Ashley Roberts

Ashley Roberts

Ashley Roberts is the Managing Editor of the Printing & Packaging Group.

The Week That Was (6/14/2021)

On this episode of The Week that Was, IWCO Direct announced a $50 million strategic investment plan; Shutterfly acquired Spoonflower; and Adriane Harrison discusses the $300 federal unemployment supplement and its impact on the printing industry.

The Week That Was (5/31/2021)

On this episode of The Week that Was, the USPS has filed a notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission requesting price changes; Ricoh announced new gold and silver toners; Geoffrey Eisenberg offered some advice to fellow printers; and Frank Romano celebrates 80 years and reflects back on the industry.

The Week That Was (5/24/2021)

On this episode of The Week that Was, SPC celebrates 25 years of business; Mark Michelson and Gary Jones discuss antimicrobial coatings; we explore how W2P technologies can help win customers; and Patrick Henry bids farewell to his full-time printing industry role.

The Week That Was (5/17/2021)

On this episode of The Week that Was, the CDC has issued a new mask guidance; Bolger Printing installed an HP Indigo 100K Digital Press; how to find the right substrate option for your inkjet press; and HP unveiled new digital printing technologies.

The Week That Was (5/13/2021)

On this episode of The Week that Was, Paper Excellence acquired Domtar; Canon announced the new ColorStream 8000 series; the April M&A Target Report was just released; and the latest edition of the COVID-19 Print Business Indicators research report is now live.

The Week That Was (5/3/2021)

On this episode of The Week that Was, Cimpress inked a multi-year strategic agreement with HP; Worzalla is investing $10 million to add more printing capacity; Lisbeth Lyons discusses the PRO Act; and Brian Regan of the Semper Group talks about the skilled labor shortage.

The Week That Was (4/26/2021)

On this episode of The Week that Was, RRD reported financial results for Q1; LPI purchased multiple 41″ Scodix Ultra 6000 presses; the PRC released its Financial Analysis of the USPS for 2020; and Mark Michelson discusses ENPOINTE's rebranding with the company's VP of sales and president of its agency.

The Week That Was (4/19/2021)

On this episode of The Week that Was, Lisbeth Lyons explains the newfound momentum for the PRO Act; Kodak acquires the assets of ECRM's CTP business; Dan Hirt of Primary Color explains how the company rebuilt sales during the pandemic; and we share the passing of Chuck Geschke, who died on April 16 at the age of 81.

The Week That Was (4/12/2021)

On this episode of The Week that Was, Editor-in-Chief Mark Michelson talks with Chris Falco about the 100% bonus depreciation allowance; RRD announced pricing of senior secured notes; we share two more Rising Stars; and the PRINTING United Alliance Premier PRINT Awards competition is now open!

The Week That Was (4/5/2021)

On this episode of The Week that Was, we recap the infrastructure plan announced by the Biden Administration; Fort Dearborn set a world impression record on its Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106; Ironmark acquired Spectrum Printing and Graphics; and we discuss how to manage employee conduct outside the workplace.

The Week That Was (3/29/2021)

On this episode of The Week that Was, we highlight the third-generation owned commercial printer Drummond; the first of seven profiles showcasing some of the printing industry’s rising stars; a video addressing the USPS 10-year strategic plan; and a sales tip on rush orders that you don't want to miss.

The Week That Was (3/22/2021)

On this episode of The Week that Was, Dave Leskusky was named president of PRINTING United Alliance; Johnson & Quin added full-color direct mail production capacity; The Dot Corp installed a SCREEN Truepress Jet520HD; and we explore workforce development.