Dan Marx

Dan Marx

Dan Marx, Senior Editor of the Impressions Group, holds extensive knowledge of the graphic communications industry, resulting from his nearly three decades working closely with business owners, equipment and materials developers, and thought leaders. He has been published in industry publications worldwide, presented at industry events across segments, and served as an enthusiastic ambassador for new processes and emerging business directions.

Keeping Navy Printing Shipshape

Deep inside the Pentagon, the U.S. Navy maintains an in-plant operation to produce high-profile documents supporting the Navy’s mission.

Supply Chain Challenges for Wide-Format Media

While wide-format producers say orders are back to pre-pandemic levels, sourcing the materials they need is proving to be a major challenge due to a variety of factors.

Producing Museum-Quality Graphics

Two of the Smithsonian Institution’s finest museums rely on in-house printing operations to produce the graphics that accompany their numerous exhibits.

Taking Over Signage Printing From ‘Facilities’

As technologies advance, in-plants find themselves much better suited to producing signage than the facilities departments and in-house sign shops that traditionally handled them. Some in-plants are strategically taking over sign making.

Three Key Variables of Wide-Format Equipment

Considerations of print speed, print quality, and flexibility factor strongly in wide-format equipment purchases. A strategy involving all three is essential.

The Multifunctionality of Computerized Cutting Systems

Since the inception of wide-format printing, much of the focus has been on the speeds and capabilities of the printing device. However, a view of the broader process — including cutting systems — helps shops understand their ability to convert a print into a product.

Toner Versus Inkjet: The In-plant Decision

Inkjet is making inroads — but not everywhere. Why do some managers still feel it’s not the right fit for their in-plants? We decided to find out.

Successful Inkjet Summit Wraps Up

As the industry’s first in-person event in nearly two years, this week’s Inkjet Summit looked and felt in every way like a pre-pandemic event.

2021 Inkjet Summit Begins

The 2021 Inkjet Summit kicked off yesterday afternoon, punctuating strong evidence of a resurgent post-pandemic printing industry.

Three Strategies for Differentiating Your Wide-Format Business

As a printing segment, wide-format is mature. While the technologies continue to be refined, and the materials get upgraded, the core concept remains unchanged. As the points of differentiation that were once critical selling points lose their punch, what can wide-format producers do to differentiate their businesses?

Mimaki Highlights Culture of Innovation, Announces New Products

As a part of its online Global Innovation Days Conference, equipment manufacturer Mimaki provided its take on a handful of imaging-focused segments, and announced new technologies and an initiative designed to expand what imaging technologies can do.

The Importance of Paper for Color Consistency Across Platforms

Correct color reproduction for multiple types of printing involves multistep processes, with each step offering numerous variants — one of which is paper/substrate and its inherent considerations. As a result, knowledge, measurement, and consistency are paramount.