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‘Tremendous Durability’ Triggered Salem One’s Shift to Fujifilm SUPERIA ZD Plates

Salem One has evolved into one of the largest and fastest growing packaging, direct marketing, print and logistics companies in the Southeast.   This high-growth corporate communications company is aimed at additional success and efficiencies with its recent switch to Fujifilm’s SUPERIA ZD, a true no-process thermal plate making technology. “Our previous plate making technology had run its course,” said Philip Kelley Jr., President, Salem One. “We launched a 90 day [...]

March 12th, 2019|Categories: News & Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on ‘Tremendous Durability’ Triggered Salem One’s Shift to Fujifilm SUPERIA ZD Plates

California’s Proposition 65 New Warning Requirements . . . it’s a SIGN

Many of us in the printing industry print unique signs and labels.   The reason for signs and labels is to educate and inform. Effective August 30, 2018, the state of California amended a measure adopted by voters in 1986.  Designated as Proposition 65 on the ballot, the actual title is “Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act.” To be compliant to this law, California requires business owners in California and [...]

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Fujifilm Launches New Acuity LED 40 Series Flatbed Printers

FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division announces the new Acuity LED 40 Series with instant-on LED curing, the newest addition to the highly successful, renowned  Acuity platform. The new Acuity LED 40 Series of mid-volume UV flatbed printers are an innovative solution for customers in the sign and display graphics industry, offering superior print quality and application versatility with rigid or flexible substrates. Designed to be a cost-effective printer [...]

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Fujifilm Receives Aluminum Tariff Tax Exclusions

FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division announces tariff tax exclusions on its aluminum offset printing plates, currently making it the only major printing plate manufacturer in the U.S. to earn exclusion. Fujifilm has proactively worked with industry associations and the Federal Government to address the unintended consequences of the tariffs applied to the sales of aluminum offset printing plates as an unfair burden on the graphic arts industry. The [...]

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Sustained Success

Standing tall in the face of an ever-changing, complex print industry climate requires staying laser focused, driven and flexible. And commercial industry print sales are growing, so maintaining an ability to adapt as the climate evolves has never been more important. Total commercial printing industry sales increased in 2018 to roughly 1.7 percent, or $85.3 billion, according to research by the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA). Sales are up, but [...]

December 20th, 2018|Categories: News & Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Sustained Success

Taking Advantage of Trends in our Industry

The world of commercial print is facing new challenges every day and commercial print owners are continually looking for creative, and cutting edge ways, to meet the ever changing tides.  And, at the very same time, looking for new revenue streams and ways to grow their businesses in a space that is shrinking by consolidation and seeing margins for commodity work stagnate. Being able to face both the market trends [...]

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Driving Future Wide Format Sales with “Print Packages”

It might be cliché to say it’s important to stand out from the crowd, but it’s especially important when standing out could mean higher profits and a stable future, right? Following the SGIA 2018 Expo in Vegas, I was reading the SGIA Journal and came across a great piece written by Deborah Corn (Intergalactic Ambassador to the Printerverse, Print Media Centr) about ways to profit as a print provider in [...]

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