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EDSF to host inaugural scholarship night at Graph Expo

Jul 16, 2010 12:00 AM,

The Electronic Document Systems Foundation (EDSF) will hold its first-ever Scholarship Night event during Graph Expo 2010

Graph Expo Virtual Preview registration now open

Jul 12, 2010 12:00 AM,

Attendee registration for the free online virtual preview of Graph Expo 2010 is now open. “Graph Expo 2010: A Virtual Preview," scheduled for August 19, will offer a sneak peek at all the show in October will have to offer

USPS proposes price increase

Jul 7, 2010 12:00 AM,

The U.S. Postal Service Governors have recommended increasing the price of a First-Class stamp by 2 cents, to 46 cents

JohnsByrne Co. opens new facility in CA

Jul 7, 2010 12:00 AM,

Niles, IL-based JohnsByrne Co. announces the opening of a West Coast office to serve the Southern California marketplace

Executive Outlook organizers announce conference agenda

Jul 1, 2010 12:00 AM,

Xerox and Presstek are returning sponsors, along with EFI, for this year’s Executive Outlook conference, which will take place from 8 a.m. To 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 2

Automated customer feedback uncovers new business

Jul 1, 2010 12:00 AM,

The Print Shop (Wisconsin Rapids, WI) competes with 12 other area printers. The region was hit hard in 2008 when the two local paper companies were sold, resulting in the closure of one mill and downsizing of the other, and the loss of more than 1,000 jobs. One of those companies was The Print Shop's largest customer. In 2008, owner Warren Miller tried competing with online printers, but he concluded,

Customer connection

Jul 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

Are you up to speed on social media? As new media sites and approaches continue to grow, many printers are leveraging the big three Twitter, Face-book and LinkedIn to cultivate a community with their customers. Our main goal with social media is to provide printing, marketing and design information to anyone who comes across our page, says Robert R. Lefcourt, general manager for Printex Press (www.printex-press.com)

Are you ready for some viral marketing?

Jul 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien KOB@americanprinter.com

I realize the baseball season has barely started. It might seem a bit premature to start discussing football. As a Chicagoan, I'm not getting my hopes up. In fairness, the Sox did win the World Series in 2005. On the north side, the Cubs won their last pennant during the Roosevelt (Theodore) administration. On to football. As Dennis Green reminded us in 2006, The Bears are who we thought they were.

Make your printing clickable

Jul 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Steve Johnson

Have you seen Playboy's June issue, featuring Miss Playmate of the Year in 3D? Put on your special glasses and voila. Who says printing is old school technology? It's kind of like it says on the rearview mirror, jokes Hope Dworaczyk, the subject of the photo spread. Things may appear larger. Not everyone is excited about 3D in print. This particular picture is one example of how books and magazines

Industry? What industry?

Jul 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Dick Gorelick

When someone asks about the state of our industry, I ask for his or her definition of it. In recent years, our industry has resorted to myriad terms and euphemisms. Companies are increasingly uncomfortable referring to themselves as There is no easy or universal synonym. Even industry trade associations have fled from a reference to or in recent years. The notion of a coherent, easily definable industry

Quick Response

Jul 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By John Parsons

Remember the CueCat phenomenon of the late 1990s? The feline-shaped scanner was introduced by Digital Convergence as a means of facilitating website access via printed barcodes. For reasons too numerous to mention, consumers, advertisers and print publishers rejected the tethered device and its slanted, proprietary barcodes. The core idea still survives, however, as mobile scanning devices and various

Press testing: It’s all good

Jul 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Raymond J. Prince

It is time to look at press testing, again, due to the volume of calls coming in regarding problem pieces of equipment. For new presses, sheetfed or web offset, the press test on the printer's floor is a way to ensure the press is installed properly and will meet the requirements of the printer. It is always wise to put in writing the print quality requirements of the press and include it in the contract.

Training vs. education

Jul 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Dan Wilson

I meet lots of people from our industry who have opinions on what we should be doing in graphic communications education. Some of these folks are looking to hire our graduates and others just have their own ideas about what a graphic communications degree program should look like. One thing that has struck me over the years is how many people focus mainly on wanting our students to be better trained,

Paparozzi, Schnoll to lead Executive Outlook 2010

Jun 29, 2010 12:00 AM,

The Reston, VA-based Graphic Arts Show Co. (GASC) announces NAPL chief economist Andy Paparozzi and industry consultant Steven Schnoll will set the stage at the Executive Outlook Conference

Quad/Graphics, Worldcolor shareholders approve acquisition

Jun 28, 2010 12:00 AM,

The shareholders of Sussex, WI-based Quad/Graphics, Inc. and Montreal’s World Color Press Inc. (“Worldcolor”) have approved the previously-announced plan of arrangement, pursuant to which Quad/Graphics will acquire Worldcolor

GPO kicks off 150th anniversary celebration

Jun 23, 2010 12:00 AM,

The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) is 150 years old. GPO was created when President James Buchanan signed Joint Resolution 25 on June 23, 1860

GPO named ‘Organization of the Year’

Jun 22, 2010 12:00 AM,

The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) won the “Stevie Award” for “Organization of the Year” in the Government Agency or Non-profit category at the 8th annual American Business Awards

KBA sees upturn in printing press sector

Jun 18, 2010 12:00 AM,

KBA president and CEO Helge Hansen reported a perceptible upturn in the press engineering sector and reaffirmed the group's targets for 2010 at the company’s latest shareholders’ meeting in Wurzburg, Germany

Printers Software partners with Survey Advantage

Jun 11, 2010 12:00 AM,

Printers Software Inc. announces a partnership with Survey Advantage, founded by American Printer columnist Michael Casey. Printers Software offers a suite of estimating and production software modules for the commercial printing industry