Staff Writer

Staff Writer
Air Motion Systems and KOMCAN Announce LED UV and UV Curing Partnership

Air Motion Systems and KOMCAN, the agent for Komori in Ontario and Western Canada, have partnered to offer Air Motion Systems' LED UV and UV curing technologies to KOMCAN customers. "Canada has been a fantastic market for AMS for almost two decades. The adoption rate of LED UV in the sheetfed market has been key to the outstanding growth of our technology," said Steve Metcalf, president and CEO of Air Motion Systems.

Happy Memorial Day to All of Our 'Today on PIworld' Readers!

To commemorate Memorial Day, the offices of Printing Impressions magazine will be closed on Monday. Please look for your next edition of the "Today on PIworld" e-newsletter—your daily resource for the latest printing industry news and commentary—in your inbox on Tuesday, May 26.

FESPA Print Census Reveals Global Feeling of Industry Optimism and Growth

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.

Dalim Software Concludes Another Successful US DUO User Event in New Orleans

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.

Central National-Gottesman's Spicers Paper Div. Buys West Coast-Based Performance Paper

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.

The Boston Globe Completes $20.3M Purchase of New, 328,000-Square-Foot Printing Plant

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.

A Screen Truepress Jet520S Inkjet Web Press Helps Direct Mailer MSP Transition from Toner to Inkjet

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.