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Tomorrow’s Commercial Print Shop Today: 6 Trends Shaping the Industry

Tomorrow’s Commercial Print Shop Today: 6 Trends Shaping the Industry

January 9, 2019

The commercial printing market is experience steady growth; since January 2018, sales in the commercial printing industry have increased 9.1% compared to 2011, totaling $84 billion according to Idealliance. This growth has spurred the rise of new technologies to meet the demands from print buyers, leading to a rapid change in how commercial printers will operate in the future. While the long-term impact of some of today's industry-wide changes--... Read More

Generation Z + Print

January 9, 2019

With millennials well into adulthood, businesses are now turning their attention to the next generation entering the workforce: Generation Z. Who are they, and what are their attitudes toward print? Who is Generation Z? While age ranges vary, most reports of Generation Z describe them as being born between between 1995 and 2012. Businesses should pay attention: they make up about 25% of the population and are estimated to become 40% of consumers... Read More

7 Things You Need to Know About 7-Color Printing

December 19, 2018

7-color printing is one of the emerging standards in how printers are printing ECG, or Extended Color Gamut. Doing 7-color ECG can push some printers out of their normal comfort zones, but both the journey to and the destination of 7-color ECG can be very rewarding. Here are 7 things you need to know about 7-color printing: The First Rule of 7-Color Printing Is: You're Printing with 7 Colors It seems to go without saying, which is why I'm saying... Read More

2019 Trends: What to Expect in the Year Ahead

2019 Trends: What to Expect in the Year Ahead

December 19, 2018

By Heather Ishikawa, Senior Vice President, Caliper 2019 is quickly approaching and with it comes the predictions of what organizations can expect for the following year. So, what will 2019 have in store? There will be a shift in the economy, a number of generational changes, an overwhelming increase in HR tech vendors to compete against, and additional work with artificial intelligence (AI). Here, we'll cover our top three predictions for the... Read More

A New Year, A New Plate

December 11, 2018

A new year is an excellent time to make changes. Did you know that in 2019 Kodak is introducing a new printing plate in the U.S. and Canada that could boost your profitability and make you more competitive? The SONORA X Process Free Plate is a plate that all printers should be investigating for the new year. In general, process free plates eliminate all the costs and variability of processing. The cost savings are significant, and no one likes... Read More

Q&A with Brittany Whitestone, Two-Time SkillsUSA National Champion

Q&A with Brittany Whitestone, Two-Time SkillsUSA National Champion

November 28, 2018

If you would have asked Brittany Whitestone, a junior at the California University of Pennsylvania, if she knew she was going to win the 2016 and 2017 SkillsUSA national competition, she would have said no. To her surprise, she did and now she's preparing to compete at the WorldSkills Competition this August in Russia. We sat down with this college junior to talk about what it takes to compete and how she feels being an up-and-coming woman in... Read More

4 Ways to Increase Millennial Retention

4 Ways to Increase Millennial Retention

November 15, 2018

"...at least 40% of millennials see themselves staying at their current organization for a minimum of nine years." Jennifer Deal and Alec Levenson (2016) I know what you're thinking. "That cannot be right. Millennials staying with their current employer for nine years?" We hear it frequently, Millennials are smart, talented, and ambitious--and constantly misunderstood by those of us responsible for selecting, hiring, developing and retaining... Read More

Kodak Plates: Made in the U.S.A.

November 12, 2018

Kodak has a long history of making printing plates in the U.S. out of our Columbus, Georgia, manufacturing plant. It's all part of our strategy of having local manufacturing to provide the best possible service to our customers. Local manufacturing means that we can provide what our customers need, when they need it. We've been making plates in Columbus since 1991, originally as a Polychrome Graphics site. Since then the Columbus site has... Read More

Become Inkjet Ready!

November 7, 2018

Production inkjet presses are already on many shop floors--how about yours? Whether you've already invested or are on the path to purchase a new press, you'll want to be Inkjet Ready! Printing Industries of America's Inkjet Ready! virtual conference event is all about the money. We'll delve deep with a focus on production inkjet applications and growth areas, job and ink estimating accuracy, ink reduction for cost savings, and much more. Plus,... Read More

Add Some Sparkle with KODAK Metallic Clear Dry Ink

October 26, 2018

Looking for new ways to add value to print? Add some sparkle with KODAK Metallic Clear Dry Ink, the newest addition to the NEXPRESS Fifth Imaging Unit solution family. With an iridescent fleck that makes print shimmer and shine, this unique ink expands your palette of metallic effects. A transparent material that can be combined with CMYK inks to achieve silver, bronze, copper and countless more effects, Metallic Clear Dry Ink will enhance... Read More

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