OKI Data has completed the acquisition of the wide-format printer business of Seiko I Infotech Inc., a subsidiary of Seiko Instruments Inc., from SII. OKI Data established OKI Data Infotech by acquiring all SIIT shares held by SII. "By offering one-stop printing solutions targeting the printing, distribution, and retail industry sectors, we will strengthen our printer business in the professional printer market," said Takao Hiramoto, president of OKI Data.
The better you understand the multitude of possibilities for meeting customer needs in-house, the better equipped you will be to use your color printer to get a valuable edge in today’s highly competitive marketplace. In a new white paper titled "Getting More Out Of Your Large-format Color Printer," Canon Solutions America examines smart strategies that can be applied for expanding your business and enhancing the ROI on your equipment.
Findings from Printing Industries of America's 2015 Ratios Survey indicate a modest rise in industry profitability. On average, the typical printing firm’s profit as a percent of sales increased from 2.6 percent last year to 3.0 percent this year.
As part of a new academic collaboration to support the next generation of talent in the digital printing field, Hewlett-Packard (HP) has donated an HP Indigo 5000 digital press to Clemson University’s graphic communications program. Having hands-on experience using the HP Indigo 5000 digital press will give Clemson students invaluable access to that growing market segment through internship and career opportunities.
Today's customers want to learn a brand's story through case studies, Webinars, events and blog posts. It is this kind of innovative and transformative thinking that Deo Volente Marketing brings to its clients. The team has learned a tremendous amount about how print and paper professionals manage their careers.
Yishai Amir has been appointed CEO of Landa Corp. and a member of the company's board of directors. Benny Landa will continue as active chairman. "By joining Landa I feel as if I am returning home. I started my career with Benny Landa 21 years ago at Indigo," commented Amir.
Print and marketing solutions provider DOME has announced the acquisition of manufacturing assets of Bel Aire Displays, a leading screen and digital graphic display company located in Richmond, California. "We are excited to expand our manufacturing operations into the San Francisco area and to add new capabilities in screen and digital graphics," said Tim Poole, partner and CEO of DOME.
Konica Minolta has announced the anticipated Beta installation of the KM-1 digital inkjet press in Europe. KM-1 is a B2+ UV inkjet four-color sheetfed press, which will help commercial printers produce high-quality print jobs, capturing new market opportunities for brand owners looking to develop highly personalized short-run applications. The first KM-1 Beta was installed in the U.S. three months ago.
In an effort to better serve the evolving needs of marketers and publishers in today’s multimedia world, Quad/Graphics has streamlined its organizational structure and has announced new company leadership roles, effective immediately. "Our goal is to make it easier for our clients to take advantage of our full continuum of integrated solutions to help them generate increased engagement, response and revenues while reducing their total cost of production and distribution," commented Joel Quadracci, Quad/Graphics chairman, president and CEO.
With the ability to run print jobs at 525 feet per minute at 1,200 dpi, the Océ ImageStream 2400 inkjet press will provide Trend Offset Printing (Trend) with the speed it needs for its evolving customer output. "The Océ ImageStream 2400 will give Trend Offset Printing the productivity to bring four-color personalized printing to the mainstream client. We are very excited at Trend to see where our clients will go with this new technology," said Aaron Day, CEO of Trend Offset Printing.
bluemedia President Jared Smith will kick off day two of the Color 2015 event in Phoenix. Smith will discuss building a business case for selling projects of one piece, as well as advice on how to work with major brands. "Brand accuracy for us starts by taking steps to ensure we understand the brand first. This means we ask for style guides, branding guidelines, messaging rules, and Pantone colors very early in the process," said Smith.
As part of Neenah Paper's Acquisition of FiberMark, Neenah's paper and packaging customers now have immediate access to thousands of colors, textures, finishes and weights in premium papers, box wraps, folding boards and labels. Newly expanded capabilities include specialty coatings and finishing with a focus on custom work.
Creating a strategy around social media has proven challenging, not just for publishers, but for businesses across a wide spectrum. John Foley of Grow Socially and facilitator of the Social Media & Inbound Marketing Master Class on October 16th, shares how publishers can craft and execute an effective social media strategy.
Brandtjen & Kluge will be participating in the Digital Packaging Summit 2015 that will take place November 9-11, 2015, at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. The Digital Packaging Summit is an invitation-only, hosted summit designed for senior managers and business executives who want to understand how current and future digital production printing, finishing technology, software and solutions will impact their business and investment decisions.
The Paper Trail, Domtar's digital transparency tool, has been recognized by RISI as an innovative tool for supply chain transparency in the pulp and paper industry. Earlier this year, Domtar re-launched The Paper Trail, broadening its sustainability focus to also include the social and economic impacts associated with paper.