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packagePRINTING magazine websites are featured,
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SALES & MARKETING

  • The Sales Challenge

    Bill Farquharson

    Love, "American Idol" Style

    By Bill Farquharson | July 22, 2014

    "It’s easy to grin as your ship comes in,” said Judge Schmails in "Caddyshack." That is, the view from the top is wonderful. However, getting...

  • Success.In.Print

    Kelly Mallozzi

    Know Your History and Represent!

    By Kelly Mallozzi | July 02, 2014

    Last weekend while visiting a friend who lives in Naperville, IL, I, along with my whole family, made a visit to the Historic Naper Settlement....

  • Perception IS Reality

    Ryan Sauers

    In Sales, Face It...It All Comes Down to Price

    By Ryan Sauers | July 22, 2014

    In 2014, printing sales is quite simple as it all comes down to who has the lowest price. If you get your pricing tight, then you have a chance of...

  • SpeakingDIRECT

    We Make Every Fish Big in Our Pond

    July 18, 2014

    When I was around 20 years old, I reeled in a massive eight-foot sailfish. That thing was huge and it hung on my parents’ wall until they made...

  • Dreaming in CMYK

    Packaging: Label Design Inspiration

    July 18, 2014

    On the verge of the weekend, and what better way to celebrate than with some beer label inspiration…because you know, I am just the kind...

  • DME Marketing Blog

    Creating the Correct Sales Mix

    July 11, 2014

      There are two types of sales categories in the business market- the long sell and the short sell. Each has its own advantages and...

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CROSS MEDIA

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BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

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MAILING/POSTAL

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LABELS AND PACKAGING

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SUSTAINABILITY

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PRINT PRODUCTION

  • InkOnDaPaper - All things PRINT all the time

    Congrats on Super-cool Fold of the Week #250 Trish!

    July 09, 2014

    250 Super-cool fold of the week videos! Now that is pretty awesome and takes an enormous amount of dedication and new ideas. Here at InkOnDaPaper...

  • 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

    No Color Profile? Run for the Hills!

    By Sabine Lenz | July 16, 2014

    Whether it's uncoated, coated, gloss or matte, every sheet reacts differently on-press. That’s the reason why our industry has developed sets...

  • 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

    Auto Generate QR Codes with Data Merge in InDesign CC 2014

    July 18, 2014

      The Data Merge function in InDesign is a powerful, versatile tool for integrated marketing. We use it for variable data printing to personalize...

  • Printing Industries Blog

    The More Things Change, the More Things Stay the Same

    July 15, 2014

    The following is a guest blog post from Kevin Cooper, author of Lean Printing: Cultural Imperatives to Success and coauthor of Lean Printing:...

  • Graphicstart

    How to Identify Your Goals for Success!

    July 14, 2014

    How to Identify Your Goals for Success! * Would you like to be more successful?* Would you like to improve the net profit for your company?* ...

  • Blognosticator

    I can stop griping now – Adobe has finally fixed Photoshop!

    July 17, 2014

    For eight years I have been complaining loudly (the blogger’s “pen” is mightier than the sword, but much slower) about the “feature” in...

  • 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

    Understanding The U.S.P. For Effective Marketing

    June 24, 2014

    Before you start your marketing campaign for your book, magazine or other, you must first layout the particulars of your […]

  • 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

    Follow PrimeImaging on Instagram

    July 16, 2014

    Instagram is a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your life with friends and family. So that’s why we’d like to invite you to share your summer...

  • 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

    Survey: Data Collection on the Rise

    July 18, 2014

    Don’t let your customers fool you — they may have more data than you think. According to polling conducted by Digiday and Neustar in June 2014,...

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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

    Better Finishing Through Chemistry

    By Don Piontek | July 14, 2014

    Adhesives are widely used in finishing, this includes perfect binding, folding, mailing, and folding carton applications. And coatings and...

  • Bindery Success

    How to Do a Cut Score on Your Folding Machine

    July 19, 2014

    Here’s a ‘scoring’ technique borrowed from the greeting card industry. It might seem a little old school, but it’s still used quite often,...

  • Company Folders Blog

    How to Use Our Free Folder Mockup Templates

    July 19, 2014

    How to Use Our Free Folder Mockup TemplatesOur 100% free folder mockup templates allow you to create a beautiful, realistic image of how your...

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