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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

Maintaining Consistent Color for a Large-Scale Installation

Posted by Jason Carolla on 12/4/19 11:00 AM

Earlier this year, our team at Studio Graphics had the opportunity to work with Bombardier Aerospace — a global leader in the transportation industry. When they initially contacted us about wrapping their Learjet 75 Liberty mock-up, it was evident at first glance the installation aspect would be the greatest challenge, since business jets are normally painted. Not only would this mock-up be showcased at the world's largest business jet trade show to lure in potential buyers who would be inspecting every detail, but it would have a special unveiling the day prior! 

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Topics: Color Management Boot Camp, Installers, SGIA Digital Color Professional Certification, Graphics Production

Strengthening Graphics Businesses

Posted by Dan Marx on 11/4/19 10:00 AM

I’ve been in a decompression phase this past week — mentally unpacking everything I saw and experienced during PRINTING United in Dallas. It was a phenomenal event, loaded with exhibitors busy in their booths, and energy running high. It also presented a new model for viewing (and describing) the printing industry as it is today and in the near term. Profitability and opportunity loom large, as well as efficiency and effective action on all levels.

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Topics: Printing Industry, Printing United, Business Operations, Graphics Production

Beyond the Core

Posted by Dan Marx on 9/16/19 7:03 AM

For more than a decade, wide-format technology, and the ever-expanding range of applications that can be produced with it, has been the shining star of the printing industry. Nearly 20 years ago, when the early adopters saw the technology’s promise, they — seemingly on our behalf — worked the kinks out of the emerging technology. Today, wide-format inkjet is mature, many companies use it for many purposes, and competition is high.

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Topics: New Printing Technologies, Education, Printing United, Networking, Graphics Production