The Show Must Go (On)
June 9, 2016 at 10:29 am

An event culture that has sprung up in our industry. Will the more specialized shows nudge out broader-scoped events?

What Was Trending at Dscoop San Antonio
April 28, 2016 at 10:10 am

I attended the recent Dscoop Americas event in San Antonio and was struck by a few trends, such as value-added special effects, digital laser cutting, PrintBeat (which will be the heart of PrintOS for HP Indigo users), the overlap of inkjet and electrophotography, and Print in 8 (the idea that print could be delivered anywhere in the world in eight hours).

GRAPH EXPO 2015 Expectations
September 8, 2015 at 1:46 pm

Whether you are able to be at GRAPH EXPO 15 or not, here are a few things you should know in advance.

The End of Trade Shows?
March 17, 2014

I don't think the large shows like drupa, Ipex, and GRAPH EXPO will be shutting down any time soon. But we will increasingly see major targeted events run by manufacturers that will compete with (and draw attendees away from) the traditional shows.

EDSF Supports Graphic Arts Students and You Can, Too
September 18, 2013

The annual EDSF Give Back at GRAPH/PRINT event has become the “place to be” when the show floor closes on Tuesday of GRAPH EXPO/PRINT. This year, at PRINT 13, the Give Back event was attended by more than 200; a veritable “who’s who” of the industry.

A Student's Perspective: Entering the Printing Industry
June 24, 2013

I enter the printing industry with a "glass half full" mentality and think there couldn't be a more exciting time to be involved. Are there challenges with growing media channels becoming a competing a more effective option? Yes. But there are also opportunities and good business to be done if you can find where those growth areas exist that incorporate and still drive print

Observations from GRAPH EXPO
October 16, 2012

Back in the day, when business was booming and you could barely hear yourself think above the din, I once wrote a column that called GRAPH EXPO “sensory overload.” GRAPH EXPO 2012 was a bit quieter and more subdued. I thought I’d share a few thoughts on the trip as a whole:

Retailers Building with Data, not Brick and Mortar
June 5, 2012

Last week, I attended a customer relationship marketing conference for retailers, by retailers. I have to say that I barely made it through the conference without spontaneously combusting from the speed of change in the retail marketing sector.