This week Julie Greenbaum highlights industry news from EFI, Heidelberg, Cenveo, Neenah Paper, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., AlphaGraphics, Mohawk, GCI Digital Imaging and Domtar Corp.
Neenah Paper has signed a definitive agreement to purchase all of the outstanding equity of ASP FiberMark from an affiliate of American Securities for $120 million. FiberMark is a specialty coating and finishing company with a strong presence in luxury packaging and overlapping technical product categories.
Neenah Paper’s Design Collection now includes four new premium paper grades from Italian papermaker Gruppo Cordenons.
Complete Graphics won the Best of Show at the International Engraved Graphics Association’s 76th Annual Conference in Vail, Colorado.
Neenah Paper asked seven emerging artists to creatively interpret the cities they live using Neenah’s CLASSIC papers.
Neenah Paper's sales growth in 2014 resulted primarily from higher volumes, as well as favorable currency translation and increased net selling prices. Net sales of $230.4 million in the second quarter of 2014 grew 9 percent compared with $212.3 million in the second quarter of 2013 as Technical Products revenues increased 10 percent and Fine Paper revenues grew 7 percent.
With Neenah Cabinet, users can browse, search, view and compare paper for print projects whenever or wherever they work—on the Desktop, iPad, iPhone or Android. The new Cabinet features an improved and more intuitive user experience, scalable chrome and significant performance enhancements with OS X.
Neenah Paper is celebrating the one-year anniversary of The Beauty of Letterpress by presenting a $30,000 check to Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum. "Our future appeared quite bleak only a year ago," said Jim Moran, museum director. "When the call came from Neenah with the offer to help raise funds with matching support, we were stunned. It was a chance to take a breath and know we had a far better chance to make this work. The Museum's legacy could move forward."
Neenah Paper announces the relaunch of its Environment Papers premium recycled papers line with fresh, new natural colors and a tactile Raw finish. Created for sustainable communication programs, luxury packaging and all digital print applications, the offering contains 30 to 100 percent postconsumer fibers and is manufactured under sustainable practices.