Staff Writer

Staff Writer
Sappi Opens 2015 'Ideas that Matter' Call for Entries for Creative Design Using Print

Established 15 years ago, Sappi North America's Ideas that Matter grant program funds designers who apply their creative talents to causes that address significant issues facing our society. Sappi officially announced its call for grant proposals, inviting designers to show the world how design can change lives for the better.

Quad's Q1 Meets Expectations; Net Sales Aided by $10M Courier Termination Fee

Joel Quadracci, chairman, president and CEO of Quad/Graphics, reported that the company's first quarter results were in line with expectations, and Quad/Graphics remains on track to achieve its 2015 financial objectives. Net sales for the first quarter 2015 were $1.1 billion, consistent with the first quarter 2014.

Vision Integrated Graphics Acquires Fellow Illinois Direct Marketing Firm, Tobe Direct

Tobe Direct, a direct marketing company with facilities in Bolingbrook, Illinois, has been acquired by Vision Integrated Graphics Group. The merger will combine Tobe Direct’s turn-key direct marketing solutions and full-service lettershop capabilities with Vision’s existing Web-based technologies and high-end graphic manufacturing and fulfillment capabilities.

Ingram Content Group Sells Coutts Information Services and MyiLibrary to ProQuest

ProQuest will acquire Coutts Information Services from Ingram Content Group, adding Coutts’ expertise in collection development, broad catalog of print and digital titles, and platforms MyiLibrary and OASIS to ProQuest’s vast selection of ebooks and technology framework. The acquisition is expected to close within weeks.

Ralph Nappi Reveals Why GRAPH EXPO 16 Is Moving to Orlando (Watch Video)

Ralph Nappi, president of the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC), discusses the decision to move GRAPH EXPO 16 (Sept. 25-28, 2016) to Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center. According to Nappi, the new location offers an ideal destination to maintain and expand the current U.S. audience, and also build the international contingent of attendees, particularly from Latin America. The relocation of GRAPH EXPO in 2016 will offer exhibitors and attendees the benefits of an affordable destination during a business-focused time of year in Orlando.

Xplor Honors Canon Solutions America with Award for Its 'Designer’s Guide to Inkjet'

Xplor International has awarded Canon Solutions America with first honorable mention for Application of the Year for its "Designer’s Guide to Inkjet," a comprehensive resource created for agency and in-house designers that provides guiding principles, best practices, and real-world recommendations related to the world of designing for inkjet.

A New Screen Truepress Jet L350UV Brings Production Inkjet Printing to Triangle Label

With the addition of a new Screen Truepress Jet L350UV inkjet label press, West Chester, OH-based Triangle Label can now offers its customers lower production costs, faster setups and additional substrate choices. "The Truepress offers us the ability to print high-quality four-color process labels on a variety of substrates, some of which would have been difficult to run in a traditional flexographic label press," said Allen Backscheider, co-president of BGR Inc., parent company of Triangle Label.