Digital Printing

American Solutions for Business Acquires Optimum Companies
December 15, 2015 at 5:54 pm

American Solutions for Business (ASB), a top 50 distributor headquartered in Glennwood, Minn., has announced the acquisition of Optimum Companies, located in Columbus, Ohio. This agreement is part of an expansion initiative that continues to extend ASB’s national footprint...

Toasting to Profits
November 27, 2015 at 9:07 pm

The success of the global alcoholic beverage market is nothing short of intoxicating. According to Research and Markets, the world’s largest market research store, the market is expected to experience moderate growth and reach an estimated $1,369.5 billion by 2018...

Let's Get Digital
June 1, 2015

Cost savings, reduced waste, high quality-what's not to love about digital print? According to IBISWorld, the digital print industry has seen 4.1 percent annual growth from 2009 to 2014. We spoke to two leading suppliers to find out what's trending in the world of digital print, what advancements they've made at their companies, and what distributors should take into account when selling digital.

Socializing for Sales
July 14, 2014

With Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and many other social media platforms available, it may be overwhelming to think about having a presence on each of them, or even to choose which ones would be beneficial to business. The easy solution would be to ignore them and hope that social media's popularity dissipates. But that's not happening anytime soon. If you want to find your current clients, gain new customers and generate sales using a new medium, consider these social media tips.

Environmental Paper Network Unveils Path for Sustainability and Social Responsibility
June 17, 2014

Starting today, more than 100 civil society groups including World Wildlife Fund (WWF) will be promoting a Global Paper Vision that addresses climate change, human rights and new expectations for corporate transparency.

The vision is the product of more than a year's consultations under the umbrella of the Environmental Paper Network. A key launch activity for the vision is a global conversation about how paper can present powerful opportunities to protect our air, water, forests, climate and communities, under the Twitter hashtag #whatsinyourpaper.

2014's Technology Trends
January 1, 2014

Technology. As Homer Simpson would say, "The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems."

It can be strange to think about how much our work lives hinge on technology. A crashed computer, a lost smartphone, a hacked website—all can derail your business for days, if not longer.

Midwest Single Source Increasing Digital Printing Capacity with $1M Equipment Upgrade
December 17, 2013

Midwest Single Source has made a $1 million investment to upgrade its printing equipment, and is looking to expand its digital services along with it.

The Wichita, Kansas-based printing company recently had its new Xerox iGen4 printer installed, and employees have been training on how to use it, according to Kevin Ulwelling, Midwest's president. 

The company also has added two full-time positions in production and rearranged some other positions to be able to accommodate anticipated production increases.

Seattle Digital Printer RPI Buys Atlanta Company DPI
May 7, 2013

RPI, a digital-image printing company in Seattle, is announcing Wednesday its purchase of DPI in Atlanta for an undisclosed amount.

DPI specializes in personalized web-to-print products for large companies and has 27 employees. RPI chief executive Rick Bellamy said the purchase will expand RPI's reach to the East Coast, reduce shipping costs and waits and expand its personalized-print products.

Started as a family-owned commercial printer in 1979, RPI creates the personalized-photo books and greeting cards consumers order online from photo sharing and printing companies.

The small but rapidly growing market for digital-photo merchandise is worth an estimated $2 billion.

The Digital Discussion
May 1, 2013

Digital print has been around for two decades, but it's still a newcomer relative to other printing methods. As such, digital print providers keep on innovating, pushing the limits of their technology to fulfill changing customer needs.