Printer News

Altar'd State Recalls Monogrammed Coffee Mugs
January 15, 2016 at 3:54 pm

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported that Altar'd State, Knoxville, Tenn., is recalling its Monogrammed Coffee Mugs due to a fire hazard. The mugs are mislabeled as microwave-safe, but the company received a report that the metallic paint accents on…

Vistaprint Launches Local Listings Feature
January 15, 2016 at 3:19 pm

Vistaprint, Lexington, Mass., announced the launch of Local Listings, a new way for businesses to get listed everywhere their customers are looking online. The new tool provides a complement to the company's printed marketing material offerings, and enhances Vistaprint's digital suite. Vistaprint has found that website customers who also have a Local Listings profile see…

Before and After
January 14, 2016 at 7:06 pm

Answer this. Believe your answer. You’ll be well on your way to defining your competitive advantage, your value proposition, and will become more successful at differentiating yourself and your company. You’ll be well on your way to moving away from the commodity business and being an innovative value creator. Describe your client’s life before they…

Promo Marketing Hires Stacey McConnell as Director of Marketing and Events
January 14, 2016 at 6:57 pm

Promo Marketing, Philadelphia, the leading source of product and marketing information for distributor sales professionals, recently hired Stacey McConnell as director of marketing and events. McConnell comes with 20 years of experience in the promotional products industry, with additional knowledge in marketing and event planning. “Having worked with the Promo Marketing team on a variety…

Network Services Company Adds Executive Director of NetPrint
January 14, 2016 at 4:08 pm

Network Services Company, a Schaumburg, Illinois-based distributor, announced the addition of Tom Barnhorst as the executive director of NetPrint, Network Services Company's commercial printing division. Barnhorst will be responsible for: Establishing NetPrint as a leading North American sales organization for the printing industry Developing and executing a national sales…

7 Eye-catching Products from the 2016 PPAI Expo
January 13, 2016 at 7:44 pm

Now that the exhibit floor of the PPAI Expo is open, Promo Marketing has been roaming the booths and checking out all of the great new products suppliers have to offer. Though we could go on all day about what we saw, here are seven items from the show floor that stood out to us.…

Quinn Flags Adds New Employees, Stimulates Local Job Market
January 13, 2016 at 3:15 pm

The growth of family-owned company Quinn Flags, Hanover, Pa., has in turn helped to stimulate the local job market. Quinn Flags added a total of 10 new employees to its team over the last two months alone. Peter Comly, chief financial officer of Quinn Flags, said…

Ricoh Company Ltd. Acquires AnaJet
January 11, 2016 at 6:55 pm

Ricoh Company Ltd., Tokyo, announced that the company has reached an agreement to buy AnaJet, Costa Mesa, Calif., a direct-to-garment (DTG) printing company. This acquisition is the latest strategic investment by Ricoh to strengthen its industrial inkjet. AnaJet will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Ricoh Printing Systems America Inc. Ricoh's experience has focused on…

Why Syfy Is Experimenting with 3-D Printing
January 8, 2016 at 6:11 pm

Syfy wants to explore how emerging technology, from virtual reality to 3-D printing, could enhance its TV programming. The NBCUniversal-owned cable network has launched Syfy Labs, a new group with a 13-person digital team dedicated to testing such new technology. “You look at a show like ‘The Expanse;' it’s an hour long, and it airs…

BIC Graphic Launches More Than 400 New Products
January 8, 2016 at 5:11 pm

BIC Graphic, Clearwater, Fla., is launching more than 400 new products this month. Based on research both inside and outside the industry, BIC Graphic's product development team not only has focused on bringing new products to the line, but also expanding top-selling categories with new colors and line extensions, offering distributors more choices. The additions include:…