Staff Writer

Staff Writer
OKI Data Adds Avery to Its List of Globally Harmonized System Chemical Labeling Partners

The C711 digital color printer from OKI Data Americas, in conjunction with Avery UltraDuty GHS Chemical Labels, has been approved for the production of Globally Harmonized System (GHS) hazardous chemical labeling applications. Output from the C711 paired with Avery UltraDuty Labels passes seawater submersion and U.S. Department of Transportation UV resistance requirements for chemical labeling when used with genuine OKI consumables.

Label Print Adds Epson SurePress Label Press for Short-Run Label Production

An Epson SurePress L-4033AW has been installed at Label Print Technologies for printing complex, short-run labels for customers primarily in the food and beverage industries. The new equipment also provides faster turnaround and color accurate labels to expand the business's offerings to customers.

Screen, Sensible Technologies Form Partnership to Provide Support to Transactional Mailers

Screen Americas and Sensible Technologies, a specialist in intelligent inserting systems, have formed a partnership to offer transactional mailing companies a total print, integration and service solution for mail production. This partnership will broaden transactional mailers’ access to the complementary skillsets and support capabilities of the two companies.

RR Donnelley Announces Its Intent to Create Three Independent Publicly Traded Companies

RR Donnelley & Sons Company announced today that it intends to create three independent, publicly traded companies: one business focused on financial communications and data services; one business focused on publishing and retail-centric print services; and one business focused on customized multichannel communications management. "Each company will have the strategic focus, management resources and capital structure to enable it to strengthen its market position and pursue its growth opportunities, enhancing long-term value for stakeholders," said Thomas J. Quinlan III, RR Donnelley's president and CEO.

INX Holds Open House to Celebrate New 63,000-Square-Foot Ohio Facility

On July 29, customers, employees, local officials and the media gathered to attend INX International Ink's Open House event celebrating the company's new manufacturing facility in Lebanon, Ohio. The 63,000-square-foot facility is expected to produce 37 million pounds of solvent ink for packaging annually and employs 38 people.

Proforma Reports Successful Annual Convention with Over 800 Attendees

More than 800 Proforma Member owners, sales reps, supplier partners and support team members came from offices worldwide to network, strengthen relationships, improve business practices and celebrate another record breaking sales year, during Proforma's 28th Annual Convention and Family Reunion in Orlando, Florida.

GFX International Team Rallies After Severe Storm Strikes Illinois Headquarters

GFX International reacted quickly when a severe storm hit its headquarters in Grayslake, Illinois, earlier today. The firm is thankful to report that it is 100 percent positive no team members were injured in the storm. An initial assessment earlier today showed only physical damage to one GFX building.

MGI Personalizes 20,000 GRAPH EXPO 15 Directory Covers with Embossed Foil

Attendees at GRAPH EXPO 15 will receive an enhanced show guide featuring 3D textures and embossed foil designs thanks to a collaboration between MGI, Printing Impressions, Mohawk, KDX and API. MGI produced 20,000 "tip-on" cover cards with its integrated JETvarnish 3D Spot UV Coater and iFOIL Hot Foiling Solution.

Taylor Corp. Completes Acquisition of the Assets of Standard Register

Taylor Corp. has completed its acquisition of the assets of Standard Register. The combined company has more than 12,000 employees working in more than 80 companies with operations in 32 states and nine countries. "The successful close officially turns the page for Standard Register’s customers and employees and moves us into a new chapter that we believe is strengthened as a combined organization," said Deb Taylor, CEO of Taylor Corp.

Finding the Right UV Flatbed Printer for Your Operation

A free white paper from Canon Solutions America—Large Format Division, "Choosing the Right UV Flatbed Printer: A UV Flatbed Buyer's Guide," provides a handy cheat-sheet for printers doing their large-format homework. This 16-page treatment covers all of the hot points pertaining to UV flatbed printers and the variables printers need to take into account during the vetting process, and also provides a handy, sample return on investment (ROI) calculator.