MBO has partnered with the Johannes Gutenberg School for the second straight year to give students a hands-on opportunity to explore the latest in finishing technology.
Digicut is a laser cutter from POLAR that can cut, perforate, crease and engrave in one pass—without the need for a tool change. The innovative laser technology opens up numerous possibilities for digital and commercial printers.
FESPA's Print Census reveals six overarching trends driving the global wide-format and speciality print community. The survey is part of an ongoing collaboration between InfoTrends and FESPA. The key trend is one of optimism from business owners. 80 percent of respondents are very optimistic or fairly optimistic for their businesses.
VariDry LED-UV is an instant cure-to-print technology from KBA that is integrated into its press line. This allows for easy operation for infrared, hot air, traditional UV, HR UV or LED-UV. As the fastest-growing drying technology, VariDry LED-UV provides significant advancements, benefits and savings.
QuadTech Inc. and ColorConsulting S.r.l. have announced a formal partnership that will leverage the two companies’ understanding of prepress and pressroom workflows, and enhance printers’ efficiency by automating the exchange of color data within those workflows.
Users with varying production needs, from printers, publishers, retailers and brand owners shared common experiences and production challenges at Dalim Software's 2015 US DUO Conference. The event marked the appointment of Chad Gray, senior developer and workflow specialist at Carey Color as president of DUO, and Steve Daniel, senior manager, Graphic Services at Valassis as vice president.
The U.S. Spicers Paper division of Central National-Gottesman will bolster its West Coast sales force by acquiring Performance Paper. The transaction is expected to close June 1, 2015. A division of CellMark, Performance Paper is well known locally for its deep market knowledge and expertise in the coated, uncoated and board products used by commercial printers.
There’s never been a better time for U.S. buyers of graphic paper to understand what GSM (grams per meter) means, and how messed up our own system of basis weights is.
KBA's annual general meeting focused on the current status of the restructuring program Fit@All, the shareholders’ decision regarding the proposed change to the group’s legal and management structure, and personnel changes on the shareholder’s side to the supervisory board.
The Boston Globe reported yesterday that it has completed the purchase of a new printing facility in Taunton, Massachusetts, for $20.3 million. The new 328,000-square-foot facility, in the Miles Standish Industrial Park, will be used to print other leading U.S.-based newspapers, such as The New York Times, the Boston Herald, and other newspapers that hire The Boston Globe to do their production work.
The Printing Industries of America (PIA) has added another program to its growing series. "The Seven Basic Tools of Process Improvement" is a 75-minute program that covers tools from Pareto diagrams to run charts.
While patent litigation has been on the rise for a number of years, it hasn't been between competing companies but from patent trolls who seek to buy up patent portfolios in order to sue industry players for infringement.
In its latest report, InfoTrends provides a comprehensive view of the U.S. printing, publishing and packaging markets by the number of establishments and revenue. Overall, InfoTrends found that printing industry revenue continues to decline.
Direct mail marketer MSP in Freedom, Pennsylvania, chose a Screen Truepress Jet520S to maximize the response rates of targeted messages. The press's top printing speed of 420 ft./min. enables fast throughput and efficient production of high print volumes. "The Screen inkjet printing system was found to be the best application for us in terms of overall cost and maintenance," said Douglas Wright, COO.
This week, Precision Graphics and MGI are hosting a public Digital Printing Open House at Precision Graphics’ Jackson, Wisconsin, showroom. The MGI Meteor 8700XL will be running live production demos with a variety of image files and substrate materials. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about developments in graphic arts technology and new digital production techniques.
With the installation of the G3 Zünd digital cutter at its new Customer Experience Center, Gilman Brothers and Zünd have formed a new relationship. Gilman achieves the 24/7 use of a Zünd high-scale cutter for testing of products on a variety of materials, and in return, Gilman Brothers offers Zünd a sound manufacturing infrastructure where they will have an East Coast demonstration location.
The official launch of Gandy Digital's Gladi8tor UV flatbed printer took place at FESPA 2015. The machine's eight colors in a blade assembly configuration delivers market leading productivity and profitable new business opportunities.
At the mailing industry's annual trade show, the National Postal Forum, Postmaster General Megan Brennan promoted opportunities for the mailing industry to leverage the rapid adoption of digital and mobile technology by today’s consumers.
Two Sides North America will be a co-sponsor of the annual Positively Print recognition program. Now in its sixth year, the Positively Print program is designed to recognize print advocacy campaigns that promote the enduring power and sustainability of print in today's multi-channel media mix.
Chairman of Heidelberg's Supervisory Board Robert Koehler has passed away at age 66. Appointed to the Board in 2003, he served as chairman from 2011 until his passing on May 17, 2015. With his international experience and his focus on the big picture, Koehler played a key role in Heidelberg’s development.
Direct mail solutions provider Wilen Direct was recognized by the U.S. Postal Service for its white-paper factory, innovative postal savings strategies and its ability to pilot many programs resulting in cutting-edge services for clients.