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Staff Reports

On the Road

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As they travel to industry conferences, trade shows and media briefings, Printing Impressions editors will post onsite accounts of these events.

 

Heidelberg Event Honors Jim Dunn, Demos New UV Technology

The 150 VIP attendees at Heidelberg’s recent President’s event witnessed a mix of high and low energy. The “high” was a kickoff tribute dinner for former president Jim Dunn; the “low” was an educational program focusing on low-energy UV printing.
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Graff Keynote Details Sins of Our Past

In an address entitled “Creating New Opportunities for Growth-Explore, Evolve, Execute,” Sandy Alexander’s Michael Graff recounted some of the unsustainable business practices that printers and their suppliers brought upon themselves for several years leading up to the Great Recession.  Read More >>

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EFI Connects with Users

It was refreshing to see so many printers investing their own money and time at the 12th annual EFI Connect users’ conference in the quest to optimize their workflows and maximize their MIS software and digital hardware investments.  Read More >>

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On Demand In Transition

The On Demand Conference and Exposition in Washington, DC, felt more like a conference with an exhibit hall, rather than a trade show with an education track. Much of the show floor had the feel of the tabletop displays at Seybold Conferences.  Read More >>

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OPM Looks to Prosper in Digital Book Sector

Since July, Offset Paperback Manufacturers’ Prosper 1000 digital inkjet web press reportedly has been producing books for sale without a single reject. Now, its Prosper 5000XL is set to produce offset-quality, color books for the next book season.  Read More >>

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Finch Paper Displays its Green Credentials

Finch Paper recently opened its mill (and forests) in Glens Falls, NY, to several industry media and analysts, myself included. The tour featured an up-close view of the company’s integrated paper-making facility, which includes a woodyard, pulp mill and four paper machines.  Read More >>

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Bill Offers Tax Credit for Print Buyers

The Print Buyer’s Reduction in Taxes Bill of 2010 proposes that any print project, which is purchased in an environmentally sustainable way, be eligible for refunds of state sales taxes by the Federal government.  Read More >>

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Something to Talk About

manroland took the brave step to show no presses at Ipex because, according to the official doctrine, it wanted to get closer to its customers.  Read More >>

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Clouds Hang Over Ipex 2010

Those claiming that Ipex is an inkjet show will have good justification for the claim. Few though are ready to ship at the show.  Read More >>