Chasing technology can be time consuming, expensive and frustrating. Imagine being the first tenant in an exclusive, gated community—the quiet, the beauty, the excitement of it all—then, within a year, you become knee-deep in neighbors. It no longer seems special when the masses join the party, does it?
Commercial printer equipment installations and other news from Printing Impressions’ October 2013 edition, featuring Printco Graphics, All Color Business Specialties
GREENVILLE, NC—Trade printer AccuLink has completed installation of a 29˝-wide HP Indigo 10000 digital press to open new market opportunities. Operating since 1980, AccuLink has developed partnerships with fellow commercial printers, resellers and distributors.
AccuLink, a trade print service provider, creates superior marketing materials using an HP Indigo press 5500 installed with a Scodix 1200 from Scodix Ltd. The new digital press and UV effects digital press allow AccuLink to create premium products that help its customers achieve better marketing results than standard printed materials.
Commercial printer equipment installations and other news from Printing Impressions’ February 2012 edition, featuring PaperWorks Industries’ KBA Rapida 142 sheetfed press installation.
AccuLink, a leading print service provider based in Greenville, NC, is now able to offer the Scodix SENSE process, which applies a clear polymer with pinpoint accuracy and in variable levels of thickness and texture to images using a patented optical guidance system.
Wide- and grand-format printers really stood out around the show floor, with the size of some devices giving them the impression of being the new “heavy iron” in the industry. Even the new crop of inkjet presses for high-volume page production was overshadowed a bit by their wider brethren, as fewer vendors elected to bring machines to Chicago.
AccuLink has purchased a Scodix1200 digital coating press at GRAPH EXPO 2011, enabling it to register clear polymer on printed pieces with tight accuracy. “This technology acquisition will differentiate our business from the others by offering a high-quality, innovative product for our customers,” said AccuLink owner Tom O'Brien.
Commercial Printing News from Printing Impressions' June 2010 edition, including items on Southeastern Printing and The Little Print Shop.
BY MARK SMITH Technology Editor Even as variable data printing (VDP) capabilities perennially failed to become the next big thing in the industry as a whole, the original business model for success has endured. This archetype is an all-digital operation that identifies itself as a marketing communications firm and not as a printer. It sells solutions and offers marketing expertise to help clients identify opportunities and craft effective applications. The firm also boasts strong IT resources and is likely to offer design, mailing and fulfillment services. It may or may not track responses for clients. A bit more variation has been seen within