Printing’s Best Blogs is a compilation of posts on topics of
interest to graphic arts professionals. Bloggers from the
Printing Impressions/PIworld.com
, In-plant Graphics and
packagePRINTING magazine websites are featured,
supplemented by links to blogs from outside sources.

Click to view all blog posts in order by date published.

NEWS from

SALES & MARKETING

  • The Sales Challenge

    Bill Farquharson

    How to Steal a Customer

    By Bill Farquharson | August 26, 2014

    You are asked to bid a job but you lose. Game over? Absolutely not! You could still steal this customer. Find out more in this week’s blog by Bill...

  • Success.In.Print

    Kelly Mallozzi

    Your Customer Service SUCKS, and It is KILLING Your Business!

    By Kelly Mallozzi | August 27, 2014

    As I always try to tie my own experiences into lessons for you, here is yet another installment. If you do ANY of the following things, please...

  • Perception IS Reality

    Ryan Sauers

    Keep it Simple—and KISS!

    | August 19, 2014

    You've probably heard the acronym KISS (Keep it Simple, Stupid), right? In this blog, Ryan Sauers tells us how this can relate to all of our...

  • SpeakingDIRECT

    MTAC Recap Rolls On: Finances, Promotions & Postal Reform

    August 29, 2014

    In Wednesday’s recap of the Mailers’ Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) meetings, we reviewed the numerous ways the Postal Service is using...

  • Dreaming in CMYK

    A “Desk” Printer That Delivers…Literally

    August 29, 2014

    One of my favorite Vines going around the interwebs the last few months features some dogs “riding dirty” with a Roomba. Seriously, the music is...

  • DME Marketing Blog

    How to Win at Seasonal Selling

    August 29, 2014

    Seasonal selling is quite the interesting model in the business world. Whether it is the winter holiday season, halloween, or summer; each...

  • Walsworth's Insights on Print, Digital Publishing and Content Marketing

    How to Launch a Successful App | Part Three – Have Fun

    August 28, 2014

    The day you launch your app is officially party time, and your overall goal is to enjoy every moment of it. Having fun is the third topic in our...

More Sales & Marketing Blogs >

CROSS MEDIA

More Cross Media Blogs >

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

More Business Management Blogs >

MAILING/POSTAL

More Mailing/Postal Blogs >

LABELS AND PACKAGING

More Labels and Packaging Blogs >

SUSTAINABILITY

More Sustainability Blogs >

PRINT PRODUCTION

  • InkOnDaPaper - All things PRINT all the time

    Save the Date! Join NewPage September 10th!

    August 29, 2014

    NewPage’s Shinola – It’s Time to Shift Event on Sept 10th at Sepia in Chicago. NewPage featured Shinola in our SHIFTERS piece, we used...

  • Against the Grain

    Dustin LeFebvre

    Lunch and Sterling Premium Paper

    By Dustin LeFebvre | April 22, 2014

    I was enjoying my pastitcio when the conversation turned to Sterling Premium, as it seems to more often than I’d like. In the company of good...

  • Making the Grade

    Sabine Lenz

    Why QR Drives Creatives QRazy

    By Sabine Lenz | August 27, 2014

    Adding a QR code to an e-mail blast feeds the dislike creatives have developed for these odd looking squares. Don’t get me wrong, QR codes as...

  • RISI Blog

    Overheating investment activity in North American tissue business

    July 11, 2014

    After the Great Recession of 2009 and the recovery in 2010, North American tissue supply and demand have been well balanced, and from time to...

  • ImageBlog

    Shandys, Selfies & A Mustache: Traveler Beer Does Integrated Marketing Right!

    August 22, 2014

      What is more fun than a stick-on mustache?! …well, taking a selfie with your mustache to share with the world AND enjoying a new European...

  • Printing Industries Blog

    Moving Up The Ladder: Why Successful Workplaces Are Putting Women In The Lead

    August 19, 2014

    Most business owners and HR professionals know that a diversified workplace has significant benefits, and gender diversity is critical. But do you...

  • Graphicstart

    The Future of the Printing and Communications Industry Globally

    August 18, 2014

    The Future of the Printing and Communications Industry GloballyAugust 2014Key Issues and Overview of thePrinting and Communications Industry The...

  • Blognosticator

    AppleScripting Adobe Photoshop

    July 31, 2014

    I get involved in some pretty big stuff: This was my 58-foot GigaPan photo of San Luis Obispo as it appeared in the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art...

  • Print Stories

    Consultative Selling

    February 18, 2014

    Consultative selling has been around since the 1970′s and refers to the technique a sales person uses to discover the needs, trends and opinions...

  • Insights blog

    What does “media” mean to you?

    December 09, 2013

    We’re always interested in helping college students coming into the graphics and imaging world. We were recently asked to participate is a short...

  • Printing by Design blog

    There’s A New Sheriff in Town

    August 05, 2014

    There are a many social networking forums on the net that you can utilize to market your books with, and […]

  • the web and print

    How Sales Creates Web-to-Print Disasters

    April 30, 2014

    The sales process sets up the critical transition period from lead to customer. Customers remember what was said in the sales process and they...

  • LabelValue Label Blog

    How to Remove Jar Labels for Canning

    July 14, 2014

    Can you believe the summer is halfway over? That means if you have a garden, you’re probably thinking ahead to canning season. If you don’t...

  • Color Clarity Blog

    They Never Go Out to Lunch Together

    March 17, 2014

    I was talking about press and prep issues the other day with my friend Larry Erwin, a trade veteran with 40 years of experience in and around...

  • Printing Knowhow Blog

    Drupa 2016 – Touch the Future

    August 27, 2014

    Did you hear? Messe Düsseldorf Gmbh just opened up exhibitor registration for its upcoming drupa 2016 tradeshow scheduled to take place in...

  • Matreks Printing blog

    Is Your Digital Printer Selling to You or Consulting with You?

    May 01, 2014

    Your local Minneapolis digital printer has a lot of outside competition. Online companies based in other cities or states promise cut-throat rates...

  • Velocity Print Solutions Blog

    Custom Promotional Products – from Sourcing to Fullfillment to Shipping

    December 10, 2013

    Our team excels at custom projects. We recently handled a special project for a Fortune 500 client to create a series of gifts for an executive...

  • Digital Nirvana Blog

    Places You Should Never Put QR Codes

    August 29, 2014

    “I love the idea of QR Codes, except their implementation is terrible.” This is the assessment of Scott Stratten, super-geek, keynote speaker, and...

More Print Production Blogs >

BINDING/FINISHING

  • foldfactory.com Blog

    FOLD of the WEEK: “Tweaked” Tulip Fold Event Invitation

    May 15, 2014

    What should a company do when it wants to change its name? Throw a great party, of course! This week’s selection, designed by Prismatic and...

  • The Finish Line

    Don Piontek

    Can You Do Variable?

    | August 18, 2014

    I often get calls from printers (and binderies) asking about that "smart" saddle stitcher that they've heard about. There is a substantial...

  • Bindery Success

    Is Your Folding Machine Lying to You?

    August 29, 2014

    Fold plate indicators don’t always tell us the truth. Set one at any given length and then fold a sheet. You might get the dimension you want on...

  • Company Folders Blog

    22+ Graphic Design Interview Tips: Common Questions & Best Answers

    August 19, 2014

    22+ Graphic Design Interview Tips: Common Questions & Best AnswersOn the surface, a graphic design job interview should be easy. After all, you’re...

More Binding/Finishing Blogs >