Monthly Archives: January 2015

7 Design Trends on the Rise for 2015

Nancy Ciolek, chair of the Graphic Design department at Rochester Institute of Technology, shared these seven rising design trends you should look for from your graphic artist clients in Volume 4, Issue 3 of Energy Magazine: 1. The "color of the year" by Pantone ("Marsala" shown above) has become a meme in the past - so you can expect to see it a lot this next year   2. Less [...]

January 30th, 2015|Categories: Inklings Blog, News & Events|0 Comments

InfoTrends/NAPCO Report Uncovers Key Printer Metrics

In 2014, InfoTrends and NAPCO - the publisher of Printing Impressions - developed a survey targeting wide-format and commercial print shops, and the results uncovered some interesting metrics you may wish to benchmark for your company. Of the near 60 printers to fill out the extensive questionnaire, some interesting data sets emerged: Revenue per employee for ALL employees at the company: $174,000 Revenue per sales rep at the company: $965,000 [...]

January 30th, 2015|Categories: Inklings Blog|0 Comments

FUJIFILM RETURNS AS SPONSOR OF PRINT UV 2015 CONFERENCE IN LAS VEGAS

FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division is proud to be an exhibitor and sponsor of the 8th annual Print UV Conference, March 1 - 3, 2015, at Encore by Wynn Resort in Las Vegas. Featuring all aspects of UV printing, the Print UV 2015 Conference is an all-in-one industry event focusing exclusively on this high-growth market, dedicated to encourage, promote and sustain the growth of UV printing in the [...]

January 27th, 2015|Categories: News & Events|0 Comments

How to Price Wide-format Print

If you missed SGIA 2014 last October, David King of MarketKing, presented an entertaining and thought-provoking look on how wide-format printers should approach pricing. Details of his step-by-step approach on how to turn the numbers into a competitive advantage were also captured in the September/October 2014 issue of SGIA Journal. David's message is simple: cut your cost and sell more. But he then gives you valuable and easy-to-follow information on [...]

January 13th, 2015|Categories: Inklings Blog|1 Comment

Hybrid Printing Seen as Key 2015 Trend

With the start of a new year, experts are weighing in on what upcoming trends may help label converters deal with the ever-increasing challenges of competitiveness reaching new highs as overall margins approach record lows. One recent article at labelandlabeling.com offers up several solutions to assist converters in streamlining their processes to gain a clear competitive advantage through increased efficiencies and cost savings. In the article, Label and Packaging Market [...]

January 13th, 2015|Categories: Inklings Blog|1 Comment

Energy Magazine – “The Unveiling” is now available!

If you haven't seen it yet, you've got to check out the latest issue of our award-winning Energy magazine, available now! Learn all about the newly renovated and expanded Chicago Technology Center. Read why the J Press 720S is helping change the game for today's printers. See how Universal Products, a Goddard, Kansas-based print provider, has reduced plate-processing time by 75% with Fujifilm's FLENEX FW Water Wash Flexo Plates (formerly [...]

January 2nd, 2015|Categories: News & Events|0 Comments