Discovering the world of In-Plants

This month’s article is in honour of In-Plant Awareness month. #In-PlantsRock February is In-Plant Awareness Month! It’s a campaign created by the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA) to generate more attention for services that in-plants offer their parent organizations. I began my journey into the world of print back in the 80s. I worked … Read more →

Build your business by putting your print company’s messaging top of mind

Attention print company CEOs: No question – your success depends on maximizing the time you spend driving operations excellence and revenue generation. The “soft stuff” like communications and promotion? You have people who can handle that. Perhaps. But don’t let anybody take charge of your company’s strategic messaging and positioning, no matter how smart and … Read more →

The future of digital textile printing

The digital garment printing industry is starting to make its stamp within the larger printing industry.  It has enjoyed significant growth in recent years and it looks set to grow even further in the future. Smithers Pira predicts double digit growth across 2016-2021, and is therefore making the digital textile printing one of the most … Read more →

Postal code targeting – a new product from Canada Post

A brief introduction to Canada Post’s newest direct mail product. For the last couple of years direct mail has had the same options available to reach customers, neighborhood mail (formerly unaddressed admail) and personalized mail (formerly addressed admail). As the acceptance of 2015’s Smartmail MarketingT rebrand continues to gain momentum, Canada Post is preparing to … Read more →

Opportunities and challenges in digital print for packaging – for the commercial printer

Digital printing for packaging has transformed itself in the last decade from a niche application, to an accepted print process that complements the other printing processes for packaging. By including digital printing in their production mix, brand owners and their suppliers can now enable innovative marketing and engagement, get products to market faster, boost customer … Read more →

Building renovation and storefront improvement funds – up to $150,000

In cities throughout Canada and the USA, there is a growing trend of providing grant money to businesses to fund building renovations, building repairs, improving and renovating commercial façades and storefronts. These renovation projects create many benefits to the business undertaking the renovation work, including giving the business a more professional appearance, which attracts more … Read more →

More cross-Canada professional education opportunities

In a previous issue of Graphic Arts Magazine, we explored a variety of college and university course offerings relevant to graphic arts professionals. In this issue we’ll explore additional professional education opportunities that are offered by industry organizations and private institutions. Accessibility Ontario Subject Area: Addressing the need to be accessible in business Offering(s): Webinars … Read more →

The evolution of workflow tools

Production workflow is a broad topic. For different industries, it means different things. In furniture building, for example, there’s an efficient workflow that takes raw sheets of wood and eventually produces a finished, assembled piece. The same holds true for printing. To help us with our ‘manufacturing’ processes, we’ve built workflow tools to automate repetitive … Read more →

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