Inflation. RAP Prices to Rise in September
Inflation is here. Prices will be rising for the near future. RAP will raise the price in the last two weeks of Spetmeber and hold them steady for the remainder of the year.
The Future of Print
Where does the expectation for perfect printing come from? Why do so many PSP's promise the 'best color? It's time for printers to understand the balance of market demand and what the market will accept. 'Good Enough' goes a long way while 'Perfect' is preening in the mirror.
Considering the Future of Print and Graphic Communications
I highly recommend following SUNDAY A.M. post from It covers the print industry from a perspective that provides a 'finger on the pulse' of our industry. Few other news outlets covering print are as frank in their observation and as relevant in the topics they cover.
Burnt Out Young Workers are Looking for Help- BOTS???
Can Bots and Meditation Help Prevent 'At-Home'endless hours worker burn out?
Global Print Sites - eCommerce in an Hour
The Global Print Sites (GPS) platform offers the fastest and least-expensive solution for setting up an online print e-commerce website for your print business. And, the platform is free.
Graphic Communications Webinars
It is a new year and you are looking for that edge as a Print Service Provider (PSP). You may even consider yourself a Marketing Service Provider (MSP). In any case, you need fresh ideas for how to drive success for your operations through optimisation, remote working and, ultimately, cost savings. For your offerings, your print shop needs to take more orders into the print workflow. That work needs to have personalisation as an option and the security of tracking and reporting to ensure it is delivered. More than delivery, you also need a process that ensures billing accuracy, so none of your print shop profits stays on the table. (From
Location, Location, Location = Timing, Timing, Timing Real Estate Season is Here!
Home sales season is coming up soon. The busiest months are May, June, July, and August. These months comprise 40 % of home sales volume. Are your realtor clients prepared for this important season?
The Importance of a Resale Certificate
The Resale Certificate is essential for all small businesses. It allows you to procure product for resale free of taxes. To learn more about what a resale certifcate allows, no matter what state you are in, please take a look at the blog post here on Rent A Press. It is a good idea to take a moment and review the RAP FAQ here What are the Rent A Press (RAP) Trade Print site requirements? regarding Resale Certificates and gaining access to the low, low prices offered.
Disagreements, Good Ideas, Tough Communication

For Graphic Designers and Printers who are involved making a creative project come to life, you have the role of providing the expertise to make a given project the best it can be. Often, it requires providing suggestions, different approaches, even simple solutions just make it possible within a budget. This can lead to challenging conversations with a client, who is the Boss. They decide on the final approach. If they disagree, or are simply the non-receptive type, you need skills to do your part and provide the best work possible.

Disagreement and Point of view

Design Leading Change on the Social Front

This is a story of design leading change. The Mississippi state flag was approved in the last vote. What an amazing transition in the collective conscious of a conservative state. It demonstrates there is awareness of what was wrong and the need to ‘feel’ that history. There are many things to disagree on, and many things to admire. The design and acceptance of this state flag is one of things to admire. Kudos to the Godwin Agency in Jackson, MS.

Mississippi State flag NEW