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Keep connected with the latest news and topics of interest pertaining to digital and offset commercial printing and print’s role in cross-media communications. We profile successful executives and their companies, giving insightful information on how they have been able to thrive, not just survive, in a highly competitive marketplace. Our regular contributing columnists consist of recognizable ind

Keep connected with the latest news and topics of interest pertaining to digital and offset commercial printing and print’s role in cross-media communications. We profile successful executives and their companies, giving insightful information on how they have been able to thrive, not just survive, in a highly competitive marketplace. Our regular contributing columnists consist of recognizable ind

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Every year, we bring our readers the most viewed items (as determined by you-- our readers). The top 10 items for 2022 a...
12/29/2022
The Top 10 Articles of 2022

Every year, we bring our readers the most viewed items (as determined by you-- our readers). The top 10 items for 2022 are dominated by two topics: the ongoing and the acquisition of RRD (RR Donnelley) by a private equity firm earlier this year.

Ready to read the full list? ⬇️

Every year, we bring you the most viewed items of the year, as determined by you, our readers. This year, the top 10 items are dominated by two unsurprising topics: the paper shortage and the acquisition of RR Donnelley earlier this year.

In 2023, the US Postal Service will offer a 5% postage discount if you integrate scent into your mail piece. Why? So you...
12/28/2022
Why Using Scent Can Save You 5% on Postage in 2023

In 2023, the US Postal Service will offer a 5% postage discount if you integrate scent into your mail piece. Why? So you can not only drive additional sales, but you can also save money on postage.

You can learn the importance of incorporating sensory engagement with physical mail pieces by visiting the link below.

Marketers can use the sense of smell to influence emotion and purchase intent. In 2023, the USPS is offering a 5% postage discount if you integrate scent into your mail piece so you can not only drive additional sales, but you can also save money on postage.

This year, we are changing up our last edition of The Week that Was. Instead of highlighting the top articles and videos...
12/27/2022
The Week that Was (Bloopers Edition)

This year, we are changing up our last edition of The Week that Was. Instead of highlighting the top articles and videos of the year, we've compiled the best of 2022.

This year, we are changing up our last edition of The Week that Was for the year. Rather than bring you the most viewed items of the year, we are bringing you some bloopers from 2022.

To celebrate the holiday, the offices of Printing Impressions will be closed from Monday, December 26th to Monday, Janua...
12/23/2022

To celebrate the holiday, the offices of Printing Impressions will be closed from Monday, December 26th to Monday, January 2nd.

From the entire staff here at Printing Impressions, we wish you and yours a cheerful and enjoyable holiday!

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Revealing the key verticals for your sales team to target, this year's "Top 100 Print Buyers Forecasted for 2023" also s...
12/22/2022
Special Report: 'Top 100 Print Buyers Forecasted for 2023', Free Printing Impressions Research Report

Revealing the key verticals for your sales team to target, this year's "Top 100 Print Buyers Forecasted for 2023" also shows the major 25 print buying entities that alone will account for nearly 37% of the demand and 13% of all printing buys.

Download this exclusive list and analysis to make 2023 your year.

Free Research Report to Special Report: 'Top 100 Print Buyers Forecasted for 2023' The 2023 Printing Impressions Top 100 Print Buyers list is now available! Revealing the key verticals for your sales team to target, this year's list also reveals the major 25 print buying entities that alone will acc...

Direct mail marketing is the most effective way to reach prospects. Here are 3 ways  can successfully get started with  ...
12/21/2022
Three Ways to Get Started with Direct Mail in 2023

Direct mail marketing is the most effective way to reach prospects. Here are 3 ways can successfully get started with in 2023.

Direct mail marketing is the most effective way to reach prospects, and it is simple to integrate with digital platforms. Unsure of where to begin? Here are three ways to get started with direct mail in 2023.

As a reminder, the United States Postal Service proposed a price increase that will go into effect in January of 2023. C...
12/19/2022
USPS Files Price Increase for January 2023

As a reminder, the United States Postal Service proposed a price increase that will go into effect in January of 2023. Click on the article below for answers to the following questions:

✉️ How is the amount of needed revenue determined?
✉️ How are the size and timing of rate increases determined?
✉️ Why have increases been so big?

On October 7, the Postal Service submitted a filing with the Postal Regulatory Commission proposing a price increase. This would be in effect on January 22, 2023. Take a look here at some of the proposed rates.

Editor-In-Chief of Printing Impressions, Mark Michelson, chats with CEO of  Florida Graphics Alliance, Gabe Hernandez, a...
12/14/2022
Latin American Pavilion at PRINTING United Expo

Editor-In-Chief of Printing Impressions, Mark Michelson, chats with CEO of Florida Graphics Alliance, Gabe Hernandez, as he speaks to the representation of the Latin American community at 2022 and shares excitement for next year's show in Atlanta, GA.

Gabe Hernandez, CEO of Florida Graphics Alliance, discusses the Latin American Pavilion at PRINTING United Expo 2022 in Las Vegas, and how printing industry trends within Latin America compare to printing industry trends within the United States.

A look at several recent transactions in different  segments helps convey how specialization is pushing buyers to comple...
12/12/2022
Target Report: Specialty Products Take the Stage

A look at several recent transactions in different segments helps convey how specialization is pushing buyers to complete M&A transactions.

The trend toward specialization is clearly evidenced by recent printing industry M&A transactions. Fewer companies are trading hands that would be considered general commercial printing companies, with a commensurate increase in deals that involve a specialized print-centric activity or product.

Word economy is crucial when communicating with clients. In this week's sales tip, we address the importance of mindful ...
12/07/2022
Sales Brief

Word economy is crucial when communicating with clients. In this week's sales tip, we address the importance of mindful messaging and brevity.

By the time you reach the end of this sentence, your attention span might be challenged. Such is the case with our clients and we need to learn how to use an economy of words when we communicate. With increasing brevity, Bill Farquharson makes the point in this week’s Short Attention Span Sales Ti...

There's still time to register for the 6th and final installment of our webinar series: The Print Workflow Ecosystem: Ou...
12/06/2022

There's still time to register for the 6th and final installment of our webinar series: The Print Workflow Ecosystem: Output.

Join our panel of renowned industry experts and speakers tomorrow at 2:00 PM EST: http://ow.ly/i4KY50LVmZ2

It's Friday, and The Week That Was is here! In this episode, we share some significant highlights and announcements. ➡️ ...
12/02/2022
The Week that Was (11/28/22)

It's Friday, and The Week That Was is here! In this episode, we share some significant highlights and announcements.

➡️ J.S. McCarthy Printers purchased a new Heidelberg North America Speedmaster XL 106 offset press.
➡️ Slate Group invested in a Komori Global eight-color, 40-inch Lithrone G40 advance perfector.
➡️ And more!

On this episode of The Week that Was, J.S. McCarthy purchased a new Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106; Bill Farquharson gives several tips on how to improve productivity and sell more; Slate Group invested in a Lithrone G40 advance perfector; and senior editor Dan Marx speaks with Chris SoRelle of Pione...

In the early stages of the buying journey, the buyer wants to do their own research. And what does that suggest? Said bu...
12/01/2022
Is Your Website Turning Off Print Buyers?

In the early stages of the buying journey, the buyer wants to do their own research. And what does that suggest? Said buyer will likely visit your website.

💡 Here are some tips on deciding if it’s time your website had a refresh.

Your website is where that potential print buyer meets you for the first time. So why do so many printing companies have websites that barely make an effort to serve as their company’s frontline ambassadors? Here are some tips on assessing your website and deciding if it's time for a refresh.

11/28/2022
Knowing When to Move on to New Career Challenges

Personal and professional growth requires two key things: change and movement. Moving on can be difficult for many reasons, but your personal and professional development is your responsibility.

Growth – personal and professional – requires change and movement. Smart printing and mailing industry managers and smart companies recognize the need for growth, and assist their employees with their development.

To celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, the offices of Printing Impressions will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24, and Frid...
11/24/2022

To celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, the offices of Printing Impressions will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25.

Look for the next edition of our "Today on Printing Impressions" e-newsletter in your inbox on Monday, Nov. 28, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Representing 121 countries were the 30,000 registrants at PRINTING United Alliance's  2022. In the words of Editor-in-Ch...
11/23/2022
Commentary: Printing Industry Regains Its Mojo

Representing 121 countries were the 30,000 registrants at PRINTING United Alliance's 2022. In the words of Editor-in-Chief at Printing Impressions Mark Michelson, the has regained its good mojo.

Just seeing the sheer breadth of printing, mailing, and finishing applications catering to all print ing industry market segments — all within the PRINTING United Expo 2022 — generated a sense of empowerment and optimism for the future. Tarnished by these past few difficult years, our industry.....

When was the last time you questioned your approach to strategy and planning? In reading the following, consider the imp...
11/21/2022
Strategic Planning or Strategy and Planning

When was the last time you questioned your approach to strategy and planning? In reading the following, consider the importance of being fast, fluid, and flexible when it comes to decision-making.

Strategy and planning in the printing industry are not about future decisions. They are about the future of the decisions and the choices we make today. That is why being fast, fluid, and flexible in planning is every bit as important as the process and structure of the plan itself.

“If any company is looking to diversify its products to include exotic substrates, films, plastics, or recycled papers, ...
11/18/2022
LED-UV as A Proper Cure for Offset Printing

“If any company is looking to diversify its products to include exotic substrates, films, plastics, or recycled papers, they will need to look at UV printing." - Gary Doman, International Sales Manager at GEW

Is UV printing right for you and your printing operation? Read on to find out. 🖨️

As with any newer technology, commercial and packaging printers need to see beyond its novelty and instead find the business case for adoption. Printers are increasingly embracing the benefits LED-UV curing provide.

Attracting new, youthful talent isn't always easy in the .In meeting with Jake Hoffman, Director of Sales & Marketing at...
11/17/2022
Hoffman: How Our Industry Can Attract Young People

Attracting new, youthful talent isn't always easy in the .

In meeting with Jake Hoffman, Director of Sales & Marketing at Arandell, Mark Michelson, Editor-in-Chief at Printing Impressions, learned about Hoffman's peer networking group for industry up-and-comers. The best part? Hoffman had the opportunity to meet and connect with up-and-comers at .

Jake Hoffman, of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin-based catalog printing specialist Arandell Corp., discusses how the printing industry can attract more young people, the formation of an industry peer networking group for industry up-and-comers, and the value proposition the PRINTING United Expo one-roof....

On this can't-miss episode of , Managing Editor of NAPCO Media, Ashley Roberts, shares an inside look at Omega Mart: an ...
11/16/2022
Mind-Bending Grocery Store Plays with Branding

On this can't-miss episode of , Managing Editor of NAPCO Media, Ashley Roberts, shares an inside look at Omega Mart: an immersive shopping (and art) experience in Las Vegas, NV.

On this very special episode of App Spotlight, we give you an inside look at Omega Mart, a very interesting shopping (and art) experience in Las Vegas.

Tom Boyle, Executive VP of Sales & Marketing at Heeter in Pittsburgh, describes the  and  printer's new $4 million Digit...
11/14/2022
Heeter Installs World's First RICOH Pro Z75 Press

Tom Boyle, Executive VP of Sales & Marketing at Heeter in Pittsburgh, describes the and printer's new $4 million Digital Print Center comprising 35 million square feet.

Listen in to hear about the incredible technology the center is housing - including the world's first Ricoh USA Graphic Communications Pro Z75 Sheetfed Inkjet Press. 🙌

Tom Boyle, of Heeter in Pittsburgh, describes the commercial and direct mail printer's new $4 million Digital Print Center, which includes the world's first Ricoh Pro Z75 B2-format sheetfed inkjet press, Heeter's third Ricoh Pro VC 70000 inkjet web press, a new Ricoh Pro C9210, and new mailing and f...

The team at Hopkins Printing has been working together for decades. Specifically, Michele Waterhouse, HR Manager at Hopk...
11/07/2022

The team at Hopkins Printing has been working together for decades. Specifically, Michele Waterhouse, HR Manager at Hopkins Printing, speaks fondly of the group's strong culture per her 32 years with the company: http://ow.ly/VBwg50Lv2qP.

Are you staying on top of consumer behaviors as they rapidly evolve? Join our complimentary webinar next Thursday, 11/10...
11/04/2022

Are you staying on top of consumer behaviors as they rapidly evolve? Join our complimentary webinar next Thursday, 11/10, and learn how to deliver more customer value through digitally enhanced print communications, so you are at the forefront of your customer's attention. http://ow.ly/jv8G50LuzNq

Are you staying on top of consumer behaviors as they rapidly evolve? Join our complimentary webinar next Thursday, 11/10...
11/04/2022

Are you staying on top of consumer behaviors as they rapidly evolve?

Join our complimentary webinar next Thursday, 11/10, and learn how to deliver more customer value through digitally enhanced print communications, so you are at the forefront of your customer's attention.

💡Visit the link in our bio to register.

Cheryl Kahanec, CEO of Quantum Group, a 2022 Innovator of the Year, expands on the need for personalized content amid th...
11/02/2022
A 2022 Innovator of the Year: Quantum Group

Cheryl Kahanec, CEO of Quantum Group, a 2022 Innovator of the Year, expands on the need for personalized content amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn about the technology installations that helped Quantum Group's direct mail volume increase significantly.

Printing Impressions' 2022 "Innovator of the Year" Quantum Group shares what makes it innovative, interesting, and exceptional. The insight they present may help provide the inspiration you need to take your printing business to a new level, or in a new direction, for profitable growth.

At this year's , 7% more attendees were on-site than at the inaugural event in Dallas in 2019, and this year's show surp...
10/31/2022
The Week that Was (10/24/22)

At this year's , 7% more attendees were on-site than at the inaugural event in Dallas in 2019, and this year's show surpassed industry averages by 25% in attendance and exhibitors. For more highlights, tune into TWTW.

On this episode of The Week that Was, PRINTING United Expo wrapped up in Las Vegas last week to an overwhelmingly positive response; Kirkwood installed a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106 UV press; commercial printers provide insight on toner versus inkjet technology; and we shared two of our 2022 Innov...

Annette Friskopp, Global Head and GM of PageWide Industrial at HP Inc., and Mark Michelson, Editor-in-Chief at Printing ...
10/27/2022
How New Inkjet Press Answers Top-of-Mind Issues

Annette Friskopp, Global Head and GM of PageWide Industrial at HP Inc., and Mark Michelson, Editor-in-Chief at Printing Impressions, had the opportunity to discuss the significant impact of the new PageWide Advantage 2200 inkjet web press at last week. Tune in to learn about the versatility and capabilities of this press.

Annette Friskopp, Global Head and GM of PageWide Industrial at HP Inc., discusses how the new PageWide Advantage 2200 inkjet web digital printing press, which was running during PRINTING United Expo, solves concerns about energy consumption, substrate availability, labor shortages, and lack of press...

Our Printing Impressions daily newsletter helps subscribers stay up-to-date on the day's top graphic arts industry news ...
10/26/2022
Today On Printing Impressions Newsletter

Our Printing Impressions daily newsletter helps subscribers stay up-to-date on the day's top graphic arts industry news and trends. Increase the knowledge and industry information that comes straight to your inbox by subscribing to our free newsletter.

Today on Printing Impressions daily newsletter makes it easy to stay up-to-date on the latest print industry trends and expert advice to help navigate today's competitive environment.

The Week That Was takes  - live! Tune in for a recap of highlights and announcements from HP Graphic Arts and Canon.
10/24/2022
The Week that Was (10/17/22)

The Week That Was takes - live! Tune in for a recap of highlights and announcements from HP Graphic Arts and Canon.

Welcome to The Week that Was LIVE from PRINTING United Expo in Las Vegas where a lot of big announcements were made! Catch up with us!

, we hope  exceeded your expectations! Thank you for making this year's show a hit after three years. See you next year ...
10/22/2022

, we hope exceeded your expectations! Thank you for making this year's show a hit after three years.

See you next year in Atlanta! ✌🏼

Printing Impressions' Editor-in-Chief Mark Michelson spoke with Mark Schlimme, VP of Marketing, SCREEN GP Americas, at  ...
10/21/2022
SCREEN GP Americas Mark Schlimme Discusses What the Company is Showcasing at The Expo

Printing Impressions' Editor-in-Chief Mark Michelson spoke with Mark Schlimme, VP of Marketing, SCREEN GP Americas, at in Las Vegas. In this video, discuss the products SCREEN is showcasing on the expo floor and the SCREEN user group meeting at PRINTING United UX.

There's still time to stop by their booth located in North Hall: N1625 and see their equipment in action!

Printing Impressions' Editor-in-Chief Mark Michelson spoke with Mark Schlimme, VP of marketing, SCREEN GP Americas, at PRINTING United Expo in Las Vegas. They discuss the products SCREEN is showcasing on The Expo floor and the SCREEN user group meeting at PRINTING United UX.

10/21/2022

Day THREE has commenced. Can you believe we've reached the final day? Make sure to attend the following happenings here at !

⭐ Two Keynote Speaker Sessions starting at 9:00 am with Jed Seifert, Rich Bennett, and Michelle Waterhouse (moderated by our very own Adriane Burkland Harrison) taking place in Keynote Theater Meeting Room N110: http://ow.ly/uY7c50Lem43

⭐ One Future State Speaker Session at 11:00 am with our very own Andy Paparozzi held in Future State Theater Booth C11330: http://ow.ly/2W1e50LemwA

⭐ Guided Tours at the Latin American Pavilion (Booths N1920-N2224) at 10:00 AM for the flexible packaging community, and 12:00 PM for the promotional segment: http://ow.ly/vpxL50Lemxm

Remember, this is YOUR show. Make the final day count, community!

eProductivity Software providing a variety of transformative technology and solutions to attendees in the  and  industri...
10/20/2022

eProductivity Software providing a variety of transformative technology and solutions to attendees in the and industries on the show floor!

Increased automation, rapid production speed, and versatility are three ways to describe the next-generation series of i...
10/20/2022
Canon USA Unveils Next Gen imagePRESS Series

Increased automation, rapid production speed, and versatility are three ways to describe the next-generation series of imagePRESS digital presses that Canon is showcasing at Booth N1009 here at .

Increased automation, high-speed production, and application versatility are the key drivers behind the development of the next generation series of imagePRESS digital presses that Canon USA is showcasing at PRINTING United Expo.

, register and head to the Packaging Impressions Forum, Packaging 101 for Commercial and Wide-Format Printers, from 12:0...
10/20/2022
Co-Located Events - PRINTING United Expo

, register and head to the Packaging Impressions Forum, Packaging 101 for Commercial and Wide-Format Printers, from 12:00 - 1:00 PM. You will learn from peer companies that have expanded into the packaging segment and from industry analysts on the latest packaging technology and entry points. http://ow.ly/JXm950LgfXS

Looking for more education? View the following events taking place at the Expo (4 out of the 5 are FREE)…

Keynote Speaker and Postmaster General Louis Dejoy speaking to the state of the United State Postal Service and new oppo...
10/20/2022

Keynote Speaker and Postmaster General Louis Dejoy speaking to the state of the United State Postal Service and new opportunities for the and industry.

10/20/2022

Moving on to day two of with some exciting happenings ahead!

Kicking off keynotes with Louis DeJoy, Postmaster General & Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Postal Service at 9:00 AM and Anthony Thirlby, Managing Director AHT Consulting Ltd & Owner of Venn Holdings at 11:00 AM in room N110.

This afternoon, Krisjanis (Chris) Ozols, Head of Operations Strategic Partnerships, Printful take the stage and deliver his keynote at 1:30. We will then end the day with Benny Landa, Chairman of the Landa Group & Founder of Landa Digital Printing, as his session starts at 3:00 PM sharp.

For details, visit http://ow.ly/uY7c50Lem43

Catch us at the Information Desk with any questions, and we'll see you on the show floor!

10/19/2022

The doors of are officially open, and we're in full swing!

There is a lot in store for at this year's show, so be sure to tag us throughout the week (as well as PRINTING United Alliance) so we can hear about your show experience.

10/18/2022

📍 Liberty Press in Las Vegas, NV

On our team's , we had the opportunity of visiting the Official Show Daily printer for . Many thanks to Joel Forster, Senior Consultant at Liberty Press, who took some time to tell us about his excitement to attend his first in-person tradeshow in quite some time.

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Keep connected with the latest news and topics of interest pertaining to digital and offset commercial printing and print’s role in cross-media communications. We profile successful executives and their companies, giving insightful information on how they have been able to thrive, not just survive, in a highly competitive marketplace. Our regular contributing columnists consist of recognizable industry pundits who provide keen insight and inspiration. Printing Impressions is a publication of NAPCO Media.

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Being a pressmen for 30+ years, who’s job is it to put a sample of a job that is an exact reprint into a ticket? CSR or pressmen?
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