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.
On Monday, CloudDDM unveiled a 3-D printing factory embedded in the heart of UPS' worldwide hub in Louisville, Kentucky. The first-of-its kind, fully-automated facility will be able to use the tie-in to UPS to ship its products quickly.
The Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) has teamed with Printing Impressions magazine for a series of pre-show previews for GRAPH EXPO 15. The alliance includes a "Countdown to the Show" e-newsletter series, GRAPH EXPO 15 and CPP EXPO Official Onsite Show Directory and New Product Reference Guide.
The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council recognized Appleton Coated with an award at The Earth Day Business Sustainability Awards in Wauwatosa, WI. The awards honor businesses that demonstrate how economic, environmental and social performance go hand-in-hand.
To better serve the printing industry, Prisco recently expanded its manufacturing facility for pressroom coatings in Charlotte, North Carolina. This investment increases the company's manufacturing capacity by more than 40 percent.
Installed one year ago, the five-color Speedmaster CX 102 at Ryan Printing continues to amaze the team at Ryan Printing. "We’re still blown away by the accuracy of it," said company President Al Ryan, "and our makereadies are fast."
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.
During a two-day Open House at Agfa Graphics' City of Industry, California, facility, the company will demonstrate how digital printing solutions can help businesses grow. Open House attendees will learn more about the benefits and opportunities offered by the JETvarnish and iFOIL from MGI.
Ever wondered who came up with the idea of the paperclip or the Post-it note? A new book, "Adventures In Stationery: A Journey Through Your Pencil Case," by James Ward, reveals all.
The 2015 winners of the PODi Best Practices Awards for digital printing case studies has been announced. These prestigious awards recognize outstanding examples of direct marketing campaigns and collateral management solutions featuring the power and versatility of digital print.
Jeremy Huffman has joined Paper And Dust Pros/Baler Service in Grandview, MO, as a sales engineer. In his new position, Huffman will be responsible for new business development on a national level and selective current customer relations for both organizations.
Webcrafters announced that it will reduce staff by at least 20 percent in the fall at both of its plants—Fordem Avenue and Westport—and in all parts of the company including management, manufacturing, office and customer service departments.
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.
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.
RR Donnelley (RRD) ranked 47th on the 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100 list, one of the industry's most prestigious rankings designed to honor organizations that are applying information technology in creative and unconventional ways. Among the RR Donnelley technology innovations considered in the evaluation were printed electronics, radio frequency identification tags, mobile barcodes, augmented reality and high-speed digital color personalized printing.
The U.S. Postal Service had 3,300 more CCAs in April than allowed in its labor contract with the National Association of Letter Carriers, a report USPS issued last week indicated. The 2011 contract that created the non-career position capped the number of CCAs in each district at 15 percent of the total number of full-time career city carriers—plus another 8,000 nationwide to allow "flexible windows which may be necessary to develop and provide new products and services."
The third annual Inkjet Summit wrapped up Wednesday night with an elegant awards dinner, a fitting celebration of another successful conference. The 100 printers in attendance spent three days at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, getting an in-depth education about high-speed production inkjet printing for book, direct mail, transactional and commercial printing applications.
With the addition of an eight-color, 56" R908 HiPrint press from manroland Sheetfed, Boehmer Box, a Canadian manufacturer of folding cartons, has set a new precedent for high-quality, innovative products. "It is imperative to have a press equipped with the most advanced color control technology," explained Karl Broderick, vice president of sales, Boehmer Box.
Soon after installing a new KBA Rapida 106, the management team at Cenveo wanted to show off its versatility and productivity. To that extent, the company produced an eye-catching promotional piece that displayed all of the value added features of the KBA press.
Semper International has released its "Semper International Second Quarter 2015 Industry Insight Survey Report," that was created in partnership with Printing Impressions magazine. The report contains positive insights from Semper's responding firms, with strong sales and profitability data across the board.
A new Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106 is now operational at Colbert Packaging's Elkhart, IN, manufacturing facility. Colbert started training its people on the new press in early February, when four employees spent a week at Heidelberg USA in Kennesaw, GA.