Highlights from SGIA

New venture points to evolution of tradeshows SGIA Expo was eye-opening. It’s currently the largest print-oriented show in North America, at least gauging by square footage. And it points to where print – widely defined – is headed. A show that began in the 1940s as screen printing event, then evolved into wide format event, … Read more →

Print anything on wide format inkjet

Dye sub and aqueous applications push this segment forward Wide format continues to be a desirable, value-added market area that both new and established print service providers appear to be keen to enter and to grow. The 2017 Printing Forecast, prepared by whattheythink.com, reports that wide format printing, and the related area of specialty printing, are the two leading options for printers looking to add new capabilities. In the same report, survey respondents identified the SGIA (Specialty Printing & Imaging Technology) Expo as the … Read more →

Tax change blowback

The need for industry leadership has never been more evident If you ever wanted proof that we, as an industry, desperately need a seat at the federal government table to voice our collective concerns, witness what just happened to the Liberal’s proposed tax-grab legislation. Changes intended by Finance Minister Bill Morneau received tremendous blowback from … Read more →

Why you need to stop selling print

There has always been a propensity to sell print based on price. Yet we recognize that we also need to sell quality. And service. And value. A quick Google search on the term ‘how to sell print’ showed 136 million results. There is clearly no lack of information available on the topic. But we’re still … Read more →

New technologies from the PRINT 17 Must See ‘Ems

Every year, the printing industry’s top vendors submit their best products for a shot at the MUST SEE ’EMS awards. These new innovations could impact businesses and revolutionize market segments. The MUST SEE ’EMS provide a valuable roadmap for customers looking for the next cutting edge technology. Exhibitors at PRINT 17 held at the McCormick … Read more →

The multi-faceted, multi-fascinating world of Printed Electronics

Printed Electronics (PE) refers to the printing method used to create electronic devices by printing conductive ink on a variety of substrates – such as paper, packaging, film, etc. The technology is evolving rapidly, and today even inkjet printers are capable of printing electrical circuits quickly and inexpensively. Today, flexible screens, intelligent labels and packaging, … Read more →

How graphic design helped shape our nation

In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, Globe Style did a series where they explored iconic examples of domestic design. One of their pieces discussed the longevity of Windsor Salt’s beloved dot motif box, designed by Canadian Chris Yaneff; it’s a package design that has endured for nearly 40 years. The ability to create such a … Read more →

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