Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Esko is inviting visitors to join in the festivities at FESPA 2015. “Fifty years of constant innovation have provided us with a strong reputation and foundation," commented Udo Panenka, president of Esko.
The first Magnum Compact press system in the United States has been installed at Advance Publishing of Staten Island. The installation was a high-precision operation. For instance, web slots were cut into the ceiling to accommodate turner bars for delivering the web to a folder on the floor above.
Established 15 years ago, Sappi North America's Ideas that Matter grant program funds designers who apply their creative talents to causes that address significant issues facing our society. Sappi officially announced its call for grant proposals, inviting designers to show the world how design can change lives for the better.
The HP InkJet Web Press platform has reached a major print milestone of more than 100 billion letter size pages printed. Laid side-by-side, this volume of pages could travel to the moon and back 36 times.
Joel Quadracci, chairman, president and CEO of Quad/Graphics, reported that the company's first quarter results were in line with expectations, and Quad/Graphics remains on track to achieve its 2015 financial objectives. Net sales for the first quarter 2015 were $1.1 billion, consistent with the first quarter 2014.
Tobe Direct, a direct marketing company with facilities in Bolingbrook, Illinois, has been acquired by Vision Integrated Graphics Group. The merger will combine Tobe Direct’s turn-key direct marketing solutions and full-service lettershop capabilities with Vision’s existing Web-based technologies and high-end graphic manufacturing and fulfillment capabilities.
In an effort to grow its personalized membership cards business, Valtim Marketing Solutions purchased a Xeikon 8500 digital color press. This new acquisition will significantly shorten the production cycle of its CR80 cards.
ProQuest will acquire Coutts Information Services from Ingram Content Group, adding Coutts’ expertise in collection development, broad catalog of print and digital titles, and platforms MyiLibrary and OASIS to ProQuest’s vast selection of ebooks and technology framework. The acquisition is expected to close within weeks.
On Monday, CloudDDM unveiled a 3-D printing factory embedded in the heart of UPS' worldwide hub in Louisville, Kentucky. The first-of-its kind, fully-automated facility will be able to use the tie-in to UPS to ship its products quickly.
The Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC) has teamed with Printing Impressions magazine for a series of pre-show previews for GRAPH EXPO 15. The alliance includes a "Countdown to the Show" e-newsletter series, GRAPH EXPO 15 and CPP EXPO Official Onsite Show Directory and New Product Reference Guide.
The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council recognized Appleton Coated with an award at The Earth Day Business Sustainability Awards in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. The awards honor businesses that demonstrate how economic, environmental and social performance go hand-in-hand.
To better serve the printing industry, Prisco recently expanded its manufacturing facility for pressroom coatings in Charlotte, North Carolina. This investment increases the company's manufacturing capacity by more than 40 percent.
Installed one year ago, the five-color Speedmaster CX 102 at Ryan Printing continues to amaze the team at Ryan Printing. "We’re still blown away by the accuracy of it," said company President Al Ryan, "and our makereadies are fast."
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.
During a two-day Open House at Agfa Graphics' City of Industry, California, facility, the company will demonstrate how digital printing solutions can help businesses grow. Open House attendees will learn more about the benefits and opportunities offered by the JETvarnish and iFOIL from MGI.
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.
The 2015 winners of the PODi Best Practices Awards for digital printing case studies has been announced. These prestigious awards recognize outstanding examples of direct marketing campaigns and collateral management solutions featuring the power and versatility of digital print.
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 in the 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.