This week Julie Greenbaum highlights IWCO Direct's unveiling of the nation's first Canon Océ VarioPrint i300 cutsheet and Océ ImageStream 3500 continuous-feed inkjet presses during Canon Solutions America’s "Future of Inkjet" Customer Event held at IWCO Direct's facility in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Editorial Director Mark Michelson had the opportunity to attend the event, and to speak one-on-one with Dave Johannes, IWCO Direct senior vice president of operations, in a video interview. Other industry news highlighted this week is from Taylor Corporation and Standard Register, Memjet, ABS Graphics, MGI and Konica Minolta.
Hundreds of clients, vendors and industry representatives attended ABS Graphics’ open house event in Itasca, Illinois.
Binding and finishing news briefs featuring ABS Graphics and Hunkeler Innovationdays.
The installation of new Komori H-UV technology, will allow ABS to expand its capabilities related to special print effects and coating techniques, and allow it to print on a wider range of substrates from newsprint to coated papers to plastics
Leading the award honors were Action Graphics of Lincoln Park, NJ; Castle Press of Pasadena, CA; Hatteras Press of Tinton Falls, NJ; and Specialty Print Communications of Niles, IL. Each company won five awards. Specialty Print Communications led the parade of Gold Awards, with three top prizes.
Commercial printer company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ January 2012 edition.
“Choose Print” uses objective, verifiable facts to get the word out that print is not only a strong driver of both online and off-line sales, it’s also recyclable, renewable and sustainable. Plasma screens in its GRAPH EXPO booth will display the images and videos used on the campaign’s postcards.
ABS Graphics, a print and streamlined workflow solutions company, has won two “Best of Category” awards for its production of JP Morgan Chase’s “Ultimate Rewards Sales Kit Program” and “International Trading Calendar.” Through its Pinnacle Print Awards, the Printing Industry of Illinois/Indiana Association seeks to recognize the excellence of printers across Illinois and Indiana.
NOW IN its 24th year, the Printing Impressions 400 (special pull-out section) provides the industry’s most comprehensive ranking of the leading printing companies in the United States and Canada. The listings include company name and headquarters location; parent company, if applicable; current and previous year’s rankings; most recent and previous year’s fiscal sales; percentage change; primary specialties; principal officer(s); and number of employees, manufacturing plants and total press units. (Download a PDF version of the entire listing by clicking here.) For information on the complete list with contact and address details, please view Printing Impressions Top 400 datacard. Financial information for the
Cunningham, CGI Reunited JERSEY CITY, NJ—Michael Cunningham has returned to the organization he helped start. Cunningham was named CEO of The CGI Group, the successor to Cunningham Graphics International, which he founded in 1989. He will report directly to CGI Chairman Peter Furlonge. Cunningham has served as a professor at San Diego State and is a research professor at Cal Poly, as well as an adjunct professor at New York University. American Banknote Buys Firm FORT LEE, NJ—American Banknote, parent company of ABnote Group, finished a deal to obtain Arthur Blank & Co., of Boston, for an undisclosed amount of cash and stock. Arthur Blank & Co.