This week Julie Greenbaum highlights industry news, including DOME and Color Solutions, Phase 3 Marketing & Communications and Brand Fever, Signarama Milwaukee and Design Craft Signs, RockTenn and KBA, RR Donnelley and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Publishing, Transcontinental and TVA Group, GPA and the Fedrigoni Group, Epson, Mutoh America, and Gigantic Color.
Only one product out of the entire ISA show was named Best New Product and that went to Mutoh’s ValueJet 426UF UV-LED printer.
Mutoh America will be hosting five open house events at its learning facilities in Phoenix, Chicago, Atlanta, Boston and Los Angeles.
To support its growing product line, Mutoh America expanded and remodeled its Corporate Learning Center in Phoenix. The new facility houses a showroom, a classroom-style education suite for training sessions and an expanded warehouse. A Grand Opening event will take place on January 23.
The typical landscape for U.S. printing industry trade shows today is dotted with smaller booths, fewer attendees and less equipment on display. But that wasn't the case at the recent 2014 SGIA Expo held at the Las Vegas Convention Center October 22-24. SGIA set not one, but two, new records: largest attended SGIA Expo ever, with 25,500 registered attendees; and most exhibitors, with 541 exhibitors filling 223,000 square feet of floor space.
This year's SGIA Product of the Year competition was held at the 2014 Expo in Las Vegas, October 22-24. The contest showcased the best printers, technologies and consumables from the specialty imaging community. "Whether they were a seasoned company or an industry newcomer, each and every entry came to win," said Ray Weiss, SGIA’s digital imaging specialist.
Mutoh America was the recipient of Specialty Graphic Imaging Association's (SGIA) Product of the Year award for the 104" ValueJet 2638 grand-format printer in the Test Print Shoot Out Poster Size, Solvent or Latex Ink over 96" category.
RESTON, VA—It would have been hard for even the most tenacious of travelers to not be impacted by the significant challenges that the fire at the FAA facility in Aurora, IL, caused for people attending GRAPH EXPO 14 and co-located CPP EXPO last month. But despite 4,251 flight cancellations and over 12,000 significant delays at Chicago's two major airports during the show, attendees found a way to get to the show.
A fire at the FAA facility in Aurora, IL, imparted significant challenges to those flying into Chicago for GRAPH EXPO 14. But despite 4,251 flight cancellations and over 12,000 significant delays at Chicago's two major airports, orders and optimism were up from last year's show.
This year's Graphics of the Americas will be held Feb. 26 - 28, 2015, at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, FL. Esko, Konica Minolta, Mac Papers, MGI USA, Mutoh America, Nilpeter USA, Oki Data Americas, Perez Trading Co., Ricoh, RTA Digital representing HP and more have signed on for the 2015 show.