Toni McQuilken

Toni McQuilken

Toni McQuilken is the senior editor for the printing and packaging group.

Looking Ahead to the Wide-Format Summit

With a forward-thinking program that touches on the most critical business issues wide-format printers face, the Wide-Format Summit will take place July 28-30, at the Hyatt Lost Pines in Texas.

Top 10 Tips for Adding Wide-Format

When it comes to adding large-format printing to your operation, there are a few things to keep in mind. Here are 10 tips on the pitfalls to watch out for and how to set yourself up for success.

Orgill Print Services Evolves to Serve

As its parent company approaches 175 years of business, Orgill Print Services continues to grow and adapt to better support the business.

Yale Makes the (Contour) Cut

Yale University, like most higher-ed institutions, found itself in need of floor graphics last year. At first, the project was outsourced, but when the results came back with colors that didn’t match the university’s branding, the in-plant started to look into what it would take to bring that work in-house.

Five Things We Learned at ISA 2021

Last week ISA held its annual International Sign Expo as a virtual event. Here are five things that we learned about the current and future state of the sign and graphics industry.

How Digital Printing is Changing the Fashion Industry

Digital textile printing is reshaping the fast fashion industry, giving brands greater flexibility in the products, patterns, and even fabrics that can be offered, alongside offering a much more sustainable product that is needed in a more environmentally-conscious world.

The State of the Sign and Graphics Industry

Sales in the sign and graphics industry were down an average 17.8% in 2020 compared to 2019 revealed Andy Paparozzi, chief economist for PRINTING United Alliance, in a recent webinar. He cited results from the most recent Printing Business Indicators Survey, covering the first quarter of 2021.

Printing the 2021 Super Bowl

Print service provider bluemedia isn’t a stranger to the Super Bowl. They have worked with the NFL since 2014 on the event, producing and installing graphics for the stadiums, hotels, parties, and other events that surround the league’s biggest annual game.

Crimson Tide Goes Wide

Though well known for its high-volume offset printing, University of Alabama Printing Services uses a range of wide-format printing and cutting technologies to produce nearly all campus graphics and signage.

Direct Mail Outlook: Marketers’ Direct Approach

Marketers and brand managers have discovered the benefits of leveraging a multichannel approach, rather than relying solely on digital platforms. Data-driven, targeted direct mail is a major component of those strategies.

How Short-Run Sheetfed Offset Jobs Can Be Profitable

During the Commercial Offset day at the PRINTING United Digital Experience, one commercial printer panel session invited two panelists to speak on their companies, and how the commercial sheetfed offset market is changing as the run lengths continue to shrink.

Wide-Format Finishing and Installation Tips

Too often, in-plants invest in wide-format printers without a thought as to how those pieces will be finished. In a session on wide-format finishing during the PRINTING United Digital Experience, one in-plant manager stressed how vital his shop's automated cutting equipment has been.