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Selling Tax Forms Doesn’t Have to Be Taxing — Here’s Why
June 28, 2022 at 1:23 am

Death and taxes are two certainties in life, as Benjamin Franklin once wisely said. But oftentimes what distributors aren’t so sure about is how to navigate the constant and complex tax law changes that follow. In the last two years alone, the market has seen some of the biggest changes since the introduction of...

2022 Women in Print and Promo: Deborah Gaspar, NC Custom (Chocolate Inn, Lanco, Ace)
June 14, 2022 at 10:23 pm

Print+Promo Marketing is proud to present its annual “Women in Print and Promo” feature. This year’s group of honorees is changing the narrative of female representation in a traditionally male-dominated industry. Meet Deborah Gaspar, director of marketing for NC Custom (Chocolate Inn, Lanco, Ace)...

BDA Acquires Idea Planet
June 28, 2022 at 10:00 am

Benussen Deutsch & Associates (BDA), Woodinville, Washington, announced yesterday that it has completed the acquisition of consumer insight and merchandise innovations agency Idea Planet. The acquisition provides Idea Planet with expanded global reach by broadening access to additional sourcing, manufacturing and distribution channels...

Print+Promo Marketing 2022: From Deal Makers to Change Makers, Meet 14 Women Leaving Their Mark On the Print and Promo Sector
June 15, 2022 at 1:12 pm

Our 2022 "Women in Print and Promo" list highlights women of varying professional backgrounds — from sales representatives to CEOs. Their passion for empowering others, including the next generation of women, is just one of many things that unite them. We asked each of them to tell us about their experiences, what they’ve learned and where they find inspiration. Read on for their introspective takes...’s One-For-One Program Results In 10,000 Trees Planted Across North America
June 28, 2022 at 10:00 am

In the 12 months since supplier PowerStick began partnering with the nonprofit One Tree Planted to plant one tree for every order received, it has been responsible for planting 10,000 trees across North America. The trees have been planted in Canada (New Brunswick, Ontario and British Columbia), in the U.S. (California, Idaho, Oregon and across Appalachia) and in Mexico...

Paper Shortage Could Affect Midterm Elections: Mainstream Media Gives Report
June 17, 2022 at 1:38 pm

While paper shortages have been challenging commercial printers for months now, the issue is now bubbling to the top of some mainstream media channels. On Tuesday, June 14, CNBC’s Ylan Mui joined Shep Smith to report on a paper shortage around that country that could have a significant impact on the November midterm elections...

HCF Inc. Purchases Forms Divisions of FP Horak and Dupli-Systems
June 17, 2022 at 2:21 pm

In continuing its mission for growth, HCF acquired the forms businesses of FP Horak (Bay City, Michigan) in October 2021 and Dupli-Systems (Strongsville, Ohio) in March 2022. One of the acquisitions was brought to HCF by a mutual supplier, Jones shared, and the other was brought to them by one of their merger and acquisition broker partners...

Painful Paper Cuts Continue as Supply-Chain Shortages Persist
June 14, 2022 at 7:36 pm

It’s become the single most common topic for every printer in the country — paper supply. It doesn’t matter if you are a direct mail printer, a packaging printer, or a general commercial printer, paper is the No.1 challenge across the board. And it’s not just anecdotal. In the most recent...