Staff Writer

Staff Writer
'How Life Unfolds' Ad Campaign Shows Paper Not Disappearing Any Time Soon

Aided by the same USDA program that helped milk companies produce the "Got Milk?" ads, paper and packaging manufacturers have launched a multimillion dollar ad campaign to remind the digitally revolutionized how paper can, as the marketing verse puts it, "solve problems," provide "an outlet for our creativity" and "connect us in personal, meaningful ways."

Printing Industries of America’s Julie Shaffer to Present Two Seminars at GRAPH EXPO 15

Julie Shaffer, vice president, Digital Strategies, will present two sessions at GRAPH EXPO 15 in September. Titled Print FUTURE SHOCK: Interactive, Integrated—Even ELECTRIC! and 3D for Commercial Printers: Your NEXT Print Profit Pathway!, these seminars will be particularly beneficial to business owners, production managers, sales managers, technology specialists and designers.

Domtar Reports Strong Operational Results in Pulp and Paper, Personal Care Segments for Q2 2015

Domtar Corp. has reported net earnings of $38 million for the second quarter of 2015 compared to net earnings of $36 million for the first quarter of 2015 and net earnings of $40 million for the second quarter of 2014. Sales for the second quarter of 2015 were $1.3 billion. "Our pulp and paper business performed largely in-line with expectations. Our operations ran well despite the seasonally high level of scheduled maintenance at our mills," said John Williams, president and CEO.

Pitney Bowes Reports a 4 Percent Decline for Its Q2 2015 Financial Results

For its second quarter 2015 financial results, Pitney Bowes has reported a revenue of $881 million, a decline of 4 percent on a constant currency basis and a decline of 8 percent as reported. Revenue declined 3 percent versus the prior year when adjusted for the impacts of currency and the divestiture of certain European revenue streams in the prior year.

Kodak’s Prosper 6000 Presses, NX Advantage for Flexcel, Receives 2015 InterTech Technology Awards

Two of the 10 overall 2015 InterTech Technology Awards went to Kodak for its Kodak Prosper 6000 presses and newly-launched NX advantage for the Kodak Flexcel NX system. These two 2015 InterTech Technology Awards mark Kodak’s 39th and 40th overall InterTech Technology Awards to date. “The quality, speed and agility at which both the Prosper 6000 presses and Flexcel NX system produced prints really captured the judges attention,” relayed Mark Bohan of Printing Industries of America.

Walk-Up Printing Made Easier through Expanded Partnership with EFI and Ricoh

An expanded partnership between EFI and Ricoh Americas has made the EFI Self-Serve M500 Copy and Print Station and EFI Self-Serve AdminCentral software available with select Ricoh devices. This allows universities, libraries and other organizations to offer efficient walk-up printing services.

GTI Graphic Technology Will Showcase Color Viewing Systems at GRAPH EXPO 15

At GRAPH EXPO 15 booth #435, showgoers will be able to see first-hand how light affects color and the value of viewing color under standard lighting conditions. GTI Graphic Technology will be showcasing its color viewing solutions, including Soft View SOFV-1xiQ, EVS Executive Viewing Station and more.

OKI to Demonstrate Digital Color Printing Technologies at Minuteman Press World Expo

The C941e digital color printer and the pro900DP digital envelope press are just two devices that will be demonstrated by OKI Data Americas at the Minuteman Press World Expo from July 29-Aug. 1 in Las Vegas. The C941e is a new, full-color device with an optional EFI XF server or Harlequin raster image processor. The pro900DP digital envelope press features an embedded EFI Fiery System 8e Controller with SmartRIP technology.

Xerox Donates a Color 800 Printing Press to Graphic Communication Department at Cal Poly

A Xerox Color 800 press has been donated to Cal Poly's Graphic Communications Department. This high-capacity press includes the Xerox EX Print Server, Powered by Fiery, and prints at 80 pages/min. It is being used to produce output for student design projects, publishing endeavors, papers and displays in the Graphic Communication Department.

Printing Industry Joins Forces at GRAPH EXPO 15 to Close the Workforce Skills Gap

In an effort to ensure a quality future workforce, Education Main Street at GRAPH EXPO 15 will showcase The Hiring Hub: Closing the Skills Gap. This recreation of the annual SkillsUSA National Championships will allow showgoers to interact with representatives from companies who have discovered a key to reaching skilled potential hires.

Semper International Releases Latest Q3 2015 Industry Insight Survey Report

Semper International released its quarterly economic insight report today, the "Semper International Third Quarter 2015 Industry Insight Survey Report," which was created in partnership with Printing Impressions magazine. While some economic data remains strong, this quarter’s report reveals tempered optimism, as the winter’s slowdown extended a bit through the summer months.