PrintLink, the staff-placement agency for the graphic arts, has published a human-resources guide for the print marketplace. Titled the HR Bible for the Printing Industry: A How-To Guide for Profitable Hiring, the book “is intended to be the human-resources equivalent of the well-known Pocket Pal, the standard, regularly updated guidebook on printing and pre-press technologies.”
The 183-page PDF resource comprises more than 40 columns written by PrintLink president Arnie Kahn for whattheythink.com. Topics covered include:
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.
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.