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State of the Industry Report: Uncertainty as opportunity in the age of Trump
March 26, 2019 at 8:03 pm

It’s difficult to know where to begin Print+Promo’s 2019 State of the Industry Report. For the past two years, one man has overshadowed the political stage: Donald J. Trump. Long before the 45th president of the U.S. vowed to “Make America Great Again,” he didn’t hold back when it came to pro-business stances, something that resonated with executives across all segments, including the printing industry...

Packaged, Sealed and Delivered: 5 Tips for Impactful Packaging
March 12, 2019 at 8:04 pm

First impressions are a topic we talk about often, and it’s no different when we think about packaging. Visit any grocery store or Target, for example, and it’s clear that brands are competing for attention on already crowded shelves. With so many options now available, we’ve become frozen in indecision...

How to Be a Big Player in the Jumbo Roll Market
March 5, 2019 at 9:39 pm

The findings from Print+Promo’s 2018 Top 50 Suppliers data showed that our honorees pulled in $2.33 billion through their product sectors. Jumbo rolls resonate as one such boon to the print world, and their reputation as industry mainstays prompted Print+Promo to connect with Allen Simon, the former owner...

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...