In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, the offices of Printing Impressions will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27. The next edition of our "Today on PIworld" e-newsletter—your daily resource for the latest printing industry news, commentary, video interviews and highlights—will return to your inbox on Monday, Nov. 30.
Taking place Feb. 18-20, 2016, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, the Graphics of the Americas Conference & Expo (GOA) show floor will be bigger with a wide range of technology such as wide-format sign and display, direct to garment, vehicle wraps and variable short through long length runs that will be shown on offset, hybrid and digital presses of every type.
Entrance passes for drupa 2016 will be available at reduced rates online at www.drupa.com starting on Jan. 2, 2016. The event will take place from May 31, June 10, 2016, at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.
The mystery of how the medieval world made some of its finest books has at last been solved—after 700 years. New research is revealing the trade secrets of Europe's very first large-scale commercial publishing industry.
Due to popular demand, Publishing Executive revived its ranking of the Top 20 Magazine Printers last year. The ranking, which has been one of the most viewed articles on PubExec.com for several years running, is intended to serve magazine publishers as they assess their printing needs and the landscape of potential printing partners.
To celebrate 100 years providing materials and support to the financial services industry, Deluxe Corp., the creator of the checkbook, rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. In business since Nov. 23, 1915, the 5,800-employee company has remained active in printing and philanthropy and continues to be one of Minnesota’s most innovative companies. "Ringing the NYSE opening bell is truly an honor for us because it signifies a milestone few companies will ever achieve," said Deluxe CEO Lee Schram.
KBA North America congratulates its partner Hub Folding Box on being a 2015 recipient of the Family Business Award in the large business category. Before choosing the finalists, the Massachusetts Family Business Association took into account a number of professional and personal aspects of each firm to make the decision.
People only read an average of about two books a year in Brazil. To promote reading, Brazil’s biggest pocket book publisher L&PM Editores created a collection of small paperbacks that also work as subway tickets. To celebrate World Book Day last April 23rd, L&PM gave away 10,000 books for free at subway stations across Sao Paulo.
Flexible packaging firm Emerald Packaging in Union City, California, has invested in the EFI Packaging Productivity Suite, including business intelligence and inventory-tracking components to optimize day-to-day operations and provide greater accuracy in pricing. Switching to the new EFI Suite, and having the backing of EFI for support and continued feature updates, will give Emerald Packaging more time to focus on growing its core business.
Since its founding in 1895, Enquirer Printing has continuously archived an extensive collection of circus, fair and carnival posters. Since the company no longer provides letterpress printing, it agreed to sell its collection to Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.
X-Rite Inc. and its subsidiary Pantone LLC, has donated its i1 Family of color management solutions to Idealliance for use at its partner laboratories at Cal Poly University and the Rochester Institute of Technologies. The universities are leveraging i1 calibration and ICC profiling solutions, including the new i1iSis 2, as part of Idealliance’s G7 Master and G7 Process Control Master Qualification programs.
Don't look for any major downsizing from the U.S. Postal Service during the coming year. A new report indicates that the postal workforce will remain stable through late 2016. The agency is projecting a 0.6 percent decrease in work hours during Fiscal Year 2016.
At a recent open house held at its Print Media Center in Atlanta, Heidelberg featured its expanding digital portfolio to more than 40 customers. The open house gave customers a deeper understanding of how Heidelberg’s digital solutions can maximize their profitability while increasing their applications and optimizing their productivity. "We see digital as a part of the complementary mix in our customers print portfolio," said Andy Rae, senior vice president, equipment.
Ricoh has announced enhancements to its Ricoh ProcessDirector workflow software that will allow customers to effectively and efficiently evaluate information in ways that can help streamline operations, improve processes and reduce costs. The new software also includes an optional AFP feature and added document level controls.
When the printing experts at Agfa Graphics Japan got the request to recreate the doors of an ancient Buddhist temple, they embarked on a fascinating journey that required extensive printing, substrate and color management expertise. An Anapurna 2050i wide-format inkjet printer was used to print on the 400-year-old Japanese cypress wood that the two new doors are made of.