Staff Writer

Staff Writer
GMC Software Showcases Latest Enhancements to Inspire R10 at GRAPH EXPO 15

A new version of GMC Software's Customer Communications Management software will be the highlight of booth #4051. As one of the first single platform environments designed for all communication channels, GMC Inspire R10 makes it possible for both print and Web designers to navigate and define multichannel experiences from an easy-to-use intuitive GUI.

Transcontinental Acquires Ultra Flex Packaging for $80M, Doubling Revenues

Transcontinental Inc. announced that it acquired Ultra Flex Packaging, a New York-based flexible packaging supplier, for $80 million. The transaction is subject to regulatory approval in the U.S., and is expected to close before the end of our fiscal year. "This acquisition builds on our Capri Packaging acquisition last year and is part of our strategy to ensure our future growth path through diversification," said Francois Olivier, president and CEO of TC Transcontinental.

Progressive Impressions Installs One of the First Océ VarioPrint i300 Presses in U.S.

Progressive Impressions International (pii) in Bloomington, Illinois, is one of the nation’s first companies to install the Océ VarioPrint i300 sheetfed inkjet press. With the addition of the Océ VarioPrint i300 to run parallel with its existing Océ ColorSteam 3500, pii is now poised to offer its clients the ability to produce more complex messaging in direct mail packages and communication pieces.

Ricoh Europe Launches eBinder, Powered by Global Graphics Technology

Global Graphics is supplying Ricoh Europe with its gDoc technology to help develop digital document solutions that support flexible, mobile access to information. The first solution Ricoh has developed using the gDoc Application Platform is Ricoh eBinder, a new software solution will bridge the gap between paper and digital.

EFI Unveils New Midmarket Productivity Suite for Mid-Size Printing Businesses

The latest release from EFI offers customers certified business and production workflows delivered out of the box. The Midmarket Productivity Suite offering will enable new business streams, optimize print production and time-to-market, drive efficiency, improve customer service and grow bottom line revenue.

Butler Street, Printing Impressions Introduce First Best of Print & Digital Awards

Butler Street, a leading management consulting, training and research firm focused on client and talent development, has formed an alliance with Printing Impressions, America’s most influential and widely read resource for the printing industry, to provide the de facto industry standard for measuring customer loyalty through its Best of Print & Digital Customer Survey.

U.S. Government Publishing Office on Track to Report Historic Low EEO Complaints

As part of its commitment to providing employees a discrimination-free work environment, the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO), as FY 2015 comes to a close, has had eight formal equal employment opportunity (EEO) complaints filed, which represents a 53 percent decrease from FY 2014 and an 84 percent decrease from FY 2013. The complaints represent the fewest number filed since FY 1998.

Heidelberg’s New Promatrix 106 CS Diecutter to Make Debut at GRAPH EXPO 2015

At GRAPH EXPO 15 in Chicago, Heidelberg’s Promatrix 106 CS diecutter will make its official U.S. debut. The Promatrix 106 CS can handle substrates from 65-lb. text to 48-pt. board, and outputs 8,000 sheets per hour, with a maximum sheet size of 29.92x41.7"—matching the format of Heidelberg’s flagship Speedmaster XL 106 press.

Proforma Hi-Rez in California Secures Major Project with Universal Music Group

Universal Music Group has hired Proforma Hi-Rez in Mission Viejo, California, to provide a full range of printing, signage, promotional products and services for several of its offices. The $475,000 project will include interior wall graphics, promotional gift packs, exterior signage, stationery and more.

GPA Announces Lineup for GRAPH EXPO 15, Will Show Multi-Purpose Catalog

As GPA broadens its offering of wide-format substrates, new samples will be available at GRAPH EXPO 15. In addition, visitors to GPA's booth will learn about its new Multi-Purpose Product Catalog, featuring a collection of specialty labels and substrates specifically for everyday printing technology.

SpeedPro Imaging Relocates to Denver, Re-Energizes National Expansion Efforts

SpeedPro Imaging has relocated its corporate headquarters from Phoenix to Denver. The location includes a training and support facility designed to augment the company’s nationwide franchise operations. "It was a smart business decision, as it allows our team to serve our studios and franchise partners more efficiently and effectively," said SpeedPro President and CEO Boris Katsnelson.