SUPPLIER newsJanuary 2011
Hunkeler Gears Up for Innovationdays
LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND—Standard Finishing Systems partner Hunkeler will host Innovationdays 2011 from Feb. 14-17 at the Lucerne trade fair complex. More than 5,000 international professionals from the areas of print-on-demand, data centers, mailrooms and web finishing will gather to see live demonstrations of the latest digital printing and paper processing solutions from Canon, HP, InfoPrint Solutions, Kodak, Océ, Xerox and others.
Hunkeler will highlight the Gen6 rotary cutter with variable chip-out; the new Standard Hunkeler PF-7 plow fold module; along with the full range of new Gen6 unwinders, cutters, stackers and rewinders. A Standard Horizon StitchLiner 6000 Digital saddlestitching system will be shown with cover insertion, and a Standard Horizon AFC-566F Digital production folder will be demonstrated in-line with a Standard Hunkeler CS6 rotary cutter. For more information, visit www.innovationdays.com.
As part of a comprehensive campaign to focus on its core customers and highlight its bookbinding, laminating shrink wrapping and imaging products, Southwest Plastic Binding has changed its name to Southwest Binding and Laminating.
At Integrated Color Solutions (ICS), Dan Caldwell has been promoted to president. He first joined ICS in 2001, and was later appointed vice president of operations in 2003.
WCJ Pilgrim Wire, a manufacturer and distributor of wire used in the box stitching and printing industries, has purchased Stanley Bostitch's wire business.
Graphic Arts Capital (GAC) has acquired Champion Capital. It will allow GAC to move from primarily servicing direct vendors that are involved in front end and digital technologies, to also working with a nationwide network of dealers and companies that market press and finishing equipment.
Toyo Ink International has realigned its U.S. printing inks' operations. Under the new organization, wholly owned subsidiary Toyo Ink America, based in Addison, IL, will absorb the packaging ink and polymers businesses of its sister subsidiary, Toyo Ink Technologies, and merge them with its existing commercial printing inks operation.
At Enfocus Inc., Jared Himes has been hired as a product specialist based at the company's Miamisburg, OH, location.
NewPage Corp. and its marketing firm, Trekk Cross Media, won two awards for its "Paper Sells More Product" multimedia marketing campaign. The program, selected from nearly 5,000 entries from around the world, won a Gold Marcom award from the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. It was also a winner of BtoB's annual Best Creative Awards.