Posts tagged: Halftone

Lessons Learned from Hatch Show Print

Jim Hamilton
 Mar 10, 2015

I was in Nashville recently and I took the opportunity to visit Hatch Show Print, the letterpress shop that today is co-located with the Country Music Hall of Fame. Hatch Show Print is well known for the iconic posters it has been creating for well over 100 years. Given that I usually write about cutting-edge digital printing technologies, you may wonder why I would want to write about a service provider that uses tools developed more than a century ago.

There are three reasons why I think print service providers of all types have a lot to learn from Hatch Show Print: Read more »

Take a Closer Look at Screen

Jim Hamilton
 Jul 16, 2012

In June, Screen USA invited a group of industry analysts and trade press editors to its U.S. headquarters in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, not far from Chicago, for a briefing that they called “A Closer Look.” The title is apt, because if you are like me, you may not have understood the full breadth of Screen’s graphic arts offerings.

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Mobile Apps: A Blue Ocean for Photo Merchandise

Other Posts
 Apr 27, 2012

InfoTrends is now tracking the growing number of apps that support the creation, ordering, printing, and shipment of photo merchandise products. While it is still an early market, a perfect storm is brewing that will lead to rapid growth of the market for these apps. The combination of an increase in the number of consumers who use their smartphones as their primary camera, with the growing number of apps that allow consumers to creatively interact with their images, and with backend API’s that facilitate order, printing, and shipment of items created within the app, is creating revenue opportunities from photo merchandise products.

To date, we’ve identified approximately thirty apps that allow consumers the ability to print simple photo merchandise items (posters and cards primarily). InfoTrends anticipates this number will increase rapidly in the coming year, a view that was supported in a recent conversation with Tom Gallard, CEO of Pwinty. Read more »

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