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New HR Guidebook for Print Providers

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Concepts and practical tactics for maximizing your human-capital investment.

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:

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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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