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Konica Minolta Will Empower Customers to Create New Opportunities at GRAPH EXPO

At GRAPH EXPO 15, attendees will learn how to integrate new products and leverage technologies from Konica Minolta, ensuring print service providers are staying ahead of current trends. Konica Minolta will be demonstrating its products under the theme “What Will Your Business Look Like in Three Years?”

Glenmore's Eagle Cold Foil System Now Operating on its Heidelberg XL 106 Press

As a print and packaging provider dedicated to “Helping You Shine," Glenmore Custom Print + Packaging in British Columbia, Canada, recently installed an Eco-Eagle Cold Foil system. The system operates in unison with the company’s eight-color plus coater Heidelberg XL 106 UV offset press.

DALIM SOFTWARE is Founding Partner at First thINK CSA User Group Conference

As a founding partner at the first thINK conference, DALIM Software will focus on DALIM ES, a complete integrated cross-media production workflow platform with enterprise asset management. "We are very excited to meet Canon Solutions America print customers in New York," commented Graham Blanks, director, North American business operations for DALIM Software.

Printing Impressions Wishes Our Readers a Happy Labor Day!

In honor of Labor Day, the offices of Printing Impressions will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7. The next edition of our "Today on PIworld" e-newsletter—your daily resource for the latest printing industry news, commentary, and video interviews and highlights—will return to your inbox on Tuesday, Sept. 8. From the entire staff here at Printing Impressions, we wish you and yours a very happy and safe Labor Day weekend.

X-Rite Will Showcase Latest Color Management Solutions at GRAPH EXPO 15

X-Rite Inc., and its subsidiary Pantone LLC, will showcase its color management solutions in both the ColorHQ and Rutherford Graphic Products booths at GRAPH EXPO 15, Sept. 12-16, at McCormick Place in Chicago. The X-Rite dealer partners, in booths #535 and #436, respectively, will display a full range of end-to-end color workflow solutions designed to fit the needs of prepress, printing and packaging companies of all sizes.

Dscoop Strengthens Global Focus by Naming Popovich North American Director

Dscoop announced that it named Kathy Popovich as its new North American director. As the new director, Popovich will work to strengthen the new Dscoop organization in North America, while working with EMEA and APJ region directors to formalize its global initiatives. She will also take the lead in building a global partner program for Dscoop, developing a value proposition that will ensure their integral participation with Dscoop in the years to come.

Heidelberg Enhances Diana Smart Folding Carton Gluers, Adds New 45" Model

With its expanded portfolio, Heidelberg is now in a position to address a wide variety of its converting customers' requirements from entry-level to high-end production. The Diana Smart, based on Heidelberg's Diana X model range, features a compact footprint and the same quality of the Diana X folding carton gluers.

Canon Solutions America User Group Conference Receives Overwhelming Response

The first thINK 2015 conference for Canon Solutions America production print customers, already has more than 350 registered attendees, and is expected to be the largest customer-run inkjet group. The conference will be held on Sept. 8-10, 2015, at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. "It's exciting to witness this powerful community coming together...We're committed to supporting them in any way we can to ensure Canon Solutions America production print customers are well positioned to take advantage of the inkjet opportunities ahead," said Francis A. McMahon, Canon Solutions America.

drupa World Tour to Kick Off This Month with 40-plus Events on Five Continents

The World Tour to promote drupa 2016 begins September 2015 with a series of presentations, press conferences and trade press interviews in Asia, Europe and the U.S. Over 40 drupa events will take place into February 2016—ranging from meetings in small groups to presentations with several hundred participants and one-day industry workshops.

RIT to House State Center for Advanced Technology in Additive Manufacturing

A consortium of universities and corporations led by Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), has been selected to receive a state grant to establish the AMPrint Center for Advanced Technology in additive manufacturing and functional printing. Denis Cormier, RIT’s Earl W. Brinkman Professor and a national expert on 3D printing and additive manufacturing, will lead the AMPrint Center.

Kelvyn Grows Digital Department with MGI's JETvarnish 3D, iFOIL, Meteor DP8700XL+

Kelvyn Press, in Broadview, Illinois, partnered with MGI to launch a Digital Print Department. The company added the Meteor DP8700XL+ press and the JETvarnish 3D and iFOIL integrated finishing suite. "The whole industry is going digital and it is an inevitable business transition of technology. The MGI JETvarnish and iFOIL finishing solutions have opened up a whole new doorway to new business opportunities," said Tony Malacina, Kelyvn’s director of operations.