The newest member of the Agfa Graphics GreenWorks program, Commerce Printing Services uses Azura TS to produce high-quality visual communications. The chemistry-free plates are easy to handle and provide reliable, consistent and high quality results.
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.
IWCO Direct has achieved ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification through BSI Group America, and has also achieved Level 1 Payment Card Industry—Data Security Standard 3.1 (PCI DSS) compliance certification. These certifications extend to Mail-Gard, a division of IWCO Direct which provides business continuity and disaster recovery services.
Along with the purchase of two HP Indigo 7800 digital presses for its Hayden, Idaho, plant, and a second HP Indigo W7250 digital press for its Las Vegas facility, Digital Lizard, a Creel Printing company, is adding a 40,000-square-foot building next to its Las Vegas plant, turning the space into a high-tech fulfillment center.
Canon Solutions America outlines how print providers can use a Return on Investment (ROI) "calculator" to determine whether a UV flatbed printer is a profitable investment. The Return on Investment (ROI) "calculator" is a commonly used tool to determine the costs to produce graphics, what amount of print volume produced at a specific cost and sold at a particular price is required to pay off the capital investment, and what amount of profit can be realized on a monthly basis.
Mark Nixon has been tapped as the new vice president of sales and general manager of Scodix North America. Nixon is now responsible for sales, customer support, marketing and operations in both the American and Canadian markets. Prior to joining Scodix, he held executive management positions with Dupont, Scitex, Creo, KBA, and was the founder and owner of Conversion UK Ltd.
Total Printing Systems' Instant Quote Internet-based pricing tool is ideal for experienced print buyers, as well as for those new to printing and publishing. The tool offers a quick assessment of pricing based on different quantities, stocks, or other variables, as well as explanations of each choice.
Xanté's award-winning iQueue Adobe PostScript Workflow has been certified for Microsoft Windows 10. Xanté users will enjoy increased performance and features of Windows 10 and retain full benefits of iQueue's features. The latest version is scheduled to be released Wednesday, July 29.
Franchise Services Inc. has entered into an agreement with ZVerse Inc. wherein Sir Speedy, PIP, and Signal Graphics Franchisees will offer custom, 3-D printed promotional products, signs, event marketing pieces, and architectural models from ZVerse to their customers.
Canon Solutions America has announced the 500th Canon imagePRESS C800/C700 model sold by the Enterprise Services and Solutions division of Canon Solutions America to Chromatic Inc. of Glendale. The commercial printing firm added the Canon imagePRESS C800 digital press to handle the influx and variation of new jobs.
A Colorado jury ruled in favor of Chromatic Technologies Inc. (CTI), a manufacturer of thermochromic inks that can turn cans blue when a beverage is cold. The jury found that SilverFox Innovations and its "partners" misappropriated CTI’s trade secrets and that their actions were attended by circumstances of fraud, malice or willful and wanton disregard of CTI’s rights.
In reporting its second quarter 2015 financial results, Deluxe Corp. revealed that its revenue increased 7.5 percent year-over-year. This was primarily due to the Financial Services segment, which grew 19.1 percent and included the results of the Wausau Financial Systems acquisition in October 2014.
A 2015 InterTech Technology Award was given to the Prinect Media Manager, Heidelberg’s multi-channel media publishing solution. This is the 34th time a Heidelberg innovation has been so honored by Printing Industries of America (PIA). “The judges were impressed with Prinect Media Manager’s completely integrated system,” shared Mark Bohan of PIA.
U.S. Senator Cory Booker—a Democrat from New Jersey—has introduced the Postal Innovation Act, which calls upon the United States Postal Service (USPS) to use "more cost-efficient and environmentally friendly technology" for its vehicles, and also explore "the economic benefits of non-postal services."
Five Nebraska-based printers—CopyCat Printing, MinuteMan Printing, United Enterprises, Mail Marketing and Cornerstone Print & Marketing—have joined forces to become Firespring, which will be located at 10913 E Circle in Omaha. "The time is right for Omaha nonprofits and businesses to be able to work with one vendor that provides top-notch talent, technology and strategic vision under one roof. We think this will be a game changer for Omaha," noted Firespring founder Jay Wilkinson.