Innovations in smart packaging

It’s all about boxes with more information, safety, convenience and influence At its core, packaging serves to preserve, protect, and provide information about its contents. However, packaging must contend with the pressures of commerce: limited shelf space, finite design area, accessibility and environmental considerations, consumer experience, and other factors that play a role in whether … Read more →

Digital textile printing set to take off

If you’re looking to expand, give it serious thought Digital garment printing has been making its mark on the digital wide-format industry and has enjoyed significant growth in recent years. The market is expected to grow at an impressive CAGR of more than 18% globally until 2021. In 2016 digital textiles market share was about … Read more →

How to attract top talent

Technology is changing how you hire, but the basics are still worth remembering The world is changing and so is the field of recruiting. As the number of students graduating from universities each year grows, so does the talent pool of highly educated, employable workers. However, a 2017 ManpowerGroup study found that a staggering 40% … Read more →

Insource brings Palamides finishing technology to Canada

Insource Corporation (Markham, Ontario), a technology supplier and a service and solutions provider to the mailing, fulfillment, printing, bindery and packaging markets, has entered into an agreement with Palamides USA (Dieterich, Illinois) to become a national distributor of its products across Canada. The move adds to Insource’s growing portfolio of customized and unique solutions. “This … Read more →

Media Resources moves into three-dimensional printing

Last fall Media Resources, in Oakville, Ontario, installed one of the first Massivit 3D printers in Canada. The Installation is taking the 50-year-old sign services company into new markets. We spoke to Steve Gallow, president, about its move into the three-dimensional printing world. You recently installed one of the first 3D Massivit printers in Canada. … Read more →

Takeaways from Xeikon Café North America

In mid-May we attended Xeikon Café in Chicago, one the user groups that are proliferating around the industry. A mix of motivational speakers, printer panels and industry consultants produced a three-day event full of company updates, market intelligence and substantive advice for finding success in today’s evolving industry. It’s worth noting that this year marks … Read more →

A month of successes and good news

…..both here and south of the border It’s so gratifying to see some of our industry’s best people and top companies succeed. Last month I attended Insource’s first-ever Insource Expo in Markham, Ontario. Several hundred attended the two-day event that featured industry experts giving personalized equipment demos, as well as the latest mailing, printing, packaging … Read more →

Are you getting all the grants and tax credits you’re entitled to?

Here’s what you need to know to get the most from government funding  Just recently, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada announced that it will provide $950 million to five innovation superclusters spaced evenly across the country. The Ontario Supercluster, referred to as the Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster, specifically highlights 3D printing innovation funding, an area … Read more →

Trust closes the sale

Effective order forms are the key to building trust and selling online Trust is such an important part of selling printing online.  Creating trust is even part of the last step of the digital dialog we’ve been exploring together in the past few articles. Remember the definition of digital dialog: the online version of you … Read more →

How do millennials consume print?

Most trust print, as long as it’s relevant to them  It’s the age-old question:  what is the best way to advertise to the young? The millennial generation makes up a large portion of the population and they have spending power, especially as their presence in the workforce grows. But what media channels do they use … Read more →