Erik Cagle

Erik Cagle
B Squared Stays Up All Night in the City That Never Sleeps

B Squared, in New York City, was the brainchild of Tim Boucher and a partner, two opportunists who wanted to be in business for themselves while helping to bridge the gap between designers, printers and customers. The shop opened mere months after 9/11, at a time when certain business in the metro area, including printing, nearly came to a complete halt. But Boucher was fearless and determined to make his mark after years of selling print and reselling Xerox equipment.

Industry Experts Highlight Some of the Technologies to Watch Out for at drupa 2016

drupa 2016 arrives in Düsseldorf, Germany, where it will "Touch the Future" for 11 days between May 31 and June 10. About 1,650 exhibitors from 50 countries around the globe will occupy 19 exhibition halls. And believe it or not, about 16 of those halls won’t have inkjet-related technology. "To me," says Marco Boer, VP of Hanover, Mass.-based IT Strategies and conference chair of the recently held Inkjet Summit, "the overarching trend is not inkjet, toner or package printing — those are easy things to say — it’s the relentless march to help print providers become more efficient."

Planes, Shuttles and Windmills

Pre-drupa events are aplenty, so it’s no surprise that traveling becomes the norm for most printing industry professionals.

Trillium One Raises the Bar

A pre-drupa press event, held in Bruges, Belgium, March 16-17, featured a collection of wares to be demonstrated at the exhibition.

Scholler Family Sells Times Printing of Random Lake, Wis., to Kappa Printing Group

After maintaining the business for nearly 100 years, the Scholler family has sold Times Printing of Random Lake, Wis., to Kappa Printing Group. Times Printing will maintain its name, employees and production facility. "We are delighted to add the talented personnel and modern Wisconsin-based production facility to the expanding Kappa Media group of affiliated companies," noted Nicholas Karabots, of Kappa Printing Group II.

In Your Face

A Cal Poly Professor recreated a wood type font originally named Roman XX Condensed and named it Prince Bold in honor of Ray Prince.