Brandtjen & Kluge will be participating in the Digital Packaging Summit 2015 that will take place November 9-11, 2015, at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The Digital Packaging Summit is an invitation-only, hosted summit designed for senior managers and business executives who want to understand how current and future digital production printing, finishing technology, software and solutions will impact their business and investment decisions.
The Paper Trail, Domtar's digital transparency tool, has been recognized by RISI as an innovative tool for supply chain transparency in the pulp and paper industry. Earlier this year, Domtar re-launched The Paper Trail, broadening its sustainability focus to also include the social and economic impacts associated with paper.
The global franchise PostNet has launched a marketing campaign arming entrepreneurs across the country with business survival tips—to weather a zombie apocalypse. “PostNet is actively working to be a small business resource no matter what the emergency is, even if it’s a zombie pandemic,” said PostNet Co-founder and CEO Steve Greenbaum.
MAR Graphics has installed a five-color RDP Marathon UV web press to produce direct-mail pieces, jumbo rolls and other print pieces. The press is equipped with inter-station UV dryers, a jumbo roll rewind and a continuous fan-folding device for direct mail and other transactional document applications.
Together with the United Steelworkers, Verso Corp., Sappi North America and Appleton Coated have called for an extension of duties on imports of coated paper from China and Indonesia. "The initial decision helped restore a fair market and discourage unfair and illegal dumping and subsidies of our competitors," said Mark Gardner of Sappi North America. "That decision needs to be extended through this sunset review."
Continuing its strong momentum, Avanti Computer Systems has announced revenue growth for FY2015, ending Aug. 31, 2015, with year-over-year revenues up 14.7 percent. The company attributes its success in part to its continued investment in R&D, as well as its unwavering commitment to customer service.
The Personal Access to Paper Election Reform (PAPER) Act, which was introduced by Rep. Dan Benishek (R-Mich.), amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require the Secretary of the Treasury to mail paper forms and instructions to individuals who filed a paper return for the preceding tax year.
Twenty-five years ago today, everything changed for in-plants. On Oct. 2, 1990, Xerox introduced the DocuTech 135 Production Publisher, a device that single-handedly ushered in the print-on-demand era.
The 2015 William D. Schaeffer Environmental Award has been given to Gary Jones, Printing Industries of America's assistant vice president of environmental, health and safety affairs. Jones has been a tireless advocate on behalf of the printing industry for regulations that provide both operational flexibility and improved environmental performance.
In a move to align for future growth, Konica Minolta has appointed Sam Errigo executive vice president of sales and business development. Previously, Errigo led the Business Intelligence Services organization and was a key contributor in the buildout of All Covered, Konica Minolta’s IT Services division.
A Pressline FlexPress will be added at The Boston Globe's new 330,000-square-foot printing facility in Taunton, Massachusetts. "We wanted a press that can be installed in an unconventional printing facility without limiting our printing requirements and future expansion plans, and meets our needs for budget-conscious operation and maintenance," explained Rich Masotta, vice president of operations.
As part of the rebranding of the HP PageWide Web Press division, HP announced two new additions to its high-speed inkjet press portfolio during GRAPH EXPO 15 that will fly under the new banner: the HP PageWide Web Press T480 HD and the T470 HD. The new, 42-inch HP PageWide Web Presses incorporate High Definition Nozzle Architecture (HDNA) technology, which is designed with HP’s unique dual drop-weight architecture.
International Paper is now manufacturing Accent Opaque at 97 bright, an increase of one point of brightness over the current items. Additionally, the smoothness of the sheet will be improving on four basis weights. The Accent Opaque line will continue to provide the consistent sheet performance on press that the brand is known for.
Based in Roseville, Michigan, Graphics East is integrating its entire business and production operations with EFI’s Midmarket Productivity Suite of advanced software. Doing so will allow Graphics East to centrally manage a complete end-to-end workflow, including Web-to-print ordering. The Midmarket Productivity Suite connects the EFI Pace MIS software with a variety of options across 17 certified, out-of-the-box workflows for integrated Web-to-print, marketing automation and more.
As the Authorized Distributor for RYOBI MHI Graphic Technology offset presses in North America, Graphic Systems North America reported a successful GRAPH EXPO 15. There, the inaugural meeting of the Elite RMGT LED-UV Users Group was held on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015. In addition, the newly branded RMGT 9 Series Press, featuring SMART RPC technology and LED-UV curing technology, was at the center of overflow crowds as printers were intent on seeing the only sheetfed offset press running live at the show.