July 12, 2024



Overlooked Opportunities: Barcoded Labels Bring Value to Brunswick

by Toni McQuilken

Outboard motors have a lot of parts, and each is stored in a warehouse, marked with a barcoded label. When Brunswick Printing Solutions started printing them, service, speed, and cost improved dramatically.


GPO Remembers the 23rd Public Printer Michael DiMario

Michael DiMario, who served as Public Printer of the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) from 1993–2002, passed away on July 5. He was 87 years old.


Vehicle Graphics: A Proven In-plant Opportunity

by Dan Marx

While the printing may be familiar, the installation and cost structures can be a new challenge. Three in-plants share how vehicle graphics have increased opportunity and added value at their shops.


IPMA Report: Wide-format Sessions Delve Into Equipment, Supplies

by Gabby Houck

The 2024 IPMA conference in Des Moines, Iowa, focused heavily on wide-format printing. Structured sessions offered an array of education of equipment and supplies.


Expo Bound: To See Equipment ‘Up Close and Personal’

by Bob Neubauer

We talked with Paul Bethel of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Louisiana, to learn why he feels attending the upcoming PRINTING United Expo is a smart move.


The Alliance's Adriane Harrison Discusses FTC Non-Compete Ban

Adriane Harrison, vice president of HR consulting at PRINTING United Alliance, discusses the recent Federal Trade Commission ruling banning the use of non-compete agreements for many positions.


Justifying the Cost of New Technology

by Toni McQuilken

Convincing your organization the in-plant needs new equipment or software can be a challenge. Here’s how three managers go about it.


9 Weeks Out: 9 Communities to Explore at PRINTING United Expo

by Ashley Roberts

We’re just nine weeks away from PRINTING United Expo, so let’s dive into each community represented at the Expo.


What Is an In-plant?

by Ray Chambers

Consultant Ray Chambers explores how the desire to control all facets of the supply chain to meet business objectives led companies to create in-plants. This vertical integration model acknowledges that there is a point where an organization uses so much of a resource that producing it internally makes sense.



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PRISMA Home Product Spotlight

The new WhatTheyThink Product Spotlight overviews the PRISMA Home portal and various PRISMA cloud-based applications and printer tools. The easy to deploy PRISMA Home provides customers with workflow applications and dashboards to help optimize and manage their digital print operations. Learn more about PRISMA Home in the Product Spotlight.

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PRINTING United Expo Las Vegas

Join the industry Sept. 10-12 for the largest and most diverse printing and packaging Expo in the Americas — apparel decoration, wide-format, mailing, digital, offset, packaging, functional, and more — it’s all here! You can expect tons of education, networking opportunities, and the latest technologies and solutions across the industry — register today!