Outerwall Inc. has recognized Tukaiz with its Continuous Improvement Award for being innovative and proactive when addressing the needs of Redbox. Tukaiz is the first supplier to receive this best-in-class recognition twice. For Redbox, Tukaiz creates eye-catching marketing components designed to weather various climate conditions.
Independent bookstores are enjoying a mini-revival, with their numbers swelling 25 percent since 2009, according to the American Booksellers Association. Sales are up, too. "The books just look better," says paper industry analyst Thad McIlroy.
Beth Coleman Valdettaro has joined Fineline Printing Group in Indianapolis, as director of sales and client services. She brings over 30 years of experience in working with clients on print communications, marketing strategy and national account management, to her new position.
LibreDigital of the RR Donnelley Digital Solutions group has been awarded a multi-year agreement to provide e-book services and metadata distribution solutions to HarperCollins Publishers across all global divisions including HarperCollins, Harlequin, and HarperCollins Christian Publishing.
Neopost USA will host a free, one-hour Webinar on the impacts of the United States Postal Service rate change on May 31. Attendees will receive the latest details on pricing, updates on what will change and what customers can expect in their mailing and shipping processes. Don't miss this Webinar, tomorrow, May 28, 2015.
Just five days after Tribune Publishing completed its purchase of The San Diego Union-Tribune, the newspaper announced that it would be laying off 178 employees. According to the Los Angeles Times, Tribune Publishing paid $85 million in cash and stock to buy the newspaper, along with eight community weeklies and related Websites from real estate developer Doug Manchester.
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, specialty paper supplier Convertible Solutions has launched its new Website. The site provides a fresh look at the company and its products, testimonials, videos and an online introduction to the people of Convertible Solutions.
The International Data Corp. (IDC) reports that large-format printer shipments declined by less than -1 percent year over year in the first quarter of 2015, while revenue declined by almost -3 percent. "The first quarter got the year off to a strong start with key wide-format printing technologies like Latex, UV and Eco-solvent inkjet showing nice growth overall," said Phuong Hang, program director for IDC's Worldwide Large-format Printer Tracker.
Producing more than 750 million game pieces to date this year, SG360º promotional game production continues to grow. SG360º's web printing operations provide the power to bring promotional agency partners’ game concepts to life. These solutions are a powerful tool for reaching consumers in a fun and exciting way.
Postmaster General Megan Brennan recognized DATAMATX at the National Postal Forum event in Anaheim, California, for its work in implementing best practices in postal optimization. The USPS annually awards companies for implementing best practices in two categories: Mail Innovation and Mail Technology.
On the evening before GRAPH EXPO 15, Tom Duchene of TDMS Inc. will be honored as the 55th Walter E. Soderstrom Award recipient. This year’s gala event will be held in downtown Chicago. In addition to being president of TDMS Inc., Duchene is the current chairman of the Epicomm Board of Advisors.
To help it keep pace with growing EA toner product demand, Xerox will increase its emulsion aggregation (EA) toner capacity by 40 percent with the completion of a nearly $35 million expansion project at its Western New York manufacturing plant.
Announcing a brand new media sharing service called ArtArena where anyone can buy, sell and share media with fellow ArtArena members and guests. More than just a stock photography site, the new Website and app gives contributors 70 percent commission on everything they sell—the highest in the industry.
Midland Specialty Paper and Film has released its latest Specialty Paper & Film Catalog, providing a single source for printers' digital and offset specialty substrate needs. This edition also features the 53-page saddle-stitched Inkjet Media Product Guide 2015.
Like the character in a Monty Python skit, paper is "not dead yet." In fact, some industry niches are surprisingly robust. The Sonoco Paper Mill in Richmond, Virginia, is staffed seven days a week, 24 hours a day, and can still barely keep up with demand for its recycled cardboard.
Colonial Printing, a commercial sheetfed printer and a division of Integrity Graphics, has installed a six-color Lithrone G40 (GL640) with H-UV at its Warwick, Rhode Island, facility. With the GL640's advanced automation and fast job cycle time, the company was able to retire two older presses after its installation.
Providing less energy consumption along with a better profit margin, Manroland Sheetfed has introduced its Low Energy Curing (LEC) UV technology for Roland offset presses. LEC technology is built on a combination of special LEC UV lamps and highly reactive UV ink. It is designed for faster curing results and premium curing quality.
The attendees of this year's Inkjet Summit in Ponte Vedra, Florida, named Canon Solutions America a top "Company to Watch." This prestigious award is given to a single organization each year during the Awards Dinner on the final night of the event. "We take great pride in this honor as it once again comes at a critical point in the evolution of inkjet," said Mal Baboyian, executive vice president, Large-Format Solutions and Production Print Solutions.
By removing the requirement for the JAVA Platform, a third-party plugin, Kodak Insite Prepress Portal 7 now delivers new features including HTML5 system diagnostics and a redesigned HTML5-based Smart Review user interface.
As part of their senior project, five engineering students at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), made an aluminum hand-operated tabletop letterpress, weighing in at 25 pounds. Assembled using two Allen wrenches, the letterpress can produce high-quality and repeatable prints. It joins the esteemed collection of historic 19th century printing presses at RIT’s Cary Graphic Arts Collection.
VITS International has introduced the new Sprint Saddle Line that collates variable data books, catalogs or direct mail and delivers them directly to an existing saddle stitcher. The Sprint Saddle Line is a double web, four-ribbon offline unit that can produce up to 16-page signatures at a time.