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9/28/2018 11:21 AM
What will happen when Newspapers Kill Print and Go Online Only
Nieman labs article...favorite quote "death by a thouand paper cuts".
Shutting down print doesn’t drive those readers to print-like consumption habits on digital devices. Instead, they become a lot like other digital readers — easily distracted, flitting from link to link, and a little allergic to depth.
8/30/2018 3:56 PM
Scholarships and Getting Students Interested in Print
This article from Printing Impressions explains the Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) and gives ideas for presentations and attracting students.
8/29/2018 11:07 AM
International Trade Commission Overturns Tariffs
Official US Government Press Release
8/15/2018 1:30 PM
Printers Now Paying Higher Prices for Printing Plates
No matter which side of the aisle you find yourself standing on from a political standpoint, the 10% tariff that the Trump administration has imposed on imported aluminum is now being passed through as a surcharge by major lithographic printing plate manufacturers to their U.S. customer bases. Read for details as to what various vendors are doing...
8/14/2018 1:49 PM
Forecast for Coated Paper... 2019
Printing Impressions: Magazine-quality paper is in such short supply that some publishers, unable to obtain their usual stock, are having to fall back on whatever they can get their hands on to print their issues. There are no signs that the scarce supply and rising prices afflicting all U.S. buyers of publication papers will abate in 2019.
8/3/2018 1:53 PM
How the new tariff rates were calculated
This article from Printing Impressions actually details why the tariff rates are variable, how they were determined, and which rates apply to which paper company.
8/3/2018 9:49 AM
Commerce Dept. reduces Newsprint Tariffs
News & Tech: The U.S. Department of Commerce Thursday reaffirmed, but reduced, tariffs on uncoated groundwood paper from Canada, which includes newsprint used by newspapers and other segments of the printing and publishing industries.
Commerce revised the duties, setting them at 8.4 percent to 20.26 percent instead of 4.4 percent to 32 percent.
8/3/2018 9:44 AM
News Media Alliance Statements on Dept. of Commerce Decision
Washington, D.C. – Stop Tariffs on Printers & Publishers (STOPP), a coalition of printers, publishers, retailers, paper suppliers and distributors today released the following statements regarding the U.S. Department of Commerce’s final determination on uncoated groundwood paper imports from Canada...
7/20/2018 12:35 PM
Printing Impressions Article on Tariff relief
Contains some facts not previously presented in other articles.
7/18/2018 8:08 AM
Lawmakers cite risk to newspapers
Seattle Times article on the hearings taking place regarding the newspaper tariffs.
6/13/2018 8:15 AM
Production: Avoid Delays by Fixing These Simple Problems
From an E & P Newsletter... strategies to put in place BEFORE the inevitable delays hit.
6/4/2018 10:35 AM
New Data Shows News Media is Stronger Than Ever
A NewsMedia Alliance article that reflects Kantar Media’s “Dimension 2018” report containing statistics that help demonstrate that news media has never been stronger. (Multiple InfoGraphics)
5/30/2018 8:11 AM
Are Newsprint Tariffs Protecting our Jobs or Just Another Nail in the Coffin
An article from Editor and Publisher that looks at the pros and cons of the Newsprint Tariffs. Includes "reasoning" why newsprint manufactured in the USA has also had its prices increased, and measures some plants are taking to stay afloat.
5/22/2018 11:44 AM
Advantages of taking notes by hand
Studies show that relying on an electronic device for note taking can negatively impact your ability to retain and understand information. (An article from the Paper and Packaging web page)
5/22/2018 10:21 AM
A chart of common proofreading symbols for use when proofing on paper.
5/22/2018 10:13 AM
Paper Proofreading helps find errors
An interesting article from the Domtar blog page on why we miss typos when only using screen editing.
5/15/2018 10:53 AM
PRINT act introduced to Congress
The PRINT act is designed to temporarily suspend the tariffs until a thorough investigation has been completed. Read for more info.
5/8/2018 3:22 PM
Just for fun... official Donald Duck Dialog
Find a list of words (from 1939) that Disney Studios decided could be understood if Donald said them...and try some of your own!
4/25/2018 11:26 AM
STOPP Coalition website
Access to the lastest information and a portal to contact your congressmen.
4/18/2018 1:48 PM
Why do so Many People love Print On Paper
An article found on twosidesna.org / A new series of infographics highlights the most impactful results from U.S. consumer surveys conducted between 2015 and 2018 by Toluna, a global polling firm, and Two Sides North America.
4/16/2018 4:20 PM
Ideas for Student Tours
A story from Printing Impressions of how a print shop handled visiting students, and the way they took the visit beyond "just a tour". This article could springboard ideas for getting students interested in printing.
4/16/2018 10:07 AM
Why running regular press tests (for maintenance) is important
An Editor and Publisher article with hints and insights into how to do run tests on your pressline and what to look for.
3/30/2018 3:28 PM
Printers and Publishers Launch Coalition to End Canadian Uncoated Groundwood Paper Tariffs
What the newly formed STOPP Alliance is all about how they plan to try to get the tariffs repealed. (Printing Impressions article)
3/30/2018 3:25 PM
Canadian government calls new U.S. duties on newsprint 'unjustified'
Article from CBC.ca discussing the Canadian view of the tariff situation.
3/30/2018 3:22 PM
Tariff Decision On Canadian Newsprint Could Have 'Severe' Impact On Newspaper Industry
Article from Forbes.com that is a good starting point for understanding the facts surrounding the newsprint tariff issue.
3/30/2018 3:07 PM
Stop the tariff so that it doesn’t stop the presses.
New York Daily News thoughts on the tariff, and why Canada produces so much newsprint.
3/30/2018 3:02 PM
Latest in the fight against newsprint tariffs
Check page 15 of the March/April edition of Newspaper & Technology.
2/19/2018 8:05 AM
Pros and Cons of Ink Optimization & Control Systems
Article from Editor and Publisher with basic explanations of how ink control systems work, the various aspects that can affect how well they work, and other pros and cons.
1/22/2018 8:33 AM
Suggestions for building and retaining your production team
An Editor and Publish article regarding the difficulties of keeping good pressroom employees and suggestions for building and retaining your talent.
1/18/2018 2:14 PM
Origins of Valentine's Day
An article from the New York Times exploring the myths and theories of the origins of Valentine's Day. Quite interesting if you never looked into it before.
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