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Bankruptcy court confirms WorkflowOne reorganization

Feb 28, 2011 12:00 AM,

WF Capital Holdings, Inc. (WF Capital), the parent company of Workflow Management, Inc., which operates principally through its division WorkflowOne announces the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Division, has entered an order formally confirming its plan of reorganization, positioning WorkflowOne to complete its restructuring and emerge from Chapter 11 on or about March 2, 2011.

X-Rite, Pantone announce new color management seminar

Feb 22, 2011 12:00 AM,

X-Rite Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary Pantone announce a new educational color management seminar.

PGSF issues Industry Career Guide

Feb 22, 2011 12:00 AM,

The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) has produced a guide that print producers and other graphic communication organizations can use to help attract new people to the graphic arts industry. "Careers in Graphic Communications" is available for printing and distribution on a local basis.

Continuous communication

Feb 22, 2011 12:00 AM, Michael Casey

Educate your customers when you miss their deadline. Often it is not your fault, but the customer is always right.

Semper reports an increase in hiring

Feb 17, 2011 12:00 AM,

Semper Intl., a placement firm for skilled help in the graphic arts and printing industry, announces its research indicates a positive outlook and an increased willingness to hire.

InfoTrends releases 2011 Road Maps

Feb 11, 2011 12:00 AM,

InfoTrends’ 2011 “Road Maps” cover top trends and market developments expected in the production and wide-format print markets.

5 growth opportunities to consider in 2011

Feb 8, 2011 12:00 AM, Michael Casey

Printers team up on a market research project

Vision 3 Summit to share insight on new business models

Feb 7, 2011 12:00 AM,

Graphic communications professionals wanting to glean some new ideas will hear what worked for others in the industry at the Vision 3 Summit, March 13–16, 2011, at the Desert Springs JW Marriott in Palm Desert, CA.

TX companies merge to form marketing solutions provider

Feb 7, 2011 12:00 AM,

The Whitley Printing Co. announces the launch of TWG Plus, the product of three Austin, TX-based companies’ consolidation: The Whitley Printing Co., The Whelan Group and Zoom Interactive Marketing.

Vertis introduces new grocery partnership

Feb 3, 2011 12:00 AM,

Vertis Communications announces a strategic partnership with Grocery Shopping Network (GSN) that will enhance the Inserts2online (I2O) services Vertis provides to some of the most recognized grocers in the United States and Canada.

Black-and-white & read all over QR Codes offer Ohio paper growth potential

Feb 1, 2011 12:00 AM, By AP staff

Based in Dayton, Ohio, the Dayton City Paper is an alternative weekly with a dynamic mix of arts, entertainment, culture, events, dining, and politics. Over the past 15 years, the paper has continued to transform, providing its readers (who average between 32 and 37 years of age) information of interest for the active and professional community. As a publication funded strictly by advertisers, part

It's all in the cards

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

Ageneration ago, a business card was a printed product. If you were in business, a business card was essential, and it was printed. Period. When I opened my new printing company 24 years ago, the first thing I did was order letterhead, envelopes and business cards. That is what everyone did. (I didn't print them myself because I was not in the stationery business.) Here in the 21st century, the first

Ensure press operator safety when running UV

Feb 1, 2011 12:00 AM, By Raymond J. Prince

The UV process is wonderful for many reasons: High gloss. Sharp dots, especially on uncoated stock. Instant drying. No VOCs in the ink. Printed waste can be recycled. High rub. No setoff. But you have to use it properly to reap the benefits. UV inks, like any chemical, must be handled safely. Based on the input of several ink companies and associations, as well as printers, here are some tips: Show

Print adapts to the wireless age (Not bad for a 500-year-old technology)

Feb 1, 2011 12:00 AM,

When you care enough to send some augmented reality Hallmark has offered cards with sounds since 2006. Augmented reality cards debuted in January 2010. The card recipient visits and follows the directions to view a 2D or 3D animated feature by holding the greeting card up to a web camera. The animation tracks with the movement of the card. We say: Neat-o. But we hope Grandma

Send the very best

Feb 1, 2011 12:00 AM, Katherine O'Brien

I am from Mundelein, a small town north of Chicago. I usually just tell people I am from Chicago because to do otherwise is to engage in the conversational equivalent of a constantly reconfiguring GPS, as the listener struggles to arrive at some point of reference. It's near the Wisconsin border, I often say, a statement analogous to saying someone with a first aid kit is a doctor. Occasionally, a

The selling revolution

Feb 1, 2011 12:00 AM, By Dick Gorelick

No one questions the technological revolution that has characterized the graphic arts industry during the past several decades. An equally important revolution in print selling has taken place during the same period. The difference in management of the two revolutions lies in the fact that, usually, it is simpler to replace equipment than a serviceable sales or customer service representative. This

QR Codes 101

Feb 1, 2011 12:00 AM, By Chris Lehan

In the past two years, we've heard quite a Quick Response (QR) Code buzz in the printing industry. In an increasingly wireless world, they offer instant gratification. Invented in Japan in 1994, these codes are becoming more commonplace in the United States, particularly as smart phone usage grows. QR Codes are two-dimensional matrix (as opposed to bar) codes that connect the physical world to the

Announcing the 63rd annual TAGA Conference

Jan 21, 2011 12:00 AM,

The Technical Assn. of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) announces details on the 63rd Annual TAGA conference. The annual, international TAGA conference features technical papers on research straight from the laboratory, studies from the pressroom, and software and systems engineering studies.

Vision 3 Summit offers cross-media, direct marketing tips

Jan 21, 2011 12:00 AM,

The Vision 3 Summit will take place March 13–16, 2011, at the Desert Springs JW Marriott in Palm Desert, CA.

InterTech Technology Awards now accepting nominations

Jan 19, 2011 12:00 AM,

Printing Industries of America is now accepting nominations for the 2011 InterTech Technology Awards. These awards honor the development of technologies predicted to have a major impact on the graphic arts and related industries.