Industry Coalition and HP Meet to Address MarketSplash Program
May 11, 2009

The Graphics Communications Coalition for Open Competition announced that, based on productive meetings with key Hewlett Packard (HP) executives, HP has agreed to reconsider aspects of the implementation of its new MarketSplash® program, an online resource for small businesses including marketing materials, products, and design services.

PRINT 09 MUST SEE 'EMS Committee Identifies Core Technologies for Today's Printing Industry
May 11, 2009

Among a commercial printer's critical core technologies, topping the list was information technology (IT), along with the effective use of Management Information Systems (MIS) and print buyer interfacing via the use of Web-to-Print software, in a three-way tie identified by the Selection Committee for the PRINT 09 MUST SEE 'EMS technology/product recognition program.

GASC Announces Economic Stimulus Plan for PRINT 09 Exhibitors
April 30, 2009

In a decisive response to the current economic situation, the Graphic Arts Show Co. (GASC) has announced the PRINT 09 Subsidy Plan, a stimulus package that will reduce for every exhibitor the cost of participating in this year's show. Supporting this unprecedented financial relief package are GASC partners, the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), the Printing Industries of America, and NPES The Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies (NPES).

NAPL Honors Best Managed Graphic Arts Companies for 2008
April 7, 2009

NAPL, the trade association for excellence in business management, selected 17 graphic communications companies to receive 2008 Management Plus Awards, which recognize management excellence in all phases of operation.

Print Outlook Tackles Economic Realities
March 27, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC—Some 60 attendees at the Print Outlook portion of the NPES 2009 Industry Summit, held earlier this week, heard predictions on the outlook for the overall U.S. economy, the printing industry specifically, advertising media trends and even for business in general under the new presidential administration.

Graphics of the Americas 2009 Sizzles in Miami
March 19, 2009

Technology, networking, and education once again brought thousands of graphic communications professionals together in Miami Beach, Florida for the annual Graphics of the Americas (GOA) Exposition and Conference held from February 23-24.

PRINT 09 Announces Media Days for Industry Editors
March 16, 2009

The Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) today announced the launch of PRINT 09 Media Days, to be held June 16-17, 2009 in Chicago, IL, in advance of the global PRINT 09 trade show and conference. PRINT 09, coming to Chicago’s McCormick Place September 11-16, 2009, is the year’s largest and most comprehensive graphic communications trade show and conference.

Printing Not Among the Industries Worst Affected by the Recession
March 5, 2009

According to the NAPL Printing Economic Research Center (PERC), while the printing industry has been hit hard by the economic downturn, it is by no means alone. Based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories, & Orders report, printing was one of ten major manufacturing groups in which shipments fell in 2008.

Executive Outlook 09 to Address Preparing for a Recovery Economy
March 3, 2009

Which industry trends are the ones to watch in today's economic environment? How can printers today leverage the industry's hottest technologies to gain a competitive edge in a recovering economy? These are just some of the questions to be answered at this year's EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK Conference, to be held in Chicago's McCormick Place on Thursday, September 10, 2009, the day before the global PRINT 09 show opens.