The third annual Inkjet Summit wrapped up Wednesday night with an elegant awards dinner, a fitting celebration of another successful conference. The 100 printers in attendance spent three days at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, getting an in-depth education about high-speed production inkjet printing for book, direct mail, transactional and commercial printing applications.
With the addition of an eight-color, 56" R908 HiPrint press from manroland Sheetfed, Boehmer Box, a Canadian manufacturer of folding cartons, has set a new precedent for high-quality, innovative products. "It is imperative to have a press equipped with the most advanced color control technology," explained Karl Broderick, vice president of sales, Boehmer Box.
Soon after installing a new KBA Rapida 106, the management team at Cenveo wanted to show off its versatility and productivity. To that extent, the company produced an eye-catching promotional piece that displayed all of the value added features of the KBA press.
Canon Solutions America recently held a second anniversary press and analyst meeting in Florida, marking two years that the former Océ has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A. The event gave Canon Solutions America executives the opportunity to provide an update on its new midrange cutsheet color inkjet press—the Océ VarioPrint i300—which will be commercially available later this summer and is currently shipping to the first customer installation sites.
Execuprint, Chatsworth, CA, has added a six-color EFI H1625 wide-format hybrid LED UV printer, supplied by Heidelberg, to expands its sheetfed offset, sheetfed digital and digital wide-format inkjet printing capabilities. "Sheetfed offset is still our bread-and-butter, but we’re now in a position to work toward an eventual 50-50 balance between offset and digital jobs," said Mike Farag.
A new Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106 is now operational at Colbert Packaging's Elkhart, IN, manufacturing facility. Colbert started training its people on the new press in early February, when four employees spent a week at Heidelberg USA in Kennesaw, GA.
Marketing Alliance Group, a producer of visual merchandising, product displays and custom plastics, has announced that it will be expanding into a 500,000-square-foot space, investing $15 million and creating 100 new jobs, reported Nooga.com.
Franchisees and team members of FASTSIGNS recently had the opportunity to train as G7 Experts at the company's headquarters in Carrolton, TX. Those with G7 Expert certification are qualified to perform the G7 Master Qualification, which is granted to print facilities proven capable of performing the G7 methodology on printers, presses or proofing systems.
An HP Scitex FB10000 Industrial Press has been added at Englander dZignPak, with locations in Texas and Arkansas, to help increase capacity and offer better quality and improved speed. The press offers both 16-gray-level printing and the ability to produce 1,000 B1 sheets in less than two hours.
NextPage, a printing and marketing firm that was created from the 2013 merger of Mail Print, Graphic Services Printing and L&L Manufacturing, has acquired Print Big Solutions, the Kansas City Business Journal reported.
In its latest financial report, Pitney Bowes announced its revenue declined 1 percent on a constant currency basis and 5 percent as reported to $891 million. Revenue was flat to the prior year when adjusted for the impacts of currency and the divestment of certain European revenue streams.
In reporting its third quarter fiscal year 2015 financial results, Cimpress (parent company to Vistaprint), reported that its revenue grew 19 percent year over year to $339.9 million.
Digital pioneer Chris Lyons has joined NAPCO Media as President/Chief Revenue Officer of the Marketing and Retail sector, whose brands include Target Marketing, Retail Online Integration (ROI), Direct Marketing IQ, Who’s Mailing What!, and eMarketing + Commerce. "I am delighted to be returning to NAPCO Media—a company that has transformed itself from the legacy print publishing company I once knew to the dynamic media and multi-faceted company it is today," said Lyons.
Polaris Direct in Hooksett, NH, is the first printing firm in the United States to install the new Xerox Impika Evolution inkjet press. The installation was completed on April 3, 2015, and Polaris Direct has already printed and mailed campaigns for its clients.
All four of SG360º's Illinois facilities are now renovated, after the finishing touches were completed on its Wheeling Road corporate office in Wheeling, IL, and the Broadview web facility in Broadview, IL. Every inch of the renovation was meticulously designed to benefit employees and clients by motivating them with the core essence of the company’s brand.
Howie Fenton, associate director of operations consulting, will offer the opening keynote and final wrap up presentation on new technology at the Digital Printing Government & Higher-Ed Conference, that is being organized by NAPCO Media and will be chaired by IPG Editor Bob Neubauer. The conference is taking place in the GPO office May 14, 2015 in Washington, DC.
Xploration 15, held in Orlando, FL, April 14-16, featured over 60 educational sessions in addition to the general sessions and vendor forum. The vendor forum featured 38 leading-edge providers of document technology products and services. The conference also included daily networking events, two keynote speakers, the second annual Customer Engagement Program and pre-conference programs provided by Madison Advisors and PrintMediaCentr.
The latest workflow software from Kodak, PRINERGY Workflow 7, pushes boundaries of automation to reduce costs and inefficiencies at every level of the printing process. New features limit human error, improve time to press and enable faster, more informed decisions that are critical for keeping margins healthy.
International Paper today reported first quarter 2015 net earnings attributable to common shareholders of $313 million ($0.74 per share) compared with net earnings of $134 million ($0.32 per share) in the fourth quarter of 2014 and a net loss of $95 million ($0.21 per share) in the first quarter of 2014. "International Paper delivered another strong quarter through good execution and cost management that resulted in increased margins," said Mark Sutton , chairman and CEO.
From a virtual home-improvement simulator to a multi-lingual customer-service robot, Lowe's Innovation Labs have brought to life customer solutions that are rooted in science-fiction. Today, the retailer unveils the third project out of its labs: 3-D printing.
Influence Print in New York City, is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students majoring or interested in design and applied arts or graphic design with strong academic records and outstanding creative abilities. The deadline for the visual communication design scholarship competition is December 31, 2015.