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Lamplighter Hardback: Judged by its Cover

by Lara Copeland, assistant editor, PostPress For over 20 years, Lamplighter Publishing, a division of Lamplighter Ministries based in Mount Morris, New York, has produced numerous publications, including illustrated books, resource books and audio dramas. Additionally, Lamplighter has edited and published 130 vintage titles. The books contained in this collection feature stories originally published 100 to 400 years ago. With...

Going Gaga Over Printing Arts’ Promo Kit

by Lara Copeland, assistant editor, PostPress Mattel's Chicago-based Public Relations firm and the Monster High product development team called upon Printing Arts, Broadview, Illinois, to help design and package a promotion kit in preparation for the Lady Gaga-inspired Monster High doll's October 2016 debut. More than 50 years ago, toy-maker giant Mattel introduced the world to what would soon become the...

Whooo? Wins Gold Leaf Award

by Lara Copeland, assistant editor, PostPress Every fall for the past 14 years, Admore Folders, Macomb, Michigan, has created a Halloween-themed folder for self-promotion. The folders are mailed to its entire customer base as Halloween approaches and just as children anticipate the coming of candy and costumes, Admore's clients eagerly await the new folder. The most recent folder features an...

Avoiding Bindery Bottlenecks

by Melissa Larson, contributing writer Most experienced printing professionals are accustomed to thinking that printing bottlenecks occur in the prepress department. That's the black hole, right? Bottlenecks can occur anywhere in the workflow, and these holdups in the bindery or finishing area are rarely examined and poorly understood. This has become even more relevant with the growth of digital printing technologies...

BIA News

Printing Industries of America's Educational Conferences Mark your calendars to attend, or have some of your staff attend, one of the following PIA educational conferences in 2018: President's Conference - March 4-6, 2018 - San Antonio, Texas The President's Conference targets the industry's most influential industry leaders. Sponsors of the event will gain visibility with CEOs, presidents, owners and other industry...

BOPP Films are an Excellent Choice for Beverage Packaging

by Maika Collado, Operational Marketing, Derprosa Specialty Films USA Package design is a critical element in establishing brand identity and differentiating a company from its competition. In the world of food and beverage today, the message that sells is one of luxury, premium quality and craftsmanship. This can be seen in the massive market growth of craft beers in recent...

How is the Economy Doing? It Depends on Which One

by Chris Kuehl, managing director, Armada Corporate Intelligence The most common query received by an economist is "how is the economy doing?" This generally sends me into a flurry of qualifiers and a certain amount of dissembling. There really is no adequate answer to such a question as there will always be parts of the country that are booming and...

Finishing First: Changing Mindsets to Ensure Greater ROI

by Lance Martin, vice president of national accounts, MBO America One of the things that end users can do for themselves is to think about finishing first. The printing part of the process is undeniably sexy - the vivid colors are beautiful and watching the print process is just cool - but as finishers like to say, you can't sell...

FSEA News

FSEA Association News
FSEA to Sponsor Programming at UV+EB Packaging Conference The Foil & Specialty Effects Association will host an education track during RadTech International North America's UV+EB Packaging Conference, a one-day event on Oct. 24 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At the conference, RadTech will host presentations on migration, regulatory issues and the latest developments in UV- and EB-curable inks, coatings and adhesives for food...

Industry Influencer: Trish Witkowski

Trish Witkowski has spent nearly 20 years researching the technical side of production folding and print finishing. An industry expert, Witkowski specializes in creative mail formats and engagement strategies for direct marketing, which allows her to help companies find solutions to meet - or exceed - marketing goals. With a background in design, Witkowski is uniquely situated to provide a...
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