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3D printing

Aug 18, 2011 12:00 AM, By Michael Casey

Does 3D have a market?

Four exhibition considerations

Aug 8, 2011 12:00 AM, By Michael Casey

Graph Expo is right around the corner

The Marek Group acquires Minneapolis marketing firm

Aug 5, 2011 12:00 AM,

Waukesha, WI, printer The Marek Group has acquired Brandspring Solutions, a Minneapolis-based marketing agency.

MA printing museum acquires Charles Francis library

Aug 3, 2011 12:00 AM,

The Museum of Printing in North Andover, MA, announces its acquisition of the Charles Francis collection of printing for display. The museum will exhibit of the Francis Collection beginning in 2012

PIA announces 2011 InterTech Technology Award recipients

Jul 27, 2011 12:00 AM,

Printing Industries of America (PIA) has announced the recipients of the 2011 InterTech Technology Awards.

PIA announces Premier Print Award winners

Jul 27, 2011 12:00 AM,

Printing Industries of America has announced the results of the 2011 Premier Print Awards.

Boston area printer expands

Jul 25, 2011 12:00 AM,

In an effort to accommodate its growing sales force and new cross-media department, Danvers, MA-based Shawmut announces the expansion of its headquarters.

Paul Cousineau assumes presidency of TAGA

Jul 22, 2011 12:00 AM,

The Technical Assn. of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) has appointed a new president and board members from the ranks of the top companies and technical universities in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

GPO opens 150th anniversary exhibit

Jul 19, 2011 12:00 AM,

The Government Printing Office has opened to the public “Keeping America Informed,” a new exhibit to commemorate the agency’s 150 years of service to the nation.

PIA accepting Kagy Education Award nominations

Jul 19, 2011 12:00 AM,

The Ben Franklin Honor Society of Printing Industries of America is calling for nominations in the 2011 “Frederick D. Kagy Education Award of Excellence” program.

Graph Expo home to new e-publishing conference

Jul 18, 2011 12:00 AM,

The Graphic Arts Show Co. (GASC) has partnered with MOGO Media, a producer of training events and conferences for the design community, to provide an educational ePublishing Conference, September 13-14, 2011, during Graph Expo.

Cathedral partners with fundraising consulting firm

Jul 14, 2011 12:00 AM,

Cathedral Corp. has formed a strategic partnership with Changing Our World, an internationally recognized fundraising consulting firm, to offer clients complete and seamless fundraising campaign service.

PIA issues call for award entries

Jul 12, 2011 12:00 AM,

Printing Industries of America seeks to honor a business leader who has surpassed his or her obligations with the Lewis Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award and a woman who personifies the Naomi Berber school of thought and excels in her field of graphic communication with the Naomi Berber Memorial Award.

Philadelphia printers merge

Jul 5, 2011 12:00 AM,

Two family-owned Philadelphia printing firms have merged: Smith-Edwards-Dunlap Co. and Graphic Arts Inc.

Tukaiz partners with the USO

Jul 5, 2011 12:00 AM,

Tukaiz has begun working with the USO by providing creative and design work for the organization’s marketing materials, such as signage and printed handouts.

Feeding the elephants while searching for greener pastures

Jul 1, 2011 12:00 AM, By Bob Rosen

Until a few years ago, printers could earn a living just by being good operators paying attention to executing well in sales and manufacturing. They weren't profit leaders but they could get by, doing the same old things a little differently. Now, doing the same old things just doesn't work at all, and more than one third of all printers have disappeared. The dual challenge The economics of a printing

7 tips for continuous improvement

Jul 1, 2011 12:00 AM, By Steve Myrvold

Our company has spent the past two years implementing lean manufacturing principles throughout our operation. During this time, we've learned a lot and realized tremendous benefits. The biggest benefit printers will notice with lean is a reduction in process lead times, resulting in lower costs, higher quality and improved on-time deliveries. This translates into greater customer loyalty and a higher

Don't be a museum piece

Jul 1, 2011 12:00 AM, By Steve Johnson

Midway Village is one of thousands of living history museums scattered throughout the United States. It has a museum full of indoor exhibits, but the main draw is its outdoor collection of restored pioneer-era buildings. Midway Village features 26 historical structures, including a general store, hardware store, blacksmith shop, schoolhouse, town hall, police station, plumbing shop, bank, hotel, hospital,

Michael Scott, have you met The Printz?

Jul 1, 2011 12:00 AM,

How do you leverage social media to promote digital, offset, wide-format and photobook capabilities? Canada's TPH/The Printing, a quick printing specialist with 70-company owned locations, recently wrestled with this B2B branding challenge. Teaming with Endeavour Marketing (Toronto), TPH launched a series of seven videos starring The Printz. This shaggy Nordic character something like a cross between

How to save money on ink

Jul 1, 2011 12:00 AM,

We all like to save money on our raw materials, but there are good ways and bad ways to do it. The cheapest ink might be what you need to do the job. Or, it very well might not be what is needed, and it could be costing you a lot of money. Test a set of inks for at least 30 days on press in production. If there are issues with quality or service, they will show up in this timespan. I have several