Staff Writer

Staff Writer
Semper International Releases Q3 2015 Industry Insight Survey Report

Semper International released its quarterly economic insight report today, the "Semper International Third Quarter 2015 Industry Insight Survey Report," which was created in partnership with Printing Impressions magazine. While some economic data remains strong, this quarter’s report reveals tempered optimism, as the winter’s slowdown extended a bit through the summer months.

Canon Solutions America Guide Discusses How to Measure ROI of Flatbed UV Printer Investments

Canon Solutions America outlines how print providers can use a Return on Investment (ROI) "calculator" to determine whether a UV flatbed printer is a profitable investment. The Return on Investment (ROI) "calculator" is a commonly used tool to determine the costs to produce graphics, what amount of print volume produced at a specific cost and sold at a particular price is required to pay off the capital investment, and what amount of profit can be realized on a monthly basis.

Printing Industry Veteran Mark Nixon to Head Up Scodix North American Operations

Mark Nixon has been tapped as the new vice president of sales and general manager of Scodix North America. Nixon is now responsible for sales, customer support, marketing and operations in both the American and Canadian markets. Prior to joining Scodix, he held executive management positions with Dupont, Scitex, Creo, KBA, and was the founder and owner of Conversion UK Ltd.

Colorado Jury Finds Former CTI Employees Misappropriated Ink Trade Secrets

A Colorado jury ruled in favor of Chromatic Technologies Inc. (CTI), a manufacturer of thermochromic inks that can turn cans blue when a beverage is cold. The jury found that SilverFox Innovations and its "partners" misappropriated CTI’s trade secrets and that their actions were attended by circumstances of fraud, malice or willful and wanton disregard of CTI’s rights.

Heidelberg's Prinect Media Manager Earns a 2015 InterTech Technology Award

A 2015 InterTech Technology Award was given to the Prinect Media Manager, Heidelberg’s multi-channel media publishing solution. This is the 34th time a Heidelberg innovation has been so honored by Printing Industries of America (PIA). “The judges were impressed with Prinect Media Manager’s completely integrated system,” shared Mark Bohan of PIA.

Five Omaha Printing Firms Consolidate Under Firespring Name, Move to New Facility Planned

Five Nebraska-based printers—CopyCat Printing, MinuteMan Printing, United Enterprises, Mail Marketing and Cornerstone Print & Marketing—have joined forces to become Firespring, which will be located at 10913 E Circle in Omaha. "The time is right for Omaha nonprofits and businesses to be able to work with one vendor that provides top-notch talent, technology and strategic vision under one roof. We think this will be a game changer for Omaha," noted Firespring founder Jay Wilkinson.