Institute, WCTC Part Ways
PEWAUKEE, WI—The relationship between the Institute for Graphics and Imaging (IGI) and the Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) has apparently ended. The IGI’s board voted to end its agreement with the college effective immediately, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. Tim Burton, who heads the IGI’s board of directors, told the paper that it was not known if the institute would be revived elsewhere. During 2009, nearly three-quarters of the 40 scheduled seminars were cancelled due to a lack of attendance.
Cohber Adds Landmark Press
ROCHESTER, NY—Cohber Press, a full-service printing and marketing communications company based here, is the first customer in North America to install the new Kodak NexPress SE3600 digital color production press. Cohber Press’ purchase of the NexPress SE3600 enables Cohber to increase volume in both static and variable data printing, while managing its expenses.
PIA Seeks Legislative Relief
WASHINGTON, DC—The Printing Industries of America has formally petitioned the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), requesting an extension of the current stay of enforcement for certain testing and certification requirements for children’s books and printed materials mandated in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). The CPSC delayed full implementation of the act for one year due to a lack of regulatory and enforcement guidelines.
RR Donnelley Gets Extension
CHICAGO—RR Donnelley has reached agreement on a $100 million, multi-year extension with Verizon Wireless. Under the terms of the deal, RR Donnelley will use its proprietary variable digital imaging capabilities to produce, finish and mail consumer and commercial statements. This technology will also be used to produce customer communications associated with the billing statements for Verizon Wireless.
Nahan Printing Trims Rolls
ST. CLOUD, MN—Nahan Printing cut 15 percent of its workforce, the second time it had reduced staff during 2009, according to the St. Cloud Times. The paper said that Nahan had cut 18 jobs, roughly 3 percent of its staff, last March, which would set the new wave of job losses at about 85. The reductions will be effective this month.