Staff Writer

Staff Writer
drupa World Tour to Kick Off This Month with Over 40 Events on Five Continents

The World Tour to promote drupa 2016 begins September 2015 with a series of presentations, press conferences and trade press interviews in Asia, Europe and the U.S. Over 40 drupa events will take place into February 2016—ranging from meetings in small groups to presentations with several hundred participants and one-day industry workshops.

Kelvyn Grows Digital Department with MGI's JETvarnish 3D, iFOIL, Meteor DP8700XL+

Kelvyn Press, in Broadview, Illinois, partnered with MGI to launch a Digital Print Department. The company added the Meteor DP8700XL+ press and the JETvarnish 3D and iFOIL integrated finishing suite. "The whole industry is going digital and it is an inevitable business transition of technology. The MGI JETvarnish and iFOIL finishing solutions have opened up a whole new doorway to new business opportunities," said Tony Malacina, Kelyvn’s director of operations.

ALG Worldwide Expands Its East Coast Mail Consolidation Facility in New Jersey

ALG Worldwide Logistics' Print Media Division announced it is expanding its East Coast consolidation operation in New Jersey. The expansion is testament to the acquisition of the company's new client growth, as well as added volume from existing clients based on providing all-encompassing postal optimization plans.

Mark Hahn, Founder of GAA, to Present Economic Forecast at GRAPH EXPO

Mark Hahn will present the "Economic Forecast" for the printing, packaging and related industries at GRAPH EXPO 15. Data on recent transactional activity in the commercial, newspaper and packaging segments of the printing industry will be presented, with projections for future prospects in these and other segments of the industry.

RIT to Become Home of New State Center for Advanced Technology in Additive Manufacturing

A consortium of universities and corporations led by Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), has been selected to receive a state grant to establish the AMPrint Center for Advanced Technology in additive manufacturing and functional printing. Denis Cormier, RIT’s Earl W. Brinkman Professor and a national expert on 3D printing and additive manufacturing, will lead the AMPrint Center.

GMC Software Showcases Latest Enhancements to Inspire R10 at GRAPH EXPO 15

A new version of GMC Software's Customer Communications Management software will be the highlight of booth #4051. As one of the first single platform environments designed for all communication channels, GMC Inspire R10 makes it possible for both print and Web designers to navigate and define multichannel experiences from an easy-to-use intuitive GUI.

Transcontinental Acquires Ultra Flex Packaging for $80M, Doubling Revenues

Transcontinental Inc. announced that it acquired Ultra Flex Packaging, a New York-based flexible packaging supplier, for $80 million. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval in the U.S., and is expected to close before the end of our fiscal year. "This acquisition builds on our Capri Packaging acquisition last year and is part of our strategy to ensure our future growth path through diversification," said Francois Olivier, president and CEO of TC Transcontinental.

Progressive Impressions Installs One of the First Océ VarioPrint i300 Presses in U.S.

Progressive Impressions International (pii) in Bloomington, Illinois, is one of the nation’s first companies to install the Océ VarioPrint i300 sheetfed inkjet press. With the addition of the Océ VarioPrint i300 to run parallel with its existing Océ ColorSteam 3500, pii is now poised to offer its clients the ability to produce more complex messaging in direct mail packages and communication pieces.

Ricoh Europe Launches eBinder, Powered by Global Graphics Technology

Global Graphics is supplying Ricoh Europe with its gDoc technology to help develop digital document solutions that support flexible, mobile access to information. The first solution Ricoh has developed using the gDoc Application Platform is Ricoh eBinder, a new software solution will bridge the gap between paper and digital.

EFI Unveils New Midmarket Productivity Suite for Mid-Size Printing Businesses

The latest release from EFI offers customers certified business and production workflows delivered out of the box. The Midmarket Productivity Suite offering will enable new business streams, optimize print production and time-to-market, drive efficiency, improve customer service and grow bottom line revenue.

Butler Street, Printing Impressions Introduce First Best of Print & Digital Awards

Butler Street, a leading management consulting, training and research firm focused on client and talent development, has formed an alliance with Printing Impressions, America’s most influential and widely read resource for the printing industry, to provide the de facto industry standard for measuring customer loyalty through its Best of Print & Digital Customer Survey.