Denise Gustavson is the Editorial Director and Special Projects Editor for the Printing & Packaging Group, which includes Printing Impressions, packagePRINTING, In-plant Graphics and Wide-Format Impressions magazines, among other brands. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of Wide-Format Impressions.

For this year’s MTV 2017 Woodies Awards, NYC-based Diadeis exercised its creative muscle and worked with Viacom International to provide many of the graphic assets for its March 16th party. "This was a large undertaking, requiring numerous different elements of production to ensure a safe, sound and impact filled design," says Ken Madsen, executive VP, global strategy, Diadeis.

NORTH MANKATO, MN—Taylor Corp. will halt production at its Corporate Graphics facility in Austin, MN, on April 17, leaving 27 employees out of work, according to the Austin Post-Bulletin. Work from Austin will be performed at other companies in the Taylor chain. Current market conditions and their effects on customer demand was cited by Taylor as the basis behind the decision, the paper reported.

IF YOU had an opportunity to attend SGIA or Graph Expo—or both—last month, I hope you took the time to see what is new in the world of wide-format ink-jet. There have been lots of exciting advances that commercial printing businesses should consider taking advantage of to diversify their businesses and drive revenue growth.

AUSTIN, TX—The loss of a major account and the emergence of print media alternatives proved to be too great a burden for Hart Graphics. In late February, the 89-year-old printing company announced it was closing its doors forever by the end of April. The end of the line for Hart Graphics, which failed in its attempts to locate a buyer, spells the loss of 225 jobs. The company said it was in the process of finding as many jobs as possible for its employees. "The decision had been a long time coming," Rich Barbee, president of Hart Graphics, told the Austin American-Statesman. "It has to do

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