Business Management

How Are In-plants Moving Forward?
May 11, 2022 at 9:39 am

Business conditions are not improving for in-plants. The return to previous volume levels is painfully slow or non-existent. Should in-plants consolidate? Howie Fenton details some roadblocks and potholes to avoid.

Former In-plant Manager to Head Duplo USA
April 29, 2022 at 9:04 am

Rick Salinas, once manager of a major Chicago-area in-plant, has been appointed president and CEO of Duplo USA by its board of directors, succeeding Peter Tu, who will step down after almost 40 years with the company.

What It Takes to Attract and Keep Great Employees
April 14, 2022 at 4:38 pm

For a long time, employers had a “plug-n-play” method of churning through workers who didn’t conform. As the competition for prospective employees increases, a much more thoughtful approach is needed for recruitment and the retention of existing employees.

PRINTING United Alliance Opens 2022-23 Student Scholarship Program
March 16, 2022 at 10:13 am

In its commitment to supporting the next generation of the printing and graphic arts industry, PRINTING United Alliance's Student Scholarship Program will award scholarships to 25 students studying graphic communications, granting a total of $50,000 in educational assistance for the 2022-23 academic year.

Short-Staffed: How In-plants Are Coping With Vacant Positions
March 16, 2022 at 9:48 am

Running an in-plant is challenging enough already, but when your shop is not fully staffed, it gets even tougher. We talked with five managers whose in-plants have been unable to fill open positions to find out how they are getting by.

Andy Fetherman Promoted to President & CEO of Muller Martini North America
March 9, 2022 at 12:17 pm

Fetherman is a prominent figure in the graphic arts community and is recognized as a leader in the digital finishing market segment. He has been with Muller Martini since 1994 and has been an instrumental member in guiding Muller Martini’s digital efforts since 2000.

CDC Relaxes Mask Guidance
March 3, 2022 at 5:39 pm

Under the new guidelines, more than 70% of the U.S. population is in an area with “low” or “medium” COVID-19 community level and masks are not recommended for the general public. 

Sign Legislation and Regulations to Pay Attention to in 2022
March 3, 2022 at 5:30 pm

On the federal, state, and local level, wide-format and signage printers could have their business heavily impacted by changes to the laws and regulations that govern the types of signage they can help customers produce.

PRINTING United Alliance Opens 2022 Premier PRINT Awards Program
February 9, 2022 at 9:05 am

The Premier PRINT Awards competition — recognizing the best in quality, creativity, and innovation across the printing industry — has officially opened. The competition comprises the former SGIA Golden Image Awards, Printing Impressions Gold Ink Awards, Packaging Impressions Excellence Awards, and Printing Industries of America 'Benny' Awards.