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Little Deuce Coupe

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Did the Beach Boys have it right?

At this year’s SGIA Expo in New Orleans, I ran into the owner of small print shop who was espousing the virtues of his new printer (manufacturer and model withheld just because I’m feeling ornery this morning). It wasn’t until after we had finished our chat and had gone our separate ways that I noted that the shop owner had referred to his new prize possession not as “it,” but as “she” throughout the conversation.

Two Workshops from Roland in November

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Separate events will focus on color and productivity.

Roland DGA will hold two separate workshops in November at its headquarters in Irvine, California:

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Deep-Dishing Out Style

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Harlan Graphics and FRCH partner on sumptuous graphics for Chi-nnati's restaurant.

Those who drive by the new restaurant can’t help but try to sound out the name. Is it Chee-nnati’s? Shy-nnati’s? The moniker Chi-nnati’s (pronounced Shuh-nnati’s, by the way) is a cross between Chicago and Cincinnati. And if the restaurant can mix elements from the two cities, why can’t the graphics and signage do the same?

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Putting the Digital in Packaging: Digital Impact

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Part one of our look at print providers that have carved out a niche in the package market.

When you think of package printing, you usually think of printing in mass quantities—hundreds if not thousands of product containers, boxes, etc., usually run on offset flexographic or lithographic presses that make such run lengths economical. Flexo, in particular, is widely used for packaging, because it’s able to print at very high speeds on a wide range of materials.

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Adopting an Open-Book Management System

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Freely sharing information can lead to better decisions by employees.

Open-book management—opening up your financial books to all your employees—has been around for almost 40 years, but only in the past 15 years or so has this business-practice philosophy really taken root. Most companies, after practicing open-book management for at least two or three years, become true believers and strong advocates of the practice.

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Questex Files for Bankruptcy

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Company owns OnDemand Expo, InfoTrends, and more.

Questex Media—which owns the OnDemand Expo (ondemandexpo.com) as well as consultant InfoTrends (infotrends.com)—has filed for bankruptcy and plans to sell the company to holders of its debt, reports Reuters News Service.

The Newton, Massachusetts-based company publishes more than 100 print and digital magazines and sponsors 45 conferences. The company's combined operations include more than 400 employees in offices throughout North America, South America, Asia and Europe.

QUESTEX MEDIA
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Finding a Label Solution

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Impact Label’s control-panel overlay project with a Roland VersaUV LEC-300.

In Kalamazoo, Michigan, Impact Label has found a way to utilize digital for its labeling projects.

Founded in 1964, Impact Label (impactlabel.com) has grown in the 45 years since to have about 70 employees, with branches in Chicago and Chattanooga. Most of Impact’s work is, as you might expect, labels--much of which is done on silkscreen presses or flexographic presses.

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The Cutting Edge

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Cutting systems and routers for wide format.
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