Print MIS: What’s on the horizon and how software providers are adapting

Speed, integration and customization will be key as printers diversify In most companies today, MIS (management information systems) control the hardware and software systems used for business-critical decision making. But did you know that the MIS department originally comprised the entirety of so-called information technology (IT)? From the 1960s to the early 1980s, firms and … Read more →

SGIA draws over 24,000 to Las Vegas

As organizers prepare for Printing United trade show next year in Dallas The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association’s (SGIA) 2018 SGIA Expo (the last event before launching its much-anticipated Printing United tradeshow with NAPCO Media in 2019) attracted over 24,000 people to the Las Vegas Convention Center October 18–20. With 612 suppliers on the sold-out exhibit … Read more →

Print 18 Wrap-up

Thousands from the print industry came together in Chicago from September 30 to  October 2 for Print 18, also the 50th year of operation for the event. More than 17,000 industry professionals attended the event, according to Print 18 owner, the Association for Print Technologies. The association supports the entire printing value chain in the … Read more →

Sign Expo Canada draws steady crowds

Sign Expo Canada, the Sign Association of Canada’s national trade show took over the International Centre in Mississauga on Sept. 21-22. The event attracted about 3,000 visitors to see the latest technology and products that the Canadian sign industry has to offer, showcased by about 100 exhibitors. Special events this year included the 2018 Sign … Read more →

Print 18 and SGIA preview

It’s fall, and for those of us in the graphics arts industry, that means trade shows. Two of the biggest coming up are Print 18 in Chicago and SGIA in Las Vegas. Here we kick things off with a preview of what you can expect to see at these industry gatherings PRINT 18 McCormick Place … Read more →

SinaLite: Exceptional, unique business cards that make a print broker’s clients stand out

In this third and final feature of our Printer Profile series on leading Canadian trade printer SinaLite (Markham, Ontario), we’re going to explore its specialty business card products and how print brokers and printers alike can help their clients stand out from their competitors in a world where business cards are becoming more and more … Read more →

Inkjet press update

A look at the latest models from leading vendors Inkjet printing is one of the fastest growing technologies in the printing industry today. Inkjet is a type of computer printing that recreates a digital image by propelling droplets of ink onto paper, plastic or other substrates. Today, inkjet is the most commonly used type of … Read more →

Friesens investing for the future

Sir Wilfrid Laurier was our prime minister. The world’s first rotary telephone was used in Nova Scotia. And in that same year of 1907 in the small town of Altona, Manitoba, D.W. Friesen opened his first business – a small confectionery store. Today, employee-owned Friesens Corporation has grown into the largest printer of hardcover books … Read more →

Imageworks: Adapt, evolve and invest – over $1 million in new technology and renovations

As a small trade printer in a competitive market, Imageworks Print & Prepress faced a critical challenge – evolve quickly or die a slow, painful death of obsolescence. Here’s how it carefully navigated a path less taken to realize exceptional growth and success. Imageworks (Richmond Hill, Ontario) faced a difficult challenge a few years ago … Read more →