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'New Move Trend Diary' Self-Promotional Piece (Includes Video)

Sabine Lenz August 20, 2014

This week, presents the "New Move Trend Diary," self-promotional calendar piece created by German design firm EIGA Design, that examines visual trend and documents...

GPA Adds Mirri and MirriNor Boards to Its Collection of Specialty Substrates for Offset Presses

MirriNor August 18, 2014

GPA has announced two new additions to its collection of specialty substrates for offset presses. Mirri and MirriNor Boards have a high-quality metallic film surface...

A Look at an Artful, Accordion-Folded Self-Promotional Mailer (Includes Video)

Sabine Lenz August 6, 2014

This week, presents the Happy New Year self-promotional mailer from 2communiqué in Delmar, NY. This piece has an artful format—an accordion-folded string of six...

Brady Corp. Reports Reduction in Processing Time Since Adding Fujifilm's Clarity Water Washable Plates

August 5, 2014

Brady Corp, a Milwaukee-based identification solutions manufacturer, transitioned to Clarity Water Washable Plates in 2013 after running extensive plate trials. Clarity, which is compatible with...

Why Augmented Reality is Doing You a Disservice

Sabine Lenz July 30, 2014

Some marketers want to use technology whether it makes sense—and thus provides a good user experience—or not. A good user experience takes work. Lots of...

Paperboard Manufacturer FiberMark has Acquired Crocker Technical Papers

July 29, 2014

FiberMark has acquired the assets of Crocker Technical Papers in Fitchburg, MA. Crocker will become a part of FiberMark’s technical specialties and performance boards business...

This Art Brochure Takes a Fresh Approach (Includes Video)

Sabine Lenz July 23, 2014

This week, takes a look at brochures designed by Rigsby Hull for international art consultant Weingarten Art Group in Houston. Filled with light and...

Kodak Sonora Process-Free Plates Reach Milestone with 1,000th Customer, Reynolds and Reynolds

July 22, 2014

Reynolds and Reynolds of Kettering, OH, is the 1,000th customer to adopt Kodak Sonora Process Free Plates that remove the plate processing step completely without...

No Color Profile? Run for the Hills!

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...

How Xerox Is Fighting Back Against Black Market Printer Supplies

July 10, 2014

Xerox has taken counterfeit prevention measures to protect customers from counterfeit consumables and products, which unknowingly lead to damaged equipment, shoddy output and higher costs....