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Top 5 Reasons You Should Attend HR Ready!

June 18, 2019

Human Resources staffing, policies, and procedures are critically important in preparing companies for the future. This means driving engagement initiatives, preserving a positive and collaborative work environment, and providing career growth opportunities--all while making sure that employees are happy and productive. HR Ready! is designed to prepare our companies now, for the future. Get the most up-to-date information and insights on HR... Read More

KODAK AQUA-IMAGE Pressroom Chemicals Are Designed to Improve Performance on Press

KODAK AQUA-IMAGE Pressroom Chemicals Are Designed to Improve Performance on Press

June 6, 2019

Kodak is well-known for providing market-leading, innovative digital plates, and a few years ago we took our technical knowledge of how a plate works best and extended that knowledge into the pressroom with a new line of pressroom chemicals. Now, KODAK AQUA-IMAGE Pressroom Chemicals are getting attention from printers who are using them to get superior performance on press. We asked HB Sloan from Wesco Graphics, who recently started using AQUA-... Read More

5 CTP Technology Trends Transforming Prepress

5 CTP Technology Trends Transforming Prepress

May 14, 2019

Trend #1 More Automation, Less Space Automation for CTP devices isn't new, but the technology is getting more sophisticated and more compact. CTP automation takes platemaking to a new level of efficiency and productivity, reducing the chance for errors from manual plate handling and speeding up production. The more plates that can be automatically loaded, imaged, and unloaded, the more jobs you can handle in a day, increasing revenue potential... Read More

Premier Print Awards Q&A Interview with Rick Brooks, Creative Design Manager of Jostens Inc.

Premier Print Awards Q&A Interview with Rick Brooks, Creative Design Manager of Jostens Inc.

April 30, 2019

Printing Industries of America's Premier Print Awards are an international print competition that recognizes exceptional print pieces from around the globe. Companies that enter have the opportunity to submit extraordinary print pieces with the potential to win industry-wide recognition. The 2018 Best of Category winner for School Yearbooks was Jostens Inc., who submitted the 2018 Yukon High School The Miller Yearbook. Rick Brooks, Creative... Read More

256 Shades of Gray

April 25, 2019

The groundbreaking technology introduced in the KODAK NEXFINITY v12 Digital Press, the most recent addition to Kodak's portfolio of digital sheetfed presses, enables a step-change in print performance. The heart of the platform is a brand new writing system that delivers exceptional quality and consistency over long runs, advancements that are enabled by two fundamental technology innovations: multi-bit LED (light emitting diode) writers and... Read More

Faster Makeready for Faster Profits

April 17, 2019

Everyone knows that SONORA Process Free Plates can save time and money in prepress, but did you   know are ways that SONORA Plates save money in the pressroom? SONORA Plates can significantly reduce start-up times on press, saving not only time but paper, ink, and other makeready costs. Our new SONORA X Plates reach target density over 2 times faster than wet processed plates. Here's how it works. The coating of SONORA X Plates is very... Read More

Premier Print Awards Q&A Interview with Dean Hruby, Vice President of Sales of Henry Wurst Inc.

April 11, 2019

Printing Industries of America's Premier Print Awards program is an international print competition that recognizes exceptional print pieces from around the globe. Companies who enter have the opportunity to submit extraordinary print pieces with the potential to win industry-wide recognition. The 2018 Best of Category winner for Cartons, Containers, Boxes, and Totes was Henry Wurst Inc., who submitted a Starbucks Coffee Company Barista Kit.... Read More

PIA Unveils New Profit Booster Program

April 9, 2019

PIA's Center for Print Economics and Management, the pre-eminent source of accurate, up-to-date analysis on the print economy and management, has announced a new Profit Booster for printers. The Profit Booster provides printers with an easy-to-use, quick and effective financial and operational assessment of their company. The Profit Booster is very affordable, with prices ranging from $999 to $1,999 for PIA member printers (depending on annual... Read More

5 Tips for InterTech™ Technology Awards Hopefuls

April 8, 2019

Printing Industries of America is currently seeking the next wave of print and graphic arts technologies for the 2019 InterTechTM Technology Awards. If your company has a truly innovative technology set to impact the printing industry, here are five tips to help you optimize your entry: 1. Highlight Innovation Relevancy The InterTechTM Technology Awards program focuses on honoring those technologies considered to make a significant advancement... Read More

Imaging Stability: The Foundation for Great Print Quality

Imaging Stability: The Foundation for Great Print Quality

March 29, 2019

Great print quality depends on many things, including your processes, your employees, your printing press, and your paper and ink. But before a job even gets to the pressroom, print quality starts with imaging stability in prepress. "Imaging stability" is defined as reliable and robust imaging of the plate in the CTP device, using technology that: Tolerates and/or automatically corrects for the normal day-to-day variability in a printing... Read More

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