A new verification system for in-line testing of barcode quality has been installed at Flesh Co. The new system will verify readability while matching multiple codes on label products and can check for repeat codes or check against a data file.
Record-breaking results were reported from the floor at Labelexpo Europe 2015 in Brussels. This year, the show enjoyed its largest edition as it marked its 35th anniversary. Attendance was up 12.4 percent from last year, attracting 35,739 visitors. Covering 34,566 square meters, the show’s footprint also increased by 11.65 percent on 2013, while exhibitor numbers rose from 600 to just over 650.
The U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General (OIG) has issued a new White Paper in which it calls on the USPS to "associate itself with 3D printing in the minds of the public." The OIG report suggests that USPS could follow the lead of other logistics companies such as UPS which—as reported in the Autumn issue of the Mail & Express Review—has recently partnered with the company CloudDDM to open a 3D printing mini-factory at its Worldport facility in Louisville, Kentucky.
One of the major attractions at LabelExpo Europe was Nilpeter's new PANORAMA digital solution. "Nilpeter is best known for flexo, offset and combination presses, but also our previous digital printing solutions," remarked Nilpeter COO Peter Eriksen. "By only displaying the PANORAMA line at this year’s LabelExpo, Nilpeter strongly stresses its commitment to this new digital product line."
Havertown, Pennsylvania-based Nuss Printing has expanded its fleet with the recent installation of a Canon varioPRINT DP 110 digital production press. This purchase marks the 1,000th varioPRINT DP unit sold by Canon Solutions America’s Enterprise Services and Solutions division. "I am excited to see where our business will go with our newest addition," stated David Nuss, president.
The upcoming Social Media & Inbound Marketing Master Class in New York City will be held Friday, Oct. 16. Produced by NAPCO Media and Grow Socially, Canon U.S.A. will be a Gold Sponsor of the event. "As a leader in the print industry, Canon understands the need to embrace various mediums to be successful. They have been doing so themselves, and encourage their customers to embrace social media and inbound marketing as well," said John Foley, CEO and CMO of Boston-based Grow Socially.
Two key senior management appointments have been announced at Veritiv Corp. Adam Taylor has been named senior vice president and chief strategy officer, and Dave Hudson is the company's new chief information officer.
OKI Data Americas will demonstrate its printing services for the wholesale beverage industry, and the ways merchandisers and distributors can reduce costs and improve processes through the integration of in-house, on-demand printing solutions, during the National Beer Wholesalers Association’s (NBWA) 78th Annual Convention and Trade Show taking place Oct. 11-14, 2015, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
According to New Leaf Paper's latest Life Cycle Analysis, the Reincarnation brand (100 percent post-consumer-waste recycled coated paper) offers significant environmental benefits over alternatives made with virgin wood fiber. "New Leaf is proud to be driving transparency in the paper supply chain by commissioning this study featuring new methodology," said Jeff Mendelsohn, founder.
In a response to demand from membership and to the evolving printing industry, Printing Industries of America has announced the return of the President’s Conference, March 6-9, 2016, at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa, Palm Desert, California.
Sean Quinn, Cimpress' vice president of corporate finance and chief accounting officer, has been promoted to senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective Oct. 26, 2015. Current CFO Ernst Teunissen has accepted a CFO role with another public company and will depart Cimpress on Nov. 4, 2015.
Before installing the HP PageWide XL 5000 Multifunction Printer, ADC Reproservice outsourced 40 percent of its business. Now, the company is able to bring those large-format jobs in-house and deliver up to 30 percent savings in production costs. ADC Reproservice can now produce color and monochrome technical documents, line drawings, government infrastructure projects and GIS maps quickly, printing the first page in as few as 30 seconds.
Visitors to The Print Show will be treated to live demonstrations of the Presstek 52DI Eco-UV digital offset press at Presstek's booth, as well as thermal and inkjet chemistry-free Computer-to-Plate systems. For the first time, Presstek will introduce a Presstek 52DI with an integrated Eco-UV system to the UK and global market.
In a new agreement, Gannett Co. will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Journal Media Group for approximately $280 million, net of acquired cash. Under the terms of the transaction, which was unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies and is subject to Journal Media Group shareholder approval, Journal Media Group shareholders will receive cash of $12 per share in cash.
Taking place Nov. 9-11, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, the Digital Packaging Summit is an invitation-only, hosted summit where pre-qualified attendees meet and learn from the "who's who" in the label and packaging industry. This year, HP will participate as a Keynote Sponsor joining other sponsors.