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National Print Owners Association Joins Two Sides North America to Promote Print

Two Sides North America has announced that National Print Owners Association (NPOA) has joined the non-profit organization. "This collaboration will further increase the reach of our message, research and materials which, to date, have provided very good value to the numerous small to medium-sized printing businesses in the U.S.," said Two Sides North America President Phil Riebel.

Minuteman Press in Winston-Salem, N.C. Boosts Traffic, Visibility in Log Cabin

For Kelly Boviall, moving his International Minute Press franchise has become a boon for his business. He found and renovated a uniquely designed log cabin located right off a major four-lane highway, and the result has been tremendous sales growth, a huge increase in walk-in traffic, and sincere compliments from the community for bringing new life to an old space.

HP Inc. Reports Hewlett-Packard Co. Fiscal 2015 Full-Year and Q4 Results

HP Inc. has announced Hewlett-Packard Co. financial results for fiscal 2015 and the fourth quarter ended Oct. 31, 2015. These results include Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., Hewlett-Packard Co.'s former enterprise technology infrastructure, software, services and financing businesses, which separated from Hewlett-Packard Co. on Nov. 1, 2015.

A Letterpress Printer Finds Her Calling in North Carolina by Reviving an Old Technique

Sporting a tidy pink sweater and pouring tea from a china pot, Macon York does not look like someone who owns a guillotine. It's not what you think, she explains. The guillotine isn't for chopping heads. It's for cutting paper in thick stacks. She demonstrates the technique, pulling a handle as high as her head and as thick as her arm on the hefty piece of 1898 machinery.

IST METZ Further Expands LED UV Business, Announces Appointments

In May, IST METZ acquired the majority interest of Integration Technology. In addition, the company has reorganized its management board. Christian-Marius Metz, grandson of Founder Gerhard Metz and previous head of the central area operations and services, was appointed CEO.

Joseph Merritt Co. Uses Food Drive to Raise Awareness of Hunger Issues

Joseph Merritt Co. announced that it has successfully completed its fourth annual companywide food drive. The food drive was started as an employee-driven initiative four years ago in the effort to give families in the community access to food that they may otherwise not be able to afford. Last year, the company collected 1,262 items. This year, the company collected food, hygiene items and money.

Print and Graphic Scholarship Foundation Accepting Applications

The Print and Graphic Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) has announced that application entries are now being accepted. The not-for-profit, private, industry-directed organization dispenses undergraduate college scholarships and graduate fellowship assistance to talented men and women interested in graphic communication careers.

Goss International Announces Omnicolor II Upgrade for M-600 16-Page Press

Goss International announced that it has launched the Omnicolor II upgrade for the M-600 press. The upgrade supports color control and reduces start-up waste and turnaround time. The Omnicolor II is designed to automate the press process and virtually eliminate error potential.

Printing Impressions Wishes Our Readers a Happy Thanksgiving

In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, the offices of Printing Impressions will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27. The next edition of our "Today on PIworld" e-newsletter—your daily resource for the latest printing industry news, commentary, video interviews and highlights—will return to your inbox on Monday, Nov. 30. From the entire staff here at Printing Impressions, we wish you and yours a very happy and safe Thanksgiving.

New Technology, Live Demos to Mark 2016 Graphics of the Americas Show

Taking place Feb. 18-20, 2016, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, the Graphics of the Americas Conference & Expo (GOA) will highlight the latest trends and technologies in wide-format sign and display, direct to garment, vehicle wraps, and will also feature variable short through long length runs that will be shown on offset, hybrid and digital presses.

drupa 2016 Tickets Will be Available Online in January at Reduced Rates

Entrance passes for drupa 2016 will be available at reduced rates online at starting on Jan. 2, 2016. The event will take place from May 31, June 10, 2016, at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany. drupa 2016 tickets can also be used for free public transportation on all buses, streetcars, underground trains, urban railways and German rail service within the Rhine-Ruhr regional network of Düsseldorf and the Rhine-Sieg transportation network.

The Secrets of Medieval Europe's Large-Scale Publishing of Fine Books Revealed

The mystery of how the medieval world made some of its finest books has at last been solved—after 700 years. New research is revealing the trade secrets of Europe's very first large-scale commercial publishing industry. Several generations before the widespread introduction of paper into Christian Europe, the continent's craftsmen discovered a way of transforming animal skins into wafer-thin sheets for use as pages in medieval books.