Air Motion Systems and KOMCAN, the agent for Komori in Ontario and Western Canada, have partnered to offer Air Motion Systems' LED UV and UV curing technologies to KOMCAN customers. "Canada has been a fantastic market for AMS for almost two decades. The adoption rate of LED UV in the sheetfed market has been key to the outstanding growth of our technology," said Steve Metcalf, president and CEO of Air Motion Systems.
Stephens & George just installed the 300th CutStar sheeter from Heidelberg. The CutStar was launched at drupa 2000 and further developments were introduced that adapted the sheeter to the new press design at drupa 2012.
VariDry LED-UV is an instant cure-to-print technology from KBA that is integrated into its press line. This allows for easy operation for infrared, hot air, traditional UV, HR UV or LED-UV. As the fastest-growing drying technology, VariDry LED-UV provides significant advancements, benefits and savings.
Lithographix, in Hawthorne, California, submitted the October/November 2014 edition of Hana Hou! in the Specialty Magazines, Web, category of the Gold Ink Awards. What makes this magazine stand out are its vibrant colors and intriguing photography on the cover.
To commemorate Memorial Day, the offices of Printing Impressions magazine will be closed on Monday. Please look for your next edition of the "Today on PIworld" e-newsletter—your daily resource for the latest printing industry news and commentary—in your inbox on Tuesday, May 26.
The 2015 Choice Award was presented to Register Print Group/Regency Display at the Point of Purchase Advertising International's annual Outstanding Merchandising Achievement Awards Competition.
Expanding its customer support team in Chicago, Inca Digital has made several new appointments. Ron Shepard, vice president of customer support, North America, directs the Inca Digital North American support organization.
The U.S. Postal Service selected Fry Communications to receive its 2015 Mail Innovation Award. A special ceremony was held at the National Postal Forum in Anaheim, California.
MBO has partnered with the Johannes Gutenberg School for the second straight year to give students a hands-on opportunity to explore the latest in finishing technology.
Digicut is a laser cutter from POLAR that can cut, perforate, crease and engrave in one pass—without the need for a tool change. The innovative laser technology opens up numerous possibilities for digital and commercial printers.
FESPA's Print Census reveals six overarching trends driving the global wide-format and speciality print community. The survey is part of an ongoing collaboration between InfoTrends and FESPA. The key trend is one of optimism from business owners. 80 percent of respondents are very optimistic or fairly optimistic for their businesses.
QuadTech Inc. and ColorConsulting S.r.l. have announced a formal partnership that will leverage the two companies’ understanding of prepress and pressroom workflows, and enhance printers’ efficiency by automating the exchange of color data within those workflows.
Users with varying production needs, from printers, publishers, retailers and brand owners shared common experiences and production challenges at Dalim Software's 2015 US DUO Conference. The event marked the appointment of Chad Gray, senior developer and workflow specialist at Carey Color as president of DUO, and Steve Daniel, senior manager, Graphic Services at Valassis as vice president.
The U.S. Spicers Paper division of Central National-Gottesman will bolster its West Coast sales force by acquiring Performance Paper. The transaction is expected to close June 1, 2015. A division of CellMark, Performance Paper is well known locally for its deep market knowledge and expertise in the coated, uncoated and board products used by commercial printers.
There’s never been a better time for U.S. buyers of graphic paper to understand what GSM (grams per meter) means, and how messed up our own system of basis weights is.
KBA's annual general meeting focused on the current status of the restructuring program Fit@All, the shareholders’ decision regarding the proposed change to the group’s legal and management structure, and personnel changes on the shareholder’s side to the supervisory board.
The Boston Globe reported yesterday that it has completed the purchase of a new printing facility in Taunton, Massachusetts, for $20.3 million. The new 328,000-square-foot facility, in the Miles Standish Industrial Park, will be used to print other leading U.S.-based newspapers, such as The New York Times, the Boston Herald, and other newspapers that hire The Boston Globe to do their production work.
The Printing Industries of America (PIA) has added another program to its growing series. "The Seven Basic Tools of Process Improvement" is a 75-minute program that covers tools from Pareto diagrams to run charts.
While patent litigation has been on the rise for a number of years, it hasn't been between competing companies but from patent trolls who seek to buy up patent portfolios in order to sue industry players for infringement.
In its latest report, InfoTrends provides a comprehensive view of the U.S. printing, publishing and packaging markets by the number of establishments and revenue. Overall, InfoTrends found that printing industry revenue continues to decline.
Direct mail marketer MSP in Freedom, Pennsylvania, chose a Screen Truepress Jet520S to maximize the response rates of targeted messages. The press's top printing speed of 420 ft./min. enables fast throughput and efficient production of high print volumes. "The Screen inkjet printing system was found to be the best application for us in terms of overall cost and maintenance," said Douglas Wright, COO.