Staff Writer

Staff Writer
Deluxe Corp. Marks 100th Year in Business by Ringing Opening Bell at NYSE

To celebrate 100 years providing materials and support to the financial services industry, Deluxe Corp., the creator of the checkbook, rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. In business since Nov. 23, 1915, the 5,800-employee company has remained active in printing and philanthropy and continues to be one of Minnesota’s most innovative companies. "Ringing the NYSE opening bell is truly an honor for us because it signifies a milestone few companies will ever achieve," said Deluxe CEO Lee Schram.

KBA Congratulates Hub Folding Box for its Massachusetts Family Business Award

KBA North America congratulates its partner Hub Folding Box on being a 2015 recipient of the Family Business Award in the large business category. Before choosing the finalists, the Massachusetts Family Business Association took into account a number of professional and personal aspects of each firm to make the decision.

Publisher Creates Books that Double as Subway Tickets to Promote Reading in Brazil

People only read an average of about two books a year in Brazil. To promote reading, Brazil’s biggest pocket book publisher L&PM Editores created a collection of small paperbacks that also work as subway tickets. To celebrate World Book Day last April 23rd, L&PM gave away 10,000 books for free at subway stations across Sao Paulo.

Emerald Packaging Invests in EFI's Packaging Productivity Suite to Optimize Operations

Flexible packaging firm Emerald Packaging in Union City, California, has invested in the EFI Packaging Productivity Suite, including business intelligence and inventory-tracking components to optimize day-to-day operations and provide greater accuracy in pricing. Switching to the new EFI Suite, and having the backing of EFI for support and continued feature updates, will give Emerald Packaging more time to focus on growing its core business.

Hamilton Acquires Rare Archive of Circus Posters, Plates, Type from Enquirer

Since its founding in 1895, Enquirer Printing has continuously archived an extensive collection of circus, fair and carnival posters. Since the company no longer provides letterpress printing, it agreed to sell its collection to Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

X-Rite Donates Color Management Solutions to Idealliance for Its G7 Master Programs

X-Rite Inc. and its subsidiary Pantone LLC, has donated its i1 Family of color management solutions to Idealliance for use at its partner laboratories at Cal Poly University and the Rochester Institute of Technologies. The universities are leveraging i1 calibration and ICC profiling solutions, including the new i1iSis 2, as part of Idealliance’s G7 Master and G7 Process Control Master Qualification programs.

Heidelberg Shows Digital Portfolio at Recent Open House at its Print Media Center

At a recent open house held at its Print Media Center in Atlanta, Heidelberg featured its expanding digital portfolio to more than 40 customers. The open house gave customers a deeper understanding of how Heidelberg’s digital solutions can maximize their profitability while increasing their applications and optimizing their productivity. "We see digital as a part of the complementary mix in our customers print portfolio," said Andy Rae, senior vice president, equipment.

Agfa Recreates Ancient Japanese Temple Doors on Anapurna Wide-Format Printer

When the printing experts at Agfa Graphics Japan got the request to recreate the doors of an ancient Buddhist temple, they embarked on a fascinating journey that required extensive printing, substrate and color management expertise. An Anapurna 2050i wide-format inkjet printer was used to print on the 400-year-old Japanese cypress wood that the two new doors are made of.

InnerWorkings Selected as Spirits Company Beam Suntory's Supply Chain Provider for POS Materials

InnerWorkings Inc. has been chosen by Beam Suntory, the world's third-largest premium spirits company, as its preferred provider to deliver brand and field optimization goals within the area of Point of Sale (POS) materials. InnerWorkings will provide custom point-of-sale, branded merchandise, multiple eCommerce sites, warehousing and fulfillment services, as well as a large supporting infrastructure within Beam Suntory and across InnerWorkings' offices worldwide.

Racad Tech Announces New 'Do it Yourself' Web-to-Print Wordpress Plugin

The latest version of Racad Tech's W2P Shop: uDRAW plug-in for WordPress has been released. Version 3.3.31 of the plug-in, that is publicly available on WordPress, gives printers control over the Web-to-print capabilities of their websites, and can be easily installed on any WordPress/Woocommerce-based website.

Foster Introduces New Media Roll Lifter Designed for HP Latex Wide-Format Printers

The Low Profile On-a-Roll Lifter, a new lower profile roll lifter for handling wide or heavy media rolls—particularly those used with grand- and wide-format printers—is now available from Foster. The new design incorporates ergonomic features enabling printer operators to quickly and effortlessly lift media as heavy as 660 lbs (300 kg) and as wide as 16.4 ft (5 m). The new device is the perfect companion to HP Latex 3000, 3100, and 3500 series printers.

Why Ray Prince's Gift of $2.3M to Cal Poly Is Significant for the Printing Industry

In a press release announced last week, Cal Poly announced that printing industry expert Raymond Prince has donated $2.3 million to Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department to preserve the history and knowledge of the printing and imaging industry. In the following letter, Harvey Levenson, Ph. D., Professor Emeritus at Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department, explains why this donation is significant not only to Cal Poly but to the entire printing industry.