Happy Thanksgiving from InkOnDaPaper!

  “Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward We are thankful for the followers and individuals that contribute to the success of this blog. Both Brian and I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels to see loved Read more about Happy Thanksgiving from InkOnDaPaper![…]


This is pretty cool today Sotheby’s is auctioning off the first English-language book printed in America. “The Whole Booke of Psalmes,” or the Bay Psalm Book, as it is now known, is expected to sell for between fifteen and thirty million dollars, which would make it the most expensive book in the world. Translated directly from Hebrew Read more about Print History-AMERICA’S FIRST BOOK[…]

Restructuring at Printing Industries of America

Press release from the issuing company Download Letter (pdf) Restructuring at Printing Industries of America As we all know, our industry continues to change and evolve. Just as printing and media companies must adjust to new and often challenging realities, so too must the trade associations that represent them. We recognize that Printing Industries of America Read more about Restructuring at Printing Industries of America[…]

Delivering a fireplace via Direct Mail

Structural Graphics puts together some of the coolest and most integrated products on the market.  This piece they did for HCB Health was no different.  It interactively creates a fireplace via the card, a QR Code and your smartphone – pretty cool. “Pharmaceutical agency, HCB Health, used this pop-up fireplace direct mail piece as their Read more about Delivering a fireplace via Direct Mail[…]

The Dance of the Internal Newsletter

Todays Friday Funny comes out of a printing company in texas.  It’s called the Dance of the Internal Newsletter.  Sounds pretty weird right?  The company is  Wes-Tex Printing in Brownwood, TX and they are an exlcusive trade printer.  The video was meant to be funny and announce the launch of a new newsletter the company would be Read more about The Dance of the Internal Newsletter[…]

Some Great Advice for Print Salespeople

Here at InkOnDaPaper we enjoy the opportunity to promote other print blogs and articles. One individual that always has great content is Matthew Parker or as you know him on twitter as @printchampion. His recent article on Printing Impressions website is spot on in my opinion of how salespeople should be prospecting. As a current Read more about Some Great Advice for Print Salespeople[…]

Offset vs. Digital Printing: Making Your Decision and Optimizing Output

You’re looking for more ways to optimize your workflow to stay competitive and turn a profit. As technology expands, however, so do your choices in printing methods. When deciding on a printing method, offset printing and digital printing offer plenty of their own advantages and disadvantages. Offset printing success depends largely on the optimized speed and efficiency of both Read more about Offset vs. Digital Printing: Making Your Decision and Optimizing Output[…]

Direct Mail: Popular with the Younger Generation?

I believe everyone has this perception that the younger generations are going to respond better to digital marketing vs. traditional marketing like direct mail. Well it looks like this has been proven wrong based on the statistics outlined in the article below. Research studies demonstrate that direct-mail print marketing is an excellent strategy for meaningfully reaching Read more about Direct Mail: Popular with the Younger Generation?[…]

Local Chicago Print Shop + Classes!

I stumbled upon yet another great resource for us Chicago based print lovers.  This time – its a little closer to downtown.  Spudnik press.  Located at 1821 W Hubbard, Suite 302, Chicago, IL 60622 this little print shop is packed with resources – old and new. The goal of their printshop is to provide printmaking facilities and services Read more about Local Chicago Print Shop + Classes![…]