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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:…

Famed CBGB Music Venue to Expand Merchandising
January 6, 2016 at 4:26 pm

Though the New York music venue CBGB closed its doors in 2006, the famed concert hall's logo will live on through branded merchandise, including umbrellas, phone cases and baby apparel (for babies who were literally born to rock). Politico's Alex Weprin reported that 315 Bowery Holdings LLC (which is the address of the original venue)…

Penn Emblem Company Features New Imprint Options
January 6, 2016 at 4:15 pm

Penn Emblem Company, Philadelphia, now offers a new fulfillment of imprintables program. The program features sublimatable products, including mugs, keychains, coasters and more. Representatives from Penn Emblem Company will attend the Imprinted Sportswear Show in Long Beach, Calif., from Jan. 22 to 24. The company plans to showcase its new dye-sublimated patches and share information about its…

Dynamic Drinkware Court Case Moves Forward
January 5, 2016 at 4:57 pm

Dynamic Drinkware, Oshkosh, Wis., took what the company called a "huge step" in its federal court case against National Graphics Inc., North Branford, Conn. According to Plastics Today, Judge William C. Griesbach of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin granted Dynamic Drinkware's motion for summary judgment that it did not infringe…

How Will 3-D Printing Affect the Apparel Industry?
December 31, 2015 at 4:05 pm

Although we believe that many apparel companies have developed competitive advantages enabling them to earn outsize returns, for the most part we see these competitive advantages as shorter term in nature, thus falling more toward the narrow-moat end of the scale. As fashion trends change to reflect the values and cultural identity of the times,…

A Look Back at the Year’s Freshest Logo Reboots
December 31, 2015 at 3:59 pm

Late this summer, when Google announced the birth of its new holding company Alphabet, we reached out to a handful of our favorite graphic designers to get their take on the new company’s logo. One of them was Michael Bierut, a Pentagram partner and the creator of high-profile branding work for the likes of Verizon,…

Selling in the Zero Moment of Truth (ZMOT)
December 29, 2015 at 6:26 pm

Zero Moment of Truth (ZMOT) is about being there whenever and wherever your client might be receptive to your message. It used to be far less complicated to be in sales, especially in the promotional products industry. If you had the relationship, you were the clients' resource. Your marketing primarily consisted of sending a catalog…

Megaship Arrives at Port of Los Angeles
December 29, 2015 at 6:08 pm

Now that West Coast shipping ports are clear of the congestion that plagued them during the last two years, the largest container ship ever to arrive at a North American port has docked at the Port of Los Angeles. According to the Los Angeles…

Company Plans to Mass Produce 3-D Printed Textiles
December 29, 2015 at 4:57 pm

With the current boom of 3-D printed materials, products, such as medical materials, toys and tech items, have been created through 3-D printers. Now, according to 3ders.org, a U.K.-based company called Tamicare has begun operations on its first production line of 3-D printed textiles, and plans to mass produce wearable items through its patented Cosyflex…