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Staff Writer
Vivid Laminating and DataBind Announce U.S. Distribution Deal

Leicestershire, England-based Vivid Laminating Technologies has entered into a distribution deal with DataBind Corp. for the United States. DataBind will be distributing a number of Vivid’s best-selling Laminating Systems, including its Matrix Duo for double-sided laminating, the Linea Encapsulation Systems and Vivid’s Matrix range of Laminators.

EFI Launches Next-generation of Its Fiery Digital Front End Platform

EFI has launched the newest platform for its industry-leading Fiery digital front ends (DFE) for digital printing systems. The DFE platform, which will be incorporated in several new digital presses from EFI partners starting in Q3, features innovative tools for higher-speed processing and expansion to CMYK+ colors.

Allied Printing Completes Solar Installation at Manchester, Connecticut, Facility

Last week, Allied Printing Services held a ceremony to mark the completion of a solar installation at its Manchester, Connecticut facility. The ceremony was attended by elected officials, legislators, energy and utility officials, partners and employees. The 1.4 megawatt system, which is comprised of 4,591 panels atop Allied’s 275,000-square-foot facility, will provide about 17 percent of the company's total electricity usage.

Government Publishing Office: What’s in a Name (Change)?

Headquartered in an eight-story, 1.5 million-square-foot complex just five blocks from the Capitol Building in Washington, GPO is the country’s largest in-plant. And, now 154 years of age, it’s also one of the oldest. Over the years, GPO has published numerous important documents, such as the preliminary version of the Emancipation Proclamation, The Warren Commission report and The 9-11 Commission Report, to name a few.

Michael Makin Discusses Supreme Court's Ruling on Affordable Care Act

Yesterday, the Supreme Court announced a major decision impacting our nation's health insurance marketplace. In a 6-3 decision, the Court upheld the Affordable Care Act—sometimes called "Obamacare." What does that mean for PIA member companies? It means that regardless of your opinion on the Act, it is clearly the law of the land and your company must plan to live under it for the foreseeable future.

Major Global Charity Chooses Avanti Slingshot Print MIS for Its Direct Mail Initiatives

Our Daily Bread Ministries, a non-denominational, non-profit, global ministry choose Avanti Slingshot print MIS for a comprehensive, real-time view of scheduling and cost performance. The organization’s Grand Rapids, Michigan, print production facility generates 62 million booklets and boasts 72 million impressions, with more than 10 languages, printed in the United States.

Gould Paper Announces Two Key Executive Vice President Appointments

Gould Paper has appointed Joseph Ryan as executive vice president, North America; and Michael Trachtenberg as executive vice president, international. In their new roles, both will continue to report to David Berkowitz, president and CEO of the corporation.

Kluge's Second User Group Meeting Delivers Educational Experience for Attendees

Thirty-two attendees discussed a wide range of topics concerning maintenance, makeready, setup and production at Brandtjen & Kluge's second Kluge User Group Meeting, held on May 12, in Schaumburg, Illinois. The agenda included a technology update on laser cutting and integrations to digital workflow, an assessment of the cold foil process, and user lead best practices networking sessions.

ABS Graphics Holds Open House at Its New 130,000-Square-Foot Facility in Illinois

Hundreds of clients, vendors and industry representatives attended ABS Graphics' open house event in Itasca, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago. ABS made the big move to a larger facility in January, combining two facilities and consolidating numerous print processes, finishing, mailing and fulfillment services.

Memjet Expands Worldwide Headquarters in San Diego to Accomodate Its Growth

Memjet is opening a new global headquarters that will encompass new laboratories and corporate offices in San Diego. Housed in a 25,000-square-foot building, the headquarters will combine Memjet's two previous facilities in San Diego. The space will also include an expansive demo area for new and potential customers, as well as enhanced labs for ink, printhead and hardware innovation.

The Messenger Press Meets Demand for Short-Run Work with Ryobi MHI Perfector

A new 31" RYOBI MHI press with aqueous coater positions The Messenger Press for continued growth in its home state of Ohio. “16,000 sheets/hr. will help on all of our work, and with no electrical cabinet near the feeder there’s more room to work," remarked Mitch Kremer, vice president and COO.

Dublin Delivers for Jetcomm, Dscoop Open and Digital Print

With an influx of new partners, an expanding community to share knowledge and ideas with, and an awesome trip across the pond with HP High Speed Production InkJet Solutions for Jetcomm EMEA and Dscoop Open, 2015 has been very good to me, and I am smiling more than not these days.

AF&PA May 2015 Report: Printing-Writing Paper Shipments Down 9 Percent

The American Forest & Paper Association has released its May 2015 Printing-Writing Paper Report. According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 9 percent in May compared to May 2014, with inventory levels increasing 8 percent from April.