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Sweet Corn

Sweet Corn

Plastic made from polylactic acid is the substance behind the newest “green” products. Read More »

Take QR Codes To The Max

Take QR Codes To The Max

You’ve seen them—those odd-looking square images with the small, jiggly boxes. They are showing up in many publications and advertisements—you’ll even see them on promotional items. They look like bar codes squared. A Quick Response (QR) code is a form of bar code that can be scanned by most smart phones using a free reader app. But how do you create a QR code? What can you use it for, what do you need to know, what makes it work and how can you avoid those uh-ohs when using them? Read More »

License To Promote

License To Promote

San Diego, California-based supplier Skinit Promotions (UPIC: SKINIT), which produces protective vinyl decals for personal electronics, has been tapped to promote some major cinematic franchises in recent years. The latest in its string of licensing coups positions the company as the exclusive technology licensee for The Hunger Games, a screen adaptation of a novel about a postapocalyptic society. Skinit has worked on similar deals with the Twilight series and Disney’s Alice in Wonderland. Read More »

Close Up – Caro Krissman

Close Up – Caro Krissman

He’s trekked through swampy marshlands and explored ancient Incan ruins, yet to Caro Krissman, CAS, president of Inglewood, California-based supplier Source Abroad/ROI-Line (UPIC: roiline), nothing compares to his beloved hometown: Los Angeles. “I’m an Angelino,” he says, “and I love Los Angeles.” Read More »

Mod Squad

Mod Squad

New products with modular designs are cropping up all over. PPB takes a look at edible and wearable products taking advantage of this trend. Read More »

Close Up – Jeff Anderson

Close Up – Jeff Anderson

“Pain is temporary but quitting lasts forever.” Read More »

Is This Vector Art?

Is This Vector Art?

The first in a series where decorating expert Dane Clement answers your most-common questions about imprint artwork. In part one, he answers the question: Is this vector art? Read More »

Straight Talk

Straight Talk

What’s the future of the industry? It’s a heady question that many ponder but few can answer. This hasn’t stopped Jon Levine from taking a serious stab at it. The owner of Holland, Ohio-based distributor The Image Group (UPIC: IMAGEGRP) … Read More »

Close Up-Jamie Berridy

Close Up-Jamie Berridy

Who could resist the allure of moving from a job answering phones all day to working in the marketing department of Playboy TV? Certainly not Jamie Berridy, marketing manager for City of Industry, California-based supplier Sweda Company LLC (UPIC: SWEDA). … Read More »

It’s Showtime

It’s Showtime

Those who have been to The PPAI Expo know it’s nonstop action. From the moment your feet hit the ground each morning, your day is chock-full of networking and business-building. It’s a high-energy week that Marc Held, national sales manager … Read More »

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