Staff Writer

Staff Writer
GPA Announces Lineup for GRAPH EXPO 15, Will Show Multi-Purpose Catalog

As GPA broadens its offering of wide-format substrates, new samples will be available at GRAPH EXPO 15. In addition, visitors to GPA's booth will learn about its new Multi-Purpose Product Catalog, featuring a collection of specialty labels and substrates specifically for everyday printing technology.

SpeedPro Imaging Relocates to Denver, Re-Energizes National Expansion Efforts

SpeedPro Imaging has relocated its corporate headquarters from Phoenix to Denver. The location includes a training and support facility designed to augment the company’s nationwide franchise operations. "It was a smart business decision, as it allows our team to serve our studios and franchise partners more efficiently and effectively," said SpeedPro President and CEO Boris Katsnelson.

Ex-State GOP Boss Gallo Sentenced for Kickback Scheme Involving Fla. Printer

After dissecting and refuting part of George Gallo’s "tepid acceptance of responsibility," a federal judge Thursday ordered Gallo—the state’s former top Republican—to serve a year and a day in prison for admitting election-campaign corruption. Gallo, the former $150,000-a-year chief of staff for House Republicans, admitted steering 50 GOP House candidates to a Florida printing firm that was paid more than a million dollars from the state’s publicly funded election program, kicking back $117,000 to Gallo between 2008 and 2013.

Printing Industries of America Launches New Power Selling Program

Printing Industries of America has announced the launch of its Power Selling Program, an eight-week turnkey training program that features a unique combination of online training, weekly student projects, and live coaching sessions with the sales coach, Leslie Groene.

Xanté Introduces Myriad License Plate Media for ILUMINA Digital Print System

Myriad license plate media has been introduced by Xanté, allowing print shops to design a wide array of customizable license plates to display logos, slogans, monograms, initials and much more. Composed of high-quality synthetic materials, the plates are extremely durable, weathering water, tears and nature's elements.

The Charlotte Hornets Enter Multi-Year Agreement with ImageMark for Signage Needs

A multi-year agreement has been signed between The Charlotte Hornets and ImageMark Business Services, which will serve as the basketball team's official signage partner. ImageMark will be responsible for the print production and installation of all signs, banners and branding graphics—both inside and outside—of Time Warner Cable Arena for Hornets’ games and arena events.

Brewery Uses World's First Direct Print Powered by KHS System with Xaar Printheads

An innovative brewery now prints directly onto 12,000 PET beer bottles/hr. to deliver 'on-the-fly' customization. The Direct Print equipment at Martens uses Xaar 1002 GS6 printheads to jet high-resolution (360 dpi physical and 1,080 dpi optical) text and images in five colors (CMYK+W) using low-migration LED-cured inks directly onto PET bottles.

Duplo to Showcase the Latest in Automated Digital Print Finishing at GRAPH EXPO

At GRAPH EXPO 15, Duplo USA will be showcasing its growing range of booklet systems along with its popular slitting/cutting/creasing, diecutting, UV coating and perfect binding solutions. For example, attendees will be able to see the new DBM-600 bookletmaker running live with the new, high-speed DSF-6000 sheet feeder, as well as the DSC-10/60i collators.

Great Big Color Keeps Up with Productivity Using an Esko Finishing Solution

Founded in 1998, Great Big Color recently invested in an Esko integrated digital finishing solution, including software and a Kongsberg cutting table, to keep up with its fast flatbed digital printing system. Great Big Color has owned Kongsberg tables for a while. "We first purchased a Kongsberg table when we started creating POP materials," explained Tina McLaughlin, president and owner.

4 Color Press on Track to Triple Business with 29" Speedmaster XL 75 Anicolor

Based in Fort Worth, Texas, 4 Color Press (4CP) has been an early adopter of Heidelberg’s Anicolor technology. Most recently, the company added its second Anicolor machine, a Speedmaster XL 75 -5+L. 4CP is on track to triple its business in the next two years. According to 4CP’s owners Andrew and Lisa Fuld, the company had outgrown the Speedmaster SM 52 Anicolor it acquired in 2007, logging more than 103 million impressions on the machine in seven years.

Spectrum Resources Moves to New 60,000-Square-Foot Plant in Muskego, Wisconsin

A new corporate headquarters for Spectrum Resources supports explosive growth at the company. The 60,000-square-foot multi-tenant industrial building was built by Spectrum Resources, which will initially take up 29,000-square-feet of space. Spectrum has been in business since 1998 and has averaged a 15 percent growth rate year over year.

Agfa Reports a Revenue Increase of 6.1 Percent for Its Q2 2015 Results

Agfa-Gevaert today announced its second quarter 2015 results. "I am very pleased to see that the positive signs we saw in the first three months of the year were confirmed in the second quarter. This strengthens our belief that we are on the right track to reach the targets we expressed when we published our full year 2014 results," stated Christian Reinaudo, president and CEO of the Agfa-Gevaert Group.