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Joseph Merritt Co. Uses Food Drive to Raise Awareness of Hunger Issues

Joseph Merritt Co. announced that it has successfully completed its fourth annual companywide food drive. The food drive was started as an employee-driven initiative four years ago in the effort to give families in the community access to food that they may otherwise not be able to afford. Last year, the company collected 1,262 items. This year, the company collected food, hygiene items and money.

Print and Graphic Scholarship Foundation Accepting Applications

The Print and Graphic Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) has announced that application entries are now being accepted. The not-for-profit, private, industry-directed organization dispenses undergraduate college scholarships and graduate fellowship assistance to talented men and women interested in graphic communication careers.

Goss International Announces Omnicolor II Upgrade for M-600 16-Page Press

Goss International announced that it has launched the Omnicolor II upgrade for the M-600 press. The upgrade supports color control and reduces start-up waste and turnaround time. The Omnicolor II is designed to automate the press process and virtually eliminate error potential.

Printing Impressions Wishes Our Readers a Happy Thanksgiving

In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, the offices of Printing Impressions will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27. The next edition of our "Today on PIworld" e-newsletter—your daily resource for the latest printing industry news, commentary, video interviews and highlights—will return to your inbox on Monday, Nov. 30. From the entire staff here at Printing Impressions, we wish you and yours a very happy and safe Thanksgiving.

New Technology, Live Demos to Mark 2016 Graphics of the Americas Show

Taking place Feb. 18-20, 2016, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, the Graphics of the Americas Conference & Expo (GOA) will highlight the latest trends and technologies in wide-format sign and display, direct to garment, vehicle wraps, and will also feature variable short through long length runs that will be shown on offset, hybrid and digital presses.

drupa 2016 Tickets Will be Available Online in January at Reduced Rates

Entrance passes for drupa 2016 will be available at reduced rates online at starting on Jan. 2, 2016. The event will take place from May 31, June 10, 2016, at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany. drupa 2016 tickets can also be used for free public transportation on all buses, streetcars, underground trains, urban railways and German rail service within the Rhine-Ruhr regional network of Düsseldorf and the Rhine-Sieg transportation network.

The Secrets of Medieval Europe's Large-Scale Publishing of Fine Books Revealed

The mystery of how the medieval world made some of its finest books has at last been solved—after 700 years. New research is revealing the trade secrets of Europe's very first large-scale commercial publishing industry. Several generations before the widespread introduction of paper into Christian Europe, the continent's craftsmen discovered a way of transforming animal skins into wafer-thin sheets for use as pages in medieval books.

Deluxe Corp. Marks 100th Year in Business by Ringing Opening Bell at NYSE

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 Congratulates Hub Folding Box for its Massachusetts Family Business Award

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.

Publisher Creates Books that Double as Subway Tickets to Promote Reading in Brazil

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.

Emerald Packaging Invests in EFI's Packaging Productivity Suite to Optimize Operations

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.

Hamilton Acquires Rare Archive of Circus Posters, Plates, Type from Enquirer

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 Donates Color Management Solutions to Idealliance for Its G7 Master Programs

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.