Printing & Manufacturing

Publishers Have a Problem: Their Outdated Approach to Magazine Ads
October 16, 2017 at 9:00 am

“My name is Eadward, and I work in magazine publishing.” Welcome to Magazine Publishers Anonymous, a new 12-step program for people trying to overcome their addiction to the same old way of publishing magazines. I thought we’d get an influx of members a couple of weeks ago when The New York Times published “The Not-So-Glossy…

Press Release: SGIA & NAPCO Media Partner on Global Platform Supporting Print Industry
October 10, 2017 at 9:03 am

NEW ORLEANS — October 9, 2017 — The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) Board of Directors has announced that SGIA, the home to professionals in the industrial, graphic, garment, textile, electronics, packaging and commercial printing communities, and NAPCO Media, a business-to-business media company, have entered a partnership that will offer print service providers and industry…

Announcing The DigiPub Conference: How Publishers Can Harness Data-Driven Print
September 26, 2017 at 4:48 pm

Since the web emerged as the dominant content platform of everyday life, print has been fighting a battle for relevance. Publishers have known intuitively that print publications are capable of creating meaningful experiences and gathering highly-engaged readers. Yet publishers have struggled to sell this story to others because print lacked a very crucial component: measurability.…

Whether Print Magazines Are Dead Or Alive Depends on Your Business Model
September 21, 2017 at 5:35 pm

Friedrich Nietzsche once said, "There are no facts, only interpretations." That comes mighty close to our understanding of the magazine industry today, at least when it comes to the various reports we constantly read on the subject. How many headlines have you seen that report that "Print is dead" or "Print is alive" or "Print…

2018 Print Forecast: Paper Prices & Postal Rates Will Rise
September 19, 2017 at 1:51 pm

Declining demand is supposed to cause lower prices, but the magazine industry’s key suppliers are likely to defy the law of supply of demand in 2018, with both paper companies and the U.S. Postal Service raising prices by a little – and perhaps by a lot. Yes, folks, it’s that most wonderful time of year,…

Quartz's Latest Special Project Is A $35 Hardcover Book
September 15, 2017 at 3:09 pm

With its insider-y lingo and unending stream of numbers, business news isn't the most reader-friendly beat in the journalism industry. That's one of the reasons why Quartz is now selling a book that explains the global economy using objects — things readers can literally grasp — as its focal point. "Quartz: The Objects that Power the Global…