Staff Writer

Staff Writer
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.

Aulward Graphics Boosts Digital Print Media Opportunities with Anapurna Flatbed

An Anapurna M2540 FB from Agfa Graphics has been installed at Aulward Graphics in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The Anapurna M2540 FB is a flatbed UV inkjet designed for printing on rigid substrates and features a revolutionary quick­-change vacuum bed technology with six colors (CMYKLcLm) plus white ink.

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.

Ex-State GOP Boss Gallo Sentenced for Kickback Scheme Involving Fla. Printer

After dissecting and refuting part of George Gallo’s "tepid acceptance of responsibility," a federal judge Thursday ordered Gallo—the state’s former top Republican—to serve a year and a day in prison for admitting election-campaign corruption. Gallo, the former $150,000-a-year chief of staff for House Republicans, admitted steering 50 GOP House candidates to a Florida printing firm that was paid more than a million dollars from the state’s publicly funded election program, kicking back $117,000 to Gallo between 2008 and 2013.

Printing Industries of America Launches New Power Selling Program

Printing Industries of America has announced the launch of its Power Selling Program, an eight-week turnkey training program that features a unique combination of online training, weekly student projects, and live coaching sessions with the sales coach, Leslie Groene.

Xanté Introduces Myriad License Plate Media for ILUMINA Digital Print System

Myriad license plate media has been introduced by Xanté, allowing print shops to design a wide array of customizable license plates to display logos, slogans, monograms, initials and much more. Composed of high-quality synthetic materials, the plates are extremely durable, weathering water, tears and nature's elements.

The Charlotte Hornets Enter Multi-Year Agreement with ImageMark for Signage Needs

A multi-year agreement has been signed between The Charlotte Hornets and ImageMark Business Services, which will serve as the basketball team's official signage partner. ImageMark will be responsible for the print production and installation of all signs, banners and branding graphics—both inside and outside—of Time Warner Cable Arena for Hornets’ games and arena events.

Brewery Uses World's First Direct Print Powered by KHS System with Xaar Printheads

An innovative brewery now prints directly onto 12,000 PET beer bottles/hr. to deliver 'on-the-fly' customization. The Direct Print equipment at Martens uses Xaar 1002 GS6 printheads to jet high-resolution (360 dpi physical and 1,080 dpi optical) text and images in five colors (CMYK+W) using low-migration LED-cured inks directly onto PET bottles.

Duplo to Showcase the Latest in Automated Digital Print Finishing at GRAPH EXPO

At GRAPH EXPO 15, Duplo USA will be showcasing its growing range of booklet systems along with its popular slitting/cutting/creasing, diecutting, UV coating and perfect binding solutions. For example, attendees will be able to see the new DBM-600 bookletmaker running live with the new, high-speed DSF-6000 sheet feeder, as well as the DSC-10/60i collators.