Ben Griffiths

Ben Griffiths
Linemark's Personalized 'Save the Date' Makes BIG Impact

In this edition of Who’s Mailing What! Confidential, we feature an extra large "Save the Date" from Linemark Inc. The mailer, which was printed in-house at Linemark on its new HP Indigo 10000, was  designed by creative agency Don Shaaf & Friends. To create the folded piece, Linemark used a Polar cutter and a Heidelberg Stahlfolder TH-82. If you’ve created…

EDSF's 2016 'Give Back @ Graph' Scholarship Night

Brianna Ferguson, University of Wisconsin-Stout; Adrian Mitchell, University of Northern Iowa; and Melissa Trevino, University of Houston, share what receiving a Youth in Print scholarship means to them, why they chose their course of study, and what it was like on the show floor during the Give Back @ Graph EDSF Scholarship Night held during Graph Expo in Orlando, Fla.

Tips for Clear Communication

It's imperative to keep the lines of communication open among packaging designers, printers and brand owners. Ashley Roberts, senior production editor of packagePRINTING, spoke with Kory Grushka, director of business development at Works Design Group, who provided some tips on how to facilitate open and clear communication.

Why Poor Communication Isn't Worth the Risk

When a packaging project is on a tight deadline, it can be easy to overlook the communication process. But when brand owners, designers and printers don't get on the same page, the project is put at risk. Ashley Roberts, senior production editor of packagePRINTING, spoke with Kory Grushka, director of business development at Works Design Group, to learn more. Click here for the full article, "Achieving Communication Clarity," from the August issue of packagePRINTING.

CES Mailer: Winning Hearts and Minds

In this edition of Who’s Mailing What! Confidential, we feature a Call for Entries piece that was designed to promote the CES 2017 Innovation Awards taking place at CES 2017 in January. The mailer was was printed by Upper Marlboro, Maryland-based Linemark Printing on a six-color, Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 sheetfed offset press equipped with a coater, and makes use of a steel rule diecut shape on the front.

Dissolve's Direct Mail Will Blow Your Mind... POW!

In the latest episode of Who's Mailing What! Confidential, the spotlight is on Dissolve, a Calgary, Canada-based stock photo and video company that designed its direct mail piece to look like a traditional comic book. Richmond, British Columbia-based Blanchette Press printed this piece on a KBA Rapida 106 sheetfed press, using hybrid UV inks and a…

2016 Hall of Fame Inductee #4

Our fourth and final 2016 Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame reveal is the founder of a California-based printer to the trade. A native of southern Iran, this executive took his company from a startup to more than $200 million in annual sales in less than 15 years. Ladies and gentlemen, please put your hands together for…

2016 Hall of Fame Inductee #3

Our third 2016 Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame reveal is the chairman and CEO of a second-generation family owned printer smack in the middle of America's heartland. The company is celebrating its 40th anniversary and recently obtained a long perfecting sheetfed press that provides a point of differentiation among its clients. This executive…

GPA's Toner Talks: Passing the Key Test

Craig Surette, GPA's Toner Fusion Market Director, puts synthetics to the ultimate test right before your eyes to demonstrate their extreme durability.

Psychic Direct Mail Scam Rakes in $200M

This week on Who's Mailing What! Confidential, we turn to resident mail wizard, Paul Bobnak, to make sense of a direct mail campaign that preyed on unsuspecting victims by sending out a variety of personalized letters, specifically addressed to society’s most vulnerable, the elderly and ill. According to a recent five-part investigation from CNNMoney, the direct mail scam was able to con more than $200 million from the victims over a 20-year period with phoney promises of psychic readings and cheap trinkets.

The 2016 Gold Ink Awards: Judging Week

In a quick recap of the 2016 Gold Ink Awards judging week, judges Erin Brennan of FCB, and Deborah Corn of the Print Media Centr, provide insight into what makes a winning entry stand out from the rest. The winners of the 2016 Gold Ink Awards will be announced in the September issue of Printing Impressions!

The Dish on Trish: A Fold Above the Rest

2016 Gold Ink Awards judge Trish Witkowski, Chief Folding Fanatic at Foldfactory.com, discusses her love for all things fold with Printing Impressions' Senior Content Editor, Erik Cagle. Be sure to tune in each week for Trish's 60-second, Super-cool Fold of the Week and other helpful production tips.