influencers, Apple Clips, Facebook Seasons
Infographic: Who Is the Millennial Female Micro Influencer? Who is a millennial female micro influencer? How does she compare to your average social media user? She tends to have a larger following with more engagement, and posts about topics like travel, fashion and health and fitness. This infographic sums up who this person is and what her followers and habits are like. AdWeek Apple introduces Clips: the fun, new way to create expressive videos on iOS This week, Apple introduced Clips -- a new way to create expressive videos out of music, photos, video clips and more. These Clips also feature interactive titles that are based on your voice, and are easily posted directly to Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Vimeo or a variety of other platforms. Apple New: Save Your Live Video to Your Phone Late last week, Instagram announced the newest addition to its live videos - users can now save their live videos directly to their devices. However, these saved videos will not retain comments, number of views or interaction data. Instagram 52% Say Majority of Their Business Marketing Activity Is Digital [DATA] Search Engine Journal reports: "According to a survey sent out to Search Engine Journal’s Twitter audience, 52% say majority of the overall marketing activity for their business is digital." Does this mean that brands are straying away from traditional advertising in favor of digital? According to a recent study by AdRoll, 65% of marketing decision makers spent more than half of their marketing budget on digital marketing. Search Engine Journal Facebook rolls out seasonal greetings at the top of the News Feed Facebook's Goodwill team -- the same folks that brought us Friend's Day videos -- have rolled out new animated media to announce the change of the season. In the northern hemisphere, users will see images of birds and flowers. In the southern hemisphere, users will see falling leaves. TechCrunch New: LinkedIn’s Matched Audiences will target ads based on people’s web browsing, email addresses According to Marketing Land, "Later this year LinkedIn will once again let businesses target the people who visit their websites with ads on the Microsoft-owned, business-centric social network. On top of re-adding website retargeting — which is already offered by Facebook, Google, Twitter and Pinterest — LinkedIn will also enable business to target ads based on people’s email addresses, as its aforementioned rivals already do." Marketing Land How Much Instagram Influencers Charge to Post Sponsored Content MarketingProfs reports: "Influencers charge $271, on average, to share a sponsored post on Instagram [...] Modeling influencers charge the most ($434, on average) per sponsored Instagram post. Music influencers charge the least ($201, on average). Modeling influencers also tend to have the largest audiences (141,563 followers, on average), and music influencers tend to have the smallest (26,403)." MarketingProfs Google Admits Brand Safety Is a Global Problem Prompted by recent events in the UK, where a media group paused all of its clients' display spending due to ads appearing next to questionable and/or unsafe content through Google's ad network, Google is reevaluating their practices around unsafe advertising. However, advertisers must also call themselves into account and ensure they understand where and how their ads are being placed. For brands to maintain safety, everyone needs to be watching. Ad Age What were your top online marketing news stories this week? I'll be back next week with more online marketing news. If you have something to share, sound off in the comments or Tweet to @toprank. The post Online Marketing News: Millennial Micro Influencers, Apple Clips, Facebook Seasons appeared first on Online Marketing Blog - TopRank®. view more…
Source: TopRank®

3/24/2017 - What Can Your Business Learn From Restaurant Marketing? [Infographic]
In February 2016, the U.S. magazineBon Appétit released its inauguralculture-themed issue, in which it explored -- among other topics-- just how we became so obsessedwith food. Some believe it began withfood permeating popular culture -- for example, withtelevised cooking and restaurant exploration shows. Whatever it is, this obsessionhas left marketers from several other industrieswondering, "Can I do that?" view more…
Source: HubSpot

3/23/2017 - The 10 Digital Fundraising KPIs Your Non-Profit Must Track
Inbound marketing has flooded us with information and data. Some of us data geeks have never been happier. For others, the volume of metrics and KPIs (key performance indicators) can be overwhelming. view more…
Source: HubSpot

3/23/2017 - How Customer-Driven Copy Helped HubSpot Increase Conversions by Nearly 100%
New copy isn't better just because it's new. You can't just give your copy a "refresh" or aimlessly fiddle with headlines to get a huge boost in conversions. These kinds of false hopes (and complete lack of a process) are why so many conversion copywriting projects fail, and so many new sites perform worse than the old ones. view more…
Source: HubSpot

3/23/2017 - Superheroes of Social Media: Your Must-See Guide to #SMMW17
In a past life, I was a minor internet celebrity. One big perk to that dubious career was being a vendor at San Diego Comic Con for seven straight years. Our little indie booth saw visits from superheroes and celebrities alike. Doctor Who, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, DC & Marvel Comics: It’s truly a nerdy [...] The post Superheroes of Social Media: Your Must-See Guide to #SMMW17 appeared first on Online Marketing Blog - TopRank®. view more…
Source: TopRank®

3/23/2017 - Will Snapchat Spectacles Be a Money-Maker? [Infographic]
At the dawn of Snapchat's IPO, the marketing and financial worlds alike are simply buzzing with speculation. Will it sink or swim? Will it thrive, despite allegedly slowing user growth? And will its public-traded life get off on the right foot -- or will it stumble, in a fate similar to social network IPOs past? We know we've spent the past several months emphasizing the importance of Snapchat to marketers, and despite these questions, we stand by it. view more…
Source: HubSpot

3/22/2017 - B2B Marketers Are Way Behind on Influencer Marketing and Here’s the Solution
Influencer Marketing is a hot topic, but what is really working, what isn’t and what are the future trends for marketers? Those are the questions we set out to answer in the research report: Influence 2.0: The Future of Influencer Marketing. With analysis from Brian Solis of Altimeter and a research partnership between Traackr and my [...] The post B2B Marketers Are Way Behind on Influencer Marketing and Here’s the Solution appeared first on Online Marketing Blog - TopRank®. view more…
Source: TopRank®

3/14/2017 - Landing Page Optimization: Customer service can be a treasure trove of ideas for LPO
Landing page optimization requires mind reading to a certain extent. What do customers want? And how can your landing page provide that information so you can ultimately get what you want as well — namely, a conversion.There are many ways to play mind reader that are popular with CRO experts, but in this post, we wanted to bring your attention to an overlooked source of wisdom that is freely available — customer service interactions view more…
Source: MarketingExperiments Blog

3/3/2017 - Conversion Optimization: How to reduce friction and anxiety in a checkout process you don’t control
Engaging in conversion optimization requires making a modification of some sort to improve conversion. But, what if there are steps in your customers’ buying journey that you can’t control? Our team ran into this problem when marketing our graduate certificate program with the University of Florida. Daniel Burstein goes step-by-step through our process of reducing friction and anxiety in the application process. view more…
Source: MarketingExperiments Blog

2/23/2017 - The MECLABS Conversion Heuristic Applied: How a single-product ecommerce site can optimize its sales with a tested methodology
In this Quick Win Clinic, Flint McGlaughlin, our CEO and managing director, walks through Axess Wallets’ home page and applies the Conversion Sequence Heuristic to show how easy it is to think about conversion in a sales path using the tool. view more…
Source: MarketingExperiments Blog

2/17/2017 - Value Proposition: Free tool to help marketing teams discover their brand’s and products’ value prop
Identifying and clearly communicating an effective value proposition can lead to significant business success. But it is a complex topic. So when my colleague Steve Stone whipped out a simple Excel tool he created to help your team collaborate on discovering your company’s value proposition and include feedback from all internal, agency, vendor and partner stakeholders in an easy and systematic way, I wanted to share it with you all. view more…
Source: MarketingExperiments Blog

1/19/2015 - Winning the Future
That’s the theme of the State of the Industry Report, 12th Edition we published this month. Our report emphasizes that winning the future will not be about company size, equipment configuration, ownership structure, or what we call ourselves. It will not be about getting better at what we’ve always done. And it will not be about some “wow” factor. Rather, we’ll win the future by committing to business practices such …Read More Tags:graphic communications, graphic communications industry, NAPL, National Association for Printing Leadership, Print, print association, printing, printing association, printing industry, printing industry business conditions, Printing Industry Business Indicators Del.icio.us Facebook TweetThis Digg StumbleUpon Comments:0 (Zero), Be the first to leave a reply!You might be interested in this: Graph Expo Then and Now Achieving Success: What Needs to Be Done Don’t Depend on Recovery to Boost Sales Per Employee Just Too Nice? Use Survey Results and Feedback for Immense GrowthCopyright © NAPL [Winning the Future], All Right Reserved. 2017. view more…
Source: NAPL » Andrew Paparozzi

12/15/2014 - The Progress Scorecard
It’s no secret that in our increasingly competitive, complex industry, we’re either getting better or we’re falling behind. We have to know where we are strong, why, and how to build on those strengths. And we have to know where we are weak, why, and how to aggressively correct those weaknesses. Creating a “progress scorecard” will help. Here’s how it works: • List essential functions such as client recruitment, retention, …Read More Tags:graphic communications, graphic communications industry, NAPL, National Association for Printing Leadership, Print, print association, printing, printing association, printing industry, printing industry business conditions, Printing Industry Business Indicators Del.icio.us Facebook TweetThis Digg StumbleUpon Comments:0 (Zero), Be the first to leave a reply!You might be interested in this: NAQP Publishes First Sales & Marketing Study For Quick & Small Commercial Printers Transition from Ownership: 3 Key Learning Points from the NAPL-NAQP Owners Conference Get in the game! Win a trip to the 2015 Pro Bowl Digging Out Prowling the back aisles…Copyright © NAPL [The Progress Scorecard], All Right Reserved. 2017. view more…
Source: NAPL » Andrew Paparozzi

11/19/2014 - Four Questions Leaders Ask
For nearly 15 years my AMSP/NAPL/NAQP colleagues and I have been studying some of our industry’s most successful companies. We’ve learned that their success isn’t attributable to doing things other companies can’t do, but rather to doing things that other companies don’t believe are important, never get around to doing, or don’t do very well. Regularly asking these four questions is an example: • What are we doing to hear …Read More Tags:graphic communications, graphic communications industry, NAPL, National Association for Printing Leadership, Print, print association, printing, printing association, printing industry, printing industry business conditions, Printing Industry Business Indicators, printing industry leaders Del.icio.us Facebook TweetThis Digg StumbleUpon Comments:0 (Zero), Be the first to leave a reply!You might be interested in this: Growing Revenue in 2013—What’s Your Plan? Quality Programs for Commercial and In-plant Printers Struggling with Sales? - Try Adding Digital Sales Support Uncertainty Runneth Over Establishment Counts: What Do They Mean?Copyright © NAPL [Four Questions Leaders Ask], All Right Reserved. 2017. view more…
Source: NAPL » Andrew Paparozzi

10/20/2014 - VDP Leaders – Overcoming Obstacles
In our last blog, we talked about some of the common denominators we are hearing about in our interviews with digital leaders. These interviews are the result of follow-up phone calls after our study entitled, “Variable Data Printing: Realizing the Potential.” As we discussed in our last blog on the subject, it’s not that leaders don’t make the same mistakes, but instead leaders are quicker at finding their problems, identifying …Read More Tags:call to action, Howie Fenton, motivating salespeople VDP, NAPL, overcoming customer objections, variable data printing, VDP leaders Del.icio.us Facebook TweetThis Digg StumbleUpon Comments:0 (Zero), Be the first to leave a reply!You might be interested in this: Don’t Bank On Consolidation 6 Key Considerations in Defining Compensation for Former Owner Who Becomes Part of the Acquirer's Organization HP and ODS Business Announcements 6 Ways to Acquire a Synergistic Printing Business Industry Consolidation: No PanaceaCopyright © NAPL [VDP Leaders - Overcoming Obstacles], All Right Reserved. 2017. view more…
Source: NAPL » Howie Fenton

10/7/2014 - What Do We Want to Be?
My AMSP/NAPL/NAQP colleagues and I devote a lot of time to studying our industry’s most successful companies. We’ve learned that some have diversified broadly, while others have stayed focused on printing—including lithographic printing; some provide commodities, while others provide highly customized services; and some serve a broad range of markets, while others specialize in a few. These companies prove that there is no single path to success in our industry—i.e., …Read More Tags:graphic communications, graphic communications industry, NAPL, National Association for Printing Leadership, Print, print association, printing, printing association, printing industry, printing industry business conditions, Printing Industry Business Indicators, printing industry leaders Del.icio.us Facebook TweetThis Digg StumbleUpon Comments:0 (Zero), Be the first to leave a reply!You might be interested in this: Profitability Rising for Performance Indicators Participants James P. O’Rourke Named Division President at Classic Graphics The mood is cautiously optimistic... Working on Your Game Eye Wide OpenCopyright © NAPL [What Do We Want to Be?], All Right Reserved. 2017. view more…
Source: NAPL » Andrew Paparozzi

10/2/2014 - Five Ways Variable Data Printing Leaders Think and Act Differently
As I write this, I am preparing for a presentation at Graph Expo entitled, “Variable Data Printing: Best Practices.” The new information we are gathering from interviewing our variable data printing (VDP) leaders will result in three blogs. This is the first of those three. Over the last year, we’ve published two white papers that are helping us gain a better understanding of digital printing leaders. Last fall we published …Read More Tags:common denominators of leaders, Howie Fenton, leaders performance, leaders vs. laggards, NAPL, variable data printing, VDP, VDP leaders Del.icio.us Facebook TweetThis Digg StumbleUpon Comments:1 (One) on this itemYou might be interested in this: A First Step in Preparing for Recovery: Review Your Performance During the Recession Training: Don’t Forget Customers Does Perceived Value of Your Business Equal Reality? NAPL White Paper Helps In-Plants Develop Performance Enhancement Strategies Inflation Up-What A SurpriseCopyright © NAPL [Five Ways Variable Data Printing Leaders Think and Act Differently], All Right Reserved. 2017. view more…
Source: NAPL » Howie Fenton

9/22/2014 - Printed Paper versus Electronic Pixels – The Controversy Continues
A recent article reported that students at Brigham Young University preferred printed course materials to electronic course materials. When students were asked if they preferred printed or digital course materials, 65% said they preferred print. When asked if they learn better from print or digital course materials, 74% reported print. When asked if they read digital files or printed them, 72% said they printed some or all of the materials. …Read More Tags:annotating course materials, Howie Fenton, increased comprehension e-books, NAPL, printed books vs. e-books, reading comprehension paper books, students prefer print, studying on tablets more distracting Del.icio.us Facebook TweetThis Digg StumbleUpon Comments:0 (Zero), Be the first to leave a reply!You might be interested in this: Referrals 'All In' Products, Referrals and Knowledge In Perspective Why Two Offers for the Same Company are Totally DifferentCopyright © NAPL [Printed Paper versus Electronic Pixels – The Controversy Continues], All Right Reserved. 2017. view more…
Source: NAPL » Howie Fenton

9/17/2014 - The State of Our Industry: Improved But Far From Takeoff Speed
In a few weeks we will publish our annual State of the Industry Report. The report describes our industry’s performance as improved but still far from “takeoff speed,” or those consistently healthy gains that lift prices and margins. Among the key results: • Sales have now increased three consecutive quarters, by an average of 2.4% per quarter, our strongest Over for girls Benedryl lines soap single viagra free samples packs …Read More Tags:graphic communications, graphic communications industry, NAPL, National Association for Printing Leadership, Print, print association, printing, printing association, printing industry, printing industry business conditions, Printing Industry Business Indicators, State of the Industry Report, state of the printing industry Del.icio.us Facebook TweetThis Digg StumbleUpon Comments:0 (Zero), Be the first to leave a reply!You might be interested in this: On the Mend 6 Ways to Acquire a Synergistic Printing Business Equipment Appraisals: Be Sure Your List of Production Equipment is Accurate Job Contraction Intensifies Economy Becomes Top ConcernCopyright © NAPL [The State of Our Industry: Improved But Far From Takeoff Speed], All Right Reserved. 2017. view more…
Source: NAPL » Andrew Paparozzi

9/4/2014 - LinkedIn: Effective Marketing Tool or Hiring Tool
I recently had a discussion with a colleague about the benefits of LinkedIn. I believe that LinkedIn is an effective marketing tool, while my colleague said that it was best used for job searches. Who is more correct? Let me start be stating that I acknowledge that LinkedIn is a good tool to use in a job search. You can connect with professionals you may not have met and companies …Read More Tags:bypassing the gatekeeper, electronic job searches, Howie Fenton, Key words: LinkedIn for recruiting, lead generation, NAPL, researching companies, where alumni work Del.icio.us Facebook TweetThis Digg StumbleUpon Comments:0 (Zero), Be the first to leave a reply!You might be interested in this: Industry Swims Upstream – August 2014 M&A Activity Which Goals? Be More Effective Breathing New Life into Older Macs The Value of Value AddedCopyright © NAPL [LinkedIn: Effective Marketing Tool or Hiring Tool], All Right Reserved. 2017. view more…
Source: NAPL » Howie Fenton

8/18/2014 - Blazing New Life into Older MacPros – Part 2
In my last blog, I talked about adding a solid state drive to a MacPro to increase its life and speed up the machine. In this blog, we will talk about adding hard disk space and a USB 3 port. Because of the four available hard disk bays on the MacPro towers, adding more hard disk could not be easier. Unless you have already added disks you probably have empty …Read More Tags:hard disk, Howie Fenton, increased productivity Macintosh, MacPro upgrade, MacPros, NAPL, upgrading Macintosh computers, USB 3 Del.icio.us Facebook TweetThis Digg StumbleUpon Comments:0 (Zero), Be the first to leave a reply!You might be interested in this: Call for Nominations for the 2012 NAQP Industry Awards "The regulators are watching us very closely," says the bank president, "they are asking about your loan all the time."; We say: "Not Good" Sales Blitz Consumer Squeeze Play Show & Tell, Ask & ListenCopyright © NAPL [Blazing New Life into Older MacPros – Part 2], All Right Reserved. 2017. view more…
Source: NAPL » Howie Fenton

International News

3/24/2017 - No dividend for unsecured Headley creditors
The report by administrators Steve Adshead and Gregory Palfrey of Smith & Williamson details how the £19.2m turnover magazine and catalogue printer failed just three months after being demerged from holding... view more…
Source: PrintWeek

3/24/2017 - Optichrome in double Versafire investment
The Woking-based outfit, which, as well as general commercial print, specialises in variable data work for the financial sector, brought in the new machines a week apart from each other around a month... view more…
Source: PrintWeek

3/24/2017 - Oxuniprint upgrades with Komori
The five-colour B2 Komori press was signed for in December and is currently being installed at the operation’s 10,000sqm purpose-built Kidlington factory, with testing and training expected to start on... view more…
Source: PrintWeek

3/24/2017 - Vellum Acts to be axed
Instead of printing on calf or goat skin, new Acts of Parliament will now be printed on special archival paper, while vellum will still be used to print the covers. Last year the House of Lords took... view more…
Source: PrintWeek

3/24/2017 - Boss Print launches new colour process
The 15-staff outfit debuted its 'Vivid Colour' process on the recently-published The Act, a 300-run fine-art book by London-based photographer Julia Fullerton-Batten. Boss managing director Fenton... view more…
Source: PrintWeek

3/3/2017 - Topflight's Comprehensive NEW Website is Here
This new website encompasses a broad range of capabilities from printing and converting (die cutting), to shrink sleeves, RFID and brand security. view more…
Source: 1888 Press Release.com

2/21/2017 - Out soon: 4th drupa Global trends Report 2017
General confidence amongst printers and suppliers for 2017 but mixed fortunes for markets and regions alike: Following the successful drupa in Spring 2016, this 4th annual Global Trends report gives the detailed evidence to support the thesis that globally Print is recovering well from the double challenge of the 2007/8 economic crisis and the strategic shift towards digital communications. view more…
Source: DRUPA

2/14/2017 - drupa 2020 Dates Brought Forward by 1 Week
World’s most important trade fair for printing technologies will be held from 16 to 26 June 2020: The dates of the world’s most important trade fair for printing technologies will be brought forward by one week: drupa is to take place now from Tuesday, 16 June, to Friday, 26 June 2020. view more…
Source: DRUPA

6/9/2016 - drupa 2016 is a resounding success: excellent business deals concluded in an outstanding investment climate
Decisive impulses for the global print industry & top marks for drupa 2016 : The atmosphere at drupa 2016, the world’s biggest and most important trade fair for print and crossmedia solutions, can hardly be topped: the investment climate is extremely good and has far exceeded all expectations. view more…
Source: DRUPA

6/8/2016 - Young Linguist awarded drupa Prize 2016
Dr. Zsófia Gyarmathy contributes to a better understanding of English grammar: Dr. Zsófia Gyarmathy has received the drupa Prize 2016 for her doctoral thesis on a special grammar phenomenon in the English language so far not sufficiently researched by science. drupa recognised the 32-year old Hungarian for her doctoral thesis “Achievements, Durativity and Scales”. view more…
Source: DRUPA

6/6/2016 - drupa Sticks to Proven 4-Year Cycle
The No. 1 trade fair for print and cross-media solutions to be held in Düsseldorf again from 23 June to 3 July 2020 : The world’s biggest and most important trade fair for print and crossmedia solutions sticks to its proven four-year cycle and will be held again in Düsseldorf from Tuesday, 23 June, to Friday, 3 July 2020. With this decision Messe Düsseldorf is responding to the numerous demands voiced by exhibiting industry players. view more…
Source: DRUPA