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OKI Data Acquires Seiko's Wide-Format Printer Business to Create New Company

OKI Data has completed the acquisition of the wide-format printer business of Seiko I Infotech Inc., a subsidiary of Seiko Instruments Inc., from SII. OKI Data established OKI Data Infotech by acquiring all SIIT shares held by SII. "By offering one-stop printing solutions targeting the printing, distribution, and retail industry sectors, we will strengthen our printer business in the professional printer market," said Takao Hiramoto, president of OKI Data.

Canon Solutions America Examines How to Get More Out of a Wide-Format Color Printer

The better you understand the multitude of possibilities for meeting customer needs in-house, the better equipped you will be to use your color printer to get a valuable edge in today’s highly competitive marketplace. In a new white paper titled "Getting More Out Of Your Large-format Color Printer," Canon Solutions America examines smart strategies that can be applied for expanding your business and enhancing the ROI on your equipment.

Clemson University Enhances Graphics Program with Donation of HP Indigo

As part of a new academic collaboration to support the next generation of talent in the digital printing field, Hewlett-Packard (HP) has donated an HP Indigo 5000 digital press to Clemson University’s graphic communications program. Having hands-on experience using the HP Indigo 5000 digital press will give Clemson students invaluable access to that growing market segment through internship and career opportunities.

DOME Acquires Manufacturing Assets of Screen and Digital Graphic Display Firm

Print and marketing solutions provider DOME has announced the acquisition of manufacturing assets of Bel Aire Displays, a leading screen and digital graphic display company located in Richmond, California. "We are excited to expand our manufacturing operations into the San Francisco area and to add new capabilities in screen and digital graphics," said Tim Poole, partner and CEO of DOME.

Konica Minolta to Launch KM-1 Digital Inkjet Press at drupa 2016; Announces Beta Testing in Europe

Konica Minolta has announced the anticipated Beta installation of the KM-1 digital inkjet press in Europe. KM-1 is a B2+ UV inkjet four-color sheetfed press, which will help commercial printers produce high-quality print jobs, capturing new market opportunities for brand owners looking to develop highly personalized short-run applications. The first KM-1 Beta was installed in the U.S. three months ago.

Quad Streamlines Organizational Structure to Serve Needs of Marketers, Publishers

In an effort to better serve the evolving needs of marketers and publishers in today’s multimedia world, Quad/Graphics has streamlined its organizational structure and has announced new company leadership roles, effective immediately. "Our goal is to make it easier for our clients to take advantage of our full continuum of integrated solutions to help them generate increased engagement, response and revenues while reducing their total cost of production and distribution," commented Joel Quadracci, Quad/Graphics chairman, president and CEO.

Trend Offset Printing to Install First Océ ImageStream 2400 Inkjet Press in U.S.

With the ability to run print jobs at 525 feet per minute at 1,200 dpi, the Océ ImageStream 2400 inkjet press will provide Trend Offset Printing (Trend) with the speed it needs for its evolving customer output. "The Océ ImageStream 2400 will give Trend Offset Printing the productivity to bring four-color personalized printing to the mainstream client. We are very excited at Trend to see where our clients will go with this new technology," said Aaron Day, CEO of Trend Offset Printing.

Jared Smith, President of Wide-Format Printer bluemedia, to Speak at PIA Color 2015 Conference

bluemedia President Jared Smith will kick off day two of the Color 2015 event in Phoenix. Smith will discuss building a business case for selling projects of one piece, as well as advice on how to work with major brands. "Brand accuracy for us starts by taking steps to ensure we understand the brand first. This means we ask for style guides, branding guidelines, messaging rules, and Pantone colors very early in the process," said Smith.

Grow Socially's Foley on Best Practices for Developing a Social Media Strategy

Creating a strategy around social media has proven challenging, not just for publishers, but for businesses across a wide spectrum. John Foley of Grow Socially and facilitator of the Social Media & Inbound Marketing Master Class on October 16th, shares how publishers can craft and execute an effective social media strategy.

Kluge to Participate in the Digital Packaging Summit 2015 Being Held Nov. 9-11

Brandtjen & Kluge will be participating in the Digital Packaging Summit 2015 that will take place November 9-11, 2015, at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The Digital Packaging Summit is an invitation-only, hosted summit designed for senior managers and business executives who want to understand how current and future digital production printing, finishing technology, software and solutions will impact their business and investment decisions.

Domtar's 'Paper Trail' Tool Wins 2015 Environmental Strategy of the Year Award

The Paper Trail, Domtar's digital transparency tool, has been recognized by RISI as an innovative tool for supply chain transparency in the pulp and paper industry. Earlier this year, Domtar re-launched The Paper Trail, broadening its sustainability focus to also include the social and economic impacts associated with paper.