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How Diamond Packaging Takes its Promotional Calendar to the Next Level
February 5, 2019 at 8:01 pm

Promotional calendars are hardly a new tool for printers to use when wooing customers and prospects. But, when a specimen like the 2019 wall planner from Diamond Packaging comes along, it asks us to think of printers’ calendars not just as marketing giveaways, but as works of art and platforms for interactive “smart” technologies as well...

Diversified Labeling Solutions Acquired
January 29, 2019 at 7:48 pm

Last week, news broke that Taiwan-headquartered TSC Auto ID Technology, a global provider of quality Auto-ID solutions for transportation and logistics, manufacturing and health care, industry and retail, acquired Top 50 Supplier...

The Long Wait is Over: USPS Promotions Back for 2019
January 15, 2019 at 3:57 pm

Although USPS mailing promotions took a break in 2018, they are back for 2019. This year there are five old ones and one new one. Rob Hanks of Suttle-Straus Inc. highlights them here...

Quad/Graphics Lands Periscope in $132.5M Purchase
December 3, 2018 at 10:53 pm

Come early 2019, Quad/Graphics Inc., already renowned as a leading marketing solutions provider, will add to its clout through the addition of Periscope, with theSussex, Wisconsin-headquartered business having acquired the Minneapolis-based independent creative agency for $132.5 million last week...

Tide Debuts New Packaging to Mixed Reviews
November 13, 2018 at 5:56 pm

Tide is debuting a brand new packaging look for its laundry detergent, and it's not exactly a marketing win. According to CNN, Tide will soon be shipped in a shoe box in an effort to make shipping through online distributors easier...

FDA Pushes Back Against Prop 65 Cancer Warning for Coffee Labels
September 4, 2018 at 4:03 pm

Coffee labels have become a source of contention in California. Back in March, a judge agreed with nonprofit group the Council for Education and Research on Toxics that coffee contains high levels of a cancer-causing chemical compound called acrylamide. 

USPS Rules EnvyPak's Clear Envelopes Can Reduce Postage Up to 57 Percent
August 28, 2018 at 4:47 pm

EnvyPak, Columbus, Ohio, received another new ruling from the United States Postal Service (USPS) that provides lower automation letter rates for a specially-formatted, polypropylene (poly) envelope that now does not require an affixed mailing label, can be sealed with glue applied by lettershops and is fully machine-insertable.

Court Confirms Cenveo's Plan of Reorganization
August 21, 2018 at 3:36 pm

Cenveo Inc., Stamford, Conn., announced that the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has confirmed its plan of reorganization, paving the way for the company to emerge from Chapter 11 in the coming weeks. 

iTek Graphics Adds EFI VUTEk Inkjet Press for Retail POP Work
August 7, 2018 at 3:03 pm

Six years after first adopting digital printing, iTek Graphics, Concord, N.C., has completed its largest-ever superwide-format inkjet printing investment. The company has installed an EFI VUTEk HS125 Pro hybrid flatbed/roll inkjet press from EFI.

Dallas Approves $1.7 Million in Tax Incentives for Vistaprint in Exchange for New Facility
June 19, 2018 at 2:31 pm

With production starting at the plant as soon as July 2019, Vistaprint and Dallas residents alike certainly have a lot to be excited about. As for Vistaprint, the plant's location will put the printing behemoth in close proximity to three major highways (I035E, I-20 and I-45), as well as a Union Pacific rail terminal, increasing the company's already sizable foothold in the U.S...

Repacorp Inc. Purchases Hooven-Dayton Corp.’s Assets and IP
June 12, 2018 at 7:06 pm

Repacorp Inc., a label manufacturer with headquarters in Tipp City, Ohio, acquired Hooven-Dayton Corp.’s assets and intellectual property on June 8. The asset purchase terms have not been disclosed. Some equipment will be incorporated into Repacorp’s three facilities located in Ohio, Wisconsin and Arizona. The rest of the equipment will be auctioned on July 11...

Quad/Graphics Teams Up with ELLE to Produce Personalized Covers
June 5, 2018 at 4:11 pm

In April, 50,000 ELLE magazine subscribers received a surprise in the mail. The lucky recipients received their monthly issue with a personalized cover featuring Kim Kardashian West, with their own first name and a special message...

St. Louis Tag Co. Announces New Custom Hangtag Solutions for Retail, Marketing, Manufacturing and Asset Management
May 29, 2018 at 7:21 pm

St. Louis Tag Co., St. Louis, recently debuted new data management technology that allows hangtag customers to accomplish several different tasks within the same order. Whether you are in the retail world using hangtags to increase sales and promote your brand, or managing your inventory and assets, St. Louis Tag Co. can add value to your hangtags and business...

6 Common Check Myths Busted
May 8, 2018 at 8:17 pm

Frank Abagnale, a consultant in document security and expert in methods of fraud and forgery, once quipped: “There’s no such thing as a foolproof system. That idea fails to take into account the creativity of fools.” And he should know. In Abagnale’s past life, he was a confidence trickster...