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packagePRINTING magazine websites are featured,
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  • 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 are goal is to promote the print industry and help promote All Things Print All The Time. Trish Witkowski has done an amazing job showing us new, different and unusual folds… The post Congrats on Super-cool Fold of the Week #250 Trish! appeared first on 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 folks at our local Greek eatery, things had been just fine until that point. I was smothering everything in sight with as many lemons as I could get my hands on, and I’d have been content to discuss anything under the sun. But they wanted to talk Sterling Premium.

  • 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 of guidelines and recommendations to help print buyers, designers, and specifiers work more effectively with their print suppliers.

  • 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 time, the business has been a seller's rather than a buyer's market. This was the case in the first nine months of 2012. Just before the first wave of new capacity started to come on stream, the US tissue market was very tight and independent converters were having problems procuring parent rolls for their converting plants. As a result, imports from overseas increased. But now the market outlook is that this "bird-nest-safe" situation will radically

  • 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 individual pieces – text and images – and, if a direct mail piece, to address and … Continue reading →

  • 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: Pathway to Success and Setup Reduction for Printers. We live in tumultuous times. We have all been taught since our earliest years that change is a constant, things change, the only constant is change, and probably many other pithy little sayings on the topic of change. With all of the focus that has been put on change it is still remarkable how difficult it is for organizations, and people, to enact and embrace change. Part of this relates to fear. Change

  • 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?* Would you like to increase the opportunities for/with your company?* Do you need help to achieve more success, raise the `Bottom-line` and increase the opportunities with/for your company? -->>> Right then, you are at the right place for us to share with you how to - Prepare for Your Journey to Success with my tips on - `Raise the Bottom-line for `Your` Success` * Remember: Success is a Journey - Not a Destination... Now

  • 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 Adobe Photoshop that causes your type to be erased – without an undo that will replace it … Continue reading →

  • 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 of a prospect. This type of sales training is immensely under-valued. Sales is not about having … Continue reading →

  • 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 survey regarding how media is perceived in the professional area. The survey is being run by Graphic … Continue reading →The post What does “media” mean to you? appeared first on INSIGHTS.

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