Toni McQuilken

Toni McQuilken

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

Jim Lyons: Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

For Jim Lyons, manager of Print & Mail Services at the State University of New York at New Paltz, print has been a life-long labor of love. After 42 years, his passion has not faded.

Wide-Format Summit Wraps Up

The final day of the inaugural Wide-Format Summit ended on a high note, with sessions on Digital Textiles and Contingency Planning, and an awards presentation.

Inkjet: Why it Works for In-plants

The speed, quality, and reliability of inkjet technology have improved remarkably in the past few years. Inkjet installations are on the rise, particularly in three key segments: government, K-12, and health care. We talked with in-plants in each to learn why inkjet works for them.

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.