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.
Bill Hall, assistant product marketing manager at Konica Minolta, introduces the company's latest polymerized Simitri toner, the Pumpkin Spice Simitri Toner, that brings the smell of pumpkin to the printed sheet.
The Print and Graphic Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) has announced that application entries are now being accepted. The not-for-profit, private, industry-directed organization dispenses undergraduate college scholarships and graduate fellowship assistance to talented men and women interested in graphic communication careers.
Goss International announced that it has launched the Omnicolor II upgrade for the M-600 press. The upgrade supports color control and reduces start-up waste and turnaround time. The Omnicolor II is designed to automate the press process and virtually eliminate error potential.
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. From the entire staff here at Printing Impressions, we wish you and yours a very happy and safe Thanksgiving.
Taking place Feb. 18-20, 2016, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, the Graphics of the Americas Conference & Expo (GOA) will highlight the latest trends and technologies in wide-format sign and display, direct to garment, vehicle wraps, and will also feature variable short through long length runs that will be shown on offset, hybrid and digital presses.
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. drupa 2016 tickets can also be used for free public transportation on all buses, streetcars, underground trains, urban railways and German rail service within the Rhine-Ruhr regional network of Düsseldorf and the Rhine-Sieg transportation network.
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. Several generations before the widespread introduction of paper into Christian Europe, the continent's craftsmen discovered a way of transforming animal skins into wafer-thin sheets for use as pages in medieval books.
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.