While exploring the tradeshow floor, met with a few of the important players in the mailing and package printing ink business. Hewlett Packard is expanding their product offerings in the area of printing on a variety of coated stock with their new HP 2580 formulation. If you are interested in testing this new sku, please contact us.
Took a brief trip to meet with our suppliers at Pack Expo in Chicago last week, and came back with some positive information. As more printers look to print on more aggressive surfaces (UV and Aqueous coated stocks, etc), the ink manufacturers are developing new formulations, and even new cartridges (HP 45si), to help make that possibility a reality. I’ll be posting more of what we found out over the next couple of weeks, as we work to confirm our information, and make our decisions from there as to how best serve you in this new market.
Most of us love the efficiency and connectedness that our personal electronic devices provide us, and some times the cocoon that they allow us to hide in, during uncomfortable circumstances. However, as with most benefits, there are a few drawbacks, and here is one person’s view on that. http://mashable.com/2014/10/27/death-of-a-conversation-photography/
Just from a biographical standpoint, the story of Viktor Frankl is intriguing. Forced to make a judgement between personal well-being and the protection of his parents, he chose to support them and found meaning in the giving. http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/01/theres-more-to-life-than-being-happy/266805/?single_page=true
Does anyone have as much time as they need to feel like they are up to date on the changes that are happening around them? I know I don’t, but at least here is a list of the books you could be reading, if you had the time :) www.inc.com/250-words/6-new-business-books-to-read-in-november.html
Sometimes there is collateral damage to an industry based on the decisions of others. I waffle back and forth sometimes on the pluses and minuses of Apple’s closed ecosystem. Given a previous relationship with Bose, this one seems a little bit clumsy, but I suppose if I spent that much for a brand, I’d want to increase my possibilities of selling some without competition http://www.fastcompany.com/3036975/fast-feed/report-apple-is-pulling-bose-audio-products-from-its-stores
We have just added the Collins TWK1961H Superfast black to our lineup. We’ve talked to customers that prefer its performance to the Wolke UB7482, and they certainly like the price better. Here is more information on the TWK1961H.
This post isn’t really about the plusses and minuses of Adam Sandler Movies, that could probably take up a lot of time on a Psychiatrist’s couch, but more about how streaming video has become a viable starting distribution point for full length feature films, with high paid star actors. http://www.businessinsider.com/adam-sandler-movies-box-office-2014-10.
As we begin to absorb the realities of the digital age, what other standard distribution practices are at risk?
The recycled cartridges from our Vote4Change campaign, and the results are already a resounding win. We appreciate your interest in recycling the cartridges, so they can be used again, and we know you appreciate a little discount off of your next order.
Keep those machines busy during the political mail season, and keep letting us know when you need labels to send them back to us.
As a caution, try to be aware of situations where the ink may leak on it’s way back to us, as that causes a number of issues, as you might suspect
I’m a big fan of parody when it appears the hype about a situation far exceeds the facts, and so I give you … http://www.theverge.com/2014/9/24/6838821/video-demonstrates-reported-banana-bending-issues