More from Pack Expo

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.

Hewlett Packard New Inks for Coated Stock

Hewlett Packard New Inks for Coated Stock

A little bit of travelling

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.

Rug yanked out from underneath

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

A change in dynamics

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?

Recycle Thank yous!

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 :)

Thanks,

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