Ever wondered who came up with the idea of the paperclip or the Post-it note? A new book, "Adventures In Stationery: A Journey Through Your Pencil Case," by James Ward, reveals all.
Jeremy Huffman has joined Paper And Dust Pros/Baler Service in Grandview, MO, as a sales engineer. In his new position, Huffman will be responsible for new business development on a national level and selective current customer relations for both organizations.
Webcrafters announced that it will reduce staff by at least 20 percent by this fall at both of its plants—Fordem Avenue and Westport—and in all parts of the company including management, manufacturing, office and customer service departments.
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.
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 (RRD) ranked 47th on the 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100 list, one of the industry's most prestigious rankings designed to honor innovative 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.
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."
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.
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.
Soon after installing a new KBA Rapida 106, the management team at Cenveo wanted to show off its versatility and productivity. To that extent, the company produced an eye-catching promotional piece that displayed all of the value added features of the KBA press.
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.
A new Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106 is now operational at Colbert Packaging's Elkhart, IN, manufacturing facility. Colbert started training its people on the new press in early February, when four employees spent a week at Heidelberg USA in Kennesaw, GA.
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, 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.
Marketing Alliance Group, a producer of visual merchandising, product displays and custom plastics, has announced that it will be expanding into a 500,000-square-foot space, investing $15 million and creating 100 new jobs, reported Nooga.com.
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.
An HP Scitex FB10000 Industrial Press has been added at Englander dZignPak, with locations in Texas and Arkansas, to help increase capacity and offer better quality and improved speed. The press offers both 16-gray-level printing and the ability to produce 1,000 B1 sheets in less than two hours.
NextPage, a printing and marketing firm that was created from the 2013 merger of Mail Print, Graphic Services Printing and L&L Manufacturing, has acquired Print Big Solutions, the Kansas City Business Journal reported.
In its latest financial report, Pitney Bowes announced its revenue declined 1 percent on a constant currency basis and 5 percent as reported to $891 million. Revenue was flat to the prior year when adjusted for the impacts of currency and the divestment of certain European revenue streams.
In reporting its third quarter fiscal year 2015 financial results, Cimpress (parent company to Vistaprint), reported that its revenue grew 19 percent year over year to $339.9 million.
Digital pioneer Chris Lyons has joined NAPCO Media as President/Chief Revenue Officer of the Marketing and Retail sector, whose brands include Target Marketing, Retail Online Integration (ROI), Direct Marketing IQ, Who’s Mailing What!, and eMarketing + Commerce. "I am delighted to be returning to NAPCO Media—a company that has transformed itself from the legacy print publishing company I once knew to the dynamic media and multi-faceted company it is today," said Lyons.