Due to popular demand, Publishing Executive revived its ranking of the Top 20 Magazine Printers last year. The ranking, which has been one of the most viewed articles on PubExec.com for several years running, is intended to serve magazine publishers as they assess their printing needs and the landscape of potential printing partners.
To celebrate 100 years providing materials and support to the financial services industry, Deluxe Corp., the creator of the checkbook, rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. In business since Nov. 23, 1915, the 5,800-employee company has remained active in printing and philanthropy and continues to be one of Minnesota’s most innovative companies. "Ringing the NYSE opening bell is truly an honor for us because it signifies a milestone few companies will ever achieve," said Deluxe CEO Lee Schram.
KBA North America congratulates its partner Hub Folding Box on being a 2015 recipient of the Family Business Award in the large business category. Before choosing the finalists, the Massachusetts Family Business Association took into account a number of professional and personal aspects of each firm to make the decision.
People only read an average of about two books a year in Brazil. To promote reading, Brazil’s biggest pocket book publisher L&PM Editores created a collection of small paperbacks that also work as subway tickets. To celebrate World Book Day last April 23rd, L&PM gave away 10,000 books for free at subway stations across Sao Paulo.
Flexible packaging firm Emerald Packaging in Union City, California, has invested in the EFI Packaging Productivity Suite, including business intelligence and inventory-tracking components to optimize day-to-day operations and provide greater accuracy in pricing. Switching to the new EFI Suite, and having the backing of EFI for support and continued feature updates, will give Emerald Packaging more time to focus on growing its core business.
Since its founding in 1895, Enquirer Printing has continuously archived an extensive collection of circus, fair and carnival posters. Since the company no longer provides letterpress printing, it agreed to sell its collection to Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin.
X-Rite Inc. and its subsidiary Pantone LLC, has donated its i1 Family of color management solutions to Idealliance for use at its partner laboratories at Cal Poly University and the Rochester Institute of Technologies. The universities are leveraging i1 calibration and ICC profiling solutions, including the new i1iSis 2, as part of Idealliance’s G7 Master and G7 Process Control Master Qualification programs.
Don't look for any major downsizing from the U.S. Postal Service during the coming year. A new report indicates that the postal workforce will remain stable through late 2016. The agency is projecting a 0.6 percent decrease in work hours during Fiscal Year 2016.
At a recent open house held at its Print Media Center in Atlanta, Heidelberg featured its expanding digital portfolio to more than 40 customers. The open house gave customers a deeper understanding of how Heidelberg’s digital solutions can maximize their profitability while increasing their applications and optimizing their productivity. "We see digital as a part of the complementary mix in our customers print portfolio," said Andy Rae, senior vice president, equipment.
Ricoh has announced enhancements to its Ricoh ProcessDirector workflow software that will allow customers to effectively and efficiently evaluate information in ways that can help streamline operations, improve processes and reduce costs. The new software also includes an optional AFP feature and added document level controls.
When the printing experts at Agfa Graphics Japan got the request to recreate the doors of an ancient Buddhist temple, they embarked on a fascinating journey that required extensive printing, substrate and color management expertise. An Anapurna 2050i wide-format inkjet printer was used to print on the 400-year-old Japanese cypress wood that the two new doors are made of.
InnerWorkings Inc. has been chosen by Beam Suntory, the world's third-largest premium spirits company, as its preferred provider to deliver brand and field optimization goals within the area of Point of Sale (POS) materials. InnerWorkings will provide custom point-of-sale, branded merchandise, multiple eCommerce sites, warehousing and fulfillment services, as well as a large supporting infrastructure within Beam Suntory and across InnerWorkings' offices worldwide.
The latest version of Racad Tech's W2P Shop: uDRAW plug-in for WordPress has been released. Version 3.3.31 of the plug-in, that is publicly available on WordPress, gives printers control over the Web-to-print capabilities of their websites, and can be easily installed on any WordPress/Woocommerce-based website.
The Low Profile On-a-Roll Lifter, a new lower profile roll lifter for handling wide or heavy media rolls—particularly those used with grand- and wide-format printers—is now available from Foster. The new design incorporates ergonomic features enabling printer operators to quickly and effortlessly lift media as heavy as 660 lbs (300 kg) and as wide as 16.4 ft (5 m). The new device is the perfect companion to HP Latex 3000, 3100, and 3500 series printers.
In a press release announced last week, Cal Poly announced that printing industry expert Raymond Prince has donated $2.3 million to Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department to preserve the history and knowledge of the printing and imaging industry. In the following letter, Harvey Levenson, Ph. D., Professor Emeritus at Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department, explains why this donation is significant not only to Cal Poly but to the entire printing industry.