Printer News

Quad/Graphics to Lay Off 422 Employees
November 24, 2015 at 4:30 pm

Quad/Graphics, Sussex, Wis., a printer of consumer magazines and catalogs, is laying off 422 workers at its East Greenville, Pa., facility, according to Philadelphia Magazine. The layoffs are scheduled to begin on or around Jan. 3, 2016. Claire Ho, a spokesperson for Quad/Graphics, told Philadelphia Magazine that this is a "challenging time in the printing…

Star Wars Merchandise Expected to Top $2B in Sales
November 23, 2015 at 3:36 pm

You may have noticed a lot of Star Wars items on store shelves recently. Experts say retailers are hoping to cash in big following the release of the upcoming film, “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.” The movie hits theaters next month, and there's already a video game out called "Battlefront." Other items range…

Global Graphics Network Expanding With 50 Development Executives
November 17, 2015 at 6:47 pm

Global Graphics Network (GGN), a new Tampa, Florida-based business accelerator for print-shop owners, plans to add 50 development executives throughout North America over the next two years. “Thousands of print-shop owners throughout North America need a solid path to grow their sales, increase their profits and have more fun again in the printing business,” said…

FIEL Offers Embroidery for Decorated Products
November 17, 2015 at 4:03 pm

FIEL–Fairdeal Import & Export Ltd., Orlando, Fla., announced the addition of embroidery to its available decoration methods. Distributors can now choose among screen printing, heat transfer printing and embroidery when purchasing decorated products. “We are adding embroidery to our operation because we want to provide our customers with a wider array of decorating options,” said…

USPS Records Increase in Package Volume, but $5.1B Net Loss
November 16, 2015 at 6:53 pm

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) reported that it recorded a 14.1 percent increase in package volume and an 11.1 percent increase in shipping and package revenue for the 2015 fiscal year, but saw a net loss of $5.1 billion. However, this loss looks better than its $5.5 billion loss in 2014. With the increase in…

5 Cool Things You Can Do With Customer Feedback
November 16, 2015 at 4:14 pm

There was a time when getting feedback from a customer was a process so complex, it was akin to getting blood out of a stone. Thankfully, we don’t live in those times. Today, not only is feedback nothing more than an email away, but customers actively come to you with suggestions and ideas. In fact,…

PM Video Battle: Southpaw Canada Versus Webb Company
November 13, 2015 at 5:01 pm

Promo Marketing's Video Battle pits two industry videos against each other for the chance at the ultimate bragging right: Being declared our readership's absolute favorite. (Next up: It's Friday the 13th, and I'm going to make sure I avoid any black cats or ladders on my walk home from work.) Last week, South Paw Canada…

The Industry “Disruptors"—How Do They Affect You?
November 12, 2015 at 6:53 pm

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect of on all the things we are thankful for. I'm thankful for my family, my health, my business and the opportunity to have a positive impact on the community around me. Recently, I was blessed to be able to attend the ASI Power Summit, which is a gathering of…

Some 3-D Printing Materials Are Toxic
November 6, 2015 at 3:23 pm

3-D printers, all the rage in recent years for their ability to simply and affordably create a multitude of items, may have a dark side: New research suggests some of the materials they use are toxic to fish and perhaps other animals as well. The story began when Shirin Oskui, a graduate student at the…