Baum Going Strong at 90
SIDNEY, OH—Baumfolder Corp. is marking its 90th anniversary, having begun operations here in 1917. The company started out as a maker of floor-model paper folders, but has diversified into manufacturing and/or distributing a wide range of products, including tabletop folders, paper drills and paper cutters.
Printers Get a Second Look At Lenticular, Courtesy KBA
WILLISTON, VT—KBA North America recently held a second seminar on lenticular printing and prepress work at its headquarters here. This special printing technique gives the impression of 3D, flip or motion effects by printing an image on the back side of lenticular plastic. The four-day seminar featured a presentation by Barry Johnson of Lenstar, an organization devoted to bettering quality and expanding successes within the lenticular industry, and provided information on new markets for lenticular printing.
Participants were also shown how to do a complete job on the KBA Genius 52 UV and Rapida 105 presses.
Adding another facet to its sustainability credentials, Mohawk Fine Papers has converted its fleet of five trucks to run on a biodiesel fuel mix. Using biodiesel substantially reduces the production of unburned hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and particulate matter compared to emissions from petroleum diesel. It also cuts production of sulfur oxides and sulfates by approximately 20 percent.
Four industry execs have been appointed as the newest board of directors members of the M.A. in Graphic Communications Management program at The New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Joining the board are Peter Furlonge, chairman, CGI Group; Lauren Lung, director of professional services, Eastman Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group; Robin Tobin, senior manager of print industry marketing worldwide, Adobe Systems; and Joseph P. Truncale, president and CEO, NAPL. Board members serve on a pro bono basis.
Spiral Binding has acquired the James Burn North America division of James Burn International. Now referred to as James Burn USA, the operation manufactures wire and coil bindings in Poughkeepsie, NY, and Atlanta.