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Understanding Print Buyers

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How and why to categorize print buyers into three categories.

As our print industry has transitioned from craftsmen analyzing tight, rosette dot patterns on paper to machines executing pixels across omnichannels, we’ve all needed to change in order to stay relevant. Throughout the years, printers have often vented to me: “Print buyers just don’t know what they’re doing today,” or “They aren’t like they used to be.” In my defense of the print buyer community, print salespersons aren’t like they used to be either.

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ColorGate at FESPA 2017

Industrial Inkjet Reality Showroom: RIP & Printing Software, Color Management and Industrial Printing Solutions

At Fespa 2017, taking place from 08th – 12th May 2017 in Hamburg, ColorGATE will present its comprehensive solution portfolio for Commercial and Industrial Printing as well as selected Color Management Solutions at booth B1U-B40, Hamburg Messe, Messeplatz 1.

ColorGATE solutions can be experienced at FESPA 2017. Thanks to the support of partners, there will be a dedicated Industrial Inkjet Reality Showroom.

Summa Undergoes Company Restructuring

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Adds focus on US dealings, and more.

Summa has announced plans for a company-wide restructuring. Its Seattle-based division, which manufactures signmaking, vehicle wrap, and outdoor advertising products in the Americas, will change its name to Airmark, starting August 1, 2017. Airmark will continue to sell, promote, service, and support the Summa product range under a new dealer agreement with Summa NV, the company’s Belgian branch.

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Fine Art and Print: The Ultimate Party

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How a hush-hush event is blurring the line between fine art and wide-format printing.

It’s 7 o’clock. The first of October. The sun’s just set, leaving behind a purple-hued sky, barely visible between the high-rises that dot Chicago’s Near West Side. You’re seated in a luxury coach destined for a mysterious location. You don’t know the people around you or what to expect when you arrive at your destination, but you know you’re in for a good time. After all, you were lucky enough to score an invite to this super-secret, lavish birthday party thrown every few years.

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Encore Releases New Website

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Optimized for mobile devices.

Encore Products, a manufacturer of foamboard products, has launched a new, redesigned website. The updated site is designed to provide easy access to the company’s product offerings (including literature and applications), sustainability practices, and sales representatives. The site is optimized for mobile devices and now offers a regularly updated “News & Events” section.

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EskoWorld Brings Users to Charlotte

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Conference set for May 9-11.

Esko has announced the agenda for its user conference EskoWorld, held in Charlotte, North Carolina, May 9-11. The conference, designed for packaging buyers, manufacturers, industry partners, application specialists, and support staff, will offer an Executive Summit track for business owners and a Brand Owner track.

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Dip-Tech & Saint-Gobain Glass Invite AIA Europe Attendees to Special Event on Digital Design In-Glass Printing

Dip-Tech, the world’s leading provider of digital ceramic in-glass printing solutions, and a proud sponsor of the AIA Europe Architecture and Urbanism Conference (May 5-8), at the Jean Cocteau Museum in Nice, France. We are pleased to sponsor and attend architects at a unique cocktail and evening event and host our local partner Saint-Gobain Glass.

First-hand insights from one of the worldwide leaders of the glass industry

Durst with a “Plus” at FESPA Digital 2017

Durst, manufacturer of advanced digital production technologies, will be presenting new products in its large format printing portfolio in Hall B7, Stand A20, at FESPA Digital 2017. Its trade show presence addresses two core topics. The company will be presenting its commercially successful Rho P10 250 HS Plus and Rho 512R Plus printing systems under the slogan of investment security and reliability; they offer a “plus” in productivity and economy with new features and enhancements.

All-Star 2017: Prepping Print for 28 Locations

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It took organization and strategic planning to deck out New Orleans for All-Star weekend.

Electrobot Creative partnered with Crystal Clear Imaging (CCI) to take over New Orleans superwide-style for NBA All-Star 2017. Here, the two share how they managed the huge scope of the project.

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SGIA Recognizes Sustainable Businesses

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22 organizations honored in 2017.

SGIA has awarded 22 companies with its Sustainable Business Recognition. The program serves as an incentive to create and implement sustainable business practices. Companies that receive the recognition have adopted projects that improved employee safety and health, reduced environmental impact, and improved business efficiency, according to SGIA.

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