On July 29, customers, employees, local officials and the media gathered to attend INX International Ink's Open House event celebrating the company's new manufacturing facility in Lebanon, Ohio. The 63,000-square-foot facility is expected to produce 37 million pounds of solvent ink for packaging annually and employs 38 people.
More than 800 Proforma Member owners, sales reps, supplier partners and support team members came from offices worldwide to network, strengthen relationships, improve business practices and celebrate another record breaking sales year, during Proforma's 28th Annual Convention and Family Reunion in Orlando, Florida.
A new swatchbook from Mohawk is fourth in a series of nine. The Strathmore Writing Text and Cover swatchbook includes four Heritage Colors curated from The Strathmore Archives: Dusk Blue, Golden Olive, Riviera Rose and Pyro Brown.
Individualized packaging seems to be the latest trend for beverage giants like Diet Coke and Absolut, and now Bud Light is getting in on the action and bringing it to the U.S. The beer behemoth created 200,000 different cans, variations on 31 designs, using vertical-printing technology from HP.
GFX International reacted quickly when a severe storm hit its headquarters in Grayslake, Illinois, earlier today. The firm is thankful to report that it is 100 percent positive no team members were injured in the storm. An initial assessment earlier today showed only physical damage to one GFX building.
Attendees at GRAPH EXPO 15 will receive an enhanced show guide featuring 3D textures and embossed foil designs thanks to a collaboration between MGI, Printing Impressions, Mohawk, KDX and API. MGI produced 20,000 "tip-on" cover cards with its integrated JETvarnish 3D Spot UV Coater and iFOIL Hot Foiling Solution.
Taylor Corp. has completed its acquisition of the assets of Standard Register. The combined company has more than 12,000 employees working in more than 80 companies with operations in 32 states and nine countries. "The successful close officially turns the page for Standard Register’s customers and employees and moves us into a new chapter that we believe is strengthened as a combined organization," said Deb Taylor, CEO of Taylor Corp.
A free white paper from Canon Solutions America—Large Format Division, "Choosing the Right UV Flatbed Printer: A UV Flatbed Buyer's Guide," provides a handy cheat-sheet for printers doing their large-format homework. This 16-page treatment covers all of the hot points pertaining to UV flatbed printers and the variables printers need to take into account during the vetting process, and also provides a handy, sample return on investment (ROI) calculator.
Goss International's parent company, Shanghai Electric Corporation (SEC), has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Goss International and its subsidiaries to American Industrial Partners (AIP). The agreement forms part of a broader strategy to further strengthen Goss' position as the world’s leading web-offset printing press supplier.
The Department of Education is about to approve a $30 million contract with Amazon to create an e-book marketplace for New York City's 1,800 public schools. The Amazon deal will be one of the D.O.E.'s most expensive contracts and one of the city's few significant deals with a leading technology company.
Canon Solutions America has established an Advisory Council in an effort to understand the changing customer requirements surrounding Managed Document Services, allowing it to capture customer requirements, evaluate technologies and strategies, and solicit feedback directly from customers.
A live Webinar will be hosted by Avanti Computer Systems in advance of GRAPH EXPO 15 to offer a "sneak peek" of the latest features of its Avanti Slingshot. The full suite of enhancements will be unveiled live at the trade show, which takes place Sept. 13-16 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Cimpress N.V. has announced financial results for the three month period ended June 30, 2015, the fourth quarter of its 2015 fiscal year. "Our fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2015 performance reflects the great strides made in service of the strategy we communicated at our August 2014 investor meeting," said Robert Keane, president and CEO.
Aided by the same USDA program that helped milk companies produce the "Got Milk?" ads, paper and packaging manufacturers have launched a multimillion dollar ad campaign to remind the digitally revolutionized how paper can, as the marketing verse puts it, "solve problems," provide "an outlet for our creativity" and "connect us in personal, meaningful ways."
The Postal Regulatory Commission has issued Order No. 2623 to address issues presented in the exigent rate case that was recently remanded to the Commission by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit—Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers v. Postal Regulatory Commission, 2015 WL 3513394 (D.C. Cir. June 5, 2015). Order No. 2623 authorizes the Postal Service to collect an additional $1.191 billion in contribution as an exigent rate adjustment.