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Putting the Digital in Packaging: Concepts

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The last installment in our look at print providers-turned-package printers.

Concepts is the digital-printing spinoff of York, Pennsylvania-based York Container, a packaging specialist since 1954. Relying on three-color flexographic presses, York had no trouble supplying the corrugated-box market. But early in this decade, the owners decided to go after the high-graphics market as well, and with that in mind the company invested in a multicolor press that could do inline printing, varnishing, and die-cutting.

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Putting the Digital in Packaging: Graphic Systems Inc.

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Part three in our look at print-turned-package providers.

From its inception in 1969, Graphic Systems in Minneapolis has served the fine-art market—photographers and artists—and has done occasional catalog work. In the 1980s, the company switched its focus to retail and point-of-purchase and expanded its printing options—literally—to include wide-format.

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Putting the Digital in Packaging: Concept Imaging Group

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Retail specialist takes campaign from start to finish.

The foundation of Innomark Communications was a 75-year-old printing services company. In 1990, the company owners set about creating an integrated merchandising organization, and, to that end, launched other divisions and acquired other companies. In 1995, the group added Concept Imaging Group, a high-end prepress company just down the street from the main operation in Miamisburg, Ohio.

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Lenticular Lobby

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Big3D's work for the Ernst & Young 3D Theater in Chicago.

Step into the lobby of the Ernst & Young 3D Theater in Chicago’s Field Museum and you’re immediately greeted by a set of 3D lenticular posters created by Big3D.

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Harlan: Beyond Digital

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More on the company that created the signage for Chi-nnati's, inside and out.

Harlan goes beyond digital print work, and that expertise was called upon for the Chi-nnati’s project (click here  for more on the project). From faux concrete to creative bathroom signage, Harlan had the place covered inside and out. In the end, it made the elements all the more cohesive.

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