Staff Writer

Staff Writer
Using manroland Presses, Blooming Color Wins a 'Best of Show' Among Many Awards

Blooming Color of Lombard, Illinois, took home 71 awards at the Great Lakes Graphics Assocation's Graphic Excellence Awards. Mikal Martzel, Blooming Color vice president of sales and marketing commented, “With manroland and our team of craftsman-level production personnel, Blooming Color produces some of the printing industries’ finest printed materials and allows us to compete worldwide."

Heidelberg Reports More Customers Selecting Its Digital Printing Portfolio

Since Heidelberg and Ricoh started working together in 2011, more than 600 users have acquired a Linoprint digital printing system for the cost-effective and flexible production of short-runs including variable data print. On request, Heidelberg now supplies all Linoprint CV/CP systems with the Prinect digital front end.

Fujifilm Hosts Wide-Format Inkjet Tech Summit at Chicago Technology Center

Invited guests at Fujifilm North America, Graphic Systems Division's recent Technology Summit, gained in-depth knowledge of wide-format applications, and learned how to best serve this ever-growing market. Presentations included insights into different substrates used to create wide-format displays, software, finishing solutions, and hands-on demonstrations.

2015 Premier Print Award Winners Announced

The 2015 Premier Print Award winners have been announced by Printing Industries of America. This competition recognizes only the highest-quality printed pieces in various categories. More than 2,400 entries were submitted.

drupa Announces Innovative Conference Program at drupa 2016

An exciting new approach to innovation in print will be offered at the drupa cube during drupa 2016. This 11-day event program will feature a wide range of applications for printed products in numerous industries and areas of life. Unlike previous years, it is not organized by target group; instead, it will be based on six key drupa 2016 themes.

Glatfelter Refreshes Pixelle High-Speed Inkjet Papers

Pixelle, a line of high-speed inkjet papers from Glatfelter, has been refreshed with a new logo, Website and streamlined names of its more than 30 products. Changes to product names were made to make it easier to select the right paper for the right job, and the new site houses videos, product updates and sell sheets, along with ideas for creative applications.

USPS Mail Carriers Are Getting a "Panic Button"

In broad daylight in Washington, D.C., last year, two armed men attacked a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier. He was beaten, bound and robbed. Now, the Postal Service is shipping all 230,000 carriers new mobile devices with a soon-to-be-activated "panic button." GPS transmits their location to their supervisors every minute.

EFI Enters Digital Textile Printing With Acquisition of Reggiani Macchine

EFI has entered the high-growth inkjet textile printing market with the acquisition of Reggiani Macchine. Based in Bergamo, Italy, Reggiani is a leading technology provider with an extensive lineup of industrial inkjet printers utilizing water-based inks in printing on fabric.

Neenah Paper Expands Its Design Collection with Four Lines, Unveils Companion Swatchbook

The line of colored, pearlized and textured papers in Neenah Paper's Design Collection have been expanded to include four new premium paper grades from Italian papermaker Gruppo Cordenons. With these additions, The Design Collection now offers 15 paper brands, blending six iconic paper lines from North America and nine on-trend Italian brands.

Prime Data is First Canadian Firm to Install the Delphax elan 500 Inkjet Printer

Prime Data in Ontario, Canada, is the first Canadian printer to install an elan 500 printing solution, which it will use for direct marketing work. According to the firm, the elan 500 is an ideal option for data-driven, time-sensitive or urgent print production. It offers a practical application for franchises, political campaigns, marketing automation and more.

Platinum Converting Increases Its Capacity with Two Bobst Visionfold 110 Machines

Two additional Bobst Visionfold 110 machines have been installed at Platinum Converting's 120,000-square-foot facility in Itasca, Illinois. These additions increase the firm's folding and gluing capacity by 40 percent. "We grew our folding and gluing capacity by adding functionality that our customers themselves specified," said Rich DeWulf, vice president at Platinum Converting.

Printing Impressions Wishes Our Readers a Happy Fourth of July!

In honor of Independence Day, the offices of Printing Impressions will be closed on Friday, July 3rd. 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 Monday, July 6th.

Complete Graphics Wins Best of Show by Int'l Engraved Graphics Association

Complete Graphics won the Best of Show at the International Engraved Graphics Association’s 76th Annual Conference in Vail, Colorado, on June 29. Other Taylor engraving companies to win awards that night include BurdgeCooper and The Ligature of Los Angeles and Berkeley, California.