Hazen Paper creates stunning, limited-edition holographic yearbook covers

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

Sun Automation to sell Highcon corrugated digital-finishing solutions in North America

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

Sun Chemical increases prices of publication inks in North America

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

The Week That Was (5/24/2021)

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.

‘What Business Are You Really In?’

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.”

Three Myths About Sales Heroes

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.

Koenig & Bauer Announces Moderate Price Adjustment

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.