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What's Behind the Print Industry's Consolidations

Posted by Mark R. Hahn on 12/9/19 11:15 AM

What trends are driving printing industry consolidation? Besides the positive U.S. economy, some trends stand out as indicative of underlying shifts in the printing industry which transcend the moment.

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Topics: Commercial Printing, Printing Industry, Research and Reporting, Business Operations, Graphics Production

Color Management Training Makes Its Australian Debut

Posted by Ray Weiss on 5/2/19 4:16 PM

Two years ago, SGIA President and CEO Ford Bowers asked if I was willing to travel to Australia. “Sure, why not?” I replied, having no idea of the adventure that awaited me.

It had all started with Ford and SGIAA President, Nigel Davies discussing ways to revitalize SGIAA’s membership. Ford’s first suggestion was color management training and certification, which is where I entered the picture.

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Topics: Wide Format, Commercial Printing, Digital Textile Printing, Color Management Boot Camp, Color Management, Education, Workflow

A Graphic Design Studio that Prints

Posted by Eileen Fritsch on 3/11/19 9:53 AM

Cirrus Visual in Tucson, Ariz., is one company that’s well positioned to produce many forms of brand marketing and experiences. Brandon Blair founded the company 15 years ago as a graphic design studio with commercial printing capabilities. Today, Cirrus Visual helps local companies and organizations develop and execute brand identities through services such as logo design, app design, business cards, direct-mail postcards, labels, packaging, business cards, trade show exhibits, online catalogs, event graphics, menus, magazines, T-shirt designs and vehicle wrap designs.

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Topics: Wide Format, Commercial Printing, Graphic Design, Branding, Convergence

Considering Convergence

Posted by Dan Marx on 1/16/19 3:17 PM

While there is much discussion on convergence in today’s printing industry, it is neither new nor unique to this timeThere are surely times in which convergence and its effects are more pronounced, but this concept is a part of our past, present and future. The discussion here helps us put convergence into context and suggests how it applies to our printing businesses. 

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Topics: Printing, Commercial Printing, Printing Industry, Printing United

Make 2019 the Year of the Sale

Posted by Ryan T. Sauers on 12/12/18 1:46 PM

Many of us discuss the importance of setting goals of what we want to achieve

in the new year and for most organizations, a key goal is to increase sales. Organizations that continually learn and set ambitious goals are the ones running, not limping, into 2019 because they have prepped their business to achieve sales growth.

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Topics: SGIA, Printing, Commercial Printing, Print, Printing Industry, Industry Training, Business Solution, Retail Market Printing, Education, Sales