Cleveland-based Angstrom Graphics recently took delivery of a Xerox iGen 150 digital press. The new press replaces older iGen technology and provides greater capacity for handling digital printing volume that continues double-digit growth. "In a mature market, digital printing, front-end technology and customized programs automate our processes and reduce cost," noted David Neumann, chief operating officer. "This has allowed us to improve efficiency for our clients, attract new business and maintain margin."
In today's fast-paced, high pressure business world, printers are hard-pressed to find ways to adapt to a rapidly changing marketplace. The Ricoh Consulting Group takes aim squarely at the pain points that keep many printers today from reaching their goals. Its experts embrace and leverage industry-specific insight, operational experience and expertise to make informed assessments and recommend practical solutions.
Celebrating 150 years in business, Ambrose Printing, based in Nashville, Tennessee, held an open house event, complete with food, drinks and a tour of the printing manufacturing process. "I'm so thankful to have such an amazing team—we are looking forward to the next 150 years!" commented Owner John Ambrose.
Buyers Laboratory has named the Xerox Color C60 printer the winner of the PRO award in the color light production category. "This award underscores how Xerox can introduce customers to entry-level production color printing and grow with them as a trusted partner as their business evolves," commented Fred Ramsey, global product manager at Xerox.
SG360° has appointed industry veteran Mary Lee Schneider as its new president and CEO. Schneider has served in key roles during her extensive career in the printing industry. Prior to joining SG360°, she served as president and CEO of Follett, and served at RR Donnelley as president, digital solutions and chief technology officer. Rick Joutras, formerly chairman, president and chief executive officer of SG360°, will remain as chairman of the Board.
Credit card and banknote-style security holograms are an effective form of anti-counterfeiting technology, as they're very difficult to replicate. Every time a new batch is made, however, a "master hologram" has to be created first, to act as a template. These masters can take days to produce, using complex, expensive equipment. That could be about to change, however, as scientists have developed a quick-and-easy hologram production method that utilizes a regular inkjet printer.
Thompson Print & Mailing Solutions has acquired Colour Solutions, expanding production capability and product offerings. Both are San Antonio companies with long histories in South Texas. "The acquisition of Colour Solutions adds to our overall ability to provide our customers one-stop shopping for promoting their business," said David Thompson, president of Thompson Print & Mailing Solutions. "The teams are excited to work together for growth and mutual benefit. We look forward to welcoming Colour Solutions customers and staff to the Thompson team."
Under a new agreement, InnerWorkings will streamline Weis Markets' marketing execution efforts across 163 stores in the U.S. The two will collaborate to develop marketing print strategies, point-of-sale displays, direct mail campaigns and loyalty programs. "With InnerWorkings' technology and dedicated onsite resources, we are looking to expand our marketing impact and increase our return on investment," said Brian Holt, vice president of advertising and marketing at Weis Markets. "InnerWorkings shares our passion about upholding our 100-year-old brand's identity."
Two Sides North America has announced that National Print Owners Association (NPOA) has joined the non-profit organization. "This collaboration will further increase the reach of our message, research and materials which, to date, have provided very good value to the numerous small to medium-sized printing businesses in the U.S.," said Two Sides North America President Phil Riebel.
For Kelly Boviall, moving his International Minute Press franchise has become a boon for his business. He found and renovated a uniquely designed log cabin located right off a major four-lane highway, and the result has been tremendous sales growth, a huge increase in walk-in traffic, and sincere compliments from the community for bringing new life to an old space.
HP Inc. has announced Hewlett-Packard Co. financial results for fiscal 2015 and the fourth quarter ended Oct. 31, 2015. These results include Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., Hewlett-Packard Co.'s former enterprise technology infrastructure, software, services and financing businesses, which separated from Hewlett-Packard Co. on Nov. 1, 2015.
Sporting a tidy pink sweater and pouring tea from a china pot, Macon York does not look like someone who owns a guillotine. It's not what you think, she explains. The guillotine isn't for chopping heads. It's for cutting paper in thick stacks. She demonstrates the technique, pulling a handle as high as her head and as thick as her arm on the hefty piece of 1898 machinery.
In May, IST METZ acquired the majority interest of Integration Technology. In addition, the company has reorganized its management board. Christian-Marius Metz, grandson of Founder Gerhard Metz and previous head of the central area operations and services, was appointed CEO.
The cost of books is driven up by inefficient manufacturing processes and inaccurate information. Publishers are adopting digital printing methods as a viable option for book publishing. Trends show that digital printing in the print market will continue to grow.
Joseph Merritt Co. announced that it has successfully completed its fourth annual companywide food drive. The food drive was started as an employee-driven initiative four years ago in the effort to give families in the community access to food that they may otherwise not be able to afford. Last year, the company collected 1,262 items. This year, the company collected food, hygiene items and money.