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Specialty Substrates for Xerox Presses

Have a Xerox digital production press in your print shop? See the chart below to discover which materials will run on your press. For a printable version of our Press Compatibility Guide, call us at 636-349-6401 or email us.  View compatible substrates for the Xerox here. You have a lot of options for specialty substrates on…

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Expert Q&A:
Trends in Substrates for Digital Printing

The following is an excerpt from an interview with Masterpiece Graphix Supply Chain & Business Manager Charity Brueggemann and Digital Material Specialist Jeremy Underhill. To get answers about running specialty substrates on your digital press and how to use them to grow your business, contact one of our digital material specialists today at 636-349-6401 or…

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Growth Market for Print: Auto Dealers

The United States is the world’s second largest market for vehicle sales. The automotive industry, including dealerships, accounts for 3 to 3.5 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product. Experts predict continued growth in U.S. auto sales, especially in demand for cars and light trucks. An increase in confidence and discretionary spending is leading consumers back to making big-ticket…

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Growth Market for Print: Restaurants

Due to an improving economy and rising consumer spending, the restaurant industry has experienced robust growth. Experts predict that over the next five years this steady growth will continue, with a focus on consumer preferences for healthier meals, ethical consumerism, and technology improvements. There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry. Number of…

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Growth Market for Print: Hotels & Motels

Due to increases in travel spending, corporate profit, and consumer spending, the U.S. Hotel and Motel industry has experienced strong growth. As the economy improved and travel rates increased, the industry has grown every year since 2011. Experts predict that over the next five years, the industry will continue to grow, especially in extended-stay hotels,…

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12 Tips for Selling Specialty Substrates to Your Print Customers

You know that printing on specialty substrates can help save your customer’s time and money (for example:  using synthetic paper instead of laminating cardstock). However, sometimes it’s a challenge to get the customer to try something new. To give you a head start, we’ve compiled a list of selling points for some of the most popular specialty substrates. For…

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Tailoring a Stylish Print Design

Taylored Printing used clear toner on their RICOH Pro C7100X Series printer to create these elegant business cards on Masterpiece Graphix 13pt TOUCHÉ® Black/White Duplex soft touch substrate. Clear toner was used to create a light-catching highlight for the company logo on both the white and black side of the card. The sales, design and manufacturing…

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Harsh and Extreme Environments are No Match for Polycarbonate Substrates

An extremely tough plastic, polycarbonate (PC) offers many advantages including high impact strength and heat stability. Polycarbonate is a thermoplastic, a material that becomes pliable or moldable once it’s been heated to a specific temperature and then returns to a solid after cooling. It is also transparent, which allows for brilliant light transmission. Polycarbonate is…

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Does the Label Design Sell the Wine?

There are people who are true wine connoisseurs, then there are the rest of us who enjoy drinking wine but are not well-versed in viticulture practices, aromas and bouquets. If we’re honest, sometimes we pick up a bottle of wine simply because we like the design of the label. Sometimes even that decision can be daunting: Wine Labels that…

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Guide to Printing on Plastics

We want to be your resource for all questions about printing on plastics. Seriously, it’s our favorite subject. Contact our digital material specialists and let us help you diversify and grow your printing business with specialty substrates. Check out our guide to printing on plastics below. For a printable pdf of this guide or more information,…

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