Collins Inkjet Corp.
This week Julie Greenbaum highlights industry news from The C.J. Group of Companies in Toronto; the Digital Book Printing Conference hosted by Printing Impressions and its sister publication, Book Business; RR Donnelley; Heidelberg; Kodak and Collins Inkjet; FedEx Office; GSP; Dscoop; and SGIA.
Collins’ ink will now be approved for use in Kodak Versamark systems, such as the D-series and 6240 range of imprinting solutions.
A new infographic from Collins Inkjet explores the evolution on printing, tracing the historic milestones that ultimately led to such innovations as the dot matrix method and high-speed single-pass printing. "From Quill to Cartridge" looks at the history of printing from the iron age to the digital age.
As part of the ongoing legal battle with Kodak to start offering non-differential pricing to refurbish Kodak Versamark print heads, Collins Inkjet has announced that the preliminary injunction issued March 6, 2014 has been extended.
HP announced at interpack 2014 the expansion of its Graphics Solutions portfolio, opening the door to the corrugated, flexible-packaging and folding-carton markets previously not addressed by digital printing technologies. To help packaging converters and manufacturers take advantage of the digital opportunity, HP is introducing the HP Scitex 15000 Corrugated Press for production of corrugated displays and short-run packaging. HP also announced general availability and a new lamination partner for its HP Indigo 20000 and 30000 Digital Presses.
A federal judge in Ohio has temporarily stopped Eastman Kodak Co. from charging different prices for refurbishing a piece of printing equipment depending on whether those customers use Kodak-made ink or a competitor’s.
Collins Inkjet Corp. of Ohio sued Kodak in September, alleging the Rochester printing technology company was unfairly trying to claim all the Versamark ink business by telling users of the Kodak-made printing press line that getting printheads refurbished would cost more if they used non-Kodak inks.
In a ruling last week, U.S. District Judge Michael R. Barrett gave Collins Inkjet a preliminary injunction banning Kodak from any such two-tier
Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ October 2013 edition, featuring Marie Leising & Associates and Newhouse Associates, Fujifilm North America, Mohawk
One of Eastman Kodak Co.’s key suppliers must continue to provide it with inkjet ink, a federal judge in Rochester ruled Friday. Kodak sued Collins Ink Corp. last month after the Ohio manufacturer tried to end a 10-year-old supplier deal.
U.S. District Court Judge David G. Larimer sided with Kodak’s argument that Collins failed to follow the terms of the supplier contract that allowed for termination of the agreement after 180 days’ notice.
“Anxiety, nervousness or ’buyer’s remorse’ about the wisdom of the contract does not absolve one from complying with all the terms of the contract,” Larimer wrote.
Kodak and Collins Ink Corp. on Monday agreed to a one-week extension of a 10-year-old business arrangement that fell apart in recent days. The two companies worked out the extension in closed-door meetings at the federal courthouse in downtown Rochester. They had been scheduled to appear before U.S. District Court Judge David G. Larimer for a hearing on an injunction request Kodak filed last week.
Kodak was seeking to force Collins to continue supplying inkjet ink for its Versamark printer line, with Kodak serving as a reseller.
Kodak has argued that Collins’ talk of financial instability is a red herring