Staff Writer

Staff Writer
Labelexpo Europe Celebrates 35 Years with Record Attendance, Exhibit Space

Record-breaking results were reported from the floor at Labelexpo Europe 2015 in Brussels. This year, the show enjoyed its largest edition as it marked its 35th anniversary. Attendance was up 12.4 percent from last year, attracting 35,739 visitors. Covering 34,566 square meters, the show’s footprint also increased by 11.65 percent on 2013, while exhibitor numbers rose from 600 to just over 650.

OIG Report: U.S. Postal Service Should Focus on Commercial Possibilities of 3D Printing

The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (OIG) has issued a new White Paper in which it calls on the USPS to "associate itself with 3D printing in the minds of the public." The OIG report suggests that USPS could follow the lead of other logistics companies such as UPS which—as reported in the Autumn issue of the Mail & Express Review—has recently partnered with the company CloudDDM to open a 3D printing mini-factory at its Worldport facility in Louisville, Kentucky.

Nilpeter Launches PANORAMA Digital UV Inkjet Press With In-Line Converting

One of the major attractions at LabelExpo Europe was Nilpeter's new PANORAMA digital solution. "Nilpeter is best known for flexo, offset and combination presses, but also our previous digital printing solutions," remarked Nilpeter COO Peter Eriksen. "By only displaying the PANORAMA line at this year’s LabelExpo, Nilpeter strongly stresses its commitment to this new digital product line."

Nuss Printing, of Havertown Pa., Installs Milestone Canon varioPRINT DP Digital Production Press

Havertown, Pennsylvania-based Nuss Printing has expanded its fleet with the recent installation of a Canon varioPRINT DP 110 digital production press. This purchase marks the 1,000th varioPRINT DP unit sold by Canon Solutions America’s Enterprise Services and Solutions division. "I am excited to see where our business will go with our newest addition," stated David Nuss, president.

Canon U.S.A. Is Gold Sponsor of 'Social Media & Inbound Marketing Master Class'

The upcoming Social Media & Inbound Marketing Master Class in New York City will be held Friday, Oct. 16. Produced by NAPCO Media and Grow Socially, Canon U.S.A. will be a Gold Sponsor of the event. "As a leader in the print industry, Canon understands the need to embrace various mediums to be successful. They have been doing so themselves, and encourage their customers to embrace social media and inbound marketing as well," said John Foley, CEO and CMO of Boston-based Grow Socially.

OKI Data to Demo Digital Color Printing Solutions at the National Beer Wholesalers Show

OKI Data Americas will demonstrate its printing services for the wholesale beverage industry, and the ways merchandisers and distributors can reduce costs and improve processes through the integration of in-house, on-demand printing solutions, during the National Beer Wholesalers Association’s (NBWA) 78th Annual Convention and Trade Show taking place Oct. 11-14, 2015, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

New Leaf Paper Analysis Shows Environmental Benefits of 100% PCW Recycled Coated Paper

According to New Leaf Paper's latest Life Cycle Analysis, the Reincarnation brand (100 percent post-consumer-waste recycled coated paper) offers significant environmental benefits over alternatives made with virgin wood fiber. "New Leaf is proud to be driving transparency in the paper supply chain by commissioning this study featuring new methodology," said Jeff Mendelsohn, founder.

Cimpress Promotes Sean Quinn to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Sean Quinn, Cimpress' vice president of corporate finance and chief accounting officer, has been promoted to senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective Oct. 26, 2015. Current CFO Ernst Teunissen has accepted a CFO role with another public company and will depart Cimpress on Nov. 4, 2015.

HP Reveals Its First HP PageWide XL 5000 Multifunction Printer Beta Customer

Before installing the HP PageWide XL 5000 Multifunction Printer, ADC Reproservice outsourced 40 percent of its business. Now, the company is able to bring those large-format jobs in-house and deliver up to 30 percent savings in production costs. ADC Reproservice can now produce color and monochrome technical documents, line drawings, government infrastructure projects and GIS maps quickly, printing the first page in as few as 30 seconds.

Presstek Announces Launch of Integrated Eco-UV for DI Digital Offset Presses

Visitors to The Print Show will be treated to live demonstrations of the Presstek 52DI Eco-UV digital offset press at Presstek's booth, as well as thermal and inkjet chemistry-free Computer-to-Plate systems. For the first time, Presstek will introduce a Presstek 52DI with an integrated Eco-UV system to the UK and global market.

Gannett Announces Plans to Acquire Journal Media Group for $280 Million

In a new agreement, Gannett Co. will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Journal Media Group for approximately $280 million, net of acquired cash. Under the terms of the transaction, which was unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies and is subject to Journal Media Group shareholder approval, Journal Media Group shareholders will receive cash of $12 per share in cash.

HP Joins the Upcoming Digital Packaging Summit 2015 as a Keynote Sponsor

Taking place Nov. 9-11, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, the Digital Packaging Summit is an invitation-only, hosted summit where pre-qualified attendees meet and learn from the "who's who" in the label and packaging industry. This year, HP will participate as a Keynote Sponsor joining other sponsors.