Chris Parrilli Sun Chemical (Parsippany, N.J.) increasd prices across its portfolio of publication inks in North America effective Tuesday, June 1, 2021 – citing the continued rise of raw-material costs, increasing international and domestic freight rates, and shortages of key material inputs into the printing-ink supply chain. “These inflationary pressures require us to raise prices … Read more
Paul Aliprando To further extend its reach in North America, Highcon (Yavne, Israel) has partnered with Sun Automation Group (Glen Arm, Maryland), who’ll now be promoting and selling Highcon digital converting solutions for corrugated packaging in North America. “We are excited to be adding the Highcon digital converting systems to our extensive range of innovative … Read more
Cover of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Yearbook. Hazen Paper (Holyoke, MA) has created an eye-catching 2020 holographic yearbook cover for the Springfield, Massachusetts Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. This was the 8th yearbook cover produced by Hazen and commemorates a legendary event at which Michael Jordan inducted Kobe Bryant into the … Read more
On this episode of The Week that Was, SPC celebrates 25 years of business; Mark Michelson and Gary Jones discuss antimicrobial coatings; we explore how W2P technologies can help win customers; and Patrick Henry bids farewell to his full-time printing industry role.
Artisan Colour installed the device to address its growing variable data printing capabilities. With a production speed twice as fast as the HP Indigo 5600 that the 7K replaced, the company increases its capabilities in the small-format/marketing collateral space, on bigger jobs, and in specialty markets.
The reduced availability of raw materials such as copper, plastics, additives, sheet metal and wood, and higher shipping and logistics costs require an adjustment in prices. Another reason is the global chip shortage, which is leading to reduced capacities and long lead times for industrial customers, including those outside the automotive sector.
The new program unifies the Pinnacle InterTech Awards and Pinnacle Product Awards, formerly the SGIA Product of the Year Award.
Anyone can be a sales hero as long as they win the war against time. Sales heroes are the unsung champions that keep at the unglamourous activity that brings in business. Let’s dispel some of the myths about people who are sales heroes.
According to Harvard Business School professor emeritus Theodore Levitt, there is no such thing as a “growth industry;” rather, there are only companies who are well-positioned and organized to capitalize on growth opportunities. He cites four conditions of what he calls dead and dying “growth industries.”
As of Memorial Day weekend, I’m stepping back from a full-time role as a trade journalist to the graphic communications industry. That became my job description in 1984, the year I landed a position as an editor for a weekly publication that covered the printing industry in the New York City metropolitan area.