COVID-19 Related Posts
Managing Employee Travel One Year Into the Pandemic
February 18, 2021 at 9:25 am

A year into the pandemic, it is much more difficult to ask employees to continue to forego travel when doing so might carry the same amount of risk of other activities that are not banned. Employee travel situations present HR professionals with questions about how risky the travel was and whether the employee is increasing the risk of exposure within your facility.

Biden Administration Orders OSHA to Take Action On COVID-19
January 28, 2021 at 10:32 am

On Jan. 21, President Biden issued an Executive Order focused on OSHA’s approach to managing COVID-19. The Executive Order on Protecting Worker Health and Safety requires federal OSHA to take certain actions regarding its approach to issuing guidance, regulations, and enforcing existing regulations.

Print Industry's Consistent Recovery Marks Successful End to 2020
January 26, 2021 at 8:47 am

When looking at certain economic and industry indicators, it is easy to see exactly when the COVID-19 pandemic began to debilitate business. Fortunately, the print industry was able to adjust and although we remain far from pre-pandemic levels, these same indicators have already shown plenty of recovery progress.

Post-COVID Outlook for Labels and Packaging
December 8, 2020 at 11:27 am

When the pandemic finally recedes, it will leave a deeply changed business landscape behind it. But, the new realities of a post-COVID marketplace may well prove to be advantageous for producers of labels and packaging.

Crafting an Industry-Wide Advocacy Agenda for 2021
December 1, 2020 at 9:59 am

The new Alliance launched in 2020 brings together the legislative, political and regulatory expertise necessary to advocate for a pro-print agenda. This allows the Alliance to leverage the voices of its member companies to achieve a successful business environment that will benefit the industry.

Potential Policy Changes Following the 2020 Elections
November 24, 2020 at 9:55 am

A year full of uncertainty is capping itself off in a similar fashion as questions continue to swirl around the results of the 2020 elections. However, it may be time to start considering how the new administration’s policy changes can affect both business and the industry as a whole.

Without a Second Stimulus, Expect Recovery to Slow
October 15, 2020 at 10:05 am

As the U.S. economy continues its climb from the depths of recession, there are still many questions regarding the second stimulus package. Further delays in an agreement could possibly lead to a deceleration of economic recovery. A situation like this would certainly slow recovery and the longer the wait, the more urgent the situation may become.

A Three-Pronged Route to Post-Pandemic Business Recovery
August 4, 2020 at 8:51 am

At many companies, pandemic-related business pressures have obliged owners to ask themselves which jobs are and aren’t necessary. Although this can be uncomfortable, it is also a valuable opportunity to reconsider the interrelationship of staff size, payroll expense, and profitability.

How Faces Behind Masks Uses Digital Printing to Bring the Human Touch Back to Hospitals
June 18, 2020 at 9:33 am

When Rafi Albo saw an opportunity to use his digital printing expertise to benefit people in need during the COVID-19 pandemic, Faces Behind Masks was born. The nonprofit initiative connects digital printers to medical professionals to produce stickers of doctors' and nurses' faces that they can adhere to their PPE, making a personal connection in a challenging health care environment.

Restarting the Economy: What Printing and Packaging Companies Can Expect
June 2, 2020 at 9:31 am

As the lockdown on the economy lifts, printing and packaging companies can expect to see an upturn as demand increases for products and services. But this recession is unlike others we have seen in the past, and non-economic factors will impact the bounce back.

ETI Converting Contributes to Face Shield Production
June 2, 2020 at 9:25 am

In order to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic, ETI Converting is contributing to face shield production alongside Tristan, a Montreal-based clothing company. ETI has been utilizing its high-speed diecutting capabilities to assist in the face shield production.

Benchmarking with PRINTING United Alliance’s Performance Ratios
May 26, 2020 at 8:42 am

In print, the best practices have been evolving for years across a diverse group of segments and there are plenty of lessons to be learned. Benchmarking against industry leaders and average companies provides invaluable insight and can set a struggling company on a new strategic path or even take an average firm to the next level of profitability.