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Staff Writer
Ralph Nappi Discusses GRAPH EXPO 16 Move to Orlando (Watch Video)

Ralph Nappi, president of the Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC), discusses the decision to move GRAPH EXPO 16 (Sept. 25-28, 2016) to Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center. According to Nappi, the new location offers an ideal destination to maintain and expand the current U.S. audience, and also build the international contingent of attendees, particularly from Latin America. The relocation of GRAPH EXPO in 2016 will offer exhibitors and attendees the benefits of an affordable destination during a business-focused time of year in Orlando.

Xplor Honors Canon Solutions America with Award for Its 'Designer’s Guide to Inkjet'

Xplor International has awarded Canon Solutions America with first honorable mention for Application of the Year for its "Designer’s Guide to Inkjet," a comprehensive resource created for agency and in-house designers that provides guiding principles, best practices, and real-world recommendations related to the world of designing for inkjet.

A New Screen Truepress Jet L350UV Brings Production Inkjet Printing to Triangle Label

With the addition of a new Screen Truepress Jet L350UV inkjet label press, West Chester, OH-based Triangle Label can now offers its customers lower production costs, faster setups and additional substrate choices. "The Truepress offers us the ability to print high-quality four-color process labels on a variety of substrates, some of which would have been difficult to run in a traditional flexographic label press," said Allen Backscheider, co-president of BGR Inc., parent company of Triangle Label.

RR Donnelley Named Top Technology Innovator for Combining Print/Digital Communications

RR Donnelley (RRD) ranked 47th on the 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100 list, one of the industry's most prestigious rankings designed to honor organizations that are applying information technology in creative and unconventional ways. Among the RR Donnelley technology innovations considered in the evaluation were printed electronics, radio frequency identification tags, mobile barcodes, augmented reality and high-speed digital color personalized printing.

Does the U.S. Postal Service Have Too Many City Carrier Assistants, and at What Cost?

The U.S. Postal Service had 3,300 more CCAs in April than allowed in its labor contract with the National Association of Letter Carriers, a report USPS issued last week indicated. The 2011 contract that created the non-career position capped the number of CCAs in each district at 15 percent of the total number of full-time career city carriers—plus another 8,000 nationwide to allow "flexible windows which may be necessary to develop and provide new products and services."

Inkjet Summit Wraps Up Another Successful Year as Inkjet Adoption Rate Grows

The third annual Inkjet Summit wrapped up Wednesday night with an elegant awards dinner, a fitting celebration of another successful conference. The 100 printers in attendance spent three days at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, getting an in-depth education about high-speed production inkjet printing for book, direct mail, transactional and commercial printing applications.

Boehmer Meets Demand for Upscale Packaging with Manroland Sheetfed HiPrint Press

With the addition of an eight-color, 56" R908 HiPrint press from manroland Sheetfed, Boehmer Box, a Canadian manufacturer of folding cartons, has set a new precedent for high-quality, innovative products. "It is imperative to have a press equipped with the most advanced color control technology," explained Karl Broderick, vice president of sales, Boehmer Box.

Semper International Releases Q2 2015 Industry Insight Survey Report

Semper International has released its "Semper International Second Quarter 2015 Industry Insight Survey Report," that was created in partnership with Printing Impressions magazine. The report contains positive insights from Semper's responding firms, with strong sales and profitability data across the board.

Canon Solutions America Announces First Océ VarioPrint i300 Shipments to Customers

Canon Solutions America recently held a second anniversary press and analyst meeting in Florida, marking two years that the former Océ has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A. The event gave Canon Solutions America executives the opportunity to provide an update on its new midrange cutsheet color inkjet press—the Océ VarioPrint i300—which will be commercially available later this summer and is currently shipping to the first customer installation sites.

Execuprint Adds an EFI H1625 Hybrid UV LED Printer to Grow Its Business

Execuprint, Chatsworth, CA, has added a six-color EFI H1625 wide-format hybrid LED UV printer, supplied by Heidelberg, to expands its sheetfed offset, sheetfed digital and digital wide-format inkjet printing capabilities. "Sheetfed offset is still our bread-and-butter, but we’re now in a position to work toward an eventual 50-50 balance between offset and digital jobs," said Mike Farag.

FASTSIGNS Offers IDEAlliance G7 Certification Training to Franchise Partners

Franchisees and team members of FASTSIGNS recently had the opportunity to train as G7 Experts at the company's headquarters in Carrolton, TX. Those with G7 Expert certification are qualified to perform the G7 Master Qualification, which is granted to print facilities proven capable of performing the G7 methodology on printers, presses or proofing systems.