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Registration Now Live for 2016 Graphics of the Americas Show

Graphics of the Americas has announced that registration is now live for its 2016 show in Miami Beach, Florida. For a limited time, a free expo pass is available online. This year's show theme is Embracing Changes in a New Business Landscape.

Goss Announces New Contiweb Modular Product Lines for Digital Web Presses

A range of six unwinder/splicers and rewinders have been developed by Goss International specifically to address digital web printing requirements. The new product lines have been designed to equal the Contiweb signature splice performance of 99.7 percent for digital webs.

Exploring New Revenue Opportunities with Digital Printing

The following is a recap of the 2014 Digital Book Printing Conference. The conference will return this year on October 27th at the New York City Union League. Join keynote speaker Marco Boer, Printing Impressions, and Book Business—Printing's Impressions' sister publication—for insights on the latest digital printing technology and unparalleled networking opportunities with leaders from all levels of the book supply chain.

OKI Data Acquires Seiko's Wide-Format Printer Business to Create New Company

OKI Data has completed the acquisition of the wide-format printer business of Seiko I Infotech Inc., a subsidiary of Seiko Instruments Inc., from SII. OKI Data established OKI Data Infotech by acquiring all SIIT shares held by SII. "By offering one-stop printing solutions targeting the printing, distribution, and retail industry sectors, we will strengthen our printer business in the professional printer market," said Takao Hiramoto, president of OKI Data.

Canon Solutions America Examines How to Get More Out of a Wide-Format Color Printer

The better you understand the multitude of possibilities for meeting customer needs in-house, the better equipped you will be to use your color printer to get a valuable edge in today’s highly competitive marketplace. In a new white paper titled "Getting More Out Of Your Large-format Color Printer," Canon Solutions America examines smart strategies that can be applied for expanding your business and enhancing the ROI on your equipment.

Clemson University Enhances Graphics Program with Donation of HP Indigo

As part of a new academic collaboration to support the next generation of talent in the digital printing field, Hewlett-Packard (HP) has donated an HP Indigo 5000 digital press to Clemson University’s graphic communications program. Having hands-on experience using the HP Indigo 5000 digital press will give Clemson students invaluable access to that growing market segment through internship and career opportunities.

DOME Acquires Manufacturing Assets of Screen and Digital Graphic Display Firm

Print and marketing solutions provider DOME has announced the acquisition of manufacturing assets of Bel Aire Displays, a leading screen and digital graphic display company located in Richmond, California. "We are excited to expand our manufacturing operations into the San Francisco area and to add new capabilities in screen and digital graphics," said Tim Poole, partner and CEO of DOME.

Konica Minolta to Launch KM-1 Digital Inkjet Press at drupa 2016; Announces Beta Testing in Europe

Konica Minolta has announced the anticipated Beta installation of the KM-1 digital inkjet press in Europe. KM-1 is a B2+ UV inkjet four-color sheetfed press, which will help commercial printers produce high-quality print jobs, capturing new market opportunities for brand owners looking to develop highly personalized short-run applications. The first KM-1 Beta was installed in the U.S. three months ago.

Quad Streamlines Organizational Structure to Serve Needs of Marketers, Publishers

In an effort to better serve the evolving needs of marketers and publishers in today’s multimedia world, Quad/Graphics has streamlined its organizational structure and has announced new company leadership roles, effective immediately. "Our goal is to make it easier for our clients to take advantage of our full continuum of integrated solutions to help them generate increased engagement, response and revenues while reducing their total cost of production and distribution," commented Joel Quadracci, Quad/Graphics chairman, president and CEO.

Trend Offset Printing to Install First Océ ImageStream 2400 Inkjet Press in U.S.

With the ability to run print jobs at 525 feet per minute at 1,200 dpi, the Océ ImageStream 2400 inkjet press will provide Trend Offset Printing (Trend) with the speed it needs for its evolving customer output. "The Océ ImageStream 2400 will give Trend Offset Printing the productivity to bring four-color personalized printing to the mainstream client. We are very excited at Trend to see where our clients will go with this new technology," said Aaron Day, CEO of Trend Offset Printing.

Jared Smith, President of Wide-Format Printer bluemedia, to Speak at PIA Color 2015 Conference

bluemedia President Jared Smith will kick off day two of the Color 2015 event in Phoenix. Smith will discuss building a business case for selling projects of one piece, as well as advice on how to work with major brands. "Brand accuracy for us starts by taking steps to ensure we understand the brand first. This means we ask for style guides, branding guidelines, messaging rules, and Pantone colors very early in the process," said Smith.