Long regarded as a print buyer expert and trade writer, Margie Dana launched a new business as a marketing communications strategist with a specialty in printing and print buying. She is as comfortable working in social media as she is in traditional media, and now she’s on a mission to help clients build customer communities through carefully crafted content. Dana was the producer of the annual Print & Media Conference.

Although she has exited the event business, Dana is still publishing her Print Tips newsletter each week. For more details and to sign up for her newsletter and marketing blog, visit

Roland DGA's Born-to-Wrap workshops for 2017 have been announced. The classes, which take place at various locations throughout the country, are led by the vehicle wrap pros from Louisville, Ky.-based Digital EFX Wraps. Designed for wrap novices as well as established vehicle wrap business owners and technicians, Roland’s Born-to-Wrap workshops are perfect for those looking to take their skills and operations to the next level.

BOSTON—The latest survey by Semper International, a placement firm for skilled help in the graphic arts industry, indicates a large percentage of printers experienced profits and positive revenue growth in spite of the impact of bad weather and continued economic malaise.

For the National Braille Press, facing challenges has become a way of life. Amid a decline in Braille literacy and shifts in technology, the company remains one of the oldest and largest printers for the blind in America. Besides printing Braille editions of hundreds of titles available to the sighted, NBP specializes in publishing works written by blind authors for blind readers.

Kim Charlson, director of the library at Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, says NBP is one of the top five Braille presses in the country.

We’re a pretty “with-it” household, don’t get me wrong. We have Macs galore, including two iPads. Yet nothing takes the place of print completely. I dare you to find one person who wouldn’t love getting a book as a gift.

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