Printer News

Artists Protest Big Business with Fake Advertisements
December 1, 2015 at 6:21 pm

This week, more than 150 global leaders are in Paris to discuss the issues of pollution, fossil fuel dependency and rising temperatures. A London-based anti-advertising group called Brandalism, which bills itself as "a revolt against corporate control of the visual realm," placed more…

Proforma Announces Debut of Energize Summits
December 1, 2015 at 4:47 pm

Proforma, Cleveland, announced its first ever Energize Summits—new exclusive events designed exclusively for Proforma owners, sales representatives and Proforma’s preferred vendor partners to engage in meaningful, personal discussions to develop strategic partnerships for further mutual growth. “The Energize Summits were created to help Proforma owners and sales reps build meaningful relationships with our supplier partners,”…

Screenprinting Shop Sends Welcoming Message to Syrian Refugees
December 1, 2015 at 4:08 pm

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin wants President Barack Obama to stop Syrian refugees from entering the U.S., but an Oklahoma City man is using this T-shirt to send the opposite message. Despite the push back from state leaders, an Oklahoma City man wants…

Beam Suntory Inc. Selects InnerWorkings Inc. As Product Provider
November 30, 2015 at 3:07 pm

Beam Suntory Inc., a Deerfield, Illinois-based premium spirits company, has selected InnerWorkings Inc., Chicago, as its preferred provider to deliver brand and field optimization goals within the area of point-of-sale (POS) materials. As part of the agreement, InnerWorkings Inc. will provide custom branded POS merchandise, multiple e-commerce sites, warehousing and fulfillment services, and a large supporting…

Iron Bowl Weekend Key for Alabama Merchandise Retailers
November 30, 2015 at 2:34 pm

The biggest football game in Alabama took place took place on Nov. 27, and the aftermath means big things for some Alabama stores. The winning team’s fanbase undoubtedly will flock to retailers to buy shirts, hats and other specialized memorabilia commemorating the win. Bama Fever/Tiger Pride, Dothan, Ala., is just one of the businesses that…

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…