Keeping up with the digital transformation of printing processes, markets, and businesses is challenging.
The publications below can help you learn more about trends and production technologies for marketing collateral, packaging, labels, books, catalogs, direct mail, signs, displays, exhibits, decor, experiential marketing, decorated apparel, and personalized or promotional products.
Many platforms offer a combination of online and printed news and articles, videos, webinars, white papers, and market analysis reports. Scroll down this page to learn more about some of the print-industry publications in these general categories:
- commercial printing and publishing
- wide-format graphics
- label and package printing
- screen printing
- sign fabrication and visual branding
- garment decorating and promotional products
- industrial printing
- textile printing
Commercial Printing and Publishing Publications
Graphic-arts industry trends, news, and emerging technologies for commercial printers. Includes news about offset, digital offset, production inkjet, digital toner presses, and wide-format printing.
Topics covered include prepress, color quality/control, consumables, data management, finishing, binding, interactive print, mailing and fulfillment, data management, mergers and acquisitions, press accessories, software, and profiles of successful executives and companies.
Digital Publishing Solutions
Digital publishing solutions for corporate enterprise, government agencies, financial institutions, and graphic-arts companies. Content on managing business documents from digital creation and capture to final output. Coverage includes: digital printing, labels and packaging, document capture, storage, document workflow, asset management, content management, customer retention management (CRM), variable data printing, one-to-one marketing, e-billing, ecommerce, and Web publishing.
Online portal and newsletter for businesses that create high-volume production print and direct mail printing. Strong focus on production inkjet. Founded as Inland Printer magazine in 1883, American Printer stopped publishing a print edition in 2011. American Printer is now published solely online by the OutputLinks Communications Group, a data-driven, publishing, marketing, and consulting firm.
Covers printing and finishing technologies and operations management for leaders of print shops within corporations, colleges, schools, and government agencies. Topics include production inkjet, wide-format printing, binding and finishing, mailing, business operations, and strategies for proving the value of in-plant printing operations.
Graphic Arts Media
Graphic Arts Magazine is the only magazine fully dedicated to printers and graphic arts professionals in Canada.. The Graphic Arts Media community includes advertising, design, and printing professionals. Covered topics include digital and offset printing, wide-format printing, writing, photography, design, printing sales and financial strategies.
Published by: BLK Inc.
Content platform published by the Association for PRINT Technologies for progressive print executives seeking success in the ever-changing landscape of printing supply chains. Articles include stories of entrepreneurial printers who are transforming their businesses, expert advice from outside the industry, and strategies for achieving success and prosperity. APTech believes printing industry innovation not only comes purchased technology, but also from the creation of forward-looking business models.
What They Think | Printing News
News, analysis, technology updates, and advice for commercial printing, publishing, labels, and packaing professionals as well as print brokers, buyers, and suppliers.
Published by: WhatTheyThink Media
(acquired by Association for Print Technologies in 2022)
PRINTING United Journal
Technical and business insights and information related to graphics printing, sign making, apparel decoration, industrial and functional printing, commercial printing, package printing, and digital textile printing. Published quarterly for members of the Printing United Alliance,
Focused on commercial digital printing. News about digital print technology and analysis of how printing enterprises can realistically use digital printing within their business models.
Wide-Format Graphics Publications
What They Think: Wide-Format & Signage
News and analysis about trends, technologies, operations, and events for management, production, sales, and marketing professionals involved with wide-format and grand-format printing, signage, textiles, visual communications, and out-of-home advertising.
Published by: WhatTheyThink Media
(acquired by APTech in 2022)
Resource for senior-level executives, business owners, and managers of printing and signage companies that provide wide-format printing services. Content includes industry trends, emerging technologies, and news related to visual communications companies and products.
Practical guide for managers, employees, and users of wide format printing services. Content includes: products for image capture, design, output, and finishing; application stories; and buyers’ guides. Readers include digital print specialists, graphic designers, and employees from commercial printing firms, sign companies, screen printers, service bureaus, and ad agencies.
Published by: Rockport Custom Publishing
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Digital magazine published by the wide-format industry consultants and analysts at FLAAR Reports. Themed issues cover topics such as UV printing, print-shop automation, sustainability, packaging, 3D printing, decor, screen-printing, and textiles. Content geared for veteran print providers, business leaders, and printer operators.
Package and Label Printing Publications
Covers markets and products for tags and labels, flexible packaging, folding cartons, corrugated printing markets and converting. Includes information on market conditions, new and developing technologies, best practices, environmental issues, competitive installations, and trends that impact businesses strategies and printed packaging markets.
Labels & Labeling Magazine
Global voice of the label and package printing industry since 1978. Includes technological advances, industry news, case studies and opinions, Leading resource for printers, brand owners, designers and suppliers.
Label & Narrow Web (L&NW)
Covers the narrow web and labeling segments of the package printing and converting industry. Readers include owners and managers of converting companies, technical and prepress specialists, and sales and marketing managers. Content includes news about materials and equipment for printing and converting the many different types of labels and flexible packaging.
Published by: Rodman Media
Digital Labels & Packaging
News from the digital side of the packaging and labels market. Detailed case studies show printers and converters just what can be achieved with digital printing.
Screen Printing Publications
Information for professionals who use screen printing and pad printing processes for graphics, garments, and industrial applications such as product decoration and printed electronics.
Includes news, products, features, and columns that educate screen printing professionals about the latest methods, equipment, and materials.
Specialist Printing Worldwide
Global technical reference source for users of screen and digital printing systems for the industrial, graphic and textile sectors.
Published by: Chamond Media, Ltd.
Covers flexographic printing, a technology that produces more than two-thirds of the world’s printed packaging.
Includes information about processes, materials, and equipment for producing labels, flexible packaging, folding cartons, corrugated boxes, envelopes, paper towels/tissue/napkins, shrink sleeves, stickpacks or specialty multiprocess applications. Published for members of the FTA (Flexographic Technical Association).
This U.K.-based magazine provides news and features for professionals who use flexographic printing presses to produce flexible packaging and labels. It is the longest-running magazine published by Whitmar Publications, a leading publisher of magazines in the commercial printing and packaging markets.
Sign Fabrication and Visual Branding Publications
Sign Builder Illustrated
“How-to magazine” for sign shops of all sizes. Sign Builder Illustrated features a wide range of projects (dimensional, digital printing, lighting, electronic, and more) and covers everything involved in the sign-making process—sales, design, management, fabrication, installation, and after-care.
Signs of the Times
This magazine has provided comprehensive sign-industry news, technical information and in-depth analysis since 1906.
Content to educate and inspire sign and graphics professionals includes editorial perspectives, technology updates, new product reviews, state of the industry reports, and graphics techniques.
Garment Decorating and Promotional Products
For modern, multi-faceted graphics businesses, this publication covers awards/personalization, signage, and apparel decorating. Topics include
apparel, architectural signage, awards, business and marketing, commercial and lighted signs, customized gifts, direct-to-substrate printing, embroidery, engraving, exhibits and retail display, graphic design, software, heat transfer, sublimation, screen printing, wide-format graphics printing and finishing, and wraps.
Launchedin 2020, Graphics PRO consolidates three former magazines: Printwear, Awards & Engraving, and SDG (Sign & Digital Graphics)
Business and technical information crucial to building and sustaining a profitable decorated apparel business. How-to instruction on the software and equipment needed to perform the four major apparel-decoration processes: screen printing, embroidery, heat-applied graphics and digital decorating (sublimation and direct-to-garment printing).
Readers include textile screen printers, embroiderers, promotional product distributors, digital decorators and retailers.
Digital Textile Printer
U.K.-based website dedicated to the burgeoning textile printing market, including DTG (direct-to-garment) printing, dye sublimation, interior decor fabrics, and fashion, News, insight, opinion and analysis.
Industrial printing systems are used to produce building materials, ceramic tiles, consumer packaged goods, or textile rolls for apparel or home goods. These publications focus on industrial printing systems.
Printed Electronics Now
For professionals who are using 3D, rollfed and sheetfed analog and digital printing technologies to revolutionize the manufacturing of electronic components and systems. Features discuss the use of printed electronics for sensors, displays, lighting, medical devices, smart cards, packaging, RFID and NFC-enabled devices, wearables, solar cells, batteries, military equipment and more.
Covers raw materials, equipment, product design and testing, contract manufacturing, suppliers, mergers and acquisitions, and more.
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