Canon Solutions America has announced the 500th Canon imagePRESS C800/C700 model sold by the Enterprise Services and Solutions division of Canon Solutions America to Chromatic Inc. of Glendale. The commercial printing firm added the Canon imagePRESS C800 digital press to handle the influx and variation of new jobs.
A Colorado jury ruled in favor of Chromatic Technologies Inc. (CTI), a manufacturer of thermochromic inks that can turn cans blue when a beverage is cold. The jury found that SilverFox Innovations and its "partners" misappropriated CTI’s trade secrets and that their actions were attended by circumstances of fraud, malice or willful and wanton disregard of CTI’s rights.
In reporting its second quarter 2015 financial results, Deluxe Corp. revealed that its revenue increased 7.5 percent year-over-year. This was primarily due to the Financial Services segment, which grew 19.1 percent and included the results of the Wausau Financial Systems acquisition in October 2014.
A 2015 InterTech Technology Award was given to the Prinect Media Manager, Heidelberg’s multi-channel media publishing solution. This is the 34th time a Heidelberg innovation has been so honored by Printing Industries of America (PIA). “The judges were impressed with Prinect Media Manager’s completely integrated system,” shared Mark Bohan of PIA.
U.S. Senator Cory Booker—a Democrat from New Jersey—has introduced the Postal Innovation Act, which calls upon the United States Postal Service (USPS) to use "more cost-efficient and environmentally friendly technology" for its vehicles, and also explore "the economic benefits of non-postal services."
Five Nebraska-based printers—CopyCat Printing, MinuteMan Printing, United Enterprises, Mail Marketing and Cornerstone Print & Marketing—have joined forces to become Firespring, which will be located at 10913 E Circle in Omaha. "The time is right for Omaha nonprofits and businesses to be able to work with one vendor that provides top-notch talent, technology and strategic vision under one roof. We think this will be a game changer for Omaha," noted Firespring founder Jay Wilkinson.
The new Streamline ESL HPQ low odor inks from Sun Chemical have been developed for the Roland Soljet Pro 2, Pro 3 and VersaCAMM printers, and are also compatible with Mutoh ValueJet Printers along with other eco-solvent inkjet printers using Epson DX 4 through to DX 7 piezo inkjet print heads.
RR Donnelley's RRD ActiveDisclosure cloud-based, financial disclosure management solution has completed a Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type II audit resulting in an unqualified opinion from Deloitte & Touche LLP that critical controls are in place and operating effectively to address security, availability and confidentiality of client information. "We are exceedingly pleased to have achieved this rigorous review of the RRD ActiveDisclosure solution," said Craig Clay, executive vice president of Global Capital Markets at RR Donnelley.
Around 1,650 shareholders today participated in the Annual General Meeting of Heidelberg for financial year 2014/2015 in Mannheim, Germany. Approval from the company’s shareholders was needed for six of the seven items on the AGM’s agenda. These included the election of Kirsten Lange to the Supervisory Board and decisions to raise new contingent capital and new authorized capital. All items on the agenda were approved with a clear majority.
MGI Digital Technology has been selected by Printing Industries of America as the recipient of the internationally prestigious 2015 InterTech Technology Award for the iFOIL Digital Hot Foiling System. The iFOIL is part of an integrated, inline product suite that features the MGI’s JETvarnish 3D Digital Spot UV Coater, which received the coveted InterTech Award in 2013.
Sawgrass Industrial, the business division of the Sawgrass group operating in sublimation and pigment inks for industrial applications, is joining JK Group, the company which includes the brands Kiian Digital and J-Teck3, to extend the group’s technology capabilities.
Pearson has agreed to the sale of the Financial Times Group to Nikkei Inc. for a gross consideration of £844 million ($1.3 billion), payable in cash. "Nikkei has a long and distinguished track record of quality, impartiality and reliability in its journalism and global viewpoint. The board and I are confident that the FT will continue to flourish under Nikkei’s ownership," said John Fallon, Pearson’s chief executive.
For the first time, SGIA will host an Industrial Printing Symposium the day before the SGIA Expo begins. Industrial imagers will be able to attend targeted educational sessions that explore developments within the industrial printing industry, as well as ways to incorporate new methods and applications into their business.
With plans to reorient its business strategy, Howard Graphic Equipment (HGE) supplied its last reconditioned machine from its facilities outside Toronto. HGE will concentrate solely on growing the buy and sell sector of its equipment supply business.
Head to the promenade of the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco to eat at the Pantone Cafe, a restaurant that, you guessed it, models itself around the Lawrence Herbert color matching system. The Pantone system has had a following for years; people seem to not only love it for it’s practical printing purposes, but for their pleasingly minimalistic and now iconic color chips.