For printers that already offer layout and design services, an unexpected revenue source (or at least a way to retain customer loyalty) may be digital media itself, in the form of interactive apps for tablets and smartphones. Unlike Websites, apps can be created with the same tools used to produce printed pages. With a modest software investment, plus incremental training of existing staff, printers can offer their clients supplemental interactive collateral—to complement their printed products.
By integrating Quark Software's online design and editing capabilities with the FedEx Office Print Online system, FedEx Office offers hundreds of templates for signs, banners, and posters that customers can access, customize, and order. These free templates span a wide range of vertical markets and can be customized within the browser.
LOS ANGELES—Platinum Equity has acquired Quark, a Denver-based provider of publishing software for professional designers and enterprise organizations. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
M&A firm Platinum Equity has acquired Quark Software and will focus on expanding the breadth and depth of Quark’s product capabilities and geographic coverage. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “Platinum Equity is well-positioned to help us continue to execute our dynamic publishing vision through their market reach, merger and acquisition experience, and operational support,” said Raymond Schiavone, president and CEO of Quark.
Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions' October 2010 edition.
Research indicates the majority of customers prefer to receive marketing messages via their bills and statements as opposed to other channels like e-mail and direct mail advertising.
QuarkPromote.com is a retail print design and ordering Website that enables small- to medium-sized businesses to design and order customizable marketing materials online.
RESTON, VA—November 13, 2008—Shelly Manley, a copy editor at a New Jersey design firm, was named the lucky winner of the Designer's Dream Office Giveaway at GRAPH EXPO® 2008.
Printing Impressions' Supplier News Commercial Printing News for 2008
GHENT, BELGIUM—August 18, 2008—The world’s graphic arts experts have come together to release v4 of the Ghent Workgroup specifications (http://www.gwg.org/GWGversion4.phtml) for automated workflow efficiency in the range of application and output environments. v4 of the specifications supports Adobe Acrobat 9 - which itself includes Universal Proof of Preflight developed by the Ghent Workgroup. Heading the list of additional enhancements to v4 is a check for missing glyphs, one of the leading causes of preflight and page production frustration. GWG’s specifications have become the international benchmark for PDF quality assurance. The free specifications are utilized by designers, prepress and printers