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September 2012

Central National-Gottesman (CNG) has acquired the U.S. paper operations of PaperlinX Ltd., which consist of Spicers Paper and Kelly Paper. This marks CNG's fifth acquisition of a paper merchant in the past three years, including four in the United States and one overseas.

Matik Inc. has signed a distributor agreement with the German producer of smart technology Melzer Maschinenbau to be its sole representative in the United States and Canada.

Two executive appointments have been made at Fujifilm. Kaz Yamamura has been named president of Fujifilm Holdings America, and has also been selected to serve as the new chairman and CEO of Fujifilm North America. Go Miyazaki has been appointed president and COO of Fujifilm North America.

Spiral James Burn (Spiral Binding) has completed its fourth acquisition in the last 12 months by acquiring Northeast Binding Systems (NBS) of Pleasantville, NY.

Bill Glos has been named vice president of Konica Minolta Premier Finance at Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. He is responsible for managing operating agreements with leasing partners, working with sales channels to enhance financing options and working with partners to develop new leasing programs. Glos reports to Kevin Kern, senior vice president of marketing.

Sotheby's Imprint has formed an international alliance with Mohawk Fine Papers, wherein Mohawk will supply writing, text, cover and digital papers to the Sotheby's Imprint Premier Platform. The Premier Platform will utilize a number of Mohawk's signature brands, including Mohawk Loop, Mohawk Superfine and Strathmore Premium papers. Mohawk products will be used for identity packages, catalogs and annual reports.

RISI has selected Richard Garneau, president and CEO of Resolute Forest Products, as the recipient of its 2012 North American CEO of the Year award.

PriscoDigital has been designated by Hostert as the exclusive distributor in the United States for its line of digital printing and finishing solutions. PriscoDigital will sell, install, and service the Hostert automatic loader that is designed for HP Scitex FB7600/7500 industrial printers. The agreement also includes ancillary products manufactured by Hostert-Pro in Germany.

Through a strategic partnership with DME Studios, a creative agency based in Daytona Beach, FL, XMPie, a Xerox Co., is now offering XMPie Studios, a creative video personalization service. XMPie's recently launched UDirect Video, a software solution that leverages Adobe After Effects for incorporating personalized text, graphics, images and custom footage within cinematic-quality movies.

Finch Paper has entered into a long-term supply agreement with Omya, a manufacturer of Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC). The collaborative effort will augment Finch's ability to produce tailored solutions and will support its growth in the transpromo and print-on-demand book segments. By producing its own PCC, Finch estimates that it will capture and re-use about 50 million pounds per year of carbon dioxide from its power plant.

Van Son Holland Ink has reached an agreement with Mid-West Sign Supply in Chicago to distribute its new line of wide-format inkjet inks. Mid-West Sign will initially distribute Van Son's Mimaki compatible inks, with future plans to offer Van Son's wide-format inks for Epson and Mutoh printers.

Etailogic Inc. has entered into an extended partnership with (SaaS) provider BigCommerce to further develop and market its e-commerce solutions for the online print market. PI



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