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Mail-Well has partnered with printCafe and Sprockets.com to provide the technology backbone for its new e-business solution PRINTMAILWELL.com. PRINTMAILWELL.com is intended to be a tool that enables end-to-end online print management from design through delivery and invoicing.
J. Carter Beese has been elected to printCafe’s board of directors. Beese is president of Riggs Capital Partners and vice chairman of Riggs & Co. He is responsible for all aspects of Riggs Capital Partners’ venture capital fund allocation.
PrintNation.com has created an online outlet for first-quality printing paper, supplies and equipment. The outlet—which will offer major discounts off original retail prices—will feature a regularly changing inventory of products from industry manufacturers. The outlet will be a way for printers to save money on a wide variety of paper, supplies and equipment. The outlet grew from both printers’ and manufacturers’ desire for a convenient marketplace to buy and sell first-quality goods.
Printable.com has partnered with Banta Integrated Media to incorporate the Banta DataMerge and copyfitting technologies into Printable.com’s PrintFusion product line. Using the online automated PrintFusion application, print buyers can—via the Web—create templates for customized printing jobs, such as data sheets, enter custom data to be incorporated into the PrintFusion template, review a proof of the document and submit the files to the printer to be produced, effectively moving the document further along in the prepress process and improving a printer’s workflow efficiency.
Donald Armagnac has been named president and CEO of Collabria. Armagnac brings strategic management expertise from both large and small companies involved in supply chain e-business. Armagnac comes to Collabria from QAD, where he most recently served as executive vice president of global field management. Alan Hu, who co-founded the company and has served as Collabria’s president, CEO and chairman since the company’s incorporation in 1997, will retain his position as chairman.